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I write this on Christmas Eve. Night fell early again, this close to winter solstice, closing up a very short afternoon. Now I’m surrounded by family and friends. Adults have eased into after-dinner conversation. The children are insanely eager for … Continue reading
This post is about too much email. About the cure I used, and its one major weakness. Most of us have suffered from the plague of too much email, and I’m no exception. I used to dread the towering pile … Continue reading
Sometimes homesteading can be exciting.
My wife and I spent two days last week cut off from the internet. That wasn’t a deliberate thing to do. We weren’t doing a digital fast. Well, the trip was deliberate. It was about taking time to hike some … Continue reading
One hour, many networks: I seeded yesterday’s declaration across my footholds in social media. Updates to Twitter, Facebook, Google+, LinkedIn, and App.net pointed to that blog post. I also used the old-fashioned email network to share the news. And the response … Continue reading
Today is the beginning of new venture, as I launch Bryan Alexander Consulting. As you might expect, this is a consulting enterprise. BAC focuses on how technology transforms education. To help people and institutions cope with and strategize this transition … Continue reading
(continued from part 1) Diagnosis and prescription The family doctor stared at me sternly, then issued his diagnosis and prescription. He explained that my guts were mostly like in a bad state of ulceration, and my diet was the most … Continue reading
(This is the first of a two-part series. The second part can be found here.) I used to drink more caffeine than you do. That is almost certainly true. From my college days (1985ff) through the end of 2011, my … Continue reading
My wife and I have been blogging our experience of Hurricane Sandy on our family blog, Scaling the Peak. Power outages, supply mania, felling trees, animals brooding – please read and comment.