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A bilingual blog on disparate subjects. Un blogue disparate bilingue.

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Engaging students (c/p w/ Dead Voles)Alexandre

Fri, 18 Oct 2013 19:52:48 +0000

Originally posted on Attention Surplus:
…is not recommended until they’re not your students any more. Haha. So anyway, I might have mentioned that my Dean tapped me along with several colleagues to do a workshop on ‘student engagement’ at this year’s opening faculty meeting. He was interested in me showing off my ’roundtable’ schtick, loosely…

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Tue, 13 Nov 2012 19:33:08 +0000

Originally posted on Why Evolution Is True:
If you did any Googling today, you might have noticed this, and wondered what it was: It’s the Canadarm! And Canada’s National Post explains: The 31rst anniversary of the first launch of the Canadarm, the nation’s robotic space exploration tool, is being celebrated with a Google doodle. The…

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Thu, 08 Nov 2012 22:14:03 +0000

Originally posted on Jetpack for WordPress:
The past nine releases of Jetpack have started to reveal our vision for next-generation features that will boost WordPress’ incredible success by making it more social, more connected, more mobile, and more customizable. Over three million downloads later, we’re excited to report that the community has embraced this seemingly…

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Sun, 19 Feb 2012 14:16:30 +0000

Originally posted on The Concordia Declaration:
(Pour la version français, cliquez ici!) To endorse this letter, simply click “Leave a Comment” at the bottom, write your name and position in the field below the letter, as well as any comments or words of support you may have. Thank you!  We, the undersigned, are members of…

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Robert Scoble’s Severed Head, Truthiness, and the Surrender Chicken (via The Quora Review)AlexandreRobert Scoble's Severed Head, Truthiness, and the Surrender Chicken

Tue, 01 Feb 2011 04:32:16 +0000

Desperately seeking insight into the “Quora phenomenon.” This post is about the closest I’ve seen to that insight. our new policy on self-promoting "social media experts" is to just kill them all, and let God sort it out. – Quora User (name redacted) I was quite admittedly flattered when I was invited to join the closed Quora […]

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Réponse à des indésirablesAlexandre

Fri, 29 Oct 2010 19:56:54 +0000

Je vous ai répondu par courriel. Vous pouvez être des compatriotes, vous n’en êtes pas plus dignes de confiance.

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Minds of All Sizes Think AlikeAlexandre

Fri, 15 Oct 2010 23:55:43 +0000

What does social network analysis tell us about groupthink and boundaries?

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Getting Started with Sorbet, Yogurt, JuiceAlexandre

Tue, 14 Sep 2010 22:14:55 +0000

Got a sorbet maker yesterday and I made my first batch today. Had sent a message on Chowhounrd: Store-Bought Simple Syrup in Sorbet? – Home Cooking – Chowhound. Received some useful answers but didn’t notice them until after I made my sorbet. Here’s my follow-up: Hadn’t noticed replies were added (thought I’d receive notifications). Thanks […]

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Concordia Librarians, an Open LetterAlexandre

Tue, 14 Sep 2010 02:46:55 +0000

I commend some of Concordia's librarians for the quality of their work. Because I care.

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Barbeque in laval (via damn right im cookin)Alexandre

Thu, 19 Aug 2010 20:09:06 +0000

Nice description of my BBQ by an up-and-coming food blogger. Today I biked to Laval from my dads apartment,  when we got there it looked like the house was a cabin in the woods , but it was right on the street next to a depanneur (corner store). Our friend, Alex, was on his two […]

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Academics and Their PublicsAlexandreMisunderstood by Raffi Asdourian

Wed, 11 Aug 2010 19:50:58 +0000

(Why Are Academics So) Misunderstood?

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Moving OnAlexandre

Fri, 06 Aug 2010 22:18:10 +0000

Sometimes, you might as well make radical changes in your life.

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Values of ContentAlexandre

Thu, 29 Jul 2010 01:57:53 +0000

Some ways to understand "content."

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What Not to TweetAlexandre

Sat, 10 Jul 2010 05:48:50 +0000

Sarcastic do's and don'ts list about "improper" Twitter behaviour.

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Jazz and Identity: Comment on Lydon’s Iyer InterviewAlexandre

Sun, 27 Jun 2010 18:37:31 +0000

My reactions to @RadioOpenSource interview with Vijay Iyer.

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Piano Lessons and HappinessAlexandre

Tue, 08 Jun 2010 13:14:29 +0000

Living a parent's dream isn't a very efficient way to find happiness but it can focus one's adolescence rebellion.

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ATT2: Study Advice to my Students (via Rapport: The Informal Ethnographer Podcast)AlexandreATT2: Study Advice to my Students

Wed, 02 Jun 2010 02:48:44 +0000

I posted the following on a forum in my "ANTH202/4B Introduction to Culture" course and realized it might be useful for other people. So I decided to post it here, in the spirit of "Alex's Teaching Tips." Some parts are specific to this course and most of it is about the way I teach, but […]

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Butler in MontrealAlexandre

Sun, 30 May 2010 03:58:15 +0000

Psalm of Montreal Stowed away in a Montreal lumber-room The Discobolus standeth and turneth his face to the wall, Dusty, cobweb-covered, maimed and set at naught, Beauty crieth in an attic, and no man regardeth. O God, O Montreal! Beautiful by night and day, beautiful in summer and winter, Whole or maimed, always and alike […]

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