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Archive for November, 2012

Scratch from MIT

• November 25, 2012

I used to use Macromedia Flash back when I was a bit more involved in my computer work. I would create scenes and shorts about random subjects with Flash and post them online. It has been a while since I have used programs like this, but Scratch is an interesting tool to help beginners learn […]

Personal Archives

• November 15, 2012

I was quite surprised at the level of recommended steps for backing up files. In the reading from the Library of Congress, the recommended number of back ups of the original file was at least two. I know for myself, I only back up to an external harddrive, and I don’t do it very often. […]

Access > Accuracy

• November 10, 2012

I enjoyed reading Daniel Cohen’s article From Babel to Knowledge. Data aggregation is by far one of my favorite parts of the internet in general, because there is so much information out there and programs that make it easy to find exactly what you are looking for is extremely useful and important. But something that […]

The Good, the Bad, and PowerPoint

• November 2, 2012

I got a good laugh at Peter Norvig’s “The Gettysburg PowerPoint Presentation“, especially the slide about what is “NOT ON AGENDA”! It’sĀ fascinatingĀ to think about how an important, historical address would be presented and understood in current times. But it’s also a good exploration into the prevalence and use of slide presentation and whether or not […]