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Post Mortem Photo Recovery

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…

Archiving Digital History

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?

5 Reasons I Love Being an Online Student and Only 1 Reason I Don’t

It’s midnight on a Saturday. Wearing pajamas and holding a sleeping dog on my lap, I collaborate with classmates about our final project. My unkempt appearance doesn’t detract from my opinions nor does Elmo’s snoring distract the others; we are all in different states working via Google docs. For all I know, my classmates are also…

School Website Redesign

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 An outdated content management system dictated how we organized content, resulting in a maze of drop-down menus and unruly sidebars. The search didn’t work (except to find outdated content that was supposed to be hidden) and pages couldn’t even be bookmarked. Lack of…