EdTechWeekly#128

EdTechWeekly#128

May
17, 2009

This week’s Delicious Links

Chat Log
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18:46:24  minhaaj ->  Ah its Oovoo today.
18:46:30  minhaaj ->  used it quite sometime
ago
18:47:10  gary ->  Understood – I think.
18:49:07  minhaaj ->  whys daves voice a
little distorted?
18:49:09  minhaaj ->  is he on phone?
18:49:47  minhaaj ->  get a better mic
18:49:49  minhaaj ->  πŸ™‚
18:51:30  minhaaj ->  Ready for the WIAOC
Jeff. Lotsa work
18:51:38  minhaaj ->  but you indefatigable.
18:52:35  minhaaj ->  18 here, 17th yours.
18:53:20  gary ->  Dave be?
18:54:07  minhaaj ->  80%, its a netbook?
18:54:12  minhaaj ->  oh isn’t it Ace Aspire
18:54:16  minhaaj ->  Dave bought a new one
right?
18:55:25  sheila ->  I had a bad day with
skype today during Conversations. Dropped me about 6 or 7 times.
18:55:37  minhaaj ->  it was rain IMO Sheila.
18:55:43  minhaaj ->  Hey Peggy. Again.
18:55:52  sheila ->  πŸ™‚
18:56:09  PeggyG ->  Hi Minhaaj
18:56:23  PeggyG ->  Hi all
18:56:58  Alvin Trusty ->  Use Tree tab
18:57:04  minhaaj ->  i have no idea how do
you get this red icon with your name in chatbox. is it when you login
with the master password or something?
18:57:14  sheila ->  Ask Peggy about the 27
tabs!
18:57:34  JohnS ->  @alvin on a 9″ screen?
18:57:39  sheila ->  @Minhaaj – yes, it’s a
special account
18:57:43  PeggyG ->  tooo funny!! yes I have
some experience with that!
18:57:54  minhaaj ->  ahh cool.
18:58:40  Riptide ->  me too I can use a beer
18:58:41  minhaaj ->  i would like a netbook
since i keep moving, but i love the robustness of my Dell. I hear it
doesnt work as good as this one does. but again its a netbook.
18:58:43  PeggyG ->  Think I’m listening to
the geeks of the week πŸ™‚
18:59:22  JL ->  these guys are geeks every
week πŸ™‚
18:59:34  minhaaj ->  You better be at Open Ed
Dave. Sounds like fun with Wiley and Downes together on their.
18:59:37  PeggyG ->  I know–why do you think
I keep coming back πŸ™‚
19:00:00  minhaaj ->  It would be published in
the form of book after it
19:00:06  minhaaj ->  yes its boring and
useless
19:00:08  minhaaj ->  i have!
19:00:25  minhaaj ->  lol
19:00:35  PeggyG ->  how do you get such clear
audio for this show? need tutorials for some of the other ETT shows.
19:00:48  minhaaj ->  Unlike TV you can’t
change the channel in a conference
19:00:55  minhaaj ->  you’re stuck with them πŸ™‚
19:00:57  minhaaj ->  Hey matt
19:01:13  matt montagne ->  hey there minhaaj!
19:01:21  PeggyG ->  yes-no background hiss
and hum πŸ™‚
19:02:02  Cathy E ->  I had to turn off
UStream
19:02:08  Cathy E ->  terrible weather here
19:02:21  PeggyG ->  how are you listening
Cathy E?
19:02:30  Cathy E ->  Listening via Media
Player – sounds great
19:03:16  JohnS ->  250 watts? Wimp.
19:03:39  dave -> 
http://www.tomsguide.com/us/Acer-Aspire-netbook,review-1131.html
19:03:49  matt montagne ->  all
right…netbook hour on ETT!!!
19:03:55  matt montagne ->  I’m a big fan of
the aspire one
19:04:08  matt montagne ->  we evaluated the
9″ and really liked it
19:04:16  minhaaj ->  Asus EEEPC is close.
