Category Archives: digital identity

Living in Oblivion

I was on a roll blogging for a bit in September, and for me that is always a sign that I’m getting back into a work groove. But extended grooves have been harder for me this year given travel. I’m … Continue reading

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None Shall Pass

It usually starts with a Tweet… King of the Collina pic.twitter.com/uI5QFfUHBL — Jim Groom (@jimgroom) September 23, 2017 And Noise Professor does the rest… YOU SHALL NOT PASS! pic.twitter.com/8gnJbQ2wqV — Zack Dowell (@noiseprofessor) September 23, 2017 His quick Photoshops of … Continue reading

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Reclaiming Domain Privacy

One of the issues that’s gotten increasingly troublesome recently has been the increasingly more aggressive domain registration spam and scams. As I wrote earlier this year, it’s gotten to the point where companies are calling our clients soon after sign-up pretending … Continue reading

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Goodspell: Gospel Radio for the #ds106 Generation

This past Sunday I was honored to be a guest on the very last episode of Mariana Funes and John Johnston‘s podcast the ds106 Goodspell. They have been talking in detail about 106 bullet points of ds106 that Mariana posted back … Continue reading

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Password Management Ground Zero for Digital Literacy

During the open infrastructure panel at the OpenVA conference in Virginia Beach this past Fall, Martha Burtis had a great little tear about how we should focus less on centrally integrated IT systems that hide complexity, and push towards loosely … Continue reading

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Tilde as Approximation

This symbol (in English) sometimes means “approximately”, such as: “~30 minutes ago” meaning “approximately 30 minutes ago”. It can mean “similar to”, including “of the same order of magnitude as”, such as: “x ~ y” meaning that x and y are of the same order of magnitude. Another approximation symbol is ?, meaning “approximately … Continue reading

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Andreá Livi Smith Teaches, Learns, and Lives By Design

DTLT Today: Episode 109 – Andreá Livi Smith from Jim Groom on Vimeo. It’s finals week and everyone is slammed for time right now on campus, but Historic Preservation professor Andreá Livi Smith was still generous enough to sit with … Continue reading

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It Takes a Liberal Arts Village to Raise a Digital Campus

UMW alum-cum-journalist Lindley Estes wrote an article today in the local Fredericksburg paper, The Free-Lance Star, about the brave new digital world emerging at UMW (forgive them the ads and video commercials, online publishing has confounded more than a few newspapers). It’s pretty cool … Continue reading

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The Ice Man Killeth or, Dr Oblivion….is that you?

The great George Meadows sent the image below of a book about a cold-blooded killer who lived a double life as a suburban New Jersey family man. Crazy story, from what I could glean, having killed over 100 people during … Continue reading

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Domain of One’s Own discussion on Chronicle’s Tech Therapy

Earlier this week Jeff Young and Warren Arbogast (a UMW alumni!), of The Chronicle‘s Tech Therapy podcast, invited me on their program to work through some of the ideas at the heart of University of Mary Washington’s Domain of One’s Own … Continue reading

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