Offline this week I learned how dead the world of Higher education is over the summer, that there was a reason I was heavily discouraged to take GCSE Art, and that trying to run after a takeaway curry the night before is a non-starter… :-p
- YouTube now has a movies section at http://www.youtube.com/movies. Some freely-available now; you’ll be able to rent them in future!
- Why Google avoid hiring too many smart people.
- You can now call landlines within GMail for free. But only if you’re in the USA. Gah.
- The lastest ‘Lifehacker Pack’ is for Android. Lots of top-quality recommended apps for your delectation!
- Need to run Windows, Mac and Linux side-by-side without problems? Here’s how.
Productivity & Inspiration
- I’ve got to get myself one of these OfficePODs!
- Keep small promises (to yourself and others) and the big ones take care of themselves. So sayeth Seth Godin.
- Who knew? Turns out Sun Tzu was a lifehacker… (I like point 4 on the list!)
- Some great advice about being self-employed online from Lifehacker. There’s tips in there for all of us.
- John Cleese shares some thoughts on creativity and productivity:
Education & Academic
- Lots of useful links to Augmented Reality in education here!
- Privileging quantitative data over qualitative data in education is dangerous. Here’s why.
- Interesting post by Will Richardson in which he asks, “What % of teacher ed programs prepare teachers NOT to be the focal point of the classroom?” Erm, none?
- You can now export to ePub format in Pages. Awesome.
- Woop woop! There’s now some formal guidance on citing non-paginated books (such as those on the Amazon Kindle).
Data, Design & Infographics
- David McCandless’ TED Talk on infographics is now on the TED website.
- How to make your presentation into a story using the S.C.o.R.E. method:
- An analysis (using IMDB and Rotten Tomatoes) of whether Toy Story is the greatest trilogy of all-time. Guess what?
- Use a Post-it note to prevent having to clean-up after drilling. Great idea.
- Drink lots of water to lose weight. Why? No-one knows!
- Asteroid discoveries over the last 30 years, visualized:
- Careful! After clicking this link you will never be able to look at a duck in the same way ever again.
- One for Geordies (and ex-pat Geordies) this one: Introducing the Apple Special Edition Charver whey-Aye Phone
Inspiration exists, but it has to find you working. (Pablo Picasso)
Ever tried? Ever failed? No matter. Try again. Fail again. Fail better. (Samuel Beckett)
The work habit that underlies virtually all writing problems is the tendency to write and edit simultaneously. (Henriette Anne Klaus)
He who has a why to live for can bear almost any how. (Friedrich Nietzsche)
More men have become great through practice than by nature. (Democritus)
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