It Won’t Wait For Me

Despite sci-fi ideas of bending, traveling, tunneling wrinkling, that time thing just keeps moving along. Another August 27. Click. Sure the laws of physics can explain the passage of 10 years sinc… | Continue reading | 4 months ago

Backdoor for WordPress Block Editor Lack for Audio Playlists

The [WordPress] world has enough hate dislike for the Block Editor (ask Tony Hirst). I like it better when a work around works. In my OE Global work I’ve been working on a podcast series, and… | Continue reading | 5 months ago

Creek. Time.

I am composing this in the way the ancient ones blogged. Archaically, pen to paper. Content-wise, nothing is different than writing here in WordPress, it’s just a jumble of words. In what I c… | Continue reading | 5 months ago

SPLOT Breakthrough on a Feature Maybe No One Will Ever Use

SPLOTs just won’t go away [from this blog]. I recently celebrated some success in building a new part of the machine, then realizing it’s use case might be narrow. So while no one needs… | Continue reading | 5 months ago

What the Olde Links Say About Domains

Shouldn’t the idea of publishing on the web mean generating something that can “echo all around the world”? Once again, my experience shows that if you publish something on an emp… | Continue reading | 5 months ago

Links for Grinnell

As my OEG colleagues are finding out, if you invite me to your webinar, I will not arrive with a slidedeck, but instead… links. I’m excited tomorrow to visit the Grinnell College’… | Continue reading | 5 months ago

It’s a CogDog Thing: Google Has Crossed The Line Adserving My Name

We are literally frogs in the internet pan of water, with Google at al just incrementally turning up the surveillance capitalism flame every so gently that we just never notice the boil. So yes, it… | Continue reading | 5 months ago

Digital Structures: Institutions Abandon / Individuals Preserve

I’ve already written this blog post! Shall I cite myself, ibid infinitum? But just to show as an example, in my previous post I was able to reference the 2018 Mural UDG Project I was part of.… | Continue reading | 6 months ago

Unconformities, the Wikicene Era, and the Wikidata Formation

There’s no magic beyond my fervent clutch to the discarded in lieu of social media the fully functional tools of RSS and News readers. But I will perk up at a geological metaphor in a blog po… | Continue reading | 6 months ago

SPLOTbox Extended to Support Kaltura and oEmbed More

The SPLOTting has not stopped here. I’m happy to have added a whole new avenue for support of services for SPLOTbox I previously thought impossible. You can see it (and try it) in action righ… | Continue reading | 6 months ago

Some Shiny SPLOTs Spotted

I’ve not have much time over last days weeks more to do much SPLOT tinkering (well there is one experimental feature in the works). But I got a burst of positive energy this week from the pas… | Continue reading | 7 months ago

When You Find Even More of What You Crafted is a Remix

What could be better news that Kirby Ferguson is launching a new wave of Everything is a Remix? Even if I do feel old seeing Tik Tok (I’m not there, but I get it) (that of course cannot be tr… | Continue reading | 7 months ago

A Place for Messy Professional Development

Has everyone had a sufficient amount of time over the last year gazing into the grids of Zoom et al live sessions? Can we do anything differently? I’ve been pushing this with an experiment in… | Continue reading | 7 months ago

Curious About Curiosity

After many years of being a first grade teacher, my sister Judy has certainly earned the freedom of retirement days doing what she wants. She has been messaging this week as she is sorting through … | Continue reading | 7 months ago

Still Dreaming of Filling those Collection Sites [Database] of Dreams

Note: It’s rare around this blog that something lingers in draft as long as this post. There is a reason for everything, right? But this one needs to get squeezed out of the Easy Blog Oven fo… | Continue reading | 7 months ago

Amazing Web, Woah

For everything wrong about the 2021 web, the candle in the small window is the unexpected click that results in an expression of Neo-like “Woah” – is that truly possible in a web … | Continue reading | 7 months ago

