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Archive for November, 2009

Quote of the day

Posted by dblancquaert on 30/11/2009

Consider this, when you’re awake at night:

When you take a little child into the garden, and show her the moon, she will look at the moon.
When you take a dog into the garden, and show him the moon, he will look at our finger.

– Sir Ken Robinson (here 1h30 talk…)

 

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New smartphone

Posted by dblancquaert on 25/11/2009

Last weekend I got my first smartphone, a Nokia E71.

With the kids running around the house, and a deadline at work, I do not have much time to read manuals…
So, still struggling to use all it’s features.

If someone has best practises, do not hesitate…

I just succeeded to upload a picture from the device, to Flickr, using m.flickr.com.
More experiences to follow!

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Cloud Computing explained

Posted by dblancquaert on 21/11/2009

Last week a video was released by the Common Craft, explaining the idea of cloud computing (link). I was very interested because I was writing a course about SharePoint and the customer really wanted the idea of cloud computing to be part of the content.

And exactly that thing happened, what happens always when you have high expectations: you are disappointed.
Don’t get me wrong, the video was good, but way to general in approach.

My thoughts were not much later published by George Siemens. He describes it far more better then I ever could. You can read his post here.

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