19:04:37  JohnS ->  I’ve had a lot of trouble
with the Atheros wifi card in the eeepc though
19:04:38  matt montagne ->  Asus is nice too
minjhaaj, but has a really unfortunate right shift key
19:04:48  minhaaj ->  how do you install
windows if you mess up yours without a super drive again?
19:04:50  JohnS ->  And performance in Windows
is really bad in the eee
19:05:00  matt montagne ->  but, you can hook
that thing up to an external display and you r good to go
19:05:10  minhaaj ->  wouldn’t know matt. lets
take your word on it but it got real bad reviews
19:05:29  matt montagne ->  I hooked up our HP
Mini 10″ to a 24″ display and it works great
19:06:04  Cathy E ->  I love my netbook
19:06:05  matt montagne ->  @minhaaj…I can
get used to any keyboard, but the asus has this really tiny right shift
key in a weird location
19:06:11  JL -> 
http://content.dell.com/us/en/home/della.aspx
19:06:16  minhaaj ->  gig of a ram and 1.6 mhz
does most things if you don’t start gaming on it
19:06:43  minhaaj ->  smaller for even your
pinky matt?
19:06:50  minhaaj ->  you must’ve real big
bones πŸ™‚
19:07:06  matt montagne ->  @minhaaj πŸ™‚
19:07:08  JL ->  http://community.elgg.org/
19:07:15  gary ->  Mini 10 Promise Pink
19:07:20  Cathy E ->  Go Dell
19:07:40  PeggyG ->  we’ll give you a woman’s
perspective next week after we get a chance to review it πŸ™‚
19:07:55  JohnS ->  WordCamp Columbus:
http://wordcampcolumbus.com/  and WordCamp Columbus
–  Mixed Review:
http://www.mikemcbrideonline.com/2009/05/wordcamp-columbus-mixed-review.html

19:07:59  minhaaj ->  hehe. turn it back on
Jeff Peggy.
19:09:28  Alvin Trusty ->  I was surprised by
the number of things people were using WP to do.  Not just
blogs.
19:09:37  dave -> 
http://www.linux-netbook.com/tags/netbook-comparison
19:09:59  PeggyG ->  Very intriguing comment
Alvin!
19:10:05  dave ->  http://www.geteasypeasy.com/
19:10:17  dave -> 
http://www.linuxdevcenter.com/pub/a/linux/2006/05/08/dual-boot-laptop.html
19:11:01  Cathy E ->  conferences are a good
thing
19:11:21  Alvin Trusty ->  What Linux apps do
you need to run?
19:11:44  minhaaj ->  theres a whole range out
there. OO.org for sure
19:12:03  minhaaj ->  you could use ‘damn
small linux’ and ‘puppy linux’
19:12:09  minhaaj ->  you could run it off of
usb too
19:13:09  minhaaj ->  and then make a ghost to
make other people’s life easier who are using your model
19:13:10  minhaaj ->  πŸ™‚
19:13:29  matt montagne ->  netbooks are
looking more like laptops and laptops are looking more like netbooks
19:13:33  gary ->  So is Dave still going to
buy a Apple netbook if it comes out?
19:14:16  minhaaj ->  only thing keeping me
away from a netbook is the perceived performance concerns. dvd drive is
one intimidating factor
19:14:20  minhaaj ->  πŸ™‚
19:15:25  JL -> 
http://www.usnowfilm.com/  http://vimeo.com/4489849
19:15:56  JL -> 
http://www.ustream.tv/channel/World-Record-Attempt-in-Paris
19:16:17  sheila ->  No songs repeated
19:16:25  JohnS ->  WordPress.tv:
http://wordpress.tv/ 
19:16:27  minhaaj ->  and no rest ?
19:16:43  sheila ->  15 minutes every 3 hours
19:16:54  minhaaj ->  doesn’t count towards a
record then heh
19:17:10  JohnS ->  WordCast Podcast:
http://wordcastpodcast.com/
19:17:22  JohnS ->  WordPress Weekly Podcast:
http://www.wptavern.com/category/wordpress-weekly
19:17:35  minhaaj ->  I think blogspot pawns
wp. atleast for the free version
19:18:04  dave ->  http://blip.fm/home
19:18:28  Alvin Trusty ->  @minhaaj Can I put
blogspot on my server?
