Academics Interests

Small Things

When Steve Krug talks about usability in Don’t Make Me Think he states

there’s another important component to usability: doing the right thing – being considerate of the user.

Don’t Make Me Think, Revisited p. 166
How To

Google Sites Custom URL

I had a question the other day about how to move the content from a Google site to another hosting platform. After a bit of searching, I couldn’t find a way to do it, but I did come across the custom URL which allows you to point your domain to the google site so it appears the content is actually at


Dogwood Challenge 2019 Week 3

A friend told me about the Dogwood 52 Week Photography Challenge. I decided to take up the challenge as a means of getting more practice with the camera. Unless otherwise noted, all images are presented as taken with the camera, no color correction, no exposure correction and no cropping.

The challenge can be found here ( for anyone wanting to join me.

WEEK 3 : Inspiration : Black and white – Your inspiration this week is to simply take an amazing Black and White photograph of any subject you want.

I don’t necessarily think this is an AMAZING Black and White photograph. However, the feeling I get looking out the back door at fresh undisturbed snow while cozy in my home drinking coffee is amazing. For this image, I placed the camera on a tripod and slowed the shutter speed in hopes of catching a blur of snow flakes falling. Unfortunately, white on white doesn’t show up very well.

TREATMENT : Using Lightroom, I added the B/W treatment and I cropped the image to put the table in the center third.

Camera : Nikon D5500
Lens : AF-S DX Nikkor 35mm 1:1.8G
f-stop : 22
shutter speed : 1/3
ISO : 100