March Break

Snow storms and freezing temperatures, but I managed to squeeze a quick ride up and down the river on Sunday afternoon just before it was back to work time. I am here to steal Firefox! Snow in the gullies... That's a quality Ontario paved road Everything on here came off…

Three Years Out

Here we are at the beginning of 2012.  Our board is having a learning fair at the end of the summer (9 short months away) and they are looking at 21st Century learning and technology as a focus. My suggestion is three years of time travel.  It doesn't sound like much,…

Best advice on blogging

Fourteen months into Dusty World and I'm approaching 5000 views, which is exciting. When I started blogging after ECOO 2010, I did some reading about just how to do it.  A couple of suggestions have borne up well after fourteen months of blogging, but they aren't your typical how-to-drive-page-views blog…

Fireblade Fountains

I finally got the carbs sorted on the Fireblade project (sense of achievement!) and when I fired it up they felt very responsive... but then a giant geyser of oily water spewed out of the valve cover exhaust pipe and hit the ceiling (!).  Never seen that before. Rather than…

Deep Learning AI & the Future of Work

Originally published on Dusty World in April, 2016:  https://temkblog.blogspot.com/2016/04/deep-learning-ai-future-of-work.html   Most jobs have tedium as a prerequisite.  No one does tedium better than a machine, but we still demand that kind of work for humans... to give them self worth? This isn't the first time our compulsive urge to assign…