Extreme Multitasking

A couple of weeks ago, I missed out on my early morning run. I decided to instead go for a run in the afternoon, taking my usual companions of iPhone, arm strap for the phone (with headphones of course), and our Siberian Husky. Already I was experiencing what I believe is amazing technology; listening to a live feed of music from across the country (Triple J), tracking my coordinates, calories, pace, [...]

tubalr – Bodacious Video Curation

'Tubular' is a term I tend to associate with the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles but it turns out tubalr is also an awesome web service for compiling and sharing YouTube videos. I came across this tool several months ago, and have been using it as a kind of online jukebox ever since.  I had been typing a musician's name into the search box and listening to whatever YouTube videos came up.  After [...]

Bartender

In my work, I often get the reputation of being "the computer guy" or a bit of a gadget nerd.  The fact that I wear a watch I backed on Kickstarter and I'm usually working between at least two devices probably adds to that reputation, but I maintain that it's a little bit off the mark. I am however a bit of a geek when it comes to installing little bits of [...]

The Swiss Army Device

The year 2012 saw many schools purchasing iPads for use in their classrooms.  The iPad has made made huge in-roads into education, and quickly developed a reputation as being a must-have device.  The content available through the AppStore has appealed to teachers of all learning areas, and across all ages in the K-12 spectrum.  The iPad's ability to be an all-in-one device with access to camera, microphone, internet, custom apps, has [...]

Taking Control of our Email

Happy New Year!  As the first post of the year, I'm going to capitalise on two things.  The first is how fresh our memories of Christmas lunch or dinner are, and the second is the openness to forming resolutions characteristic of January. But first, let's talk turkey.  (I promise I'm going somewhere useful with this!)  My in-laws traditionally celebrate on Christmas Eve, and traditionally can't decide whether they want to embrace [...]

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