Archive for January, 2008

Make3D, oh my.

The digital babylon is building faster and faster.


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Now this one seems to be very promising from the Australian Centre for Visual Technologies.

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The Evolution of Personal Publishing – ReadWriteWeb

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TOOLS: Paint.Net

To all the open source fans: interface and workflow is key.

I’ve tried to train myself to GIMP, but Photoshop is much more smooth to handle, but what I use regularly is the open-source Paint.NET (features, tutorials, community, plug-ins). It’s built on .net,

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“How the World’s Best-Performing School Systems Come Out on Top”

I’ve tried to condensate the 50-ish page fancy PDF to a slideshow – no surprise that the most expensive consultants still believe in waking the dead. They are using the words ‘teacher’ and ‘instruction’ very widely not spending too much time on any pedagogical insight. Also worth mentioning: “The quality of an education system cannot exceed the quality of its teachers.” Erm, where’s the scientific positivism, not to mention such mistakes and errors like geniuses.

Here’s a summary by the Economist, also a short on the PISA findings at the same magazine.

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