Showing posts from January, 2010

Apple's closed philosophy in their iPad is a disappointment

According to,0
Apple has also created a version of its iWork desktop productivity suite for the iPad -- that could make the iPad a competitor to both Windows netbooks and Apple's own MacBooks as an entertainment device that also doubles as a lightweight productivity device. Each app -- Pages, Numbers, and Keynote -- will cost $10 each and be compatible with the Mac OS X versions. The iPad versions of iWork can open both Microsoft Office and iWork files, but save only to the iWork and PDF formats. So sharing with Office users won't be as easy as it is on the desktop version of iWork.
I understand the reason for doing this -- it's to reinforce their bottom line. But in this day and age there is a huge push for collaboration and openness. By forcing users to only save in Apple's iWork format, they are moving in the opposite direction of what the public wants.

Apple had an opportunity to …

My Public Diigo Bookmarks (weekly)

My Public Diigo Bookmarks (weekly)

Motorcycle Sales Statistics - webBikeWorld
Motorcycle sales statistics and information.
tags: Motorcycle, sales, statistics

Create an Internet Shortcut (.URL) file using Delphi
tags: delphi, ICS, URL, shortcut, code, snippet

Motorcycle Tours
tags: Motorcycle, Tours, Africa

Trailer Lift Combo | Motorcycle Trailer | Motorcycle Lift
tags: motorcycle, trailer, lift, maintenance, combo

Digitally Speaking / Social Bookmarking and Annotating
"The driving force behind the Web 2.0 revolution is a spirit of intellectual philanthropy and collective intelligence that is made possible by new technologies for communication, collaboration and information management. One of the best examples of collective intelligence in action are the wide range of social bookmarking applications that have been embraced in recent years."
tags: Diigo, social-networking, bookmark, social-bookmarking, education, delicious
- post by irisdd

Shareaholic for Google Chrome - Google Chrome extension gallery
tags: myplugins, ch…

My Public Diigo Bookmarks (weekly)

Seven Waterfall Photo Tips « Photofocus
"I don’t know why, but human beings seem to be strongly attracted to waterfalls. One of the first photos most newbies want to make is a serious waterfall photo. It’s not hard to do well, and here are seven tips to get you started on your way."
tags: TGJ, TGJxx, photography, waterfalls

How do I change my site's URL? - Google Sites Help
tags: GoogleSites, mapping, domain, subdomain

Broadband speeds (graphic)
tags: broadband, speeds, costs, world, TEJ, TEJxx, graphic, tweeted

iWebKit - Make a quality iPhone Website or Webapp
Iwebkit is the revolutionnairy kit used to create high quality iPhone and iPod touch websites in a few minutes and is based on an LGPL license.
tags: iPhone, webdesign, ICS, ICSxx, iPod, app
- post by jtmassey Silk Icons
An amazing set of 700 16x16 pixel icons, icensed under a Creative Commons license (attribution). The zip file contains a useful webpage for viewing all the icons. An excellent resource!
tags: i…

Animal Rights Activists Protest Motorcyclists

"motorcycle gangs are one of the biggest abusers of wearing leather, and we decided it was high time that we let them know that we disagree with them using it…ergo, they should stop."

Hehe, read the rest of the story here.

700 Free 16x16 Pixel Icons - Creative Commons License

I'm currently in the process of converting my very old and tired website to a Google Sites website, and have been searching for small icons I could use to represent Adobe Acrobat files, Word files, etc. Almost by accident, I came across a set of 700 (!) nice looking 16x16 icons which are perfect for my application.

I was only going to tweet about it, but I found I wanted to say more than 140 characters would allow... :)

The icons are available at, and are licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 license, meaning they are totally free to use or modify as long as you attribute the source of the icons to the creator.

To use the icons in your own projects, simply download and extract the zip file (see the website) to your local computer. Luckily for us, the creator included an html file which allows you to view all the icons in your web browser, making finding the icon you're looking for quite easy.

Here are some examples, taken from t…

My Public Diigo Bookmarks (weekly)

"Weird Al" Yankovic - Bob"An homage to early Bob Dylan (the lyrics consist entirely of palindromes) - from "Weird Al" Yankovic's 2003 album "Poodle Hat" "tags: palindromes, English, education, video, WeirdAlYankovic, BobHow can we ignore Social Media? « doug – off the recordtags: social-networking, education, issuesPROBLEM-BASED LEARNING (PBL)"PBL is not a new model of instruction. Plato and Socrates required that their students think, retrieve information for themselves, search for new ideas and debate them in a scholarly environment. However, this process differs from the teacher-dominated approach used in most educational settings."tags: ProblemSolving, PBL, BBT, education, ProblemBasedLearningPowers of TenA good overview of the basic terminology used in computer storage.tags: ICT, Ten, Terminology, literacy, ComputerLiteracy, TGJ, TGJxx, ICS, ICSxx, ICS2OGoogle Press Center: Twitter Directorytags: google, Twitter, listThe Best …