Comic: Jack Be Nimble, Jill Be Quick (3)

Comic: Jack Be Nimble, Jill Be Quick (3)

“Jack Be Nimble, Jill Be Quick” is a comic strip I started a couple years ago while taking an online course. The featured kids, two munchkins named Jack and Jill, are based on real people (my niece and nephew, though neither are named Jack or Jill). The episodes are based on events that actually happened. … Continue reading

Design: Helium (Rare & Precious!)

Design: Helium (Rare & Precious!)

Helium is a rare and precious resource. Once Earth’s stores are used up, scientists will no longer be able to perform MRI’s and other important experiments that require super-cooling. Helium-filled foil balloons are artificially inexpensive! Let’s help spread the word to learn more about helium and why it’s so important to protect. Check out t-shirts … Continue reading

Videos: Lab Concepts for DC Electricity

Videos: Lab Concepts for DC Electricity

Seneca College has some great technologist programs in the School of Information and Computer Technology. Most students in an ICT program are required to take a common first semester course called ETY155, also known as “DC Electricity”, which is one of the core courses for the year. The course covers topics like Ohm’s Law, Series … Continue reading

Comic: Jack Be Nimble, Jill Be Quick (1+2)

Comic: Jack Be Nimble, Jill Be Quick (1+2)

“Jack Be Nimble, Jill Be Quick” is a comic strip I started a couple years ago while taking an online course. The featured kids, two munchkins named Jack and Jill, are based on real people (my niece and nephew, though neither are named Jack or Jill). The episodes are based on events that actually happened. … Continue reading

Review: The Year of Living Biblically

Review: The Year of Living Biblically

The Year of Living Biblically By A.J. Jacobs Top 3 words: Brilliant Fun Insightful Atheist man dons Bible filter for 1 year to explore the rules written by men of God. Review: The blog-like format of this book lent itself well to reading it during daily commutes. Watching it as a documentary might have been … Continue reading

Review: The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks

Review: The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks

The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks By Rebecca Skloot Top 3 words: Dramatic Informative Insightful Cancer cells thrive for 60+ years after the unknowing donor dies; epic ensues. Review: For the most part, I happily listened to this audiobook. Caution: The story will get under your skin. From the moment we first meet Henrietta to … Continue reading

Design: Life is Messy

Design: Life is Messy

This new “Life is Messy” design is now available on select mugs and totes and tiles. The “O” in Love is a heart and the “L” in Clean is a mop.  

Review: Cold Comfort Farm

Review: Cold Comfort Farm

Cold Comfort Farm By Stella Gibbons Top 3 words: Adventurous Fantastic Interesting If Jane Austen had written a non-musical “Mary Poppins”… Review: “Witty” is a word that is missing from the list above and would have been my first choice. I think a lot of people get turned off by this book because there’s little … Continue reading

Hunt for Project Management Software

Hunt for Project Management Software

There are many, many, many reviews of PM software comparisons floating around the internet. Sadly, so few of them usefully compare the functions that I am seeking. I am specifically hunting for a graphical, clickable, intuitively styled application that can export easily to presentations and visually update (with colour change?) as you progress through the … Continue reading