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Retro Arcade Project

I’ve been working on a Retro Arcade emulation project for a while and now I’m almost finished it! Here are the slides from my presentation today at UVic’s Ideafest and below are links to the build instructions and open source projects

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Conserving Energy One Home at a Time

My UVic Speaker’s Bureau presentation to the First+Met Mens’ Lunch Group on Conserving Energy One Home at a Time.

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Solar Cellphone Challenge

I’ve set a new year challenge for myself to see if I can run my phone on solar power alone this spring and summer. Unfortunately this is the worst time of year to start a challenge like this in the

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SmartPhone & Tablets: Research Tools for Students?

I spoke at Arbutus Middle School on January 9th to a great class of grade 7 students about how their SmartPhone and Tablets can help them with their school work.  The slides of the presentation are here: SlideShare. As promised,

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Back to College Tech Guide 2015

It’s usually in August when parents start asking me for advice on what laptop they should buy for their children heading off to university. If you are in a specialized technical oriented program like computer science, engineering or architecture, please consult

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uBlock Origin Can Speed Up Your Web Browsing

Ad Blockers can go a long way towards fixing two chronic problems we experience while browsing the web: Annoying ads, including pop-up and flash video ads, and Websites that are sometimes surprisingly slow loading pages.   One of the more

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When Implementing Successful EdTech Projects Don’t Forget The Pedagogy!

Are new educational technologies more effective in helping students achieve learning objectives than the old technology they replace? How IT professionals implement educational technologies, and how instructors use the technology can mean the difference between no impact on student achievement,

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