Author: Andy Rush

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In my new job, I am getting deep into the inner workings of WordPress again. More about that in a future post (promises, promises). However, I will say that WordPress continues to progress towards a wonderful environment of beauty and extensibility. I know, that sounds like a Deepak Chopra quote. In other words, because WordPress

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Thanks, Tom Woodward

Thanks to Tom Woodward, I am doing some Thanksgiving WordPress blogging. He wrote this awesome, simple, WP plugin that makes an “Easy Button” for writing posts. It get’s placed in your Dashboard and beckons you to click the shiny button and BLOG! Just be sure to change the bit of code to reflect your website

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A Joyful Reunion

Hey, Gardner Campbell, I’d like to introduce you to my new friends. Back on August 13th, I accepted a job to come to the University of North Florida to work at the Center for Instruction & Research Technology (CIRT). Exactly a month later, I posted my goodbye to UMW and Fredericksburg on Facebook (of all places).

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A Happy Ending/Beginning

This brief story started on September 7, 2015 when the good (did I say good, I mean great!) folks at the University of Mary Washington gave me a going away party at one of DTLT’s favorite hangouts – Hard Times Cafe (I always have the Alamo Chicken – highly recommended). The present that they gave

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Why

I lost count how many times I saw this thumbnail in my Twitter stream yesterday: I and other folks in DTLT have been following the work of Michael Wesch for years now. I have written a few posts about him as well. He is particularly inspiring to me because he is not only a professor

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Wistia Presentation Syncing

  Summertime is play time! One of the things I’ve been playing with lately is a new video hosting service called Wistia. For a relatively low monthly cost, we can store lots of videos at a site with more privacy controls than YouTube. It also has some pretty nice features regarding user engagement and analytics.

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A Follow-up

I’ve been meaning to post this for a while. At the moment, I’m taking some needed days off, but I’m happy to say that “Andyland” is back online and the above video is submitted as proof. It seems like I blinked an eye and this CRAZY semester ended. Now it’s summertime and the livin’ .

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A Setback

“I’ve lost all my work!” That was the first thought in my head as I found out that the Media Editing Suite, affectionately called “Andy Land”, had been flooded with water from the ceiling due to a … well, I still don’t know the cause really. I’ve listened to words come out of people’s mouths,

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Gotchas in the 4K/Retina World

Vexing problems are sometimes set aside to deal with at another time. Let’s begin at the beginning. Since moving into the ITCC I have had the pleasure of using some 4K monitors (these Sharps – yes, Plural!) on the new Mac Pro in my video editing room. And yes, I am completely spoiled now. However,

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Iterating the Kit

Transition. It can be fun. Frustrating. Overwhelming. Invigorating. All those and many other things. For me it’s always about the next step. No one I know is more critical of me than me. One of the “criticisms” I hear – in a total teasing, smack-down, weirdly motivating and one-upsmanship way – is that I, and

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