Archive for January, 2009

Sunday, January 18th, 2009

ScreenToaster is now out of beta testing, and a lot of the sharp edges have been rounded off. ScreenToaster is a Web application that allows you to make screen videos of what you are doing on your computer and share them with others.

I’ve just used it to provide a series of videos of how to [...]

Ubuntu live session with G3 modem

Wednesday, January 14th, 2009

My G3 mobile web modem ‘just works’ thanks to network manager 0.7. Sort of impressive.

Someone on the spot

Monday, January 12th, 2009

“A journalist must be where the action is, not sitting in front of a computor re-writing what someone else (whose competence might be questionable) has allegedly witnessed in far away places, or rehashing some blatant propoganda or innumerable puff pars”

Absolutely, Mr Hadwin, but how do I (and other readers) pay for the journalist? By buying [...]

Personalised learning

Monday, January 5th, 2009

Individual attention?Self-directed learning?Tailored Curriculum?None of the above?

The BETT 2009 homepage has a poll on the right hand side of the page. After some deliberation, I went for ‘tailored curriculum’ and found myself in the majority (a fairly unusual position for me). I was dithering over ‘none of the above’ for some 30 seconds or so [...]

Our wonderful mongrel English

Saturday, January 3rd, 2009

Donald Westlake died on New Year’s Eve