The Magic/Vagary of Google Search

We use it so frequently that perhaps we do not marvel that web search works. Especially the one where the brand name becomes the verb. In that googling something, typing a few words into a box, pre… | Continue reading | 7 months ago

The New

The blog keeps on keeping on, though I see in recent posting, there’s a lot of looking back, and one (well this one) can start worrying about being seen as too “back in the day” m… | Continue reading | 7 months ago

Seeing the Bookmark is Believing I Read it All

It must say something without saying that getting to the end of one book a year is blog worthy. Let it be said unsaid, but there is my bookmark in the index pages at the end of Errol Morris’s… | Continue reading | 7 months ago

WritingHTML: An Open Online “course” (or not?) Launched in 1994

According to the 25 of EdTech Years Goggles, 1994 was the year of BBS. The web itself came to be a thing in 1995. But you’ve heard it all, right? My foray into what I might claim as an open c… | Continue reading | 8 months ago

The Sea Level Photo Rises Again

An email came in bearing the simple subject line “photo permission”. This often ends up here as a blog post, and this one take me full circle back to 2006. Marty, start up the DeLorean,… | Continue reading | 8 months ago

Blogging about WordPress Shortcodes without Rendering WordPress Shortcodes

This post is here mostly as I expect to forget this tidbit. Human memory freshness dwindles exponentially. Over in my work at the OpenETC I wrote a guide for using the Display Posts plugin. This mo… | Continue reading | 8 months ago

From Snowberry to Dad, Leveling In

May 2 is but one the 365 days per year, another block on the calendar, but also it is World Tuna Day. Who knew? Skip on by if you, rare reader, are looking for something difference for me recycling… | Continue reading | 8 months ago

Whispers and a Telephone

Not that it’s that blog worthy that as maybe the most frequent SPLOT user, “I Did It Again”, but I thought this concept was nifty. Timely. Perhaps even resonating. And I am also g… | Continue reading | 9 months ago

Two Old Folks in the Park Waxing On About Bookmarklets

This was how things worked on the connected internet before people’s attention span got distilled down to 280 characters, clicking like buttons or reacting with emojis. I shot out a post here… | Continue reading | 9 months ago

A Tiny Tool for Google Image Searches set to Creative Commons

My search history may indicate otherwise, but I feel like on a daily basis I am poking in Google Images for results licensed Creative Commons. I use one nifty trick to hasten the search, but just m… | Continue reading | 9 months ago

Doh! WordPress

It was just shy of 16 years ago (Homer’s math was wrong) that I dove into WordPress on this here blog. I still make Homer head-slapping type mistakes. Here’s today’s edition. Mayb… | Continue reading | 9 months ago

Did you hear? FeedBurner Subscriptions Bite the Dust

Cue up the music, because Google again does another round of creating dust of your web services. I got an email from Google letting me know that Feedburner is getting dusty. Well, maybe they are no… | Continue reading | 9 months ago

So *That* is What Was Inside the Wix Box?

Flatter me and offer to ship a mystery box? At some level I was intrigued, but at the next level down, skeptical. Choose one – curiousity or caution? I went with the latter. In January I got … | Continue reading | 9 months ago

Web Handicraft

Might the antidote to some future/present sense of powerless miasma to an algorithmic fueled inescapable AI matrix be just human created quirkiness? Join me (or click away quickly now) for another … | Continue reading | 9 months ago


Are there really neat lines of cause/effect action in the possibility place the internet, 2021 warts and all, still provides? My best experiences there are ones that could never be anticipated. The… | Continue reading | 9 months ago

Playing Clue with Professor WordPress for #PressEdConf21

On Thursday I managed to do a presentation for the 2021 PressEd Conference (WordPress in Education) at the same time I was co-hosting a BCcampus H5P Kitchen webinar. The former was easy because of … | Continue reading | 9 months ago

Loom in the SPLOTbox (and extra author sprinkles)

