Author Archives: noah little

share internet from ethernet over wifi

I’ve been enjoying using my ipod touch at home to play words with friends. I get the wifi from my mac, using it as a hotspot at home. The trick is in the System Preferences for Internet Sharing. snow leopard … Continue reading

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blow job revives old g5. really.

We have an old Mac in the house, a Power PC G5 from sometime in 2004. Yesterday it gave signs of impending death: no startup, no chime, blinking lights were the only sign of life… A google search led me … Continue reading

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Playing back a movie made in Picasa 3 on a MacBook Pro

I made a movie, or rather, I asked picasa to make me a movie out of an album of tagged photos. It’s based on photos of a friend in different situations, so the transition to pan and zoom to face … Continue reading

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Mac App Store – not sure I like this

Apple just released the Mac App Store this week. I’ve been trying to get my head around the changes and what they imply for me as a consumer. A lot of what has been written emphasizes the impact on developers … Continue reading

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delete blank page after table in open office writer – and word 2011

This has cost me too much time too often, so I’m putting it here instead of googling it every time. Problem: open office text document with tables ends up with a blank page at the end of the document if … Continue reading

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Snow Leopard and HP Laserjet 2100 Series Printer

(Update 21 Nov 2011: This issue seems to have been resolved by the latest software update for this printer. YEAH!!) This week I updated to Snow Leopard, OS X 10.6. Finally. There’s a specific reason I waited a while before … Continue reading

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learning photography through my ears

I’ve been getting into photography lately. That means I’ve been learning a whoooole bunch of stuff, from technical mumbo to creative jumbo. And get this: I’ve been learning through my ears. How? Podcasts. Lots of ‘em. How do you learn … Continue reading

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wbtexpress – free authoring tool for learning content

This is another one for the list to check out in more detail. WBTExpress The need to find easy-to-use tools for instructors to create content for online consumption is not new; my own personal interest has recently become more acute … Continue reading

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tony bates’ take on 2010 higher ed technology

I like this. If this is the way of the future, frankly I give up. We should just stop trying to use technology in higher education, and give the money to poor kids in Africa to buy themselves something useful. … Continue reading

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our job is to help people learn solve problems…

…in the real world. That’s a quote from Cathy Moore, as seen in this slideshow. Take 10 minutes and watch it. If you’re stuck developing elearning content that requires information dumps (higher education, anyone?) this will inspire you to sneak … Continue reading

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