Sean Laurence

171 posts
I’m an American living in Vietnam. I teach English, organize teacher workshops, run an English club and write about the English language.

How To Keep Your Blog Safe and Secure

Update! (March 9, 2016): John Stevens at Hosting Facts wrote me a nice email. He wrote an article about how to secure your WordPress site/blog. It’s a step-by-step guide for beginners and advanced users. Check it out here. Even in 2013 I still think of the Internet as a frontier town in the days of the Wild West. Full of promise but also a dangerous place to be. Back in those days there were horse thieves, gunslingers and […]

7 Tips for Adding Video to Your Blog

Adding video content to your blog can be scary. Especially if you prefer to writing to recording. Don’t be afraid. I’m going guide you through how to create your first video. By the end of this post you’ll be ready to get in front of the camera. Author’s Note: This post is written for a beginner who wants to record a video and put it in a blog post. Even if you’re not using a Mac […]

MassDiGI Helps Game Creators Win

The game industry in Boston has been quietly increasing in size. Game companies such as GSN Digital, Irrational Games and Turbine call New England home. With the impending release of the 3rd BioShock and PAX East right around the corner it’s a great place to be an aspiring game creator. MassDiGI is…“a statewide center, designated by the Commonwealth, for academic cooperation, entrepreneurship and economic development across the Massachusetts digital and video games ecosystem.” I attended their 2nd annual […]

The Cloth Map Returns in Shroud of the Avatar

I just found out that Richard Garriott (aka Lord British) is bringing back Ultima. As a kid I would spend my nights in front of my glowing PC monitor exploring the rich world of Britannia. Characters such as Iolo, Shamino and Sherry the Mouse fueled my imagination and made the game come alive. Richard and his team made each Ultima with a very high level of depth and interactivity. They really did live up to […]

“Do whatever it takes”: Startup Institute Alumni Advice

When you start something new it’s helpful to hear from those who’ve done it. I created a video where alumni from the Summer 2012 class give one piece of advice to new students. Watch it here:     Or you can read their advice: Kerrie: “Be creative. So, no matter who you are, what your track is, wherever you’re going after this, you’re all selling your skills and what you have to offer and who […]