Jeffrey’s Twitter Updates for 2008-08-31

  • Has anybody required having their college students use blogs for their course assignments in the US? #
  • Interested in how privacy issues were handled. Want to use them in my online class. If so. Please DM me. Thank you. #
  • Went for a hike today along the Mary Smith Trail. Good exercise while getting in touch with nature. #

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Jeffrey’s Twitter Updates for 2008-08-30

  • Just replaced the under-the-counter light fixtures. #
  • Wanted to go hiking yesterday and today, but the weather did not favor it. At least I did a few house chores I have been putting off. #
  • Wanted to go hiking yesterday and today, but the weather did not favor it. At least I did a few house chores I have been putting off. #
  • Reading the Getting Started Guide for EndNote X2. Just bought it, and it already looks easier than the previous two versions! #

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Jeffrey’s Twitter Updates for 2008-08-29

  • Barack spoke very convincingly. Let’s hope he can now deliver. #
  • Slow and relaxing rain outside this morning. Guess that means no hiking today. #
  • Enjoying my own sangria recipe while watching Battlestar Galactica. About to grill some lunch. Quiet time off, priceless. #
  • Laughed to Victor Vistoria this afternoon. Never saw it before. How clever and entertaining. #
  • Watching Battlestar Galactica via DVD. Surprised by how good it is. #
  • Watching Battlestar Galactica via DVD. Surprised by how good it is. #

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Blogging Via Email and Some Lessons Therein

Still scratching my heading thinking about some of the wonders and challenges of technology.

I have no Web or Internet access over the long weekend, with only my BlackBerry to keep me connected to the Web and email. I am able to blog via email, which I think is an amazing feature of WordPress. What is odd is how all that happens while my theme and blog formatting in some way gets thrown off. For the life of me I cannot figure out why, though it seems the benefit of one comes with its own drawbacks.

This seems to occur in many situations. I can communicate with friends and colleagues with Twitter and Facebook, but that exposes my privacy. I can buy online, though the possibility of harvesting online credit information is real. I can post my professional qualifications online for consulting work, though know my employer can see them (note for clarification and transparency–I consult on the side, and am not actively looking to change my full-time work!). I regularly engage globally with colleagues at CPsquare and SCoPE, though rarely enjoy the opportunity to meet for coffee or a Manhattan in Manhattan.

Where does this leave us?

Technology is a vast new and exciting world, and it seems every benefit and advancement we experience comes with its own new challenges. Often these are not immediately realized, as new begets new, yet so often in old ways. With these wonderful opportunities we have, how completely new is our Brave New World after all?

 

Jeffrey’s Twitter Updates for 2008-08-28

  • President Clinton is wonderful in his speech now. #
  • What an ovation he just got. Well deserved #
  • What great convention speeches. Never appreciated Biden before. #
  • Enjoying coffee at the beginning of a short and very quiet few days off. #
  • Strange to not have Internet access for a few days over the holiday weekend. At least I can check email and post Tweets with my BlackBerry. #
  • Learned that the local cloistered monastery will begin making fine French Rouen-patterned tablewear again. #
  • Picked up the chipper that was serviced. Never used it before; it was a gift. #

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