What makes technology academic?

In my current position at Middlebury, I’m more involved in software purchasing and worrying about how things play out across the institution than I have been in a number of years. Back in my HCPS days, I did a lot of this. At VCU, not so much. Turns out things haven’t changed a ton. Naturally, […]

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More Looking at a Domain of One’s Own – cPanel

So I’m still getting settled at the new job. It leads to ebbs and flows in energy. I opted to lay off the “long goodbye” posts for a while as they were making me a bit depressed. It was getting rough to look back at selected highlights made over 7 or 8 years while I […]

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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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Looking at a Domain of One’s Own

Middlebury has a Domain of One’s Own initiative. We only dabbled in it a bit at VCU with one of Andrew’s web design courses. I’ve seen bits and pieces and worked with people on various aspects of this over the years but I haven’t paid attention in the same way I do when I’m actually […]

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VCU: The Long Goodbye (Patterned but not Standard)

Titled: A continuum of choice. A continuum of complexity. From left to right Social media, the LMS, WordPress Multisite, Hosted WordPress, Domain of One's Own, your server. Some of the elements overlap indicate a range of similar possibilities.

I’m trying to document this idea better because I’ve had trouble communicating it in the way that I want as I’ve started my new job.1 A dog is a chihuahua is a great dane WordPress multisite is a thing but it’s a thing that can be as different as a chihuahua is from a great […]

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