Author Archives: robinna

drupal – what it is & how it works (overview)

For those unfamiliar with Drupal it is a largescale opensource CMS for a website which is used by the likes of Tim Berners-Lee. Drupal is scalable and modular built which even includes design elements. Each Drupal website is like a house built out of legos — just like legos fit together to create something (a working door, a roof, etc.) which then creates the overall ...

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Ideas and…

So, I decided I would put all of Powerpoint handout stuff into my website to make it a little more interactive and interesting than just downloading a Word doc. I couldn’t quite figure out how to dump a Word doc into drupal and in looking around on the messageboard I discovered I was 2 versions behind anyhow. Isn’t that the way of the world? Anyhow, ...

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Hulu, not hula — free streaming video — movies, tv, and more.

The ad-supported streaming video site, and product of a partnership between NBC Universal and Fox, is opening its doors to the general public tomorrow after approximately five months in private beta. For the first time, users will be able to freely stream Hulu’s Flash-based, ad-supported TV and movie content….. Updated Techmeme article list here:http://www.techmeme.com/071029/p1#a071029p1 Hulu live here:http://www.hulu.com/

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Voyager tutorials as interactive game (sort of)

If you’ve not seen the tutorial from the Univ. of Auckland before, it is kind of an interesting (and different!) approach to teaching users about Voyager — very video gamesque, in as much as a tutorial probably can be. 😉 It’s not the most indepth, but looks to cover the basics. Main table of contents, which also provides some story elements: http://www.library.auckland.ac.nz/instruct/tutorials/voyager/toc.html Tutorials:http://www.library.auckland.ac.nz/instruct/tutorials/voyager/index.html

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Converting apple keynote to powerpoint (4:3 ratio to 16:9)

This is a much abbreviated version from an email: Convert 4:3 powerpoint presentations to 16:9 (wide-screen)Keynote (apple) can resolve this problem. 1) Open the original presentation in Apple keynote.2) Open the inspector, choose document >slide size Choose the new size 3) Export the new presentation from Keynote to Powerpoint. Workaround from Microsoft:http://office.microsoft.com/en-us/powerpoint/HA011420901033.aspx

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Posting to multiple blogs using Live Writer (How to)

Live Writer is a desktop application from Microsoft that allows the user to easily post to Microsoft Live Spaces, Blogger, wordpress, and other blog software (either hosted or on your own server). The WYSIWYG tool is amazingly easy to setup and use and posting to multiple blogs is a snap. Learn more about Livewriter here (and download it, too!) So, here’s my quick how-to: On ...

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Disposable video camera (and downloading video rather than processing it)

Well, this is kind of old news (2005!), but CVS now sells a disposable video camera.I wonder if they sell a disposable waterproof video camera … Anyhow, kind of interesting, but then considering how many phones and cheapie digital cameras now shoot video, I wonder how long this will last? Or perhaps, everything will move towards disposability. At least, the cameras seem like they are ...

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