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Getting the most out of your online course

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So you're now in an online course because of COVID-19 and learning how to adapt to the differences. In this blog post, I'll offer some sage advice to help you to make the most of your online education!

Tips to survive teaching an online course

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At the onset of COVID-19, teachers all over the world have had to quickly move to an online teaching format to ensure social isolation. In this blog post, I'll give you some teaching tips that may make that transition easier.

How to write an academic technical textbook

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I've written many, many books. And I've been asked by many, many people what's involved. This blog post is their answer.

I finally beat Tetris!

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You read that right. I beat Tetris. Read my blog post to find out how I did it...

2019 in review

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Each December, I like to take some time to reflect on the events of the year - and this year was AWESOME!

Reviving an ancient BSD UNIX workstation

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I was gifted a really rare NS32016 BSD UNIX workstation prototype from the early 1980s!

Why you should use technology less

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We should always be aware about our relationship to technology, and whether technology is becoming a diminished substitute for key things that comprise our humanity.

What it's like a year after quitting Facebook

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Yup. I quit Facebook a year ago and never looked back. Read this post to see why that's a great thing.

How to learn vi (vim)

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vi (vim) is arguably the best text editor ever made. You should master it if you haven't done so already. To do that, start by reading this post.

What Nokia tells us about the Internet in 2008

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Digging up this early mobile Internet tablet and the Nokia promotional video that it shipped with uncovers how we viewed the Internet in 2008.