Learning technologies overview from down under

Another excellent resource courtesy of Stephen Downes on technologies in learning. Emerging Technologies: A Framework For Thinking , Education.au. This sweeping and forward-looking report commissioned by the Australian Capital Territory Department of Education (ACT DET) to look at the impact and potential of emerging technologies in learning is a must-read for decision-makers in the field; […]

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More RSS converts

RSS bigots of the world unite! This is another of those ‘you need to experience it to understand it’ kinds of phenomena. rss, where are thou? “Syndicationis key. I have become such a snob that I won’t read a blog if I can’tdump it into my BlogLines account. Okay, snob is a bit harsh. It […]

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Making A Better Open Source CMS

I feel much better knowing I’m not the only one who finds Open Source CMS systems so frustrating. I’ve been poking around with several on the theory that a decent, affordable, CMS should be a key component in a personal knowledge management environment. Veen helps articulate why I’ve been struggling and it’s not because I’m […]

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Stripe Snoop Homepage

Aren’t you just a little bit curious about what is hiding on the back of those credit cards in your wallet? I see some soldering iron time in my future. Stripe Snoop Homepage. Stripe Snoop is a suite of research tools that captures, modifies, validates, generates, analyzes, and shares data from magstripe cards. The data […]

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A Taste Of Computer Security

I’ve only just begun to read through this, but it certainly appears to live up to its billing. A Taste Of Computer Security. andrew_ps writes “Amit Singh has published on his KernelThread.com a paper (mini book really) on computer security. A Taste of Computer Security is a VERY comprehensive paper in what it covers, but […]

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Onion Routing

Looks like another potential tool for the bag of tricks. Onion Routing. Ever wanted, or needed, to surf the Web anonymously? Intelligence officers have this need, but so do others. Anonymizing proxies can make it so that the site you visit doesn’t know who you are, but they don’t protect you from instream eavesdroppers or […]

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Adams on Murphy

The corollary here is that the harder something is to get at or repair, the more likely that it will fail at an inopportune moment. Adams on Murphy. Adams on Murphy — “The major difference between a thing that might go wrong and a thing that cannot possibly go wrong is that when a thing […]

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Syndication and Aggregation

Nick is absolutely right. Thank you “Dave” for all you’ve done to make weblogs and syndication part of my information world. Syndication and Aggregation Five years ago today, Dave Winer wrote about syndication and aggregation. Dave, thanks for all you efforts to promote weblogs and syndication – you’ve helped open a lot of possibilities for […]

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