• Cliff Claven GPT

    Full credit to CogDogBlog for this writing prompt and his attempt to nail ChatGPT with a known quantity (Fluid Dynamics and Volcanology). Cliff Claven on the other hand just like most other attempts at prompting ChatGPT does escape the same level of scrutiny. But that doesn’t make the rejoinder, “…what else are you gonna do […]

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  • Fragment — Cheating, Plagiarism, Study Buddies and Machine Assist

    https://wp.me/p1mEF-77x Tony Hirst brief take on the spectrum of cheating, but also how that might be harnessed to measure student performance and mastery. The question isn’t “if” but WHEN are the students going to escalate up to the higher/negative end of the spectrum. Diploma mill, contract cheating, are all very intentional acts. But there’s a […]

  • Time to mark the time

    No end of year review here trying to track-back and account for what it IS I actually DO here. No this is just a pole, a fence post, hammered into the ground. This is the fence line between last year and now. Things happened, some were successful. Others were not (to borrow from Sec. Don […]

  • Microsoft wants to make Windows 11 faster by decoupling features from explorer.exe

    If you’re a long-time Windows user, you’re aware that several processes or features in the operating system are linked to File Explorer. While explorer.exe should be associated with file management only, it’s also associated with other parts of the Windows experience, like the Taskbar, which isn’t exactly a good thing for performance. Microsoft has been… […]

  • Time to plumb the depths of the Fediverse

    Mastodon don’t fail me now! It’s that time, the time where people adopt the next big thing. Just like when I got my first FB account in 2005 and sat around waiting for the big wave to come in (2007) I had 1 half-hearted attempt at a Mastadon account, that I let go fallow. But […]

  • National Film Board – Universe (1960)

    This film was so novel in it’s day people freaked out at how good it was. The production values were exemplary. No crappy animations, or amateurish attempts at lighting. No. This was space as rendered by Norman McLaren’s National Film Board. And that narration, the voice,… that gentle whispery voice of Canadian stage actor Douglas […]

  • The rents are too-damned high: Shkreli-nomics writ large

    From the Martin Shkreli school of product pricing, I give you RealPage: https://www.propublica.org/article/yieldstar-rent-increase-realpage-rent. More or less you can subscribe to this service and “anonymously” compare your tenant leases with others in your area. Therefore it’s “NOT” collusion, or price-fixing, or gouging. Let the algorithm do the work of raising the rents. https://www.propublica.org/article/yieldstar-rent-increase-realpage-rent

  • OpenVerse what are you waiting for?!

    Checkout Alan Levine’s blog, outlining the benefits of using OpenVerse for image searches. Ditch Google Image search this very minute. They’ve given up, they don’t care. What’s cooler still is if you’re on a WordPress.com hosted site like me, you already can access OpenVerse from the Upload Image button in the Block editor. It shows […]

  • Moral Injury Is an Invisible Epidemic That Affects Millions — Scientific American News

    A specific kind of trauma results when a person’s core principles are violated during wartime or a pandemic Moral Injury Is an Invisible Epidemic That Affects Millions — Scientific American News And Today I Learned – there’s a thing called “Moral Injury” which is separate and independent of PTSD. And it’s something that can be treated. […]

  • The iPhone 14 is the most repairable iPhone in years — AppleInsider News

    While the iPhone 14 features aren’t hugely different from the iPhone 13, a teardown reveals Apple has made internal changes which make repairs easier.Below the iPhone 14 display [via iFixit]Apple doesn’t have the best reputation when it comes to enabling repairs. It has begrudgingly started to provide repair manuals and loans out tools to replace… The […]