Embedding PDFs Stored in Google Docs

It should be easy to upload a PDF to Google Docs and then embed it into a WordPress blog, and I’ve wasted a lot of time trying to figure it out. Here’s the story and the solution: Schools that run WordPress (WPMU) for teacher and student blogs have a very powerful tool at their disposal. There are, however a few …

Crisis & Opportunity

An object at rest will stay at rest unless an unbalanced force acts upon it. Throughout history, opportunities for change have arisen from times of crisis. New leaders emerge and people consider new ideas that had been, up until recently, quite unpalatable. Remembering what the road of good intentions is paved with,  the more cautious among us may be hesitant …

Chemical Beginnings

My grandfather had converted his garage into a darkroom and worked mostly with medium format. Every now and then he’d let me shake the canisters, and when he bought an early video camera (Sony Betamax), he put my brother and I to work lugging around the equipment. As long as I can remember, photography has had a place in my …

Back Catalog

If I had to pick just one hobby, I would probably choose music. Funny enough, it’s the one I’ve spent the least amount of time on in the last few years. Sure, I’ve practiced guitar a bit, and I’ve helped some talented friends record some demo tracks, but I’ve done precious-little writing and zero recording. The inclusion of the “Creative” …

Hello World

Search Google for “ed-tech” and you’ll get three million hits. What’s one more self-promoter on a blog-sized soapbox?  It’s still profound to talk about revolution and the unknown jobs of the future – right? Yes, I’ve got some of that in me, but there are already enough tech-evangelists in the echo-chamber, so this blog aims to take a step back …