back on the exercise bike

Time to get back to the exercise bike. This ride kicked my ass, but it was good to be doing something again.

August 18, 2022 · 1 min

finally mowing

Long overdue, and feeling strong enough to give it a go (with a few breaks).

August 17, 2022 · 1 min

slurpee therapy

August 16, 2022 · 0 min


August 15, 2022 · 0 min


2 and a half years into the pandemic and I finally test positive.

August 14, 2022 · 1 min


It’s coming from inside the house.

August 11, 2022 · 1 min

Hybrid-enabling Spaces at the Taylor Institute

I’d previously written a bit about shifting to more agile/adaptable/flexible learning technologies, and I’ve been meaning to write something about our work to adapt spaces in the Taylor Institute as we try to enable some kind of remote- or hybrid- or mixed- or whatever modality thing we wind up calling this stuff. So… here goes… When everything shifted online at the beginning of the whole COVID thing, the learning spaces at the Taylor Institute kind of got put on hold for awhile....

June 1, 2022 · 6 min


Is it a delayed reaction to the vaccine? Just a mild sniffle? OMG IS IT OMICRON? Nope. Likely just some kind of slow reaction to the mRNA stuff starting to do its thing. Relevant XKCD.

January 6, 2022 · 1 min

Vaccination Day

I decided to move up the vaccination schedule a bit, with omicron numbers jumping up daily. Not a fun time to be without an immune system, so I’m hoping it’s had time to reboot enough that the vaccine has something to work with. Now, 8 weeks until shot #2…

December 27, 2021 · 1 min

COVID Online Pivot Learning Technologies Stats

Now that the Winter 2020 semester is wrapping up, I took a look at the stats for our various online learning technologies to see what effects the whole COVID-19 Online Pivot had on our technology stack. Each platform has their own sets of data to describe activity within the software, and they’re not directly comparable. A simple “logins” comparison wouldn’t capture activity in some platforms where only instructors login and students are anonymous (like YuJa)....

April 22, 2020 · 5 min