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Everyday I read, slashdot.org. So when the IRS and Clinton E-mail debacles happened, the Slashdot community exploded. When the people involved had to speak in front of congress, I was able to have short videos of everything one should not do … Continue reading
Recently a friend of mine had a battle with a staff member over an Acceptable Use Policy(AUP). It is common to fight with students over these, but rarely with staff. My friend was not asking for anything unrealistic in his … Continue reading
Despite the title, I am not in favor of sending angry emails. I use to be known for my emails, sent out of frustration, and also justified in content. However, in hindsight, I regret all of them that could have … Continue reading
If you are not aware, “A Dude Named Ben” refers to the generic and often ignored systems administrators who work at/in organizations. When the IRS lost all their emails, they claimed total ignorance, and had no idea who their tech … Continue reading
I have traveled to many places on the planet Earth. I have been in deserts, jungles, various oceans, in the frigid cold of Eastern Europe, and the unbearable summers of the Arabian Gulf. I have found that sometimes I encounter … Continue reading
Not long ago I wrote a post concerning a new plan for managing when and how students access technology. This plan is based-on a boarding school model, where year 6-10 go home on the weekends, while the older students stay … Continue reading
I often find myself in meetings about curriculum projects. I am usually invited to either share my thoughts on the technology components or explain the technology options for tracking the curriculum. Sometimes the topic is sharing resources and making sure … Continue reading
I was having a conversation with a tech director from another school , and we were discussing budgets and resources. The amounts were fairly staggering for bandwidth, subscriptions, and network support for content management and VPN. Shortly after the conversation, I started … Continue reading
I was reading an article on Slashdot, by far my favorite website. The Slashdot posting linked to this original article, The programming talent myth. The article discusses this perception that programmers are either rock-star-ninjas or barely able to string to strings … Continue reading
I have been using various versions of Microsoft education solutions since 2007. I am also quiet adept at developing online Sharepoint solutions for business processes, writing custom scripts to make accessing Microsoft resources easier, and by-passing much of the fake … Continue reading