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My impressions of Mac OS X 10.5 (Leopard)

I tend to be an early adopter of new technology (when I can afford to be!). When the ship date for the version 10.5 of Mac OS X a.k.a. “Leopard” was announced earlier this month, I placed my order right away.I received the DVD on Friday, October 26th, the day of the official release and […]

NECC – June 26, 2007 in Review

The final full day at NECC was a full one. The day began with a bus tour of the Atlanta area. Did you know that Elton John lives for part of the year in Atlanta? We toured through the downtown area of Atlanta and drove through one of the more upscale neighbourhoods, admiring stately homes. […]

NECC – June 25, 2007 – Why I want a GPS Unit!

Wow! Every once in a while you attend a workshop that really makes a difference – or at least rises above the usual standard of conference workshops. Dr. Alice Christie is this year’s bomb. This was by far the most effective, impressive education workshop that I have attended in a long time.The workshop focused on […]

NECC – June 25, 2007 – Report from “Collaborative Tools for Global Distributed Learning”

Presenter: Dr. Yvonne Marie Andrés Dr. Andrés is the founder of the Global Schoolnet, a home to many learning resources on the web.Dr. Andrés began by touring her site, the Global Schoolnet, showcasing a Project Registry for PBL. She worked her way through a “speed-dating” version of several online collaborative tools. Dropshots.com allows teachers/students to […]

NECC – June 25, 2007 – The Exhibit Hall

The crush of people entering the Exhibit Hall at the Georgia World Congress Center this morning was almost frightening. The escalators could not accommodate the sheer numbers of people descending from the street level to the Exhibition Hall. I managed to avoid the melee by finding a side staircase and negotiating my way to the […]

NECC – June 24, 2007 – The First Day

Today was our first day at the NECC site. We registered and toured the Georgia World Congress Center to get our bearings and decide where the best places to hang out were.The scale of NECC is massive, yet it operates like a well-oiled machine. Shuttle buses ferry the thousands of attendees from their hotels to […]

Save Our Internet Radio – The View from Paradise

Don’t let the RIAA silence your favorite Internet radio station! When I read about the onerous fee increases that will be levied against Internet radio stations, I was sorely disappointed. From the little that I have read on the subject, these fees seem not only outrageously high, but punitive. I sincerely believe that Internet radio […]