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Blog Reunification/Relaunch as joebustillos.com

Blog Reunification/Relaunch as joebustillos.com I used to think that it was a problem that I could never narrow down my writing or my blog posts to one subject. I mean, I know that I cringe when the tech podcasters I follow venture into areas outside their expertise. Alas, having experimented with separating my many interests into separate blogs, I find treating these things as separate … Continue reading Blog Reunification/Relaunch as joebustillos.com

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Reflecting on My Photography Editing Deficit (Taking Lots of Photos at School)

On March 2nd I shot over 150 images and videos on two cameras & my iPhone covering two student assemblies for the Jump for the Heart initiative. On the prior Wednesday, February 28th, I shot over 270 images covering a rugby demo/promo event. The Friday before that, February 23rd, I shot over 270 images covering my school’s Black History Assembly. Add to this, shots taken … Continue reading Reflecting on My Photography Editing Deficit (Taking Lots of Photos at School)

Unplug or Just Another Form of FOMO?

This video has been making the rounds this past week. One of my meetup.com groups actually set aside this week as a week to unplug from our technology and reconnect with those around us. I certainly understand the struggle to find some balance between one’s work life and personal life and because so many of us work with technology, it can all seem to blend … Continue reading Unplug or Just Another Form of FOMO?

Aspirational Technology Acquisitions: My New Kindle Paperwhite

It’s either a genuine first world problem or a sign that I really need a life, or both, but I’ve come to discover that sometimes I’ve purchase technology with great intentions, but seem to fall way short. Sad. In my earlier lifetime before PCs I bought books. Notice, I said that I bought books, not that I read books. In the short time that I … Continue reading Aspirational Technology Acquisitions: My New Kindle Paperwhite

The Journey from Doodler to Writer

It would probably come as a great surprise to my elementary or middle school teachers that I fell in love with writing, much less learning itself. I was always of a curious nature, but generally not in a way that worked well with staying in one’s seat or working without talking. It probably didn’t help that, as a kid, I also pretty much hated reading. What changed much … Continue reading The Journey from Doodler to Writer

Video Mondays: Percussive Maintenance by Duncan Robson

As a life-long technology trouble-shooter this movie remix is perfect. The only thing that would have been better would be if they had included the first cardinal rule of tech trouble-shooting: turn the damn thing off and walk away! Okay, the first rule actually is: Is the damn thing plugged in? But after that the next one is to shut down and walk-away. Enjoy (and … Continue reading Video Mondays: Percussive Maintenance by Duncan Robson

Video Mondays: LG Ultra Reality Meteor Prank So Real It’s Scary 3 HD

I find it interesting that as video screen resolutions and image reproduction gets better that the effect tends to actually take us out of the movie we’re watching because it doesn’t look “filmic” enough. I remember the first time I saw a movie on a beautiful high-definition screen in some showroom and my first impression was that the quality was so good that I felt … Continue reading Video Mondays: LG Ultra Reality Meteor Prank So Real It’s Scary 3 HD

Sometimes What’s Broke in Education Can’t Be Fixed by Tech, says Michael Wesch

Recently The Chronicle of Higher Education said it more emphatically with the headline: “A Tech-Happy Professor Reboots After Hearing His Teaching Advice Isn’t Working.” According to the Chronicle, it seems that Internet superstar/Youtube ethnographer, Professor Michael Wesch of Kansas State University is rethinking his anti-chalk-and-talk tech-infused simulation-styled classroom. It would seem that many are following his lead and ditching the stand-and-deliver classroom style for the … Continue reading Sometimes What’s Broke in Education Can’t Be Fixed by Tech, says Michael Wesch

Steve Jobs… Gone Too Soon

Driving home after working out Wednesday evening, I got a cryptic “OMG” text from a friend and thought that she must have texted me by mistake. I wasn’t at all ready for her reply. It took me a while to find something to text back to her. Almost 18-hours later I’m still more than a little stunned. And like many posts that I’ve read on the Twitter stream or heard on the web, I’m more than a little surprised at how emotional this has left me.

After the premature obit-twitter post from What’s Trending a few weeks ago, I searched twitter and news-sites to make sure that this wasn’t another hoax. Sadly, it wasn’t. My girlfriend and I spent most of the rest of the night watching Leo Laporte‘s TWiT.TV Live coverage of the event. As much as I know that many outside of the tech field won’t give a moments pause over this, but watching Laporte and friends, it felt very much like a gathering of the tribe memorializing the passing of one of our best.


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