Thursday, November 29, 2012

Sorry for the lack of interesting posts

I've been swamped at work. The semester is coming to an end and I am swamped in with paper grading. I teach five college-level writing courses a semester and it is easy to get behind in grading, especially when I'm grading research papers and annotated bibliographies, where I have to check sources and such. Software such as help catch the obvious plagiarism cases and flag a lot of questionable use of sources, but I still have to read and check and grade everything myself. Thanksgiving was a good chance to play catch-up, but even with a week off, I was only able to get the annotated bibliographies graded--well, that and a whole bunch of small assignments from my Digital Narratives and Creative Writing classes.

So. I am behind. And feeling uncreative. And not spending a lot of time online. Or working on projects. But that will change with the Christmas break (three weeks to go!).

Thursday, November 1, 2012


Maybe you haven't heard of the new search engine DuckDuckGo.

But here's one of its cool features: it can roll dice.

Yes, you heard that right.  Go here to learn more.

FYI, Google can't do this. Yet.