Thursday, June 27, 2013

Cloud-Based Subscriptions

- thank you Despair.com
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A major trend seems to be the move to cloud-based subscription services.

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Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Playing with the New




This weekend's trapeze adventure.

Thanks Megan for coming out to play with me and for the video!
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This has been the year of playing with the new.
  • Up2Us
  • Overlap
  • Panel Discussion
  • Skydiving
  • Flying
  • Pole Dancing (no - there is NOT a video for this)
  • Stand-up Paddleboarding
  • and the Trapeze.
No - this is NOT a result of a mid-life crisis. (I had that a few years ago - thankyouverymuch)

This is more a result of deciding to familiarize myself with the unfamiliar.
Get comfortable with the the new and novel.
The fear of looking stupid.
Failing.
Falling off the paddleboard.
Looking like a punk rocker in a mosh pit when I'm supposed to be finding my "inner sex kitten"
Crashing to the ground.
Being "exposed" - intellectually, emotionally

As an adult, dangit, we are supposed to be "good at everything."

I know this fear of looking stupid, this discomfort with the unknown, has kept me from taking advantage of opportunities.

This seemed like a good time to face that fear.

Opportunity knocks!





Thursday, June 20, 2013

Subscription-Based Learning: The Videos

As part of this subscription-based learning program, I am incorporating really quick, really amateurish videos into the blog posts for the technical pieces.

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Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Playing with Subscription-Based Learning





To my knowledge...Death is not currently participating in our telecommuting program.
- from Savage Chickens
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My university has been implementing a telecommuting program for the past year.
We now have over 300 (known) people who telecommute 1-5 days per week.

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Thursday, June 13, 2013

Are we looking at a "Fourth Wave"?

- Hugh MacLeod
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There's a dynamic happening that I am not fully understanding.

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Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Success - or..why I am scared of "management"



My takeaways:
- Don't rest on your laurels
- Do the stuff you love, not what you (or others) "think" you "should" do.



Thursday, June 06, 2013

Time, Resources, Scope

Aaron Silvers' electroluminescent seasonally-inappropriate "cast cozy".
My first foray into exploring the intersection between craft and technology.
Learning to skateboard at 40 (not having done it as a kid) is a classic example of JFDI.
I thought it should be rewarded.

Thank you Nick and Gill for the electroluminescent wire.

Thanks Aaron for the picture and for loving the present so much.   ;)
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The classic 3 project constraints - Time, Cost / Resources, Scope.

Overlap '13 was an opportunity to nudge up against all 3 -with the things I made.

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Tuesday, June 04, 2013

Making Real

The official Overlap '13 Commemorative Thumb Blister.
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I had two big takeaways from my weekend in Pennsylvania:

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