Monthly Archives: December 2007

Interviewing @ MLA

I was part of Western’s MLA interview team this year. I’ve heard a lot of people complain about interviewing, but I really enjoyed it, in large part because it went so well. It didn’t take Alice, Amy, and I long … Continue reading

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Snowman!

Our assimilation into the Midwest is now complete.

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Yay travel

Here’s a summary of our recent trip to Cheshire, CT to see my grandfather, who is recovering from a broken hip. This was the second try; the first was canceled because of bad weather. We planned a side trip to … Continue reading

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Tree

A week ago we got a Christmas tree. Our first in about six years. Madelyn was thrilled. Today we finally got her to pose for our Christmas card picture. Not a lot of decorations; we were planning to add more, … Continue reading

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XO first impressions

Madelyn’s XO arrived tonight. On the one hand, awful timing; I have grading to do, and I wanna play with this new laptop! On the other hand, we’ll get to take it on our upcoming trip, which rocks. I’ve only … Continue reading

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Braggin’

Some very strong projects this year in both the Style course and Computers & Writing: Nascent standup comedian Ryan Budds created a site to promote himself, nicely integrating Flickr, Google Calendar, YouTube, and traditional web pages. Lora Carmichael wrote a … Continue reading

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Grading and the open end

I just posted my second final exam via weblog, and now I’m listening to the pleasant sound of twenty-six hands typing furiously. I wish it was in OpenOffice format, but we only have Borg Office in our computer classrooms. Some … Continue reading

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Dot slash filler

Joe Clark provides the web page for the Greater Toronto Transportation Authority (aka Metrolinx) as rendered by JAWS. Ouch.

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Unixtrix: dump URL to a local file

curl -O -C – http://wrecking.org/404.jpeg wget -c http://wrecking.org/404.jpeg Context: Someone emailed me a nifty Flash object, and I wanted a copy. Explanation: These commands do the same thing: grab the URL indicated and dump it to a local file with … Continue reading

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Cancellation

I cancelled my classes this week on Wednesday to deal with a cancellation of sorts. Thursday I found out one of my Spring classes is being cancelled. A Friday meeting which I planned extensively for was cancelled. Today we were … Continue reading

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