Dusk in the Desert

Date February 14, 2011

365-44 (Feb 13), originally uploaded by nooccar. Dusk had just fallen in the desert. Low clouds rolled through the sky in my yard as a I made this photograh. It was a fluke that I saw this in B&W. I meant to process this in colour, but I pressed some button incorrectly and saw it […]

365-37 (Feb 5)

Date February 6, 2011

365-37 (Feb 5), originally uploaded by nooccar. Fabric flower escaping the fake lights, fastly faltering, looking for life beyond, sustenance in a paper moon. My first daily shoot in months, as part of my assignments for Jim Groom’s #ds106 course. Go abstract today and make a photograph that focuses on form and color rather than […]

Tagging photos in Flickr

Date June 10, 2010

cc licensed flickr photo shared by funkandjazz As the idea of “tagging” files, images, folders, etc… caught on over the last few years, I’ve embraced it for so many reasons. Instead of sticking a file into a folder, that file could not represent so much more. For students, this could be “paper”, “draft1”, “Sci 302”, […]

My White Whale: Writing Styles and the ocean of confusion

Date October 29, 2009

I’ve been teaching for a decade now, was in college for 11 years writing research, and before that spent the required amount of time in high school. I’ve probably written 4-5 dozen researched papers and have probably taught the form to at least 25 different courses. Mr. Morgan in 11th grade English class back in […]

Flickr: A photo archive & backup

Date April 10, 2009

I’ve always worried about losing data mostly since my backup drive died when Claire was an infant, and I lost the video footage of my parents meeting her for the first time. I now back up doubly. I have another drive that is stuff that just won’t fit on my hard drive, then another that’s […]

Why bother?

Date March 19, 2009

So many people bug me and ask “Devon, why do you bother with all of this Web 2.0 stuff & Social Media?” and many times I can’t really tell them why. It’s like explaining why you should drive a Jeep if you don’t drive a Jeep. You just can’t. Well, today was the second event […]

Flickr & finding “safe” Creative Commons images

Date February 25, 2009

As part of my work with MaricopaTech, I recently blogged on Flickr and included a video I made of how to search Flickr for Creative Commons license images. Check out my post here.

Finally got room!

Date August 26, 2008

Earlier this summer our 9 year old television blew up. We got a 42″ HD LCD 1080P television and naturally we wanted to follow this up with an HD DVR box. We’d gotten a ton of stuff from Cox about recording hundreds of hours of Olympics, so we headed over there. Everything installed just fine, […]