Do you copy and paste text from one place to the other often? Are you annoyed when the formatting from the place you copied comes along when you paste? There are a few ways to do a ‘paste special’ depending on the destination application, but there’s something better.
Here’s a great tool for your Windows . . . → Read More: Copy Pasta!
I stumbled upon this great talk given by Bret Victor at the 2012 Canadian University Software Engineering Conference (CUSEC) called Inventing on Principle. Bret talks about how computers should do the programming for us, and to quote him from the video below:
If we write code on a computer, why do we simulate what the . . . → Read More: Bret Victor – Inventing on Principle
I was honored to be highlighted by TechSmith as one of their 20 Educators to Watch in 2011. I include screencasting as one of the tools that educators should always be thinking about and incorporating into their teaching and learning practice.
Here are just a couple of reasons why (but there are many more):
1 . . . → Read More: An honor! 20 Educators to Watch
This is from the “I wish I knew about this yesterday” file. I stumbled upon the CloudMagic plug-in for Chrome and it’s almost a shame that it’s not already built into or implemented into the ‘Google Operating System’. Instead of a long post on the fantastic integrated search capibilities and what it does, watch . . . → Read More: CloudMagic is… magic for finding stuff in your cloud-based accounts
Tweetdeck is probably the best Twitter desktop clients and you can make it even better using quick filters. In a fast moving event, a single tweet might get retweeted (RTd) numerous times, which can make your reading experience a bit cluttered. Those RTs keep bubbling to the surface, and you might miss other important messages . . . → Read More: Fast Tweetdeck Filtering to Help with Signal to Noise Ratio
Recently a teacher asked how on Earth I kept track of all the passwords and logins I use. My answer: LockNote + Dropbox.
LockNote (Windows only) is a free and awesome standalone notepad application that encrypts text into an executable file. Steganos of Germany has long offered Locknote for free and the tiny (268KB) . . . → Read More: Keeping secrets in your Dropbox