Victory is life is here!
Well, the fourth expansion of Star Trek Online, which brings us a sliver of the Gamma quadrant, gamma recruits, and the Jem'Hadar playable faction is here today! I had an opportunity to play a bit today as a new Jem'Hadar "first" (aka captain) under the name of Arak'Ouzo (yes having some fun with the name). The first couple of missions were quite fun to play, and flying a "bug-ship" is quite
Review: Star Trek Romulans The Hollow Crown - 2008
Sunday, Jun 3 2018 16:51 | Comic Book, goodreads, review, Social Media, Social Networks, StarTrek, TOS
Star Trek Romulans The Hollow Crown - 2008 by John ByrneMy rating: 4 of 5 stars An interesting continuation of the story that started in Romulan Schism where you see the Klingon's plot of circumventing the Organian Peace Treaty. Overall and interesting story, but I feel like Klingons and Romulans lack a bit of depth. For all the honor being touted by the proponents of the Klingon way, there
Το καλοκαίρι ήρθε επίσημα! Ήρθε γρήγορα, και δουλειές ακόμα εκρεμούν! Ώρα να το βάλολυμε στο τούρμπο ;-)
Sev TNG: Parallel Universes
I guess this one is a riff from that episode where all the enterprises (from different realities) were converging on the same space. I did find this punchline to be the best, other ones submitted were a little m'eh.(original archive here)
Well, I guess another one bite the dust. Over the weekend I saw an announcement that Klout - the social media influence measurement tool - had gone to the great binary cloud in the sky. Klout, whose logo reminded me of a Cyrillic "Zhe" (maybe they were russian spies? ;-) ), took all of your social profile information, it collated the likes, reblogs, retweets, comments, thumbs up (etc?)
Review: Collaborating Online: Learning Together in Community
Sunday, May 27 2018 11:46 | Books, collaboration, dissertation, litreview, PhD, review, Social Media, Social Networks
Collaborating Online: Learning Together in Community by Rena M. PalloffMy rating: 3 of 5 stars Interesting book. It's more geared toward practitioners than researchers. I'd recommend this as a a design "cookbook" companion. The thing that has really struck me with this book is that the authors use the term 'collaboration' to refer to anything that involves multiple people working together.
Review: Learning Together: Peer Tutoring in Higher Education
Friday, May 25 2018 08:23 | Books, dissertation, goodreads, PhD, research, review, Social Media, Social Networks, Teaching
Learning Together: Peer Tutoring in Higher Education by Nancy FalchikovMy rating: 3 of 5 stars Not a bad book. "Tutoring" in this book means anything between an the work that an "more knowledgeable other" (Vygotsky) does, to teaching assistants. There is quite a broad range to work with, and an interesting book to consult when thinking both about course design and program-level design.
Sev TNG: Galactic Relatives
From the episode with the forerunners (or was it precursors?) where we find out that we're all related in the milky way galaxy (or at least this quadrant of the galaxy). I do like this alternate punchline too: "Well get ready for another round of family feud!"(original archive here)
Review: The Ultimate History of Video Games: From Pong to Pokemon - The Story Behind the Craze That Touched Our Lives and Changed the World
Wednesday, May 23 2018 16:40 | Books, Entertainment, goodreads, History, review, video games, VideoGames
The Ultimate History of Video Games: From Pong to Pokemon - The Story Behind the Craze That Touched Our Lives and Changed the World by Steven L. KentMy rating: 4 of 5 stars Not a bad book. I always expect something with the word "ultimate" in the title to be the one definitive source for all things for that topic, but that isn't always the case. Lots of good early history of companies (Coleco
Review: Star Trek Romulans Schism - 2009
Sunday, May 20 2018 13:26 | Books, Comic Book, goodreads, review, Sci-Fi, Social Media, Social Networks, StarTrek
Star Trek Romulans Schism - 2009 by John ByrneMy rating: 4 of 5 stars Interesting short story with Koloth and Kor as some of the main cast (along with the original "#1") about the federation and a cloaking device, and a feud of a romulan with Kirk that leads to the dissolution (some might say "schism" ;-) ) between the romulan and klingon empires. Now...why do the Klingons have an emperor