The Secret to Happiness? It Doesn’t Really Surprise Me…

A recent study out of Cambridge University offers some insight as to what the key to happiness may be. The study surveyed 5,000 people during the past year and found the following: those who lost their jobs during the pandemic were the the most likely to be unhappy the next unhappiest group were those working … Continue reading The Secret to Happiness? It Doesn’t Really Surprise Me…

Thank Heaven My Students Check My Work…

It was time to turn in mid-term grades, and I went with a very simple grading rubric: 20% of quiz one 20% of quiz two 60% of test one I downloaded all of the student grades from our online class management system (Blackboard) into Excel, and created my simple grading formula. I then converted each … Continue reading Thank Heaven My Students Check My Work…

Why Did I Do This to Myself?

I have successfully avoided having any video games .on my phone for several years. But then a couple of days ago, in a moment of weakness, and for no justifiable reason, I decided to download a Solitaire app. And it didn't take long before I became addicted. I would tell myself, "just one more game", … Continue reading Why Did I Do This to Myself?

How To Interpret Digital Body Language and Emails, or Not

Given that so many people have been working from home, the nature of work has changed dramatically this past year. Instead of having meetings face to face, meetings are now being conducted via Zoom. Instead of just stopping by someone's desk to ask them a question, we now send them an email. And something is … Continue reading How To Interpret Digital Body Language and Emails, or Not

Music Monday: Solomon, Hercules, Atlas, Zeus, Achilles and Mercury

Today's music choice was discovered thanks to Shazam, an app that can identify music, movies, advertising, and television shows, based on a short sample played and using the microphone on the device. But before I get to the song, when I hear the word Shazam, what comes to mind is Gomer Pyle, the main character … Continue reading Music Monday: Solomon, Hercules, Atlas, Zeus, Achilles and Mercury

The Third Time Is a Charm

Given the nature of what was covered in my classes yesterday, I decided to teach virtually using Zoom. I feel pretty comfortable using Zoom, but it had been a while since I used it for a full class. In addition, this would be my first time using a Windows-based laptop for Zoom, since my Macbook … Continue reading The Third Time Is a Charm

You May Need a Better Password

ID Agent, a dark web monitoring company owned by IT software company Kaseya, says it identified the most common stolen passwords found on the dark web in 2020 based on a scan of nearly 3 million passwords. If you don't know what the dark web is, then you're better off staying in the dark, and away from the … Continue reading You May Need a Better Password

Music Monday: This Used to Be Music to My Ears

As the snow started coming down last night, I kept waiting to see if my classes would be canceled for today. I kept checking the news sites that listed school closings, but no sign of Villanova among the dozens of schools listed. My wife found out that her school was closed mid-evening, but I went … Continue reading Music Monday: This Used to Be Music to My Ears

No Matter What Your Problem, It Looks Like This Guy Can Help

Do you suffer from any of these problems: Money rituals instant money Office problem police station case Election wins. visa problem Bullet never enter you Brotherhood of money secret society Court cases Examination High spirit of pastor Gold problem protection Cafe or fraud guys Pocket no dry pot of riches Business problem High spirit football … Continue reading No Matter What Your Problem, It Looks Like This Guy Can Help

Will Google Translate Ever Work with Animal Sounds?

Google Translate is a free multilingual neural machine translation service developed by Google, designed to translate text and websites from one language into another. It offers a website interface and a mobile app for Android and iOS. As of January 2021, Google Translate supports 109 languages at various levels and as of April 2016, claimed … Continue reading Will Google Translate Ever Work with Animal Sounds?