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Category Archives: What I’ve Been Thinking About

Thoughts on Becoming a Minuteman May 20, 2015

It’s been woefully long since I last posted an update here, so I won’t bury the lede. I’m changing jobs and will start in the Fall as an Assistant Professor of Journalism Studies at the University of Massachusetts Amherst. I’m … Continue reading

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Student Writing Award Aug 9, 2014

Once again, I wanted to recognize one of my wonderful undergraduate students. Samantha Lizzio has won Quinnipiac University’s “Writing Across the Curriculum” award for her research project in my Theories of Interactive Media course. For the final, she constructed a … Continue reading

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“Hate is bad for people and other living things.” May 28, 2014

—Anonymous student(s) in Isla Vista, 2001 In 2001 I was attending UCSB when a disturbed student stopped his medications and ultimately ran his car at freeway speeds into a throng of pedestrians in Isla Vista, killing several of his peers. … Continue reading

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Social Theory Through Complaining Aug 9, 2013

Oh, this is brilliant.  My hat’s off to Kieran Healy, I would totally take this course.  The original is here, and Healy’s site is here. [H/T Claudia Barriga]  

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Student Writing Awards May 29, 2013

I’m away from my computer for most of this week, but I wanted to take a moment to recognize a couple of my wonderful students.  Danielle Renda and Jacklyn Izzo, two of the Quinnipiac seniors who took my introductory graduate … Continue reading

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Using Quinnipiac's BobcatNet With 'netctl' Apr 16, 2013

I use a Linux machine with Quinnipiac’s wireless network, BobcatNet.  I have until recently used ‘netcfg’ as my wireless network manager, as it’s both highly configurable and the default network manager for Arch, my Linux distro.  I had shared my netcfg … Continue reading

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Using Quinnipiac's BobcatNet With Linux Feb 5, 2013

Update 4/16/2013: My Linux distro, Arch, has changed its default network manager from netcfg to netctl. The details in this post should still work for users of netcfg, but I’ve also posted my new netctl settings here. Quinnipiac University’s IT … Continue reading

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Library Proxy Chrome Extension Updated Nov 26, 2012

For users of my Library Proxy extension for Google Chrome, please note that I’ve updated the plugin to conform to Google Chrome’s new developer specifications.  You can download the latest version of the extension by visiting the original download page/blog post. … Continue reading

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Paper in Communication, Culture & Critique Oct 22, 2012

Good news!  My article, “Going Over the Top: Online Television Distribution as Socio-Technical System” was recently accepted to the ICA journal, Communication, Culture & Critique.  The piece uses some analytical tools from science and technology studies to examine an early controversy surrounding … Continue reading

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Scrivener as a Syllabus Tool Sep 15, 2012

A few years ago, when it was still relatively new, I wrote my masters thesis in Scrivener.  It was a good experience, but at the end of it I didn’t feel like the application had benefited me all that greatly. … Continue reading

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