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LibraryBox2

March 27th, 2014 · No Comments

by Dwayne Phillips I build my own little LibraryBox2. I stumbled across this project recently and, since I am fascinated by libraries and distributing content, decided to try to build one. I am not good at this sort of thing, but why not try it? It worked! I have my own LibraryBox2 (see photo). LibraryBox […]

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Tags: Communication · Internet · Library · Meetings · Technology · Wikipedia

The Single-Board Computer

December 3rd, 2012 · No Comments

by Dwayne Phillips A tribute to the single-board computer. The engineer looks at the growing block diagram of a yet-to-be-built system and says, “Put a computer here.” What eventually goes there is a single-board computer. We don’t design computers from scratch as the would be wasteful. Instead, we buy an already built computer, write software, […]

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What do the Waitresses Eat?

August 8th, 2011 · No Comments

by Dwayne Phillips Yet another example of someone not eating their own dog food. My wife and I went “out of town” for a day for our anniversary this weekend. We ate dinner in Front Royal, Virginia. We like that town. We ate at a local restaurant – locally owned and operated. It was a […]

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Tags: People · Wikipedia · Work

Problems Bypassed by Time

July 25th, 2011 · No Comments

by Dwayne Phillips Many problems are solved; many others are not solved. And then there are problems that are not solved, but they just go away with time. The United States Postal Service, otherwise known by the often disdainful name of “the post office,” had a big problem. They had millions of envelopes a day […]

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Tags: Communication · General Systems Thinking · Problems · Technology · Wikipedia

Tutoring Writing – Part 3 – Internet References

June 27th, 2011 · No Comments

by Dwayne Phillips Writing students at George Mason University teach me how to cite Internet references using APA Style. I continue to work with students at George Mason University on their writing. And they continue to teach me. A recent student had questions about citing references from Internet sources according to the APA Style Guidelines […]

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Tags: Learning · Wikipedia · Writing

Wikipedia Books

August 31st, 2010 · No Comments

by Dwayne Phillips Wikipedia now allows you to gather articles into a book. You can download the book as a PDF or actually have a printer make you a hardcopy of you book. For several years now, Wikipedia has allowed printing articles. The printed pages looked good and were easy to read. Recently, Wikipedia has […]

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Tags: Technology · Wikipedia

Grand Canyon Rafting – 26 Edward Abbey

August 2nd, 2010 · No Comments

by Dwayne Phillips From June 28th through July 3rd, I had the privilege of being on a raft on the Colorado River through the Grand Canyon. This was part of a family trip “for the guys.” On a trip put together by my father-in-law Allan, his two sons, me (a son in law), my three […]

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Grand Canyon Rafting – 07 Cold Water and Hot Sun

July 14th, 2010 · No Comments

by Dwayne Phillips From June 28th through July 3rd, I had the privilege of being on a raft on the Colorado River through the Grand Canyon. This was part of a family trip “for the guys.” On a trip put together by my father-in-law Allan, his two sons, me (a son in law), my three […]

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Grand Canyon Rafting – 06 The Little Colorado River

July 13th, 2010 · No Comments

by Dwayne Phillips From June 28th through July 3rd, I had the privilege of being on a raft on the Colorado River through the Grand Canyon. This was part of a family trip “for the guys.” On a trip put together by my father-in-law Allan, his two sons, me (a son in law), my three […]

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Grand Canyon Rafting – 03 Magnificent Monotony

July 10th, 2010 · No Comments

by Dwayne Phillips From June 28th through July 3rd, I had the privilege of being on a raft on the Colorado River through the Grand Canyon. This was part of a family trip “for the guys.” On a trip put together by my father-in-law Allan, his two sons, me (a son in law), my three […]

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