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Marziah Karch
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Lives in Portland, Oregon
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Things you see in #Portland   A bike with a bike rack. 
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Another First: Something Stolen
Ah, yes. The city life. We've experienced another first. First time something was stolen from our new house.  In this case, it was a retractable paint brush handle. I'd used it to stain the hardwood, and then I'd left it (retracted) on the front porch behin...
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How to lose 20 pounds of ugly weight in a single weekend
We took off the carpet, removed the nails and staples, and mopped the abused hardwood in our house. There's not much of a window to get this done before we have to move our things over, so let's go for it. There are two sanders that could potentially do thi...
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Seems as appropriate for April 1 as anything. 
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A beautiful goddamn floor and a few lessons learned.
So we got the staining and varnishing done. We used an oil-based varnish, and I think it came out pretty well. That doesn't mean there weren't a few Lessons Learned.  Here are the things I'd have done differently:  Don't varnish in the evening. It was a wee...
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I'm so sick and tired of people telling me how miserable and tragic our lives must be. 
Kennedy still thinks vaccines cause autism. He's also managed to make some pretty offensive remarks about autism just in time for "Autism Awareness Month."
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Stain time!
So we start out with some stripped and sanded floors. There's no way we were getting out of this without some stain. There are dark spots, and the dining room was stained prior to this. Pretty badly. My guess is that they used some sort of stain and finish ...
So we start out with some stripped and sanded floors. There's no way we were getting out of this without some stain. There are dark spots, and the dining room was stained prior to this. Pretty badly. My guess is that they use...
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Befores and In-Betweens.
Here's some progress on our house.  All the rooms (except the dining room) had exciting carpet, likely installed in 1997. Note the awesome mauve tones. Because everything is awesome with mauve.  What isn't quite as apparent in the pictures is that this carp...
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This misses the point. It's the chip and handset maker that I don't want to control the experience.  

Besides, if we're talking third party OS that is actually modified Android, I'd say Amazon is trying super hard to be the big player in that space. One of these days they may succeed (but not with the Fire phone.) 
A brazen startup has a very real shot AT busting up the world's smartphone duopoly.
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While it's true Forbes doesn't seem to get it, the Cyanogenmod team looks a bit dense here. Google's the only big player that specifically allows distributors to modify Android essentially any way they want, and these guys are acting like they're hotshots for doing exactly that.

Also: Nokia Here and OneDrive? That's an improvement?
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Education technologist, instructional designer, writer, grad student, geek
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Instructional design, educational technology, e-learning, WordPress, Drupal, other database-driven CMS systems, Storyline, Flash, and clear prose
Employment
  • NWEA
    Sr Instructional Designer, 2014 - present
  • About.com
    Freelance Writer, 2006 - present
    I am a regular contributor and cover everything of and relating to Google with a combination of short blog posts and long-form content pieces. I also edit a weekly newsletter and any posts by contributing writers. About.com was previously owned by the New York Times company and moved to Ask.com in 2012.
  • Apress
    Freelance Writer, 2010 - present
    I've written books as the sole author and co-author. I've also served as technical reviewer.
  • Johnson County Community College
    Sr Education Technology Analyst, 1999 - 2014
    This is a job requiring a lot of hats. I'm a technology scout, instructional designer, technical support person, trainer, and project manager. I've created 3-D videos in Maya, administered a multisite WordPress, designed a sim in Second Life, and created more than one interactive learning app. I'm always up for a new challenge.
  • Wired: GeekMom
    Core Contributor/ Senior Web Editor, 2012 - 2013
    This is the companion blog to the long-running Wired:GeekDad blog and covered the mother's perspective on technology, popular culture, and lifestyle topics. In 2013, the blog moved to its own domain. I write about everything from Mayim Bialik's stance on vaccines to teaching kids how to code. I also am a site administrator and created the current child theme in WordPress.
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Portland, Oregon
Previously
Greater Kansas City - Emporia, Kansas - Jever, Germany
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Technology writer, instructional designer, doctoral student, maker, and dangerous end-user.
Introduction
Education:
BFA in Printmaking
MS in Instructional Design. 
Ph.D student in Library and Information Management

Books:
  • "Build and Program Your Own LEGO Mindstorms EV3 Robots" (Pearson Aug 25, 2014)
  • Using Galaxy Tab: An Android Tablet: (Apress Nov 24, 2014)
  • "Android Tablets Made Simple" (Apress Nov 17, 2011) 
  • "Android for Work" (Apress Sep 1, 2010)
  • "Droids Made Simple" with Gary Mazo and Martin Trautschold (Apress Dec 20, 2010)
Magazines: 
  • "How to Collect Creepy Crawlies." ("Wired" UK. Conde Nast, 21 Oct. 2013).  
  • "How to Make an 8-bit Quilt" (WIRED UK March 1, 2013)  
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Academic:
  • "Innovative Pedagogies: Reflecting on Innovative Pedagogies in LIS Education" Juried conference presentation, ALISE January 2015
  • “Case-based Learning as Pedagogy for Teaching Information Ethics and Improving Future Librarians' Communication for Leadership in a Democratic Society” Poster session. Emporia State University Research and Creativity Day May 1, 2014

 
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Frequently mistaken for a Malaysian biologist.
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  • University of Kansas
  • JCCC
  • Emporia State University
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