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  • So what do you consider “private”?

    So what do you consider “private”?

    About 15 years ago I was part of an ongoing public discussion concerning privacy.  The discussion at the time was about street cameras placed by the police around the neighborhoods.  Was this somehow a violation of privacy?  Should they be...


  • PA Vouchers for Higher Ed is an Idea for the Future

    PA Vouchers for Higher Ed is an Idea for the Future

    Another interesting conversation over at Community College Dean’s blog.  He notes that here in Pennsylvania the Governor is considering having state funding for some higher ed follow the students rather than funding the state “affiliated” schools in large blocks. My...


  • Misleading Local Media — Shocked? (shame, Centre Daily Times! !@centredailycom)

    Misleading Local Media — Shocked? (shame, Centre Daily Times!  !@centredailycom)

    Once again I am befuddled at the complete lack of ability of the local media. In this case, the Centre Daily Times in State College, PA.  In reporting crime for the past week they have two stories that just serve...


  • Teachers, Testing and Outcomes: Are student lost in this?

    Teachers, Testing and Outcomes: Are student lost in this?

    Not trying to cause TOO much trouble here, but over at Dean Dad’s blog he was commenting (complaining?) on the many requirements for his time both professionally and personally.  One comment he makes is about his boy’s school testing “The...


  • Liberals can’t understand conservatives, but Cons “get” liberals?

    Liberals can’t understand conservatives, but Cons “get” liberals?

    An interesting thought comes out as a result of someone on another post writing “I’m so clueless as to why this is even an issue.” He was talking about the issue of Same Sex Marriage. Now, I could assume that...


  • Real Tech for Real People– joined by @Spreadhdgfx Episode 110

    Real Tech for Real People– joined by @Spreadhdgfx Episode 110

    Real Tech for Real People 110 .  This was a fun episode.   My son, Matthew (known as @Spreadhdgfx on Twitter for his graphics work) joined us to share his first thoughts on his new Samsung Note. The comments might...


  • An Activist Court or a Constructionist Court–they aren’t the same!

    An Activist Court or a Constructionist Court–they aren’t the same!

    Last night over on Facebook  we had a rather good and amicable discussion about Obama, and the trend in government to rule the people rather than be ruled by the people. I made a claim that Obama is seeking to...


  • Real Tech for Real People–we are still alive! Episode 109

    Real Tech for Real People–we are still alive!  Episode 109

    I realize I haven’t cross-posted many of our shows lately, but I wanted to let my readers know that we are up to Episode 111 at Real Tech, and I will be cross posting the past few episodes to help...


  • Dictator, Caesar, or Emperor Palpatine?

    Dictator, Caesar, or Emperor Palpatine?

    Another Venture into politics… This one is really REALLY heartfelt… Here’s what scares me about Obama.  On New Years Eve he signed the National Defense Authorization Act, which, among other things, allows the President to authorize the indefinite detention, in...


  • US Sues Apple, Publishers

    US Sues Apple, Publishers

    We talk about the lawsuit brought by the US in the most recent Real Tech for Real People, Episode 110.  While we share our thoughts on the pluses and minuses of the lawsuit, I thought it would be good to...