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Travel

Texas

So I’ve had a couple of days in Texas. It’s certainly warmer than California, flatter and bigger.

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UCI

End of the Week

It’s Friday and my last day at UCI. It’s been a great week and my hosts have been the best. Ever. Thanks to Mary Frances, Armando and Francisco for letting me interrupt their work, interrogate them and share their space. There are somethings that you can never learn without seeing and being at the coal […]

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EdTech

EdTech and Practice

Tuesday here in Irvine was a couple of meetings with people on the other side of the campus – Irvine’s educational design and distance learning sections. The meetings were a good opportunity to learn about these two areas and how they operate here at Irvine. I think the most interesting points were the commonalities in […]

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UCI

An Introduction to UCI

So today was my first day at the Medical School of University of California Irvine. I don’t know if it was the weather but everyone was so friendly. I finally got to meet in person my contact at UCI, Mary Frances, and have a quick tour of their teaching spaces and be introduced to her […]

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Travel

A Weekend in Southern California

The weekend was great. It wasn’t exciting or sleep depriving. It was just enjoyable. So up front – I did nothing techy. I hopped in my Chevy and drove around this beautiful area of California. As I came into Irvine on the Friday I noticed the mountains behind it and so on Saturday I decided […]

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Travel

Two Days in California

Two days have passed and it’s been pretty interesting so far. The flight was pretty painful. 14 hours is a long time, please remind me to try and sleep next time – if only to pass the time. Hiring the car was painless, so too the first few minutes of driving. Sure, it required complete […]

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Opinion

Hello world or the at least the other side of it!

I love the Hello World! phrase. It’s become such a default part of online taxonomy it’s lost a lot of its glamour and joy. I am actually rejoicing in the phrase as I actually plan on saying hello world, at least to some of it. As some kind of weird April Fools joke on the […]