Book Review: Good to Great: Why Some Companies Make the Leap and Others Don’t

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Good to Great: Why Some Companies Make the Leap… and Others Don’t by James C. Collins My rating: 5 of 5 stars An older book, published in 2001, but still very relevant to today’s businesses and, more interestingly, to any project or endeavor you are interested in moving out of the good category into the great one. The research study was impressive. Be sure to check out the details included in the appendices. Two principles of good to great stuck … Read More

Thanksgiving Book Review: Trader (Newford, #4)

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Trader by Charles de Lint My rating: 5 of 5 stars A book I’m thankful for this year is Trader by Charles de Lint. It is one of de Lint’s many urban fantasy books centered around characters in Newford. Leonard Trader, a lonely, hard-working guitar maker, wakes up in the body of Johnny Devlin, a penniless reprobate about to be evicted again. Leonard’s journey home takes him through parts of the city he has never experienced before and into another … Read More

Usability Study Tips for Distance Education Students

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I wanted to share a few tips I learned from doing a usability study for my final project in graduate school as a distance education student. This summer I graduated from the University of Illinois with a Certificate of Advanced Study in Digital Libraries. I was interested in connecting with end users for my last undertaking as a graduate student after spending two years focusing on the technical and administrative side of things. I developed a protocol to test a … Read More

TurtleTV – Raspberry Pi Camera for My Turtle Habitat

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Can I watch Stargate with you guys? #turtle #terrificturtles #happyfriday A post shared by Heidi Uphoff (@endtoendpaper) on Sep 23, 2016 at 5:08pm PDT Earlier this year, we discovered our new house came with a few unexpected tenants: desert box turtles. For the first two months, we thought we only had two, dubbed Sheldon and Shelly. Estimates today range from 10-15. Turtle moot at turtopolis #turtles #turtopolis #happyfriday A post shared by Heidi Uphoff (@endtoendpaper) on Sep 9, 2016 at … Read More

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