doug — off the record

just a place to share some thoughts

May 2009

  • 150 Years

    Today marks the 150th birthday of the world most famous clock, Big Ben.  It’s famous in structure, design, reliability, and without a doubt, the most recognizable clock chime ever. It’s famous appearance make it one of the premier landmarks in London and has appeared in so many photographs, television shows, and movies with a UK… Continue reading

  • links for 2009-05-30

    Channel 4 uses Twitter at the cutting edge of live surgery… | Media | Twitter might not be formally launching its own TV programme, contrary to web gossip, but it is increasingly being explored as a tool for building conversation around shows – as witnessed last night by Channel 4's Surgery Live. (tags: twitter… Continue reading

  • Interpreting PBWorks Data

    I had an interesting conversation with a colleague yesterday that turned into something interesting and interpretive.  We were having one of those “If I was King of the Education World” conversations.  We were talking about the use of technology along with other things in the classroom.  One of the things that we talked about was… Continue reading

  • links for 2009-05-29

    Coding a Clean Web 2.0 Style Web Design from Photoshop In this web development tutorial, you’ll learn how to build a web page template from a Photoshop mock-up from a previous tutorial called "How to Create a Clean Web 2.0 Style Web Design in Photoshop" using HTML/CSS and the jQuery library. (tags: web2.0 tools webdesign… Continue reading

  • Waving at the Future

    There was a big splash of news yesterday as Google demonstrated one of its new products from its laboratory.  They’re calling it Google Wave. You can’t download and play around with it yet as an end user.  However, the potential if you are fond of using social media to make connections seems to be incredible.… Continue reading