Amazon Drive: Cloud Storage – Online Backup

I currently use Arq to do a backup of key data and I store it to Amazon S3. It costs me around AUD5 a month to keep 25GB of data there, with automatically hourly updates. Amazon are now offering a flat USD100 per year for unlimited storage on the Amazon Drive product. Unlimited. It’s very […]

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Manything, Video, Riffing

So I can use Manything on my iOS devices to let one be a camera and the other be the viewer. Motion detection, and so on. Immediate first use? Ms 8 yo is into spy gadgets, this is perfect. (What is she learning?, um, cue music.) What would be really interesting would be trying to […]

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Digital Reading

What does it tell us about our tools where we have to wait for scribbles to be defined and scripted as styles to be able to use them? … And I just dropped in 10 pdfs that I’ve downloaded from a journal and it seems to have automagically auto accurately extracted the bibliographic metadata.

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Qwiki

Qwiki , (there’s a video demo ) which used to be a web service, has reinvented itself as an iOS app. … They are the video version of the templates that Microsoft Word includes for letters, or business cards, and the like.

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Vine and Lightt (a poetics of the sublime ordinary)

If you touch “next” each of the ten shot sequences is shown in a timeline and you can edit, which only consists of removing an entire ten shot sequence, and if you touch through this you then get to add caption, hashtags, location information and what services you want to distribute to.

…In addition as far as I can tell, to date what others may like or comment about your clips which is available via the app does appear web side… Vine’s strength is that touching the screen to shot, and lifting your finger to pause, is a surprisingly nice way to film.

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Tools, Updated

My current researching, note taking, curating, writing tool kit. Notational Velocity Tinderbox Papers 2 Trialling DevonThink Professional (for the second time, trying a bit harder this time around) Compositions Word is only used for work memos etc with official templates Scrivener Zotero Evernote iPad McBook Pro Moleskin plain sheet notebooks

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HTML 5

Henry is stuck trying to embed his video, and so some HTML 5 video tag goodness his way ought to come. So two of the best – Video on the Web – courtesy of diveintohtml5.org (the code stuff is at the very end of the screen), and the detailed stuff at w3schools.com on the video tag (you need to click on each of the tags attributes for more details).

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Affective Atlas Road Trip To The Prom

The participants for this trip were Adrian Miles, Brian Morris, Laurene Vaughan, Monique Elsley, Colin Arrowsmith, Bill Cartwright, and Chris Marmo (all from RMIT), Jim Whelan and Cristhiane Da Silva Ramos (Parks Victoria), and last but not least Ross Gibson (University of Sydney). … The agenda looked something like: update on recent developments in IT services at Parks Victoria relevant to the project/s Jim to outline his latest bright idea (the knowledge map) Discussion on the culture and practice of working in the field as a ranger, role of notes, information sharing, logs and journals Monique to update the team on her research, outcomes to date, future directions Chris to update the team on his research, anticipated outcomes and directions Introduction and discussion around the DRI burnmap submission for their design challenge competition What next steps and actions are we all going to do?

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