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!

Snippets #3

Welcome to the 3rd in my series of “snippets” blog posts. See here for previous ones.

Is This Ethical?

Is it ethical for a company to buy ads to deny climate change? Exxon thinks so and Google is gladly taking their money. It’s easy for me to boycott Exxon about this because I don’t buy their gas but Google is a little more difficult to boycott, as I’m totally reliant on their online ecosystem. Continue reading “Snippets #3”

Scammers Are Going After Shoppers Drug Mart Customers With A Tricky New Trap

“Another day, another scam.”

That’s how the article starts, and it’s so true. If you’re a Shoppers customer and if you have their membership card, be sure to give this article a read.

You may also wish to read some of the comments on this Facebook thread.

Bottom line? Be very wary if you receive a phone call from Shopper’s and they ask for any personal information. It’s a good bet you’re being scammed.


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Oh No! The Death of Waze

Waze iconI’ve been a long-time user of Waze, especially since the GPSes I own don’t have traffic subscriptions. I am fortunate to have a cellular plan with a generous data allowance, meaning I can use Waze often without being concerned that I will exceed my data cap. Heck, I would even use Waze to get to and from work, a route my car could probably do with me blindfolded. But it was a route that often had accidents, and Waze would change the route to get me work or to home as quickly as possible.

So it was with interest that I read the article “Did Google Just Deliver A Death Blow To Waze?” this morning. Continue reading “Oh No! The Death of Waze”

Need to Upgrade Your Old Computer? Consider This $45 SSD (Really!)

Do you have an old computer that you want to speed up? Adding an SSD is an easy and quick way to do that.

Samsung SSD

This 250 GB drive is super-cheap now ($45) but is great quality (I have one, which cost me $85 about a year ago).

You may need an inexpensive USB adapter to copy the contents of your old drive to your new one. Samsung has a utility that makes the process easy.

You can buy the drive here:

https://amzn.to/31SS88s
(Amazon Canada link)

 

Humble Bundle Deal – Corel PaintShop Pro Ultimate, Painter, Pinnacle Studio Ultimate, more

I love Humble Bundle for some of the book and software deals they offer. This one is especially good, particularly for those that want to edit photos or videos or create CG artwork.

This deal, entitled Humble Software Bundle: Painter – Create with Confidence, is an incredible software package that would normally cost you near $1000, but it in this bundle it only costs about $33. Continue reading “Humble Bundle Deal – Corel PaintShop Pro Ultimate, Painter, Pinnacle Studio Ultimate, more”

Snippets #2

Welcome to the 2nd in my series of “snippets” blog posts. See here for my first.

Snowbirds Photos

See my blog post.

Snowbirds

The Kiss

I never post anything online about Trump, but in this case I’m making an exception.

They say a picture is worth a 1000 words, well this picture got way more than 1000 words of coverage.

The picture was so popular it even got its own hashtag.

2019-08-27 G7 Kiss

CUPE Strike?

Things are heating up in education in Ontario, not for the good. 93% of CUPE employees have given the authorization to strike. Let’s hope it doesn’t come to that.

ECOO’s Annual BIT Conference – Early Bird Special

Are you attending the annual BIT conference? Register before October 1 to advantage of the early bird special. Details here.

I’ll be presenting on a project I’m pursuing called #100DaysOfCode. Please consider attending!

WordCamp Niagara

…is looking for volunteers. Local teachers may wish to ask their videography students to consider volunteering as this would count towards their 40 hour volunteer time requirement for their OSSD.

I hope to see you there!

The 500 Rule

Did you know there is a “500 rule” in photography? Read about it here.

OTF PD Calendar

Check out the OTF PD Calendar to find any AQ or ABQ courses you might want to take.

Thank you, Doug!

It was nice to get featured in @dougpete’s weekly profile of Ontario educators. Thank you, Doug!