One of my favourite timewaster forms of entertainment is to browse Reddit. It’s definitely not a resource that will appeal to everybody. Some of the language really pushes the limits but if you can get around that, some of the wittiest and most insightful comments can be found there. I particularly like the "programming" forums. I’m just a lurker though.
To date, the only way that I dig into content there is through my Popurls page. It’s one of the internet resources that I skim through looking for things of interest.
The sad part though is sitting on one end of the room laughing at content while I get puzzled looks from the other side of the room and a "Whaaaat?" Then, I would have to either read it or hold up my laptop to show the image or something. So, it was with great interest that I stumbled upon this page.
It’s a list of applications that support Airplay. I thought immediately, this is great. I could just broadcast what I’m looking onto the television and we could all jump in. So, off to the App Store I went and was even more pleased to see that it was configured for iPad AND it was free. It was a no brainer download.
I fired it up and flipped over to the input for the Apple TV. I was excited to see what it looked like on television. Alas, after searching high and low, I couldn’t find the icon. So…it looks like one of two things – either it’s not supported or I can’t find it.
But, I do have another source for reading on my iPad.
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Kodiak to Lion: 10 years of Mac OS X | Mac os x – InfoWorld
A look back at the history of Mac OS X, the tenth major version of Apple’s operating system and the most critically acclaimed of the bunch
Newsreader for the iPad. Almost limitless source of content
Your Web Rankings on Google, Delicious, Alexa, Delicious, Compete and more – Ohsopopular.com Version 0.1
Ohsopopular is a service to see how popular a URL is on the web. We check a bunch of different services and give you a number like Google Pangerank, Alexa Rank, Number of bookmarks on Delicious and so on. It’s basically a perfect tool for webmasters to check how your site is ranked across the web.
Cardcloud – Your online business card
Cardcloud is your
online business card.With Cardcloud on your phone you can share online, social business cards with anyone through 3 taps of your finger.
Twipler – An Open Source Twitter Web Client
Open Source Twitter Client for the browser
iDar is committed to providing a best in class platform for mobility applications utilizing GPS and barcode scan technology to connect users and simplify human interaction.
Pogoplug, Your Personal Cloud: Free Software and Award-Winning Devices
Always-on access to your files from any connected device
Stream music and movies to your mobile or a media player
Upgrade your devices with terabytes of cloud storage
Share files, photos, music movies and more
Meetin.gs – Simply effortless meetings
Simply effortless meetings.Shared online space
for meeting collaboration
The Apple TV Guide : List of AirPlay-enabled Apps
List of applications that support AirPlay
6 Bad ideas Humanity is Sticking With
When my TRS-80 Model 100 was my original laptop, I ran a program that used a Dvorak keyboard. It IS more efficient and much less finger travel when typing. But, when I would use a keyboard at work or somewhere else I found that I was loosing speed with QWERTY so gave up. This is a good article about some things that we stick with for silly reasons. Interesting list of countries that haven’t adopted the metric system.
5 Bad Ideas Humanity Is Sticking With Out of Habit | Cracked.com
Humans are funny when it comes to technology. We’re eager to adopt new technologies when the difference is trivial, like camping out for days to buy the new iPhone when we still haven’t figured out the old one. But at the same time, we also have a way of getting attached to worthless technologies of the past, just because it’s too much hassle to change.
The curious case of the number 3435 — Republic of Mathematics blog
The (base 10) number has the curious property that
It shares this property with since .
What makes even more curious is that it is the only number other than that has this property.
Computer Programming for Kids: LunarLander 2
Welcome to the Computer Programming for Kids blog! We are the co-authors of the book “Hello World! Computer Programming for Kids and Other Beginners”, released in March 2009.
6 Units of Scratch Programming for the Primary School (Years 1-6) – ICT and Gaming/ Programming – Glenn Malcolm’s Primary ICT pages – The Ed Tech Lounge
This is a series of scratch programming lessons for every year group from Year 1 to 5. Year 6 will be coming shortly but the premise of this is that I work on it to get it a bit tighter in terms of progression and pitching it just right. The thing is, if your school doesn’t have a specialist teacher then it might be best to rip them apart and mix and match as you see fit.
Learn English without a teacher
Learn English without a teacher
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