Part 3: Homo Sapiens 2.0

  So, since George and Martha led us down the path of cranial expansion and our brain capacity increased three fold, we’ve made a few notable achievements. If we start with ancient Mesopotamia and Egypt, we can see the staggering and rapid development of these ancient civilizations. Replete with complex monetary and banking systems, judicial […]

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Part 2: Homo Sapiens 0.5

  So by our own measure, we’ve developed into the most sophisticated and technologically advanced species on the planet. This much is evident. But with this ability to increase our pool of knowledge daily, comes the arduous task of attempting to keep track of it all. A hundred and fifty years ago, it was possible […]

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Introduction: A Brave New World

A Brave New World   In this series of posts, I’m going to explore the 21st Century renaissance of knowledge and how we are adapting to accommodate it. Perhaps in a slightly less dystopian manner then in Huxley’s novel, I believe we really are in a new frontier of technology. And I should clarify that this […]

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A Brief Passage of Time in the Deadly Ebola Virus

  As if from a science fiction movie, the Ebola virus is one of the most lethal viruses known to man. The haste with which it dispatches its victims is truly gruesome! Ebola was first identified in Africa in1976, and can be caused by any four of the five Ebola viruses: Bundibugyo virus, Ebola virus, […]

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The Black Swan by Nassim Nicholas Taleb

  The Black Swan is an Iconoclastic masterpiece. I can honestly say I’ve never encountered a book like it. I found myself reading, rereading, reflecting, and re-reflecting. I’m still digging back into sections for insight and illumination. For someone who thrives on Inquiry this book is a sumptuous feast. In fact, once I finished reading […]

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“Where on Earth did you come up with that list of Skills?”

I’ve now been asked (and ridiculed) by enough people about my selection of skills for my web-site peer assessment that I think it’s time to shed light on the origin. I seem to rub a lot of people the wrong way with my “About Me” section. Not only do people assume I’m conceited and arrogant, […]

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Part 3: eModal with Javascipt, jQuery, and CSS

  Okay, let’s get visual…   So, for Part 2 a lot of time was spent researching and playing with plugins. I’ve now got a canvas that pops up they way I want. And I can display an iFrame with the survey form from my Wufoo survey. So it’s time to roll up my sleeves […]

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Part 2: The modal skills survey form

  Pushing the boundaries   Having successfully linked the rating scales in my web page to the Wufoo database, I was really pumped! I had figured out some rudiments of a programming language and successfully integrated two web sites together. The next task was to provide access to the survey form from within my website. […]

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Part 1: Building my peer review skills survey

  Okay, so I knew this wasn’t going to be easy…   But I had no idea of the adventures in coding that I would be subjected too! For the record, I don’t consider myself to be a web-programmer. But I am tenacious and enjoy a good challenge.   The goals of my project:   […]

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The creative process of making a short film.

http://a.tumblr.com/bvIyZKhtTo7cfrz5KjzWA0AGo1.mp3   … with a little help from my friends   I’ve been fortunate enough to get to know professionals in the film industry and attend workshops as far away as LA. Through a combination of family and friends, I’ve made acquaintances with film industry professionals in New York, LA, Toronto, and Vancouver.  From these […]

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