Tuesday, October 28, 2008

R.I.P.: Lectures, Notes, and Tests (Scrapping the Old Ways)

This is a totally mind-blowing post on the Britannia Blog. Unfortunately I doubt I will be allowed to do anything of the sort at UTT anytime soon, but I will definitely be trying to get permission to do so!
Especially in Teacher Education, why not consider co-teaching with my students?
Things to think about.

Monday, October 20, 2008

Caribbean Centre of Excellence for E-Governance

Just got this via email. Very good initiative.

"The Portal for the Caribbean Centre of Excellence for E-Governance was  launched on October 1st, 2008.

The Caribbean Centre of Excellence for E-Governance (CCEEG) is a joint  initiative by Caribbean Center for Development Administration (CARICAD),  the United Nations Educational Scientific and Cultural Organization  (UNESCO) and The University of the West Indies (UWI) through its Open
Campus.

The Portal is a single electronic point of entry to the Centre of  Excellence and provides access to a broad body of collaboratively  constructed knowledge. Most importantly, it seeks to encourage
participation in local governance by providing training (there is a free  course to start you off) and a safe environment in which try out  e-participation.

 More details about CCEEG and the Portal can be found on the web site:  http://cceeg.org "


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Friday, October 03, 2008

Which region is taking the lead in IPv6 deployment?

Surprise, percentage wise, it's Africa!
Of course that's maybe because its now building out Internet? So might as well build out in v6. Read more on the ICANN blog here - Which region is taking the lead in IPv6 deployment?

Palin's little starbursts!

Rich Lowry rhapsodises about Palin

Projecting through the Screen   [Rich Lowry]

A very wise TV executive once told me that the key to TV is projecting through the screen. It's one of the keys to the success of, say, a Bill O'Reilly, who comes through the screen and grabs you by the throat. Palin too projects through the screen like crazy. I'm sure I'm not the only male in America who, when Palin dropped her first wink, sat up a little straighter on the couch and said, "Hey, I think she just winked at me." And her smile. By the end, when she clearly knew she was doing well, it was so sparkling it was almost mesmerizing. It sent little starbursts through the screen and ricocheting around the living rooms of America. This is a quality that can't be learned; it's either something you have or you don't, and man, she's got it.


Read his blog here -  The Corner on National Review Online

Bill would limit Homeland Security laptop searches

Finally someone has decided it's time to hold back the DHS! They really were getting ahead of themselves. However, you will note that this proposed limitation is only for US citizens, not the rank and file visitor to the US.

Read more here: Bill would limit Homeland Security laptop searches

Bailout bill loops in green tech, IRS snooping

Wow!- Christmas came early as lawmakers in the US hung every possible bauble and pork project onto the bailout bill. I wonder what the final cost will be?
Read more here - Bailout bill loops in green tech, IRS snooping.

New DoS Attack is a Killer

Major problems in the TCP stack can lead to DoS attacks, and GASP! The affected machines do not come back online after the attack ends!
Read about it here