Jerz Interactive Fiction Screencast: My Teenager Plays My 2001 Competition Entry, Fine-Tuned

From a recent IFDB review by Peter Pears: Who else who write such a good game, with such engaging characters, such pleasant puzzles, such lovely writing, and then proceed to first release it in a buggy and incomplete fashion? Even today it’s not complete, though vastly superior to its first release – the last sections still have bugs, and the cliffhanger occurs just before what seems to be a final…

With historic losses looming, Postal Service launches new ad campaign – The Washington Post

And this is, apparently, the best they could come up with? FUD works when you have the advantage of power, or numbers… or, apparently, a still-hefty taxpayer-backed budget. “A refrigerator has never been hacked,” an announcer says in the first message as an actress pins a paper bill to her fridge. In the other ad, a smiling letter carrier is seen walking her route while an announcer reminds viewers that…

Seton Hill scales the ed-tech integration summit | eCampus News

Realizing that students today “interact with the world in radically different ways than previous generations,” Seton Hill University in Greensburg, Pa., was one of the first schools in the country to give its students iPads after Apple introduced its iconic tablet computer last year. But it was Seton Hill’s vision for transforming education through the use of technology, and its focus on staff development to achieve this goal, that led…

Ponying Up in Educational Technology

On Twitter, SHU librarian Kelly Clever linked to a ProfHacker blog post about iPad snobbishness, writing We’re so used to most folks at #setonhill having iPads… Is it a different story off-campus? http://chronicle.com/blogs/profhacker/ipads-and-the-embarrassment-factor/36245 Having been a committed PDA user since 1998, I use my iPod Touch all the time, but I honestly can’t say I would have thought an iPad was worth the price, if I had to purchase it on my own.…

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Nik Cubrilovic Blog – Facebook Fixes and Explains Logout Issue

There, now. You see that? Facebook says it didn’t mean to keep tracking you after you logged out. The bad mistake is gone from the code, and Facebook is as safe and happy a web site as it ever was. What were you all worried about? Let me ruffle your hair and send you outside to play. Does iddums want a cookie? Nik Cubrilovic Blog – Facebook Fixes and Explains…

Two best features in my high-tech classroom: configurable tables and the dry-erase wall.

I’ve already blogged about the awesome modular tables. Now I’ll talk about the whiteboard wall. This morning I wanted to help my students understand why, in Oedipus Rex, the characters say things like  “I wonder when Creon will get here. Look, there he is. I can see from his face that he’s got an answer from the Oracle. Pretty soon he’ll be close enough that we can talk to him.…