19:19:12  minhaaj ->  nope because there is no
paid version and you don’t need it because you can change themes
without having to put it on server
19:19:26  minhaaj ->  can’t do it with free wp
blog.
19:19:45  lldenmark ->  Has anyone used
twitter to take class attendance?
19:19:55  minhaaj ->  gotta put it on your
webhost, having one being a prerequisite, is a prob.
19:20:16  Riptide ->  prepare for #musicmonday
on Twitter
19:21:18  kcaise ->  apparently less after
hearing that playlist
19:21:21  JL ->  http://www.freshbrain.org/
19:21:35  dave ->  @kcaise it does kinda
situate me doesn’t it πŸ™‚
19:21:53  JL ->  http://www.genyes.com/
19:22:15  JohnS ->  Hacking Education:
http://www.avc.com/a_vc/2008/11/hacking-educati.html
19:22:26  kcaise ->  lol @dave
19:22:32  matt montagne ->  Isn’t Gen Yes
Sylvia Martinez’s organization??
19:22:47  kcaise ->  yes it is matt
19:22:49  minhaaj ->  Jenn is online. guess
you should get her Jeff
19:22:54  PeggyG ->  yes gor Gen Yes-Sylvia
19:23:11  kcaise ->  fresh brain is having a
summer java program to learn to program java
19:23:36  matt montagne ->  grades, academic
departments, age groupings of students, standardized test scores,
etc…all barriers to new ways of learning
19:23:45  gary ->  But do they stay teachers?
19:24:03  kcaise ->  good point @gary
19:24:14  matt montagne ->  the one room
school house had it right in many ways
19:24:24  gary ->  Often they get other
options because of their skill.
19:24:25  dave ->  http://mini-itx.com/
19:25:49  dave -> 
http://mini-itx.com/2009/05/12/zotac-ion-itx-a-motherboard-review
19:26:13  minhaaj ->  sort of hyperthreaded
dual core
19:26:33  minhaaj ->  but with Intel Atom mb
19:27:00  minhaaj ->  dunno if it beats pure
intel
19:27:08  minhaaj ->  gotta be a performance
test.
19:27:16  minhaaj ->  it’d be in netbooks most
prolly.
19:27:24  minhaaj ->  bcoz they are the ones
using Atoms mostly.
19:27:46  gary ->  Dave went off to geekville!
19:27:56  JL -> 
http://www.ensode.net/pdf-crack.jsf
19:28:04  gary ->  Should we talk Fortran?
19:28:19  JL ->  http://voipcallrecording.com/
19:28:52  minhaaj ->  did anyone try Pamela
for Skype?
19:29:09  JL -> 
http://indispensibletools.pbworks.com/
19:29:13  minhaaj ->  didn’t work for me
19:29:38  JohnS ->  Fantastic Contraption:
http://fantasticcontraption.com/index.php
19:29:43  PeggyG ->  Call Recorder works great
on a Mac-cheap-maybe $20.
19:29:59  Riptide ->  I heart fantastic
contraption
19:30:06  PeggyG ->  Drew’s list is very
helpful
19:30:22  JohnS ->  Social Studies Central:
http://www.socialstudiescentral.com/
19:31:04  JL ->  list of  skype
recorders:
http://www.webcastacademy.net/book/recording-both-ends-telephony-call
19:31:04  dave -> 
http://www05.wolframalpha.com/input/?i=november+23,+1974
19:31:28  minhaaj ->  oh come on wolframalpha
19:31:34  minhaaj ->  fiasco πŸ™‚
19:31:59  gary ->  Dave is so young!
19:32:03  Alvin Trusty ->  the video is cool
19:32:05  minhaaj ->  traffic is killing it.
or atleast the review tells us πŸ™‚
19:32:50  PeggyG ->  Very interesting data
available through WolframAlpha just for students to practice analyzing
data
19:32:52  Riptide ->  and you trust Google?
19:33:04  minhaaj ->  you read my mind there
Riptide
19:33:09  matt montagne ->  ahh, the
importance of information triangulation
19:33:14  JohnS ->  no, but Google gives me
links to other resources, and I can tell where that data is coming from.
