The Old is New Again

By John Atkinson   [Read more...]

Goodbye, Google Reader!

    Thanks to Jeremy Myers for the inspiration to make the above image!   [Read more...]

Reminder: Google Reader is Closing!

If you are reading this in Google Reader, you probably need this reminder. Google Reader will cease to be available on July 1st and you will lose all your feeds and other data if you have not exported them before then. I have been using The Old Reader, because I want to be able to [Read More...]

How To Fix Any Computer Problem

  I'm sure I've shared this here before, but it is so great, it is worth sharing again. From XKCD, with HT for the reminder to ProfHacker   [Read more...]

Ja,es

After a couple of years of practice typing on an iPad, I still find that (at least when I am typing without looking at the keyboard) my name ends up coming out more frequently as  Ja,es  than James. Presumably this is due to the slight difference in size between the iPad’s on-screen keyboard and a [Read More...]

Blog RSS Feed Options

Hello readers! There are two options when it comes to subscribing to the RSS feed of this blog. If you want to see the entire post in your feed reader, then you should use this one: http://www.patheos.com/blogs/exploringourmatrix/feed If you want to see only a short preview, then you should use this one: http://feeds.feedburner.com/patheosmatrix Thanks for [Read More...]

Scholars Behaving Badly – Er, I Mean, Citing Wikipedia

I've been discussing information literacy in general and Wikipedia in particular not only here, but on Facebook, quite a bit in recent days. One discussion asked about the appropriateness of a scholar citing a Wikipedia article, if only to offer it as a brief introduction to a topic. The question was posed by Joseph Kelly [Read More...]

Safety in the Cloud

For those who are students, or who do research and/or write for a living, the data we have – papers that are due, articles that we are working on – is more valuable than the devices we use to write on. And so anyone who is not currently using Dropbox, or Google Drive, or some [Read More...]

Human Souls Trapped in the World Wide Web

I blogged previously about the episode “The Bells of St. John,” but did not dive in detail into its metaphorical treatment of how technology has taken hold of our lives. The idea of souls being uploaded and trapped in a world wide web, and crying out for help, sounds less like Twitter specifically, as per [Read More...]

Like and Share if Jesus is in your Lungs

Someone shared the post below on Facebook. It is a real Facebook post, but the account itself may be set up by an atheist to poke fun at Christians. Be that as it may, the fact that it has become impossible to tell the difference between genuine ignorance among Christians, and atheist parodies of Christians [Read More...]

Goodbye Google Reader

It seems that Google Reader is being done away with (“retired” seems to be the preferred term). I suppose that means that I will have to find another feed reader for all my blogs and news feeds that I read – which almost certainly includes yours, if you have one. And so if you want me [Read More...]


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