A few months ago I submitted my dossier for tenure and it continues on its journey up the chain of command: external reviewers, department committee, chair, college committee, dean, university advisory committee and provost, president, and the board of trustees.
I might get good news around May or bad news …
I recently noted that
datafication has a
Wikipedia article. This is another term for a phenomenon I usually speak
following Ritzer and Rescher. I figured I should start keeping a list of
related terms and uses; if you’ve encounter a similar term, please leave
it in …
In my twenty years of using speeching recognition I've had a number of setups.
I began at MIT's Accessibility Lab with discrete speech—articulating ... every ... single ... word ... discretely.
IBM's ViaVoice was the first that allowed me to dictate in phrases—much less of a strain—and ran on Linux for …
In the past year or so I've fully transitioned to editing my prose like code.
I've been using markdown for a while now, but my transition to semantic linefeeds, using one sentence per line, has been great.
It makes editing paragraphs and viewing changes so much easier.
I use NaturallySpeaking …
A recent TEDx Talk by Will Stephen is the new "Dr. Fox Lecture."
In the 1970s researchers designed an experiment to see how a group would rate a short lecture by an actor, trained only the day before, who charismatically presented bunk (Naftulin, Ware, and Donnelly, 1973). The audience was …
I argue that life hacking is a type of self-help reflective the
present moment. How should I refer to this mindset and moment? I have a
number of terms available to me. Foucault famously spoke of episteme,
the conditions of discourse by which knowledge claims are considered
acceptable. His “archeology …
Some of my students refuse to believe the theory of learning styles is discredited.
Referring them to Wikipedia or literature reviews isn't sufficient because they strongly identify as visual or tactile learners.
It's a deeply felt intuition---that I share as well.
I think the intuition is misleading because we confuse …
I think Writemonkey is the best prose editor out there, it works well with NaturallySpeaking, and 3.0 looks to be amazing -- seemingly taking some cues from sublimetext.
Unfortunately, it only runs on Windows, and it breaks virtualbox's and vmware's clipboard synchronization.
Hence, I haven't been able to use it …