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Taking a photo of a sunset using a smartphone

Post Mortem Photo Recovery

May 16, 2015

I've recently have several requests to help people recover photos from dead or stolen smartphones, but not just any photos, photos of lost loved ones. Photos that were not saved anywhere but the now defunct phone. Photos that may have seemed like silly snapshots when they were taken, but are now far more valuable than the phone itself. Here are a few things you can do to protect your photos now, and prevent future heartbreak.

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stack of old film canisters

Archiving Digital History

March 28, 2015

These days we live so much of our lives online that there are fewer physical artifacts of our thoughts and experiences. While there's an overabundance of public records available through tweets, selfies, and the like, our private communications - text, emails, snapchats, etc. - are generally kept private and are easily deleted. Should we be preserving our digital artifacts for future generations?

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What I’m Reading: Ghost Boy

March 25, 2015

Ghost Boy: The Miraculous Escape of a Misdiagnosed Boy Trapped Inside His Own Body by Martin Pistorius is an incredible autobiography written by a quadriplegic who is unable to speak. Everyone thought he was “a vegetable”, but he proved them […]

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School Website Redesign

February 15, 2015

To put it mildly, my district’s previous website was plagued by problems. An outdated content management system dictated how we organized content, resulting in a maze of drop-down menus and unruly sidebars. The search didn’t work (except to find outdated […]

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