Please Rob Me

There’s a new website that’s been getting quite a bit of press lately. It’s called “Please Rob Me,” and it scans Twitter updates for people who have indicated that they are somewhere other than at home. The idea isn’t to enable thieves, but to highlight the carelessness of letting everyone know where you are every … Continue reading Please Rob Me

Bing, Buzz, Bip Bop Boo

What’s the buzz, tell me what’s a-happenin’, What’s the buzz, tell me what’s a-happenin’, What’s the buzz, tell me what’s a-happenin’, What’s the buzz, tell me what’s a-happenin’, Why should you want to know? Don’t you mind about the future? Don’t you try to think ahead? Save tomorrow for tomorrow; Think about today instead. – … Continue reading Bing, Buzz, Bip Bop Boo

Teachers and Facebook

Yesterday there was an article in the Greenville News about development of a policy for teacher use of Facebook. The article stated that the board was holding off on approval of the policy because some members had raised “ethical, legal and technical questions.”    The new policy would put into place a procedure for dismissing teachers … Continue reading Teachers and Facebook

DARPA Challenge Update

Well, that didn’t take long. By 5:00 PM DARPA had already announced a winner in their 2009 Challenge. The challenge was supposed to last through December 14, but it was obvious from early on that it wouldn’t take that much time. As shown on the map above, the balloons were located in places where it … Continue reading DARPA Challenge Update

99 Red Balloons

You and I in a little toy shop, Buy a bag of balloons with the money we’ve got. Set them free at the break of dawn ‘Til one by one, they were gone… Actually, it’s 99 minus 89, but references to the 1980’s hit by Nena are inevitable. To celebrate the 40th anniversary of the … Continue reading 99 Red Balloons

The Incomparable Weirdness of Twitter

As if there were any doubt, my true nerd nature is about to come through.  Some of my admissions in this post will be embarrassing, but it gets my point across about Twitter. I freely admit that I am a Trekkie.  I can usually name most of The Original Series episode titles having seen just … Continue reading The Incomparable Weirdness of Twitter

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