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How I Have Spent/Wasted Time Lately (November 30, 2004 11:41 PM)
Ouch, my blogging fingers are rusty. Among tweaking and updating many of our project web sites this week, an inordinate amount of time has been spent: * cleaning up the droppings we find on our wikis (Thanks for all the potted meat food product shipped directly from Southeast Asia- love... «more»
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Hiding Out (Psss -it is snowing right now) (November 28, 2004 02:26 PM)
Surely of interest to no one, but I've been fortunate to enjoy a rather lazy extended piece of time, 6 days wrapped around Thanksgiving at our Arizona mountain hideaway in Strawberry (yes readers, Arizona is not a swath of Arabian windswept desert, but have places with trees and weather). I... «more»
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DJ Scott Mixing Up the Edublogger Feed Bag (November 26, 2004 10:52 PM)
Scott Leslie recently wrote about using Rollup to put together a super feed of his favorite educablogger's furl and deli.icio,us feeds: lots of folks have separate Furl and del.icio.us sites/feeds. I've been subscribing to one or two of them in the past, but wanted to get all the ed tech... «more»
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Real World Learning Objects (RWLOs) (November 23, 2004 04:43 PM)
Our system is somehow involved with this but I cannot quite figure out what it is or does.... «more»
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Playing with Flickr Cut Outs (November 22, 2004 11:21 PM)
flickr foto dog-truckavailable on my flickr Another one for the Cut Outs Flickr Group -- emphasizing the blue door in this shot in Rawena, NZ. It was really the color of the door that caught my eye while enjoying a "flat white" at the cafe, worth setting off as... «more»
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For My Holiday List (November 22, 2004 09:54 PM)
I'll take one of these, please. You can have a lot of faith in the sensible writing of Danny Goodman, who long ago for me threw all kinds of new light on HyperCard, and later JavaScript... My job in this book is to translate the gobbledygook spouted by all sides... «more»
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Tasty del.icio.us feeds with PHP (November 19, 2004 01:40 PM)
Via open artifact cam this link to MovableBlog's Integrating del.icio.us with PHP and Magpie describing a way to embed the output of your del.icio.us links in a web page. As always, there are many paths to the same destination. As frequent readers know, this can be achieved via the JavaScript... «more»
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New Zealand: Believe It or Not! (November 19, 2004 10:53 AM)
For the benefit of my fellow American travelers, I am sharing some key learnings that may save them embarrassment, shame, or international ridicule when visiting this beautiful place. Note- this is very much not to be taken seriously! I am writing this on the plane back before it all starts... «more»
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The Big New Zealand Finale: "Rip. Mix. Learn." (November 17, 2004 12:58 PM)
Today is my last day in a little slice of green heaven known as New Zealand where I have been visiting and giving workshops at several institutions in the Auckland area (see the CogDog's upside down inverted cousin, the CogDog(kiwi)Blog). Among other bits, I've been stirring up the interest in... «more»
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Feedster Blog Search (November 17, 2004 12:26 PM)
Feedster is offering a new search tool to help you find content that comes from weblogs, a handy way to scope your web searches. For the uninitiated, Feedster provides a google-like interface for searching things found in RSS feeds. It offers tools to store your own set of feeds (like... «more»
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Try Some A9 Sauce On That Next Web Search (November 16, 2004 02:23 AM)
I give credit to "Thomas" , a participant in one my recent workshops at Manukau Institute of Technology here in Auckland, NZ for turning me on to a new search site- A9. It is a whopper. It's been about a Google years since I got interested or even raised an... «more»
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Find the Dog (November 15, 2004 04:42 AM)
flickr foto Find the Dogavailable on my flickr See if you can locate the puppy trying to get someone's attention from this truck parked in Rawena, New Zealand. While enjoying a flat white in this cosy cafe in Rawena, I was mesmerized by this simple composition of a truck... «more»
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Bb-igfoot: Are there More than Blurry Photos of ePortfolios? (November 15, 2004 04:12 AM)
Despite a lack of clearly focused photographs, there are some out there clinging to firm beliefs in Bigfoot and the Loch Ness Monster. I get the same sensation trying to get a clear picture of Blackboard's ePortfolio functionality. Some messages of inquiry about the legendary beast in question bounced around... «more»
