Thursday, June 27, 2013

Cloud-Based Subscriptions

- thank you
A major trend seems to be the move to cloud-based subscription services.

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Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Playing with the New

This weekend's trapeze adventure.

Thanks Megan for coming out to play with me and for the video!
This has been the year of playing with the new.
  • Up2Us
  • Overlap
  • Panel Discussion
  • Skydiving
  • Flying
  • Pole Dancing (no - there is NOT a video for this)
  • Stand-up Paddleboarding
  • and the Trapeze.
No - this is NOT a result of a mid-life crisis. (I had that a few years ago - thankyouverymuch)

This is more a result of deciding to familiarize myself with the unfamiliar.
Get comfortable with the the new and novel.
The fear of looking stupid.
Falling off the paddleboard.
Looking like a punk rocker in a mosh pit when I'm supposed to be finding my "inner sex kitten"
Crashing to the ground.
Being "exposed" - intellectually, emotionally

As an adult, dangit, we are supposed to be "good at everything."

I know this fear of looking stupid, this discomfort with the unknown, has kept me from taking advantage of opportunities.

This seemed like a good time to face that fear.

Opportunity knocks!

Thursday, June 20, 2013

Subscription-Based Learning: The Videos

As part of this subscription-based learning program, I am incorporating really quick, really amateurish videos into the blog posts for the technical pieces.

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Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Playing with Subscription-Based Learning

To my knowledge...Death is not currently participating in our telecommuting program.
- from Savage Chickens

My university has been implementing a telecommuting program for the past year.
We now have over 300 (known) people who telecommute 1-5 days per week.

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Thursday, June 13, 2013

Are we looking at a "Fourth Wave"?

- Hugh MacLeod
There's a dynamic happening that I am not fully understanding.

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Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Success - or..why I am scared of "management"

My takeaways:
- Don't rest on your laurels
- Do the stuff you love, not what you (or others) "think" you "should" do.

Thursday, June 06, 2013

Time, Resources, Scope

Aaron Silvers' electroluminescent seasonally-inappropriate "cast cozy".
My first foray into exploring the intersection between craft and technology.
Learning to skateboard at 40 (not having done it as a kid) is a classic example of JFDI.
I thought it should be rewarded.

Thank you Nick and Gill for the electroluminescent wire.

Thanks Aaron for the picture and for loving the present so much.   ;)

The classic 3 project constraints - Time, Cost / Resources, Scope.

Overlap '13 was an opportunity to nudge up against all 3 -with the things I made.

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Tuesday, June 04, 2013

Making Real

The official Overlap '13 Commemorative Thumb Blister.

I had two big takeaways from my weekend in Pennsylvania:

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