Rules for Work and School

I thought I’d type up a quickie list of things I believe in, as it relates to my profession or my kids’ schooling; I’ll leave out politics, religion, the sad state of the music industry, Apple versus Adobe, and alien conspiracies.

Rule of Thirds tutorial

By popular demand, I’m re-posting the Rule of Thirds tutorial. Rule of Thirds is quick and fun tutorial explaining the concept of the rule of thirds as used in visual design. I created this tutorial for a graduate-level Macromedia Director course at San Francisco State University in 2004.

Viewing PDFs in a Browser on a Mac

As a Mac user, one of the more annoying issues I frequently encounter is funky PDF handling in Firefox and Safari. Here are some things you can do to get PDFs working in your browser(s).

DevLearn 2009 Recap

(Okay, I admit it… this post is WAY overdue.) Let me begin by saying this is not a rant, but rather an honest account of my impressions regarding this year’s DevLearn. Nearly two months have passed, and when I think of DevLearn I think of two things: Social media gone wild, and hallway conversations. Social Media Gone Wild DevLearn 2009 was absolutely wonderful if you’re into incorporating social media into e-learning. Or should I say “using social media for learning,” without the “e.” Unfortunately for me, I’m not really interested in using social media for learning. I mean, I learn …

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Mac Mini Server

In my last post, I explained my frustration with web hosting services and how this frustration led me to purchase my own server. In this post, I will briefly touch on some of the ups and downs I’ve experienced with the Mac Mini Server and its Snow Leopard Server software.

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