Tenured Radical – The Chronicle of Higher Education.

A heavy-duty account of serious issues facing higher ed, and the role of the 99 / 1 percent in dealing with them.

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Invisible Internet

24 Oct 2011

Great video that explains the infrastructure of the Internet and why it matters.

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Took another outdoor photo walk yesterday, this time with the camera completely on manual for the first time ever. So happy to finally be learning to use the camera in a more sophisticated way, even if the photos are not especially thrilling! I am also really enjoying Oregon’s fall color – something the other places I have lived generally lacked.

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Nellie was a very patient model today as I experimented with my camera and took some shots of her inside the house. I learned that it’s quite difficult to get good images of her in the dim interior light, though a bit of flash and plenty of liver treats helped!

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Love in the Time of Robots: A Duet With Siri – Kasia Cieplak-Mayr von Baldegg – Video – The Atlantic.

 

Kinda hilarious.

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OWS Hyperbole

19 Oct 2011

Occupy ALL THE THINGS!

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$299 vs. $2,400. Hmm.

19 Oct 2011

Drool. Sigh.

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Six Famous Thought Experiments, Animated in 60 Seconds Each | Brain Pickings.

Want to watch these soon.

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More Photos…

16 Oct 2011

I’m taking a beginner digital photography class this fall through Portland Community College’s community education program. Our first assignment is to work on composition. I kept that in mind when we visited Champoeg State Park this morning for a walk. Not all of these are “artsy”; most are just of plants I liked.

I need to pick one of these to send to my instructor for next week’s class. Any nominations? I’m leaning toward the squash/salt-and-pepper shakers photo.

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The climate change report censored by Rick Perry’s administration.

Poor Galveston, poor Texas, poor U.S. and poor planet.

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