I've always admired Google for taking the time to do important things like rotating their logos. I was a little curios when I reached for my favorite web tool today to find something and saw: And of course a quickie search revealed that today is Vincent Van Gogh's birthday. Among other ...

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Again, I should be working on something important, but for idle curiosity I was fishing in the Ocean Google to try and find where other folks have been using our RSS To Javascript code/service: http://www.google.com/search?q=rss2js.php%3Fsrc%3D It is an interesting mmix of people running off of our server as well as running it ...

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Found at Buzzfeed In August I noted the oddity that you could upload animated GIFs to Google Drive but you could not insert them in any documents. A comment on that post had me re-checking, and woah, you can directly upload an animated GIF anyplace you can upload an image, ...

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I got a chance to spread the ds106 mojo at Wordcamp Vancouver today, with my session on Building an Open Course/Community with WordPress, Syndication, and Duct Tape: ds106 is an open course in Digital Storytelling that leverages platforms of open source tools, syndication, and social media in a way that makes ...

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Here's another episode where Alan Discovers Something That Has Been Out A While and Maybe Everyone Else Calls it Old News but..... This morning I was doing a Google Image search (more often these days I am using the advanced options to filter out images licensed for re-use) and was surprised/curious ...

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I admit it. I still regularly review content RSS feeds in that archaic, pre-twitter-is-all-i-need thing called a "Feed Reader". Me and 3 other holdouts. Go ahead, call me a throw back. Recently, in using Google Reader, I am seeing signs that the Great Google is subtly slipping in more social network features, ...

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I'm still thumbs up on using Google Reader -- remember kids, there is no "best" web application, and just because I say its great does not mean something else might work better for you. Not only am I prone to be wrong, but there is just no way in the ...

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Last Friday was our February meeting of our Ocotillo Online Learning Group -- the theme was digital audio and podcasting (look for audio to be posted Tuesday as the files are two big to FTP viq dial-up connection at my cabin). I observed something interesting that registered as an observation. ...

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