Met with a bunch of folks in IT to start planning how we will turn UCalgaryBlogs into an Official Service™, with all that entails. It’s going to take some time, but it’s a good move. Everyone is on board, so now we just need to figure out what that looks like.
Back in HQ, we had a really good team discussion, trying to start figuring out how to shift from emergency/reaction mode to more R&D projects. It’s going to take some time, but we’ve basically been told we need to be the learning technologies innovation hub for the university, and that’s going to be a pretty major shift.
- Newsblur starred feed items
- Tim Klapdor: At Human Scale
- Amy Dowd: Taylor Institute recognized for achievements in sustainable design
- Audrey Watters: Ed-Tech in a Time of Trump – another super-important talk by Audrey.
- via Jason Kottke: How to manage news burnout
- Steven Weber, Richmond Y. Wong: The new world of data: Four provocations on the Internet of Things
- XKCD: Soda Sugar Comparisons
- Martin Weller: The US academic boycott
- Mark Frauenfelder: Handy checklist for people interested in implementing a fascist takeover
- Krystal D’Costa: A Nation Divided by Social Media
- David Hedley: MacKimmie Redevelopment project: Update for the campus community
- Saved links on links.darcynorman.net
- Raspberry Pi 3 Model B Boards and Accessories | MCM Electronics – super impressed with their kit, including the camera module. I think I’ll be picking one up as a Linux sandbox, too.
- Photos of Rapiro assembly – another album to help get through the initial build.
- Rapiro: Putting it together and getting it to work | element14 | Raspberry Pi Projects
- Do Your Own Garage Door Opener Repair and Troubleshooting | The Family Handyman
- Downloads & Documents – Rapiro – “firmware and serial drivers”
- Medium recommended stories via RSS
I moved my web stuff back onto Canadian soil. It hurt, leaving Reclaim Hosting. A lot. Tim and Jim (and the rest of the crew) are awesome. Best web hosting, and best support community, I’ve ever been a part of. But it’s a US company (hosted through another US company’s infrastructure), which means I can’t leave my stuff there.
Friday was a PD day at The Boy™’s school, so I took a personal day and we headed out to Sunshine. His first time snowboarding on a Big Mountain. My third. We took it easy and had a blast.