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Steal from Work

I recently listened to Jason Scott‘s “Now and Then, Here and There” talk for the Eleventh Hope (Hackers on Planet Earth) Conference. Jason is a free-range archivist working at the Internet Archive. His work with browser-based software emulation over the last few years … Continue reading

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Anna Rinko is a Great Mind

At some point soon I might stop writing about UMW, but that won’t be today. Damn you, UMW! You gotta give the devil it’s due, and the students at UMW I have come to know there have ruled. There are many, many  great … Continue reading

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A Decade of Class Presentations

On Tuesday night I did what will most likely be my last class presentation/workshop for Domain of One’s Own at UMW. I was helping Gwen Hale’s Writing for Nursing students get up and running with their own domain and web hosting. I … Continue reading

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Leaving UMW: the 2008 Edition

While packing up the books in my house (I haven’t even started on the office yet), I found the above card from my DTLT colleagues wedged in a Captain America Mad Libs. They gave it to me back in February of 2008 … Continue reading

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I’m just gonna leave this here for posterity :)

Historians reflecting on the reboot of higher ed: Harvard? Berkeley? Nope. The University of Mary Washington. (What?) (Believe it, hippies!) — Jon Udell (@judell) May 28, 2015

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Trigger Warning: Self-Promotional Nostalgia Ahead

I’m afraid there will be a lot of nostalgia, self congratulation, and general indulgence—is this a new thing?—on this blog over the next few months as I transition from UMW to Reclaim Hosting. I believe this will be temporary, but … Continue reading

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Resignation

It’s official, I have resigned my position at University of Mary Washington, and will be going full-time at Reclaim Hosting. It’s almost surreal, and I follow in the footsteps of the great Tim Owens—-whose hard work these last six months … Continue reading

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5 Videos Featuring Digital Projects at UMW

Last week I went on a 48-hour video creation and editing binge. It was prompted by an end of the year celebration surrounding the Digital Scholars Institute (DSI), which recognizes some of the amazing work happening around campus. My part of the program was to … Continue reading

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GIFs have Never Been Bigger at UMW

Possibly the coolest thing about UMW’s Information and  Technology Convergence Center (ITCC) is the media wall. It’s designed to be a canvas for a variety of media creations, and it is centrally located in the atrium between the second and third floors. It … Continue reading

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Converging

Yesterday I took a tour of the nearly completed Information Technology Convergence Center (a.k.a, ITCC and the Convergence Center). The building will be opening mid-Summer, which is hard to believe. I’ve been at UMW long enough now that I can say “I remember almost eight years … Continue reading

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