Navigating leadership, higher ed, and technology.

  • Working in Public: The Making and Maintenance of Open Source Software

    Working in Public: The Making and Maintenance of Open Source Software by Nadia Eghbal I just finished this book while walking on the treadmill this morning and I am torn. There are definitely parts that I find insightful, especially as an overall look at the struggles open source communities, founders, contributors, maintainer, etc. run into […]

  • Is a PhD Worth It?

    Is a PhD Worth It? by Chris Cornthwaite As I continue working toward my own PhD I have found the discussion around the worth of a PhD to be interesting, if not terribly exciting. However, this specific article I think is well-balanced and, in the end, brings it all together with the fact that every […]

  • My Response: How Many Devices Is Too Many?

    While I may not be following the 100 Days To Offload, I am hoping to get back into writing on this blog a little bit more in the future. Luckily, Kev Quirk over at IS posting every day and one of his recent posts caught my attention: How Many Devices Is Too Many? This […]

  • Between Two Worlds

    Between Two Worlds

    I have been spending too much time thinking about digital platforms again. It breaks down into two choices at the moment: Continue working in Apple’s ecosystem for much of my personal and professional life Work to move as much as possible to open source and free software alternatives which may include self-hosting a number of […]

  • Quick Thoughts on the ThinkPad T495

    If you are looking for a good, competent Linux laptop, the ThinkPad T495 could be just the thing for you.