Bending it in the browser

I was listening to the Shop Talk Show episode on patching the web. They mentioned removing the trending tweets sidebar and it reminded me to do that. I had to look up aria label selectors in CSS, but applying this bit of CSS using Stylebot removes it nicely. Digital fluency/Anti-app rambling I couldn’t do that […]

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Domain of One’s Own – Initial MiddCreate Conversation

Yesterday we had our first group meeting revisiting where we wanted MiddCreate to go. That’s one of my main projects so I was facilitating the meeting. It was a bit odd to start a big project like this over Zoom but I think it went ok. I set up a Google Doc as a way […]

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VCU: The Long Goodbye (AFAM and ANTH)

Here’s another stuff-I-did-in-the-past post. It may be doing this does a couple things for me. Whenever I’ve entered a new job I have felt like a moron who knows nothing desperately trying to show I know something and am useful without coming off as desperate.1 Trying to make new friends while learning new acronyms and […]

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Recent Work – End of June Edition

Early Engineers website screenshot.

Greetings dear reader. I write to you again out of the desperate hope that writing this cements things I’ve learned better in my own head and maybe gives a person out there something that saves them some time or suffering or maybe just provides a kernel of an idea that they can improve on. That’s […]

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Gravity Forms + Mermaid JS = Decision Flowcharts

A flowchart that was created by filling out a Gravity Form.

I was building something in JSPlumb the other day1 and it prompted Tim to ask if we could build flowcharts based on survey responses so that respondents could see their choices in context. I thought we could and it led to this simple example2 that I think will have lots of interesting and broad applications […]

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Tweets as Presentation: Reflecting on #pressedconf18

I took the opportunity to participate in the #PressedConf yesterday. Described as “. . . a twitter conference (#pressedconf18) looking into how WordPress is used in teaching, pedagogy and research.” it was a pretty impressive number of people and topics covered on Twitter in roughly 20 minute “Tweet storms.”1 Presenting on Twitter was something new […]

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Code as Poetry, Time as a Variable – Options in the Ether

A drawing of a small terrier dog jumping through a hoop held by a monkey.

Backstory Driving into work I was listening to NPR and they were interviewing Nikki Giovani a poet from Virginia Tech. In high school I was one of those people who really suffered reading the The Red Wheelbarrow and other non-rhyming poems. They irritated me in the same way people seem to be annoyed by White […]

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