Yearly Archives: 2011


December 22, 2011 1 Comment »

I put this together from a kit the other night. We had the kit sitting around left over from Grace’s birthday party (Mandi made mini-gingerbread houses for that day). I was aiming for a look like they had on the ... Read More »

Daily links 12/22/2011

December 22, 2011 Comments Off on Daily links 12/22/2011

HTTP Status Cats – a set on Flickr This photo series on Flickr of cat pictures with HTTP status codes is genius! Not only is it hilarious, it’s also highly informative. tags: http status cats flickr photos humour funny internet ... Read More »

Daily links 12/19/2011

December 19, 2011 Comments Off on Daily links 12/19/2011

Make Your Dumb Phone Smart With ifttt I’ve seen ifttt described around the web, but this is the first article that really shows the game-changing nature of the site. You can set up rules “If This, Then That”, from whence ... Read More »

Daily links 11/24/2011

November 24, 2011 Comments Off on Daily links 11/24/2011

» The No New Gifts Holiday Challenge :zenhabits A great post about dumping the holiday rush to create new traditions about time with family and eschewing consumerism in favour of homemade or thrift-store giving. tags: gifts holiday challenge shopping consumerism ... Read More »

Bluetooth: The saga continues

Bluetooth: The saga continues
November 22, 2011 1 Comment »

I love the promise of Bluetooth: on the one side, wirelessly transmitted information that flows from device to device without impediment.  On the other, wireless controls for hidden devices.  Some Bluetooth products have fulfilled this promise better than others.  The ... Read More »

Daily links 11/09/2011

November 9, 2011 Comments Off on Daily links 11/09/2011

Mirage – The Full Experience – YouTube Surfers captured with still cameras in a bullet-time-like look. tags: surf video youtube bullet time technology surfer #Mencallmethings: Twitter Trend Highlights Sexist Abuse Online | NewsFeed | Women writers are stepping forward ... Read More »

Daily links 11/08/2011

November 8, 2011 Comments Off on Daily links 11/08/2011

How Woot Works: Printing Our Shirts – YouTube I think the snark actually adds to this explanation of how shirts get printed at Woot. tags: youtube video humour silkscreen printing t-shirt tshirt woot how-to Posted from Diigo. The rest of ... Read More »

And we’re off!

November 2, 2011 1 Comment »

November is always an exciting time of year around the Hecht household… it’s National Novel Writing Month, and that means noses buried in computers (more so than usual) and plot bunnies and character outlines running rampant.  This year, I’ve taken ... Read More »


October 25, 2011 Comments Off on Crusty

Pie crust makes everything better.  Consider: is an omelette too low-brow for you?  Throw it in a pie crust, and you’ve got quiche! Stew too runny?  Pie crust it and you have pot pie, with its own little container!  Apples ... Read More »

New cards

October 21, 2011 4 Comments »

I was running out of my old ones, so I ordered some new business cards from Vistaprint recently. They just got here, and I thought I’d show them off: They came out just a little darker than the proof images, ... Read More »

Daily links 10/21/2011

October 21, 2011 Comments Off on Daily links 10/21/2011

CubeStormer II – YouTube Crazy fast Lego Rubik’s cube solving. tags: youtube rubik’s cube video mindstorms lego Posted from Diigo. The rest of my favorite links are here Read More »


October 19, 2011 2 Comments »

Just some observations: Every teacher that I have seen committed to making the switch to outcome-based assessment has been spending more time per student than under the previous assessment method. Class sizes are not going down. If anything, they are ... Read More »