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Mind Mapping Apps for the iPad: A Comparison

Featured / Software
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Unlike the Android marketplace, Apple’s appstore unfortunately does not allow you try out apps for a couple of minutes and get a refund if you don’t like them. After buying an iPad I wanted to have a good Mindmapping app, but I had no idea which of the six or so options would be the best choice for me. I searched for a site that compared them all, but couldn’t find that either. That’s when […]

DrupalJam in 7 tweets (Awesöme?!)

Parallax / Software

Arjen Vrielink and I write a monthly series titled: Parallax. We both agree on a title for the post and on some other arbitrary restrictions to induce our creative process. For this post we agreed to write about DrupalJam 6 by commenting on 7 tweets that have a #drupaljam hashtag. You can read Arjen’s post with the same title here. DrupalJam 6 was held in Amsterdam on March 19th 2010. I have never really used […]

Why Chromium is Now My Primary Browser

Open / Parallax / Software

Arjen Vrielink and I write a monthly series titled: Parallax. We both agree on a title for the post and on some other arbitrary restrictions to induce our creative process. For this post we agreed to include our personal browser histories in the post. You can read Arjen’s post with the same title here. If you are not interested in Browsers and/or usability, I would suggest you don’t bother to read this post. I cannot […]

Where is IMDB’s API?

Other / Software

I really like the Internet Movie Database (IMDB). It is the largest freely available database of movie related data. I use it mainly for two things: Whenever I see an actor or actress in a movie and cannot remember in which movie I have seen that person before. IMDB list all the actors/actresses in the movie and allows you to click on the name of each person. On the page of the person it will […]

Top 10 Podcasts for the Technophile

Software

About two years ago I had to change the way I got to work. I used to take the train and would spend all that time reading. Suddenly I had to drive a car and it felt like I was wasting my time. That is until I found out about podcasting. I have about ten hours of listening to fill every week and do that with the following podcasts (not in any particular order): Leo […]

Presentations on Moodle 2.0 and on Moodle, Mahara and Elgg

Learning / Moodle / Open / Presentations / Software

My employer, Stoas Learning, organized a Moodle seminar today. I did two presentations in the morning (both of them in Dutch). The first one was titled: “Moodle 2.0, een sneak preview”. I discussed the new features that will appear in Moodle 2.0 and did a quick demo of how you can use the repository API to pull in an image from Flickr, hand that in as an assignment and then push it out to GoogleDocs […]

Corporate Social Networking Part 1: Elgg

Learning / Open / Software

Over the next couple of weeks I will write a series of blog posts about corporate social networking. I will be looking at some open source tools that can facilitate the creation of these kind of networks in a corporate setting and I will try and make a business case for why you want to start experimenting with these kind of tools in your company. In this first post I will take a look at […]

A SnapAsk Widget for Symbian S60

Open / Software

My favourite gadget of all time is the Psion 5MX. EPOC, its operating system, was sheer genius. It had a great interface and was a joy to use. EPOC became Symbian S80 and when the lack of Internet functionality of the Psion became too bothersome I decided to switch to a Nokia 9500, then to a Nokia E90 and now I own a Nokia E71 with Symbian S60 3rd edition. Suddenly I find myself stuck […]

Why we should stop using Twitter and switch over to Laconica

Digital Rights / Open / Software

A lot of my colleagues at Stoas Learning including myself are having a lot of fun using the microblogging service Twitter. It has changed the social interaction between some of the team members and we have gotten to know each other better through a very simple service delivering 140 character messages at a time. I like the service a lot but have been worried about one thing: the fact that all this information is only […]