Work

Tired, Old, Angry, and Worn

I spent the better part of the day today dealing with unhappy people.   The morning started with an unhappy student who didn’t understand why because she couldn’t effectively use web publishing software, we couldn’t just do the job her department hired her as a GA to do for free. She then preceded to write me a lengthy email describing…

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Kids, Personal

Changing the Future through Parenting

Yesterday afternoon, I was discussing the horrifying and brutal killing of Shaima Alawadi with my wife Laura, when our nine year old daughter Sydney came out on the porch and overheard us talking. Rather than immediately stop the conversation because I thought it inappropriate for her age, we let her listen for a bit and form some questions about what she…

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Work

Haters gonna hate

Yesterday, the singer/guitarist and primary songwriter of the band Fall Out Boy, Patrick Stump, wrote a lengthy post on his blog  about the frustrations he’s been dealing with personally and emotionally since the band fell out of favor a few years ago.   I’ve shared it with a few people, because though the average persons situation differs from Stumps in a…

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Personal

Things I Am Looking For

Forgive me the random stream of consciousness brain dump of things I’m looking for – but if you are interested in talking about any of these things in more detail, let me know. HBO Go – I’m looking for someone who pays for an HBO subscription, but doesn’t use the HBO Go service (a free part of your service) and…

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IMS Enterprise 1.1 Vista XML Integration, Blackboard Learn 9, and Processing Enrollment Changes

UPDATE: I apologize for the missing images.  They were Blogger hosted originally and seem to have been corrupted/went missing in the transition to Google+/Picasa.   You should still be able to get the gist of the solution without them, but if you still have problems, please contact me directly for more information. Having just worked through a migration from Vista…

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