15 octobre 2018

CMS Matrix

CMS Matrix
Nice feature comparison tool for content management systems (see the form on the left of the page). For an eye-opener, compare Oracle Portals 9.0.2.3, at $20,000 per processor, and WebGUI 6.0, which is free. More...

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Life Hacks: Tech Secrets of Overprolific Alpha Geeks

Life Hacks: Tech Secrets of Overprolific Alpha Geeks
People sometimes wonder why I don't use Moveable Type to get things like trackback. Others wonder why my site is idiosyncratic - wouldn't 'Comment on this Item' be clearer than 'Reflect'? Others gripe about being "dissed" in these pages and think that maybe I should hold back a little. More...

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What's Wrong With This Picture?

What's Wrong With This Picture?
I don't know that I've flattered Jay Cross, mostly because I can't draw, but if I could draw, I would be the first to flatter him. More...

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Learning Object Reuse Acknowledgment

Learning Object Reuse Acknowledgment
I think that Alan Levine is definitely on the right track with Learning Object Reuse Acknowledgment (LORA), which tracks the use of learning objects, but I think this is the wrongway to do it: "the system automatically sends a short electronic 'acknowledgment' to the object's home in the 'repository.' In MovableType, this is a 'ping' message that sends a weblog a title, URL, date, and brief blurb of this external mention of a blog post." Why? Well, first, pings are a 'push' medium, and therefor liable (and thus, likely) to be spammed. More...

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People Lie More on the Phone Than by Email

People Lie More on the Phone Than by Email
I've been doing a lot of coding this week, which makes me look unproductive (because my software is never commercial grade) but makes me happy. And when I'm happy, I put more stuff into OLDaily. So today's issue is pretty full, and if you're reading the Weekly, reserve an afternoon. More...

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Microsoft to Protect Disney films

Microsoft to Protect Disney films
Microsoft makes a major move into the entertainment industry with this agreement, while Disney cements it break-up with Apple, instigated by it's much publicized dust-up with Pixar last week. More...

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OECD Ministers Support Open Access for Publicly Funded Research Data

OECD Ministers Support Open Access for Publicly Funded Research Data
Reportage of the OECD declaration, covered here last week, to endorse open access to publicly funded research data. Via FOS News. More...

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Homework Causes Family Arguments

Homework Causes Family Arguments
A debate is raging on the BBC website about the role of homework. As Mark Nelson wrote to me this morning, the more interesting content is in the comments. And he asks, does e-learning have a role here? Yes - but exactly the same comments that are made of e-learning could be said of homework. It's a question of accessibility. More...

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WordPress

WordPress
I have been agitating, in an informal way (I should cobble my scattered comments into an article), on Orkut and RSS-Dev (and here, a bit) about the idea of a distributed, semantically oriented XML based social network. The bits and pieces are coming together, slowly. More...

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eSchoolnet

eSchoolnet
The portal for the European Schoolnet relaunched today, sporting a nice clean look and new features. I like the nice division of areas: 'Find', 'Meet', 'Share'. There's still some seeding of data to do though. Here's what I got: "You searched for: Colleagues and experts in English. Your search returned 0 results." Page titles could use some work too (naming a page 'Find' hardly distinguishes it). More...

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