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May 14 2010

Photo Nomination, Part 2

Cool. This photo was accepted into the Schmap Austin, TX Visitor Guide.

Not too shabby for a quick snapshot before a conference.

Apr 20 2010

Photo Nomination

Got a message today that this photo, which I took on my trip to Austin, TX in February, has been nominated for inclusion in a 2010 Austin City Guide. It’s not a paid gig, but I like this photo and I’m willing to share, so I gave permission to include it for consideration. No guarantees, but I will be interested to see if it gets picked!

Feb 25 2010

Austin, TX

Winging my way south

I spent last week in Austin, TX, for the Educause Southwest Regional Conference 2010; I presented a session on “Using a Wiki to Keep Up with Evolving Training and Documentation Needs”.

Flying and I really don’t get along. My flight out got cancelled, so I got put on a later flight – meaning I missed my connecting flight, so I got to Austin about three hours after I was scheduled to. My last flight coming home was pretty terrible – delayed for two hours, super hot, and someone had been eating beans… and that’s before the bumpy descent and slam-into-the-runway landing. The hotel was okay, the food was expensive, and the whole trip had entirely too little of my Ryan. The conference itself was good, so it was worth going, but man… no more flying for me for a loooooong time!

I also made time to tour the Texas State Capitol; here are some photos:

Texas State Capitol

Rotunda in the Capitol

Hinges at the Capitol

St Elias Orthodox Church

Park next to the hotel

Sunset from my hotel window

More photos can be found on Flickr.

Sep 18 2009

Taking a Break and Catching Up

Fabric for Table Runners

Whew. It’s been a craaaazy couple of weeks. Luckily, I took pictures.
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Mar 10 2009

Making a Training Video

Screen shot of YouTube video

One of my recent projects (one of several that seem to be taking me a little ways outside my “comfort zone”) was to create a training video documenting our new registration system, which will be opened up to students on April 6, 2009. Since I had never made a video before, I was a little nervous, but I was able to come up with a pretty snazzy video in a relatively short time. Read on to find out how I did it, and to see the finished product!
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