Monthly Archive: March 2011

Mar 28

23 Things #12 – Screencasting

Screencasting is an area that I am (amazingly) relatively new to. It is amazing to me that I’ve gone this long without screencasting, given how often people ask me how to do things on the computer. I end up making long, detailed instructions complete with screen captures (still images) and annotations. The same activity probably …

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Mar 28

23 Things #11 – Break!

The nice folks over at 23 Things Kansas are giving us a break for week #11. I thought in honor of the break, I’d just share a video that’s purely for fun with little to no educational value. Be prepared to laugh out loud.

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Mar 28

23 Things #10 – Video on the Web

I love web video. I’m just going to be very upfront about that. My wife and I cancelled cable television, and we get all of our “TV” fixes from Internet video from sources such as Hulu.com, Netflix Streaming, Amazon.com Streaming, not to mention each of the content providers own webpages (NBC.com, CBS.com, etc.). I have …

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Mar 27

23 Things #9 – Instant Messaging

Back in the day (early- to mid-1990’s), all the cool computer kids knew how to get into chat rooms. There were BBS’s (Bulletin Board Systems) that you dialed into (almost always a local number) that provided a number of services, one of the primary being chat rooms. I could not even begin telling you how …

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Mar 19

23 Things #8 – Cloud Computing

OK, folks, repeat after me: “I am not afraid of the cloud. I am not afraid of the cloud.” Good. Now with that out of the way, we can take a look at how much better cloud computing is for 90% of the things we use computers for. I’m going to approach the topic a …

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Mar 18

23 Things #7 – Microblogging

Today’s 23 Things Kansas activity is another one to which I am no stranger. Microblogging–which I don’t think is exactly the best term for it, but don’t have a better suggestion yet–takes advantage of peoples’ short attention span, and only allows them small spaces in which to create messages to followers. Whereas a blog–like this …

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Mar 14

23 Things #6 – Tagging and Social Bookmarks

I have to admit this is one area that I never really got into, and continue to struggle to find relevant to the way I do things. The 23 Things Kansas post about Tagging and Social Bookmarks highlights websites like Delicious.com, Diigo, and Blinklist. I created a Delicious account back in 2006 (back when it …

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Mar 01

Word Cloud for March!

Here’s your St. Patrick’s Day-themed word cloud for March!

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Mar 01

23 Things #5 – RSS and Feed Readers

I’ve been using RSS feeds for so long now that I tend to forget that people still don’t know what they are. Google Reader has been one of my top utilized sites on the Internet for at least 5 years now. It’s the only way that I read blogs and news sites. (I also use …

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