doug — off the record

just a place to share some thoughts

October 2011

  • Are your students writing technical manuals?

    If not, why not? Technical manuals are such a challenge to read.  If you’re Scotty from Star Trek, you might read them from cover to cover.  But, how about the rest of us?  Most software applications or websites come with pretty comprehensive manuals that explain every nuance that goes with their product.  There are great… Continue reading

  • OTR Links 10/31/2011

    prefuse | interactive information visualization toolkit Prefuse is a set of software tools for creating rich interactive data visualizations. The original prefuse toolkit provides a visualization framework for the Java programming language. The prefuse flare toolkit provides visualization and animation tools for ActionScript and the Adobe Flash Player. tags: visualization java opensource graph software programming… Continue reading

  • Do I now have a solution?

    If you’ve been following me, you know that I’ve had problems with Mac OS X 10.7.# in revs 0, 1, and now 2.  In fairness, the lockups that I’ve been having have dramatically dropped since the update to 10.7.2.  But, there was one problem that persists quite regularly.  It was iTunes which was the latest… Continue reading

  • OTR Links 10/30/2011

    Free File Sharing – Free file serving / sharing service tags: storage filesharing cloud sharing file_sharing File almacenamiento Grant and receive favors with your social network – Favors is where founders and professionals broadcast and fulfill each other’s requests for help. Requests can be as simple as a retweet or as important… Continue reading

  • Been there, done that, still like it…

    So, I was reading in Zite and people mentioning this wonderful web application called Flipsnack.  I went to the website, read a little bit, and thought “This is way cool”.  I know what I could do with it. I could export my blog (say the month of October) from WordPress as an XML file; I… Continue reading