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What do the Nexus 6 and Net Neutrality Have in Common?

I'm a tech nerd, and I'm proud of that fact.  I'm also fairly picky about many things, including about being able to pick and choose the products I want to use. In the past year and 3 months or so, I have owned a Galaxy Nexus, Nexus 4, Nexus 5, Moto X, HTC One M8, and LG G3.   
It's no secret that I love Android Phones, but for the first time since the iPhone was introduced I was tempted to make the switch to iOS. In the end, I didn't, but that doesn't mean it's not the right smartphone for anyone one else.  However, I went through so many different phones in the past year because  I was looking for one that had everything I wanted and had service where I live and work. Finally I feel that I have found the phone in the Nexus 6, but I will get to that in a bit.  While I love the N6, I hated the experience I had to go through to get it activated.

Google Glass One Year On and What's Next

I consider myself a very fortunate person.  I have a super fantastic wife, an awesome family, a rewarding job at a school I love to go to everyday and I could go on.  I was also very fortunate to be able to test Google Glass for the past year and a few months. It has been a great experience overall, and one that I would not trade away easily.

The Grading Conundrum and How I'm fighting Back with Badges

As many people who have gotten into a discussion with me about grading know, I hate grades.  I know that I'm not alone in this regard.  In fact, I would venture to guess that no teacher that enjoys teaching and watching students blossom throughout the course of a semester or year like grades.  Grades are so 1950, which is where many post-secondary schools are also stuck in terms of needing a grade point for students to attain.