- Tributary – Tributary is an experimental environment for rapidly prototyping visualization code. The environment provides several useful libraries, as well as a simple interface for live code editing. We call these shareable code examples inlets. – (software visualization )
- Semiotics Theories / Signo – Applied Semiotics Theories – – (semiotics theory )
- [toread] New Clues: update to the cluetrain manifesto – – (Manifesto DH )
- Compassionate Tools — The Brooks Review – Add another take to artisan software tools. "Again Photoshop is about its features, and Acorn is perfectly humanistic in what it will do with you." – (dh artisan software )
- Annie Leonard – The Story of Bottled Water = Script – I saw this first in OUP's Sustainability reader and was struck by acknowledgement that the notes are longer than the text they note. Points to Leonard for making the point. – (A&E sustainability academia2.0 )
- Mark Bernstein: LectureNotes – – (dh wiki wcw erhetoric )
- Mark Bernstein: NeoVictorian Computing – a defense of artisan programming and computing. set of blog posts. – (dh software programming steampunk ple )
- Watters: Student Data is the New Oil: MOOCs, Metaphor, and Money – A direct connect to students on what's collected and who profits (spoiler: it's not the student). Added bonus, Why I Don't Use D2l Reason #11: "Degree Compass [data mining and analytics"Instead it uses predictive analytics techniques based on grade and enrollment data to rank courses according to factors that measure how well each course might help the student progress through their program."] was acquired by the learning management system Desire2Learn in early 2013 for an undisclosed amount of money." One for FYC and A&E to read. – (fyc a&e d2l education )
A catch-up post while reactivating postalicious.
- 15 Effective Tools for Visual Knowledge Management – – (infographic visualization software )
- Wolfram Alpha – a new kind of Fail – Taking Wolfram and his data processor down a notch. – (newmedia plagiarism google searchengine )
- Commuters asked to write Haikus – Remember the Guardian’s txting poetry contest? – (twitter socialmedia )
- LinkedIn profiles: Avoid the five most common mistakes | Business Center | Macworld – Advice for managing contacts and links – (howto socialnetworking LinkedIn )
- Alumni Try to Rewrite History on College-Newspaper Web Sites – Chronicle.com – – (dangers socialnetworking socialpractices )
- twistori – Based on wefeelfine, calls on twitter. – (tools twitter mashup )
- Immersive Education Initiative London Summit 2009 : Wonderblog – We ran this session more like a participative workshop (hence the lack of suitable recording) in which we asked the audience members to identify the current issues facing the deployment of Virtual Worlds in education (not just Wonderland).We broke the audience into three user categories: educators, developers and learning technologists and asked them to identify the issues particular to them.
- Newspapers and Thinking the Unthinkable « Clay Shirky – new models. – (journalism )
- Personal Dashboards | Geekpreneur – Promotional article on using a mindmap as a PLE hub. – (vle ple mindmap )
- fd’s Flickr Toys: Do fun stuff with your photos – Utilities and toys for printing and mashups. – (publicauthoring publishing publishing2.0 print flickr twitter )
- Is Facebook Really Bad for You? » the billblog – How some press gobble up lite research. – (facebook socialnetworking research )
- Wonderblog post – People who are “radically co-located” – working together in the same space – are almost twice as productive as those who are distant. This is due to awareness of others actions, gestures, and gaze, as well as the ability to have impromptu conversations. In real life, we judge how to behave towards others based on the distance they stand from us when talking coupled with other subtle social cues, such as eye gaze. – (wonderland SL virtual_environments )
- Lifehacker – Six Ways You Should Be Using Twitter (that Don’t Involve Breakfast) – Feature – – (twitter socialnetworking howto socialpractices )
- A nation of programmers? BIll Thompson – – (techadvice socialpractices two_cultures literacy )
- Wired Campus: How Social Networking Affects the Student Life Cycle — From Applicant to Graduate – Chronicle.com – This seemed initially pretty tame, but on a second reading, the gatekeeping function of admissions became more ominous. – (social_software socialnetworking socialpractices admissions studentlife )
I’m really liking Corkboard, a scrapbook / clipboard manager that places clippings on a translucent layer on the desktop. It’s convenient to use – drag and drop all the way – but it’s enjoyable to use. Clippings can be placed in meaningful ways on the onionskin. The designer, Jonathan Grynspan, drew the design criteria from the weaknesses of the traditional clipboard:
Corkboard is a supplement to the clipboard present in Mac OS X, designed to solve three interrelated problems:
1. Data on the clipboard is invisible. It is not clear what data may be stored on the clipboard at any given time. Corkboard provides graphical representations of numerous data types, making it clear what data is available
2. Data on the clipboard is fragile. A single key combination can destroy the only copy of a datum. Corkboard allows multiple data to be stored, reducing the occurrence of this problem.
3. Data on the clipboard is untouchable. Modern systems use strong visual- tactile feedback (e.g. animation), while the clipboard has almost no user-obvious representation. Corkboard provides a representation of copied data based on the real-world metaphor of a cork bulletin board, making it easier for less technical users to follow their data.
Corkboard makes the clip visible and touchable, but also arrangeable. By making the clip visible and persistent, Corkboard makes it possible to organize indexical clips spatially, visually. And that makes the clips easy to think about, select, and arrange.
The interesting thing: The corkboard layer is translucent, an onionskin, a palimpsest, more than a corkboard. Windows, icons, images from the desktop shows through the corkboard. That keeps the user oriented to the surface, but it suggests even more kinds of arrangement. Smart design move.
I’m always looking for
these new software toys. This one is . It uses all the latest eyecandy, which I have to admit makes a difference in posting. Blogo feels more like a writing space than a blog app.
I’m putting it through its paces for a few weeks. So far, so good –
- nice interface
- coordinated microblogging
- rudimentary image editing built in
- editing panel also shows a pretty good preview: non-modal
- can be set to preview before publishing
- seems to update posts well
But some rough edges
- It bogs a little when typing. That preview must take some energy.
- It uploads a new version of the cropped image with each change.
It really feels like an app for the beginning blogger.