Snippets #4

 

Welcome to the 4th in my series of “snippets” blog posts. See here for previous ones.

GitHub and Macs

Are you using GitHub and on a Mac? Here’s an excellent .gitignore file you can use that will keep all those pesky ._ files out of your repository:

https://github.com/github/gitignore/blob/master/Global/macOS.gitignore

Need to Record System Audio Using Camtasia on a Mac M1 Computer?

Setting up to record system audio using Camtasia on a Mac M1 computer is a bit of a nuisance. See here for the instructions:

https://support.techsmith.com/hc/en-us/articles/360055945312

Data Analysis Content in the Ontario Curriculum? 

My tweet:

https://twitter.com/pbeens/status/1374460114241921028

There were lots of responses! You can check them out here.

Keyboard Shortcuts on a Mac

I recently bought a new Mac but my Mac keyboard shortcut skills are quite rusty. This page has helped me immensely to get back in the groove.

https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT201236

Today’s coronavirus news: Ontario reports record 4,456 COVID-19 cases, 21 deaths; 1,513 patients are currently in Ontario hospitals due to the virus, with 605 in intensive care

It’s pretty sad that Canada’s per-capita rate of Covid is higher than the US. Please, stay home everyone, and get vaccinated as soon as you’re eligible.

https://www.thestar.com/news/canada/2021/04/11/coronavirus-covid-19-updates-toronto-ontario-canada-april-11.html 

Your Moment: Getting You Ready for Retirement (OTPP Retirement Planning Webinars)

Join the Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan (OTPP) for a virtual presentation to learn about one of your most important financial assets: your pension.

You have been contributing to your pension throughout your career. Now that you’re thinking about retiring, find out how this asset fits into your financial picture.

This interactive and informative presentation will provide you with everything you need to know about preparing for retirement, and what to expect throughout the retirement application process.

You have 10 dates to choose from. Each presentation will be the same, so please choose a date below and click on it to register. Each session is about 1.5 hours with a Q&A session. Two days before the date you selected, you will receive another email with information on how to join the virtual presentation.

March

April

May

Source: OTF Mail List

 

Podcast Test – Hosted on Google Drive

This is a quick test to see if I can publish a podcast on WordPress and have the file hosted on Google Drive.

Be sure the file is shared publicly and use the embed code to embed the player here.

The feed for the podcasts I post here should be https://www.beens.ca/category/podcast/feed/.

Update: The widget embed code must trip up the podcast programs because the programs cannot seem to find a podcast on this page. The good news though is that the test with the file hosted on GitHib worked perfectly.

Podcast Test – Hosted on GitHub

This is a quick test to see if I can publish a podcast on WordPress and have the file hosted on GitHub.

Be sure the use the “raw” link when inserting the URL. WordPress will insert a player automatically.

The feed for the podcasts I post here should be https://www.beens.ca/category/podcast/feed/.

Multi Device Website Mockup Generator

This is a recent email I shared with the Communications Technology email list. You may be interested in this if you or your students do website development.

I found a great webpage that will show you what your website looks like on multiple devices at once. It’s great! It would be very useful to make sure your website will look good on mobile devices or tablets.

https://techsini.com/multi-mockup/index.php

Here’s an example when previewing my website:

Multi Device Website Mockup Generator

The only hiccup I found when I was looking at my sites, I had to be sure to use https:// instead of http://.

Check it out!