Two features entered the SPLOTbox media collector WordPress theme from opposite ends. One is the necessity as invention mother for my own work, and the second being used in a way I never imagined. … | Continue reading | 10 months ago

Aunt Ruth at 100- No Today Show Jam but (shrug) Army Footlocker

The calendar reminder was on time today as was my sister Judy with a text messaging noting that today was our Aunt Ruth’s 100th birthday. My Mom’s oldest sister, Ruth has outlived sibli… | Continue reading | 10 months ago

Increase your Potential Serendipity Energy at #OERxDomains21

I could not be more excited to see the forces of the Association for Learning Technologies (ALT) doubling up with Reclaim Hosting to smash the atoms of their respective OER and Domains conferences … | Continue reading | 10 months ago

Tock, Tick, The Daily Trick

Most likely I mangled my attempt at wordplay in that title. I’m writing again about my belief/obsession with small acts of daily creativity. I have no real research, no data to back my hypoth… | Continue reading | 10 months ago

Desert Cooking Workshop: Spicing Up OERs With H5P

There was a sequel to sharing the H5P/PB Kitchen as a keynote February 19 for the Arizona OER Conference. A week later, I brought to the same conference… | Continue reading | 10 months ago

Bringing the Kitchen to Arizona

The sounds and smells from the H5P/PB Kitchen are detected in far away places. Today I was fortunate to bring the concept, support model. and examples from our… | Continue reading | 11 months ago

50 Year Joslin Medal… Sweet (Splenda-like)

It took more than 3 months to get here, but having waiting 50 years, well I’m patient. Within a fancy red velvet covered box I got my Joslin Center Medal for having lived with Type 1 Diabetes… | Continue reading | 11 months ago

For Your 71st Anniversary All I Got You Was a Blog Post

Today would be well heck always is my parent’s wedding anniversary. 71 years ago today, Mickey and Alyce got hitched. Married in 1950, their anniversary math was always easy, but damn, the nu… | Continue reading | 11 months ago

#NetNarr 5

No it’s not that show. Not available on any TV channel But yes, I am back co-teaching Network Narratives with Mia Zamora for a group of intrepid graduate students at Kean University. For the … | Continue reading | 11 months ago

Dead Professors Society

I was a tad skeptical when I saw the tweets being reshared from a student who was (rightfully if true) upset that his university was having dead professors teach classes. It was the macabre right o… | Continue reading | 11 months ago

One Old Web Page, Four Dead Embeds

Broken web stuff bothers me, especially when it’s my own stuff. Unlike when companies like Google et al break things, I can fix my own. I was scouring for a ten year old blog post (there was … | Continue reading | 12 months ago

In the Rear View Mirror: OE Global Conference 2020

When this blog was young and it’s author attended a conference, it hardly took any time to write a post about the experience. Heck, there were usually several done while on site. insert pithy… | Continue reading | 1 year ago

Generating Generators (cows indirectly involved)

I love the idea of digital generators of stuff especially with a whiff of randomness and whimsy. Previously on this blog… This was a time when I recrafted a thing Martin Weller had found for … | Continue reading | 1 year ago

A Few Wire Twists and BAM! SPLOTBox Now Supports Vocaroo

This was done pretty much over breakfast and I bet I spend more time writing this blog post than it took to code a new addition to the media supported by the SPLOTbox WordPress theme. Blame/Credit … | Continue reading | 1 year ago

Just In Time Fix for Old Jalopy Web Site of Five Card Flickr Stories

I knew the old car’s engine needed work, but I kept putting it off. Yes, there was advanced word that Reclaim Hosting would be making PHP 7.x the default for all sites, and that support for o… | Continue reading | 1 year ago

From Countdown to Countup

This comes from the “I Did Not Expect to Spend Time Code Fixing This Tiny Thing But is It Ever Rewarding When a Hunch Pans Out” department. I kind of blame/credit my good friend Roland … | Continue reading | 1 year ago