John McCain, RIP

• • • • • • • • • John Sidney McCain III August 29, 1936 – August 25, 2018 The above image is a visual / typographic representation of one his favorite quotes f...

MLK

Martin Luther King, Jr. January 15, 1929 – April 4, 1968 Human salvation lies in the hands of the creatively maladjusted —in Strength to Love, 1964

Keeping tabs on the experts

In an age where experts are a dime a dozen, willing to pontificate at the drop of a pin, it is hard to tell whom to believe, and whom NOT to believe. In comes P...

Of certainty & doubt

The NYTimes has a op-ed piece today by Max Blumenthal about an obscure letter Eisenhower wrote to “Robert Biggs, a terminally ill World War II veteran....

The first 100 days, on Facebook

This is just absolutely brilliant!! In particular check out the URL that Dick Cheney sends to Obama, approximately half-way down the page. (You will have to cop...

Finding myself in EduPunk

Matt Koehler introduce me to the idea of edupunk. As this Chronicle story (Frustrated With Corporate Course-Management Systems, Some Professors Go ‘Edupun...

How cool is that!

I just read on CNN that Obama’s likely nominee for energy secretary is physicist and Nobel Laureate Dr. Steven Chu. What a contrast to the previous admini...

11/26/2008

Mumbai, 11/26/08 Nov. 27: School children hold candles as they pay tribute to the victims of terrorist attacks in Mumbai at a school in Ahmadabad, India, on Thu...

Analyzing political debate

Political debates are heavily analyzed – by pundits and laypeople alike. I had my own minor visual contribution to this discourse through this WordMap/Clo...

APA & Torture

I had written previously (here and here) about the American Psychological Association’s long connection with torture and other coercive information gather...

A defining moment!

I started blogging at the beginning of this year – January 1, 2008 4 days later, when Obama won the Iowa caucuses, I a posted a video of his speech, and a...

WordMapping the debate

I created two WordMaps (using wordle.net) using all the words used by Obama and McCain during their third and final debate. Kind of interesting. Check them out ...

Ads in Video Games

A couple of people have emailed me about the Obama campaign inserting advertisements into video games. Check out this Flickr set with screenshots of these adver...

The greatness of teachers

I discovered Hulu TV a few weeks ago and have been using it to catch up on previous episodes of The Daily Show. I decided today, as I was working on a presentat...