May 30, 2013

Cleaning URLs with TextExpander

One thing I really dislike about Google Reader is it replaces the links to posts in my RSS feed. My Pinboard account is littered with links that start with I am quite concerned that with the demise of Google Reader on July 1, 2013, these redirects ...

Dec 20, 2012

The Slow Trek to Pelican

Update: Please see below for two solutions.

I have grown increasingly unhappy with Wordpress lately. My blog is simple. My design tastes are simple. My needs are simple. I like control. I am a geek. And I really need an excuse to learn Python, which seems to be rapidly growing ...

Nov 20, 2012

A little knowledge is a wonderful (dangerous) thing

Applying the lessons of cognitive science to education is not a straight forward task. Even with the best intentions, we may do more harm than good.

Nov 04, 2012


The key benefit that Apple has is ecosystem. Catching up with high quality hardware is just not enough.

Nov 02, 2012

Paul Cuffee Middle School, Addressing Emotional Needs

I like this piece in Slate on Paul Cuffee Middle School, a charter school right here in Providence. Most of what I know about child development seems to suggest that middle schools are sort of ridiculous. At the moment children are looking for role models and close relationships with adults ...