19:33:14  minhaaj ->  its just out there.
Their way or the highway πŸ™‚
19:33:24  JohnS ->  WA is giving info without
the context
19:33:25  PeggyG ->  it can be a great impetus
to validate the information
19:33:47  Riptide ->  I put ion this link
http://smarterware.org/1538/fun-with-computations-at-wolframalpha
19:34:03  Riptide ->  *in
19:34:07  matt montagne ->  love the
University of Wisconsin shout out!! Go Bucky!!!
19:34:12  minhaaj ->  uni of wisconsin?
19:34:18  minhaaj ->  is there a seach engine
with them?
19:34:24  Alvin Trusty ->  We have to see how
people use it. 
19:34:35  JL ->  http://kindersay.com/
19:34:36  Alvin Trusty ->  Alta Vista
19:34:40  Riptide ->  comparing it to google
is WRONG
19:35:00  gary ->  Now I know why so many
friends had my first name:
http://www05.wolframalpha.com/input/?i=Gary+name
19:35:02  JohnS ->  Facebook Foils Canadian
Lawsuits:
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/servlet/story/RTGAM.20090510.wfacebooktrial0510/BNStory/Technology/?page=rss&id=RTGAM.20090510.wfacebooktrial0510

19:35:05  dave ->  @Riptide you almost seem
like you have an opinion on this…
19:35:08  minhaaj ->  lol @ talking to me
19:35:08  matt montagne ->  hey , that is
really cool!
19:35:15  dave ->  i compare it to google
because that’s how it’s going to be thought of
19:35:57  Riptide ->  @Dave yes I thought it
was put against Google too but wolfram is different.
19:36:29  gary ->  Yes the comments!
19:36:30  dave ->  @riptide but people wont
see it that way
19:36:31  matt montagne ->  at some point,
some company will knock google off its throne…while google search is
fantastic, I still think there is a great deal of room for innovation…
19:37:16  Riptide ->  but Wolfram is a
different tool.
19:37:45  minhaaj ->  gotta jet . 5 in the
morning. bye all. great show.
19:37:46  dave -> 
http://fit-pc2.com/wiki/index.php?title=Main_Page
19:37:48  PeggyG ->  do any laptops have
battery life? what’s the best?
19:38:40  JL ->  sleep well Minhaaj
19:38:49  matt montagne ->  nite minhaaj
19:38:50  JL ->  or enjoy the day
19:38:56  matt montagne ->  good to catch up
with you minhaaj
19:39:42  JL -> 
http://itmanagement.earthweb.com/article.php/3820211/Does-Googles-Recent-Results-Feature-Beat-Twitter.htm
19:40:03  matt montagne ->  Turning your
netbook into a desktop: http://www.flickr.com/photos/mjmonty/3350143436/
19:40:33  matt montagne ->  I’ve posted that
photo here before, so sorry bout that…but it just shows how you can
dock your netbook with a larger display, full sized keyboard, and nice
mouse
19:41:17  JohnS ->  One Million Monkeys
Typing: http://www.1000000monkeys.com/
19:41:23  kcaise ->  wasn’t it mentioned in
the newsletter too Jeff?
19:41:27  gary ->  It feels great to be
neglected.
19:41:36  JL ->  indeed, our fine newsletter
19:41:44  kcaise ->  absolutely
19:41:44  PeggyG ->  everybody should join the
fan page πŸ™‚ we put it in the ETT newsletter this week
19:42:01  matt montagne ->  I’ve really
enjoyed the newletter…kudos to the newsletter elves
19:42:36  Riptide -> 
http://userscripts.org/scripts/show/43451 Twitter search results when
you search google Greasemonkey script
19:42:38  PeggyG ->  thanks Matt!
19:42:49  JohnS ->  Stupeflix:
http://www.stupeflix.com/
19:43:29  dave -> 
http://eeepc.net/9-cell-battery-for-acer-aspire-one/
19:44:20  matt montagne ->  wow, that must
last all day! The six cell batteries are impressive in that they give
you 5-6 hours…
19:44:47  kcaise ->  must be an amazing
newsletter team!
