Archive for January, 2010

Apple tablet or Apple tablet/ netbook?

Everyone else is throwing around predictions on what Apple will reveal on the 27th.  So let’s jump on the bandwagon and add our own 2c worth.  I reckon Apple will and will not release a tablet.  Read on for just what I mean by that.

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Thoughts on text input for Apple Tablet

There is a lot of hype at the moment surrounding the supposed Apple tablet.  Many people have been speculating on what features it will have and what the interface will be like.  Of particular interest is how you will enter text on an Apple tablet.  This got me thinking about how you could do this efficiently.

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Bug in WordPress Search

I was intrigued as to how the WordPress Search feature worked and thought I would do some investigating.  In doing so I’ve stumbled across this interesting quirk.  It’s very easy to replicate.

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WordPress Search

WordPress Search is rather interesting.  I’m curious to find out more about how WordPress performs its search.  How does WordPress Search work?

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Improve study technique

One of the main problems I find when studying,  or doing work in general for that matter,  is maintaining optimum focus.  15 mins of really focused work is going to deliver you more value than 1 hour of somewhat focused work.  So the question is,  how can we create an environment which improves your ability to focus?

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Time Travel Gap

What if you invented a time machine and went back in time and grabbed the old you and then went forward in time to where you first left off?  You wouldn’t exist for a period of time.  Which would also potentially mean you weren’t there to invent said time machine.  Which would then mean you wouldn’t be able to go back in time to stop yourself and so on.

If you were the first person to invent time travel,  how hard would it be to resist wanting to try this experiment out?

Moodle Idea – Student frame of mind

How often have you thought about what frame of mind you are in while you are doing something?  Have you ever thought about how your frame of mind might effect how you approach that activity?  I’m willing to bet your students mostly give little thought to this as well.  Let’s see if we can change that.

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Moodle Idea – mix things up a little

Conventional wisdom states that things should be consistent.  When things are consistent then people are comfortable,  they know what to expect,  things are easier for them.  Unfortunately people also become complacent when things are consistent and this is not always desirable in effective teaching.

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