RPI’s Board of Trustees Should Be Fired

(The following appeared as an Op/Ed in the December 7, 2011 edition of the Rensselaer Polytechnic, available online at http://poly.rpi.edu/2011/12/07/jackson_not_issue__bot_should_be_fired/.) Jackson not issue; BoT should be fired On Monday, November 28, the Student Senate passed a resolution strongly criticizing the Jackson administration. The reaction by the Jackson administration and by the board of trustees was depressing […]

In Support of Information Technologists with Disabilities

The Internet, online video services, video games, and other information technologies are being developed without much regard for users with disabilities. As a result, hard-won victories by the disabled community are being erased by the shift to new technologies. Accessibility law suffers from the same problem that plagues most laws governing rapidly changing technology – […]

Configuring the Apple IR Remote on Ubuntu for LibreOffice Impress

I went through this process for the third time in two years today, and I figured I would document it here, primarily for selfish purposes (so I have a record of it for the future). Every time I install the new version of Ubuntu from scratch, I have to re-do this configuration, which means every […]

Help Needed – Web Designer/Developer Survey

For my PhD program in Science and Technology Studies at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in Troy, NY, I am conducting a short survey of web designers and developers to assess educational background, work practices, and community norms. The results of this quantitative survey will help me shape interview questions for my research sites. If you are […]