19:45:04  PeggyG ->  I’m smiling Kim πŸ™‚
19:45:16  kcaise ->  well deserved @peggy
19:45:42  PeggyG ->  can’t wait for the
Convergence unconference! going to be fantastic!
19:45:57  gary ->  Dave URL?
19:46:21  kcaise ->  where are you presenting
again dave?
19:46:23  PeggyG ->  we’ll be there for you πŸ™‚
19:46:31  matt montagne ->  we’ll be there,
but… πŸ˜‰
19:46:35  Riptide ->  Thanks everyone! πŸ˜€
19:46:42  kcaise ->  my thoughts exactly
@matt, lol
19:46:56  PeggyG ->  thanks everyone
19:47:04  gary ->  @ dave: and remind us of
the time
19:47:05  matt montagne ->  sell out!
19:47:19  JohnS ->  noon eastern on Sunday
19:47:45  JL ->  http://wiaoc.org/
19:47:59  sheila ->  Thanks all!
19:48:05  gary ->  @JohnS – thanks
19:48:16  PeggyG -> 
http://wiaoc09.pbworks.com/schedule
19:48:40  JL -> 
http://wiaoc09.pbworks.com/DaveCormier
19:48:55  PeggyG ->  the keynote speakers are
truly amazing!!!
19:49:00  dave -> 
http://wiaoc09.pbworks.com/DaveCormier
19:49:10  matt montagne ->  name change
19:49:13  kcaise ->  pbwiki is now pbworks
19:49:17  matt montagne ->  PBWiki changed
their name
19:49:23  matt montagne ->  about 4 weeks ago
I believe
19:49:31  PeggyG ->  new name for pbworks
19:49:46  matt montagne ->  a take off on MS
Works or somethign I’m guessing…
19:49:56  matt montagne ->  perhaps PBWiki
seemed to geeky or something
19:50:12  dave -> 
http://davecormier.com/edblog/2009/05/09/wiaoc-you-cant-collaborate-alone-an-invitation/
19:50:22  kcaise ->  i think their theory is
they have proven the wiki works and is as easy to use as peanut butter
and jelly
19:50:29  matt montagne ->  very cool Dave!
Definitely out of the box
19:50:40  matt montagne ->  that is my
hypothesis JS
19:51:22  kcaise ->  this group fight and
argue over something?
19:51:25  kcaise ->  no way
19:51:25  matt montagne ->  very cool Dave!
19:53:34  PeggyG ->  sounds like a challenge
we can’t resist πŸ™‚
19:53:46  gary ->  @dave:  Remind us
on Twitter.
19:55:47  matt montagne ->  talk to Vance
Stevens…that guy is the master at bringing in folks without knowing
much about how the audio quality
19:55:49  dave ->  http://cribchronicles.org
19:55:55  dave ->  http://cribchronicles.com
19:56:09  Riptide ->  Happy Birthday Mr.
Shinker
19:56:16  gary ->  Victoria Day – the Canadian
spring holiday to spend time in the garden or camping and drinking beer.
19:58:21  PeggyG ->  Hi Cheri T-how’s your
research coming along?
19:58:44  Cheri T ->  Hi Peggy – I’m going to
send out the survey as soon as I get IRB permission
19:59:00  PeggyG ->  excellent!!
19:59:33  Cheri T ->  i’ll be sending out a
pilot to get feedback soon
19:59:57  kcaise ->  never hurts to backup the
backups
20:00:05  Riptide ->  @JL I was just wondring
if this was the interesting banter we missed on the podcast version
20:00:18  PeggyG ->  Send it out through
ETT-great audience πŸ™‚
20:00:20  Alvin Trusty ->  Google “edit audio”
20:00:36  kcaise ->  have a great evening all
20:00:43  gary ->  Thanks again.
20:00:47  Riptide ->  Thanks guys!
20:01:05  Cheri T ->  PEggy I’ll be skyping
you πŸ™‚
20:01:12  PeggyG ->  bye all

 

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