Web-log archive: 2010

December
October
2010-10-15

Education as production line

This is a brilliant animation featuring education reform & creativity expert Ken Robinson. His central thesis is that all modern education systems are built on...

2010-10-14

I wish

I wish I knew how to surf, and how to make things with my own hands. I never tried the first and I fail repeatedly...

September
2010-09-09

Don’t walk your bike up a hill

Tonight on my ride home up Montgomery Drive I passed a woman walking her bike up the hill. Don't ever do this.I've written previously about...

August
2010-08-23

15 Albums in 15 Minutes

Reposted from a Facebook thing that’s been going around (I put some footnotes as to why these albums are in my head FOREVAR. I had...

2010-08-10

What’s your earliest memory?

Orion is demonstrating a pretty remarkable memory these days. He’ll recall events of several months ago in detail, for example, or remember offhand comments about...

2010-08-09

The thing about Drupal

I have not been feeling the Drupal love lately. Drupal seems hell-bent on making my designs as difficult as possible. I thought this reflected either...

July
2010-07-26

“How then do I live it?”

Dave Moulton writes:Pro-cycling change is happening all over the US, and I believe it is partly because of this change that the non cycling public...

2010-07-08

Obsess less, ride more

So I did something really extreme. I took all the cyclometers off my bikes. Lemme ’splain. I’ve been going a little nuts lately. Like “sudden...

June
May
2010-05-24

Teaching, for Non-Teachers

My wife is a teacher and I help her a lot with creating and planning computery classroom things. I used to work at a school,...

2010-05-17

Facebook, the new town directory

For two years in college (1990–1991) I shelved books at the University of Nebraska’s Love Library. One day I discovered a whole class of reference...

April
2010-04-06

What has it got in its pocketses?

I’m in Seattle right now for a web conference. When I travel I’m highly aware of my usual patdown routine. This is the thing I...

2010-04-01

Fun + Tough

Today, peopleforbikes.org asked me to share my ideas about “improving the future of cycling.” Here’s what I wrote them:Check out this ad, for the Gap:...

March
2010-03-08

Mountain Bikes

Dave Moulton wrote today about the evolution of mountain biking. He asked for his readers’ “take on the period” — here’s mine: I grew up...

January
2010-01-07

Today I learned about Lady Gaga

...via a music-related internet discussion group consisting mainly of people I know in the Real World™ (i.e. 30- to 40-something white people, mostly male). Prior...

2010-01-04

Oregon’s new hands-free cel phone law

...has not apparently rendered Oregon drivers any less inattentive.I’m all YAY for this new law but it feels like rearranging deck chairs on the Titanic....