Henceforth I am going to spell Google “google” when using it as a verb and “Google” when using it as a proper noun.
Who’s with me?
This will be a running tally of my BMW R1200RT motorcycle mileage, in imperial MPG. Yup, I’m a geek.
From a recent OTF mailing:
Thinking of using a copyright-protected work in your classroom? First, you must determine if you need permission from the copyright owner. Continue reading “Teachers, Copyright, and Fair Dealing: Know your rights and know your limits!”
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”
“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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I’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”
Do you have an old computer that you want to speed up? Adding an SSD is an easy and quick way to do that.
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:
(Amazon Canada link)
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”
Welcome to the 2nd in my series of “snippets” blog posts. See here for my first.
See my blog post.
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.
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!
…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!