Frank Taylor’s Google Earth Blog had an interesting post this morning about updated imagery for Washington D. C., what with the inauguration upon us and all. Frank’s focus was on the realistic 3D imagery now available for the Capitol Building and other locations. I was more interested in what he had discovered about censorship of … Continue reading Google Earth Censorship for DC
The fact that we left the United States during Inauguration week should not be taken as a political statement. Quite the contrary. We brought our Obama pins with us and plan to wear them on Tuesday. No, it was an unfortunate bit of scheduling. We had planned this trip to the Bahamas to celebrate our … Continue reading From Greenville to Lucaya
A recent post on BoingBoing.net posed this question by linking to a post from Seth Grodin with a more extensive analysis. Both posts presuppose the demise of printed news. True, newsprint is obselete when compared to online resources, but is it really on its deathbed? There have been some local signs. The Greenville Cageliner has … Continue reading “What will you miss about newspapers?”
A synopsis/compilation of recent conversations…
Me: Yesterday several of my friends and I went for a hike in the…
Sibling/Friend: …yeah, I read that in your blog.
Me: For our anniversary we went to Disney and…
Sibling/Friend: …I saw your posts and pictures online.
Me: Um, is there anything new I can tell you?
I began to wonder if blogging and social media had, in fact, killed conversation, rather than enhancing it. Continue reading “Reflections on Twitter and The Death of Conversation”
For the second Saturday in a row I got up very early to head out on a photo trek, this time with the Lowcountry Unfiltered group to the Congaree National Park. Instead of paddling, this would be a hiking trek. I think we would have stayed drier if we had been in kayaks.
I left a foggy Greenville at 6:00 AM, with the plan to meet the rest of the group at the park between 8:00 and 8:30. It was a cold mid-30’s, but I was appropriately dressed. The forecast called for rain later in the day, so even though it was cold, I was glad we were getting an early start. Continue reading “A Flooded Trek through the Congaree Swamp”
I am not naive. I am aware of the level of targeting and profiling that advertisers use to get their message across, especially on the Internet. However, every now and then it really catches me off-guard. Facebook is notorious for this, sending ads my way that read “Sing in Italy this summer” because I’ve listed … Continue reading Targeting to the Extreme
Keeping up with other education blogs often leads me to some cool new tools. Such was the case with Scribd.com. Scribd is a document sharing site that allows you to upload documents from multiple formats, then converts them into iPaper documents so that they can be viewable on the web. These documents are similar to … Continue reading Document Sharing with Scribd.com
Imagine an ultra-portable hand held device for the classroom that could do all of the following: take digital pictures record digital video record digital audio (for podcasting, etc.) ability to upload images and media to a variety of websites act as a media player for MP3 files and video e-mail collaboration calculator organizer/calendar type text … Continue reading Classroom Swiss Knife
When I’m out on one of my photo explorations there are three books thatI usually have with me – South Carolina: One Day at a Time by Caroline Todd and Sydney Wait, the Delorme Atlas and Gazetteer for South Carolina, and the South Carolina Highway Historical Marker Guide by Judith Andrews. The latter title has … Continue reading Historical Marker Database
…Although I don’t think things are nearly as bad as you made out in this video… Hope it was a good day! Continue reading Happy Birthday, Houston!