Just your average ordinary Black Superhero

Archive for the ‘New Media’ Category

Facebook look back: Cool or not cool

Tuesday, February 4th, 2014 Posted in Digital Video, Lifestyle, New Media, Technology | No Comments »

In recognition of their 10th anniversary, the team over at Facebook added this new feature that enables users to automatically generate a video montage of the most memorable posts, pictures and events that they have shared since joining the popular ...

New Year Technology project: 2007 MacBook Pro Upgrade

Saturday, January 18th, 2014 Posted in Comics and Sci-Fi, New Media, Tech Training, Technology | No Comments »

I am upgrading the standard hard drive in my 2007 17in MacBook Pro to a solid state drive (SSD). "Winona" has been showing her age in recently years and I wanted to spruce her up a little bit. And yes, ...

I shall call him…… Mini Me.

Sunday, January 12th, 2014 Posted in Digital Video, New Media, Tech Training, Technology | No Comments »

The new Mac Mini I bought last Christmas is finally hooked up and added to the network. I waited because I wanted to use it in a shared dual monitor configuration with my custom built Windows system. I will be leveraging ...

I might need to hit lotto

Thursday, December 19th, 2013 Posted in Digital Video, New Media, Technology | No Comments »

Apple finally got around to offering pricing and purchasing options for the new MacPro on their web site. Unfortunately the listing is just before the Christmas holiday and a tiny bit too late for me to ask Santa, or my wife, ...

#tweetMyClass: Social Media for the Classroom

Sunday, December 8th, 2013 Posted in CUNY - SPS, Digital Video, Future of Education, LaGuardia, New Media, Publications & Presentations, Technology | No Comments »

I was recently part of a panel discussion at the 2013 CUNY Information Technology Conference on the academic uses of social media. The presentation included short introductions, followed by a roundtable discussion, in which the educators on the panel examined ...

Digital Directive: The NY Observer Interview

Tuesday, November 19th, 2013 Posted in CUNY - SPS, Future of Education, New Media, Publications & Presentations, Tech Job Scene, Tech Training, Technology | No Comments »

A few months back I was questioned by a writer from the New York Observer on my role as the Academic Director of the Communication and Media program at the CUNY School of Professional Studies (SPS). The writer was interested ...

Digital Scholarship Revisited

Monday, November 4th, 2013 Posted in CUNY - SPS, Future of Education, LaGuardia, New Media, Publications & Presentations, Technology | No Comments »

Today I attended a presentation by Professor Kathleen Fitzpatrick on the role that open access and new forms of peer review will play on the future of scholarly communication. Professor Fitzpatrick is Director of Scholarly Communication at the Modern Language ...

New York Cine Radio – The Halloween Podcast

Thursday, October 31st, 2013 Posted in Batman, Comics and Sci-Fi, Gaming, New York Cine Radio | No Comments »

Tom Seymour and the rest of the guys over at New York Cine Radio asked me to Skype in for their Halloween podcast special and do a small comic book and nerd culture segment. It was a new idea that they ...

Arkham Origins is gonna be sick!!!

Friday, October 25th, 2013 Posted in Batman, Entertainment, Gaming, Martial Arts, Technology | No Comments »

After months of waiting Batman: Arkham Origins dropped tonight. The new Arkham is the followup to the wildly popular Batman inspired video games Arkham Asylum and Arkham City. I just picked up my copy from GameStop. There was a surprisingly small line ...

GTA 5 Midnight Launch

Monday, September 16th, 2013 Posted in Entertainment, Gaming, Technology | No Comments »

I don't look forward to many games anymore. Maybe it is a sign of me getting older and becoming jaded. But here I am, standing on a line outside of GameStop, waiting to pick up my copy of  Grand Theft ...