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A blog about life in general, in as many languages as I can manage. Ενα ιστολόγιο περι ζωής, πολυγλωσσο - σε όσες γλωσσες εχω μεράκι να γράψω.

Review: The Missing Cryptoqueen: The Billion Dollar Cryptocurrency Con and the Woman Who Got Away with It

The Missing Cryptoqueen: The Billion Dollar Cryptocurrency Con and the Woman Who Got Away with It by Jamie Bartlett My rating: 5 of 5 stars I came across this book recently, which apparently is based on a BBC podcast.  I don't know how I missed it originally, but I guess it's expected since I have treated anything blockchain, crypto, and NFT-related to be one giant scam. 
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Review: Steal the Stars

Steal the Stars by Nat Cassidy My rating: 4 of 5 stars This was much more interesting than I thought it would be.  Private corporate entities that subcontract for the government and a secret crashed alien? What could possibly go wrong!  The version I listened to was the original podcast version released by Tor.  The prequel story (also a podcast episode)
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Review: 25 Years of Ed Tech

25 Years of Ed Tech by Martin Weller My rating: 5 of 5 stars Great overview of the past 25 years of Edtech.  I wish some more specifics were covered (specific platforms, especially defunct ones like Google Wave and other very specific Web 2.0 ones that are no longer around), but this was a good survey of the field. I really enjoyed listening to this in podcast
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Axanar interview

I came across this Trekzone Axanar interview. This is part II, the Alec Peters part, Part I was a bit of a train-wreck. You do get some clips from part I with Alec, but it's clear that Alec shouldn't be doing interviews (or be online really) - the focus should be on finishing these two mini Axanar parts now that the big movie can't be done.  By the way, where are the perks?  Some perks should
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Audioboom: I guess the free ride is over :o

I was logging into audiobook today to setup some short welcome notes for a workshop I am facilitating this coming week when I saw the attached notice... I guess the free ride for Audioboom (formerly audioboo) is over.  Luckily my workshop ends before the deadline for me to start paying, so here's to one last free ride...
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Ninja Five-O

I've been looking to get some "must have" Gameboy Advance games since I just got myself a refurbished unit back in the fall.  When the GBA originally came out I thought that  consoles were not that great of an investment, so I was more into computer gaming (the little I could have on the Mac in the days of Classic MacOS).  I came across a "must play" game called Ninja Five-O which reminds
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More humor... star trek Xtreme!

I was listening to Earl Grey, one of the Trek.fm podcasts, this past week, and the topic of discussion was about a fictions scenario, a what if they had made an animated series out of Star Trek: The Next Generation in the 90s once the live action series was off the air.  It was a pretty funny episode to listen to, especially if you've seen the mess that is Star Trek the animated series...well...and
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Είμαι Φοβερός και το Ξέρεις

Tiς προάλλες σκεφτόμουν το πρώτο μου μπλόγκ στο blogger, το «Είμαι φοβερός και το ξέρεις». Έτσι λοιπόν είπα να κάνω ένα διάλειμμα από το 1994 και το #metanastis του τότε για να γράψω λίγο για το πρώτο μου Ελληνικό μπλόγκ - τουλάχιστον
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Adieu, Cinch

Well, that's a bummer!Cinch was a service that allowed you to record audio on your phone and seamlessly post it to the web. This for me was an easy way of getting a podcast together (and it also reminded me of another defunct service, utterly). I never really got started with that podcast (maybe I will get it going with audioboo now) but I liked to show off cinch for language learning classrooms.oh
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Podcast app στο iOS: Nice try, try again

Την περασμένη εβδομάδα πήρα χαμπάρι πως η Apple κυκλοφόρησε μια δική της εφαρμογή για podcatching και για να ακούς podcast.  Ένα από τα  κύρια θέματα με το iOS για 'μένα είναι πως από την αρχή έπρεπε να συνδέσεις την συσκευή στο iTunes
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