Category Archives: Nerdliness

Linux and other nerdly stuff.

Time Machine encryption

With OS 10.7 (Lion), Time Machine now supports encrypted backups. Continue reading

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Goodbye, Delicious

Goodbye to Delicious after six+ years and 3000+ links. Continue reading

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Three errors

Three error messages (1 effective, 2 not so much) from WIU’s new security push Continue reading

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Infographics, tables, and spring teaching

Preparing for a Spring 2012 class in visualization: what texts to use? Preparation for opening week activities which look at a few graphics and discuss their strong and weak points in detail. With all the bad infographics out there, starting out right will be important. Continue reading

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Txtwords

O, Tracfone texting! List of words possible with one-press-per-letter (abc keypad). Continue reading

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Odds and ends Friday

Dilger-Easterling happenings for the end of May: catching up after C&W, Amazon bump for the collection, grandparents’ visits, travel plans, and more. Continue reading

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Our blogging roundtable

Summary of “Is Blogging Dead?”, a great roundtable I was part of at C&W2011. Short talks, long conversations. Continue reading

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Blogging isn’t dead, but blog commenting is

My second talk for C&W 2011, for the roundtable “Is Blogging Dead?” on Saturday morning. Summary: blog commenting is in a bad way because of trolling (for large blogs) and social media’s tendency to fracture communities (for small ones). Continue reading

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More code please, we’re geeks

For the first C&W 2011 town hall (Friday morning), I’m giving a short talk “More code please, we’re geeks.” Summary: we shouldn’t shy away from code; here’s a framework for engaging it. Continue reading

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More lllinois ethics silliness

A new Illinois ethics law: reporting communication surrounding procurement. Nobody wants to take responsibility for it, and the web app designed for it is mediocre at best. Continue reading

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