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Spicing Up Your Remote Work with Zoom and OBS

Seems like everybody I know is now working remotely due to the virtual worldwide lockdown in the face of the COVID-19 pandemic. Lots of folks that have little to no experience with it. And that’s okay! We’re all in this together. At this point, simple ettiquite and knowing how to mute your microphone should be considered passable skills. That said, if you are comfortable with working remotely and want to do something a bit more interesting than just, “Hey, look! […]

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Picking the Low-Hanging Fruit of Privacy and Security

A little while back I was involved in a Twitter thread in which I suggested the Brave browser for its integrated privacy and security settings. Both! I sync my Brave wallet across all my browsers, though. This is just one of the browsers and, wow, it's disturbing. pic.twitter.com/aziApUdiQA— Dr. Ryan "Rebel Without a Clause" Straight (@RyanStraight) December 3, 2019 That's fairly striking, I know. Maybe I should do a blog post on this kinda thing. A "so you want to […]

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Picking the Low-Hanging Fruit of Privacy and Security

A little while back I was involved in a Twitter thread in which I suggested the Brave browser for its integrated privacy and security settings. Both! I sync my Brave wallet across all my browsers, though. This is just one of the browsers and, wow, it's disturbing. pic.twitter.com/aziApUdiQA— Dr. Ryan "Rebel Without a Clause" Straight (@RyanStraight) December 3, 2019 That’s fairly striking, I know. Maybe I should do a blog post on this kinda thing. A "so you want to […]

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Building a MediaWiki Personal Knowledge Base, 2019 Style

The Platform Appearance Extensions What else? My personal knowledge base (PKB) is turning 10 years old this December. Back in graduate school, I wanted a way to keep track of not just resources and references and miscellany, but also a way to kind of keep my life organized. It’s actually something I talked about back in an episode of my podcast, The New Professor. You can have a listen here: Your browser does not support the audio element. Some folks […]

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Building a MediaWiki Personal Knowledge Base, 2019 Style

The Platform Appearance Extensions What else? My personal knowledge base (PKB) is turning 10 years old this December. Back in graduate school, I wanted a way to keep track of not just resources and references and miscellany, but also a way to kind of keep my life organized. It’s actually something I talked about back in an episode of my podcast, The New Professor. You can have a listen here: Your browser does not support the audio element. Some folks […]

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Syllabus

Course Info: INFV 401 Fall 2019-20, full semester August 26, 2019 - December 18, 2019 Meeting time Mondays from 6-8:30pm (Arizona local time; link in LMS) People Instructor: Dr. Ryan M. Straight Email ryanstraight@email.arizona.edu Office Hours Virtual open-door: https://arizona.zoom.us/my/ryanstraight Slack @ryanstraight Twitter @ryanstraight PGP https://keybase.io/ryanstraight Course Description This course is a beginning level exploration of human-computer design, interaction and interfaces. The students will be introduced to the theory of human-computer interaction (HCI) as well as to the principles of effective […]

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Syllabus

INFV 302 - Statistics in the Information Age Fall 2019-20, 1st 7.5 weeks Meeting time Fully online, synchronous meetings: Wednesdays, 6-8pm Arizona time in course Zoom room via D2L People Instructor: Dr. Ryan Straight Email ryanstraight@email.arizona.edu Slack ryanstraight Twitter ryanstraight PGP https://keybase.io/ryanstraight Office hours I have a virtual open-door policy. Meetings can be scheduled if necessary. Course Description This course provides an introduction to descriptive and inferential statistics. It also presents an introduction to data complexity, uncertainty and variation in information age […]

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#WeAreOLC

How did you first get involved with the OLC?? 25 years (then and now): What kinds of technology were you using 25 years ago and what technology do you engage with now? What is one of your favorite OLC experiences? Who composes your OLC community? I was invited to include something in the #WeAreOLC collection of narratives. Each of the posts in the series uses the same sort of framework: a few topics to get you started. So, without getting […]

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#WeAreOLC

How did you first get involved with the OLC?? 25 years (then and now): What kinds of technology were you using 25 years ago and what technology do you engage with now? What is one of your favorite OLC experiences? Who composes your OLC community? I was invited to include something in the #WeAreOLC collection of narratives. Each of the posts in the series uses the same sort of framework: a few topics to get you started. So, without getting […]

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