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A Blustery Day

A Blustery Day, a set on Flickr. Damn, it’s windy today…maybe more pics after tonight’s destruction…

Camouflaging Lockheed in World War II

I got these photos through an email from a friend of my father’s. This is a version of special effects during the 1940’s.  I have never seen these pictures or knew that we had gone this far to protect ourselves. During World War II the Army Corps of Engineers needed to hide the Lockheed Burbank Aircraft […]

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Graduated! Woo-hoo!

Well, I finally graduated from my Masters program in Education, via CTER at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign. Forever an Illini now! I was a little disappointed that I couldn’t make it into Illinois for my real-life graduation, but I decided to get dressed up anyway in OpenSim to celebrate. Make sure to check out […]

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Looking for chihuahua poop in the dark

cc licensed flickr photo shared by !!sahrizvi!! (In sizzling Karachi) In a fit of curiosity I took my twitter feed (using Tweetdumpr) and exported all my twitter feeds into a text file. That’s about 1060 updates and I had joined a little over two years ago in May 2007. I thought it would be a […]

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Playin’ Around in OpenSim and Second Life

New class, last one then it’s a full fledged Masters. It took two years, I remember blogging from airports, doing homework in movie theaters, mobility isn’t necessarily a great thing all the time. My latest class has me in OpenSim a lot. It is a great opportunity to use this software since it is essentially […]

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Pet update: Madam Tiki

We added a new member to the family, Madam Tiki. We thought Speedy our cat was getting a little bit lonely. So we went to The Pasadena Humane Society shelter and looked around and this little girl was sitting in a tattered little sweater being all quiet. I am not a small dog type of […]

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Flashback to interactive fiction

I have been playing with a new tool to create interactive fiction games. I was a big D&D fan, and played the Zork games and even the excellent Hitchhiker’s Guide Infocom game. This was about 25 years ago when my parents had to wrench me off the computer to keep me away from those dark […]

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One more to go!

photo by caruba on Flickr I had been meaning to throw up another update here but everything recently has been, as per my done-to-death saying, “all school-work and work-school.” I just finished my second to last graduate course in the CTER program at UIUC, Analysis of Advanced Instructional Technologies. If you are interested, the final […]

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got a feelin’ ’09 is gonna be a good year

for Don: 1951-2008 2008 has probably been one of the toughest years in recent memory, personally and for the rest of the world at the same time. Lots of changes this year: new president, crappy economy, unexpected job changes for my wife. Everything got crazier this year, like life got turned up to 11… Diana […]

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Great article on digital storytelling

Found this on Educause Review via Alan Levine’s blog (daily reading for me). It really is an excellent piece on how storytelling can evolve using web 2.0 technologies out there. I just posted the entry below, so I will link it up and let the experts speak for themselves. Check it out: Web 2.0 Storytelling: […]

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