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Only on the Web... NZ Webguide's 2004 Best Personal Blog: Bizgirl is a He (November 14, 2004 10:45 PM)
Stranger than real life, or maybe not. The day after my third Weblog workshop here in New Zealand, broke a stranger than life story. The just announced winner of the 2004 Best Personal Blog award at the Netguide Web Awards was the bizgirl blog, advertised with an aluring photo of... «more»
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Truck Humor (November 11, 2004 01:16 AM)
flickr foto Pick a Sideavailable on my flickr There is humor on the New Zealand tricks on the highway... often you see pithy sacrastic remarks like "Keep Smoking- That's Why You Have Two Lungs", or this example suggesting there are two sides to be passed upon... which one would... «more»
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"Logging on to Blogging" (November 11, 2004 01:11 AM)
flickr foto Logging on to Bloggingavailable on my flickr The day of my blogging workshop at Manukau Institute of Technology in Auckland, there was put out in the hallway a marketing magazine that heralded blogging as a marketing tool. Playing all the stereotypes of a MALE blogger YELLING into... «more»
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Wait Til the Dog Sees This! (November 11, 2004 01:06 AM)
flickr foto What do YOU want?available on my flickr Are you talking to me? ARE you talking to ME? Are YOU talking to.... can you believe that CogDogBlog will feature a photo of a cat? What is going on here in New Zealand? It is almost heretical to feature... «more»
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Hey! Ease up on the Wiki Clicks! (November 10, 2004 03:14 AM)
I might have been a bit premature to share the wiki links for my New Zealand workshops. Apparently the server here got rather overwhelmed with traffic, because it was pretty much unusuable during my workshops down south at Manukau Institute of Technology. At 10:00 am I was pretty much up... «more»
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Kiwi Cereal (November 10, 2004 03:01 AM)
flickr foto Weet-Bixavailable on my flickr The number one cereal for New Zealand is a giant Shredded Wheat. And you gotta love a food product from the folks at "Sanitorium"! More on New Zealand brands. I am talking all kinds of photos of signs, packaging, labels etc. Look at... «more»
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Wired's "Rip. Sample. Mash. Share." Yeah, Right! (November 9, 2004 04:35 AM)
Hmmm, The November 2004 issue of Wired has the goods on the notion of "Rip-Mix-Feed" line of thought. The magazine includes an audio CD with music specifically with Creative Commons licenses for ripping and mixing, and even a few are further licensed for sampling and commercial use. I've yet... «more»
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The Kiwi Workshop Brigade (November 9, 2004 04:24 AM)
I'm about halfway through my three week visit to Auckland New Zealand for an ambitious series of workshops at several schools here, and am bouncing between my regular CogDogBlog and its flipped over variant here CogDog(kiwi)Blog as well as two (or more) flickr sites. I may be losing track of... «more»
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Not So Yummy (November 8, 2004 01:06 PM)
flickr foto Not So Yummyavailable on my flickr I cannot get past the smell when the Marmite lid opens- how do the kiwis stand it? As Richard calls, it "axel grease" (but then again, he likes it) I have yet to really develop my taste for this stuff. I... «more»
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A sadly mangled, downtrodden, graffiti encrusted wiki (November 5, 2004 09:11 PM)
Pity the poor Teaching Wiki. Buried in s-p-a-m. Beyond the vast WIkiPedia with legions of rabid followers, most little wikis are doomed. Doomed. Doooooomed. Yours may be next.... «more»
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What the flickr is going on? (November 5, 2004 03:23 AM)
Here I talked about loving flickr and a few hour later I cannot log in- all attempts are bounced back to the home, un-logged in screen. Flushed the cache, cookies, been tried another browser. Where is the love back? Unrequited? Is it just me? Does it hate my latest pictures?... «more»
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Flickr Tags to The Next Level: Related Tags (November 4, 2004 08:11 PM)
The tagging features of flickr have taken the next step- elevating results of a display of shared photo tags to other relavant tag sets (see tag relatedness features). For example, the flickr wide tags for where I am right now to more specific results as well as related topics. How... «more»
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Learning Object Definitions Redux Number 3254 (November 2, 2004 03:04 AM)
(Taking a break from my current Kiwi blogging action, cannot stay away). In Learning Objects: A Practical Definition Rory McGreal takes a somewhat noble effort to wrestle the learning object monster. I was looking for that grail like singular uber definition. Is it there? I love reading things like: LOs... «more»
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