As a teacher I believe the amazing capacity that kids have to learn new skills and we must never underestimate what they can do.
Here is the latest screenshot of my Launchpad Screen.
A couple of quick recommendations
- RapidWeaver for web design
- Wunderlist - an excellent to do list app
- VMware Fusion - used for running Windows 8 on my Mac
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I have been on the internet since the early days in the mid 1990s when I was at University and using Linux. My first attempts at websites were really poor and although I have taught the occasional ICT lesson about web design I really never thought about why I would even want a personal site.
My first hosted site came four years ago and it was really just a site for my family and friends but really it was a poor quality and then I came across two really influential social media gurus.
If you ever want a lesson in how to build and use social media in really effective ways that build communities and share a common purpose both Chris and David have demonstrated this over many years.
I have learnt from them that …..
- Social media builds community and engaging with this community is central to success
- Developing communities and being successful takes time and needs good content that will engage
- There will be criticism, knock-backs and people who want to rubbish you just because you are popular
I have learnt so much from watching and learning by their example and really understand that success (however you want to define it) does not come over night. Having good role models is important and these two guys are excellent!
Watching my unboxing video here.
There are obvious hardware performance improvements and don't get me wrong, I think improving technology is great but ....
As a user of a now obsolete first generation iPad will the pace of change be such the iPad2 and possibly 3 will now become obsolete and no longer supported soon?
With tough economic times still here and ahead of us and with the desire of most Apple fans to keep upgrading are we now being (forced) into a very short refresh cycle?
Is this an issue of profit for Apple or a genuine desire to innovate and develop?
I would love to know what you think.
With little comeback with this looks like I’m screwed!
As someone who takes this very seriously I couldn’t work out what had happened - had I done something wrong or uploaded something with matched content.
After looking on Twitter for others it looks like it might have been a Youtube issue and it does seem to have resolved itself now.
I was very interested (and saddened) to see the news article about a man in Arizona who committed suicide after a police chase. Fox then accidentally showed the moment live on TV where the man shot himself in the head committing suicide.
It appears that normal safeguards in place to prevent this kind of footage failed due to human error.
This poses for me two very interesting questions.
- The first being should live news be actually show live without any buffering?
- Secondly, if live police chases are going to be used by networks for both entertainment and to provide a short-term ratings spike should they be shown in their full entirety with no editing?
I have not seen a live police chase on TV, the closest I came to it was the 24 hour footage of the man hunt of Derek Bird in 2010. Watching a police chase as entertainment poses moral questions about if we should be watching it in the first place.
What do you think? Should live TV really be live?
To be a reviewer for Sennheiser!
This will involve reviewing headphones prior to release and blogging about them.
The video review I used was of my new Finepix camera.
I look forward to receiving my headphones and reviewing them.
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All I need to do now is increase my following on Twitter and I will be happy (Joke)
It’s not about the numbers but about decent content.
Watch the following video for a review of this camera.
The answer had to be my original iMag G3 which started my whole love of Apple and Macs,
I got hit by a scam this week through an email and actually downloaded a virus onto my wife’s PC.
I’m waiting for my Raspberry Pi and I know that it will be delivered by DHL. When I got an email from DHL saying that it had been dispatched I got very excited. The only problem was that the tracking code was not recognised? Attached to the email was an attachment which pretended to be a text document - it wasn’t. It was actually an executable which infected the PC. A quick bit of virus eradication later and it was gone.
The moral of this story is that even tech savvy geeks like me can easily fall for a scam when you are excited about something being delivered!
Take care out there and watch out for malicious emails pretending to be from DHL.
More details are available here from DHL.
Or more accurately those people who hide behind their computer screen and cause havoc on the Internet.
It starts so easily ...
Hitting the dislike button on YouTube
Writing a negative comment on YouTube
Making a negative and personal comment on Facebook
Where does it end ...
- Obscene messages being left on tribute sites for people
- Vile rumours being spread
- Careers and lives ruined
- Damage to self esteem and trust in others
Have I been a victim?
Yes - I have had some very negative comments left both on YouTube and my Blog.
How did I feel?
To have horrible messages left about a video I spend ages recording and editing left by someone who has uploaded no content was hurtful. Being called quite nasty names because I left a positive review for a video was a shock.
Has it happened again?
Yes - I think that as soon as I started to get more popular on YouTube / Blog the negative and hate comments started increasing - so this will probably will be the future.
How can I deal with it?
- as easy as it sounds, ignore it.
- don't reply to any comment - don't feed them!
- don't take it personally.
- share what is happening with a friend and don't bottle it up.
This is an interesting article from the BBC News on how websites will be forced to identify trolls.