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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.

Adieu EdModo...

The other day I happened to see a notice on Twitter that EdModo was shutting down in about a month's time. I don't often post about EdTech on this blog, but I don't want to document my technology adieus on the other blog.  The timeline for the closure seems rather abrupt to me.  I am wondering if they were expecting another round of funding, or if they sold the company, or what.  A month
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Adieu Blackberry!

 Well, that's an end of an era!  Old Blackberry devices no longer function as of yesterday!  I remember the Blackberry craze well.  At the time (circa 2004-2005) the Blackberry craze was pretty strong on my campus with everyone of any "importance" on campus having one (subsidized by the campus of course). Lots of IT folks had one, and so did many managers.  Blackberry messenger
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Adieu Blogsy!

Well...I guess it's adieu Blogsy 😥Yes, I am a little late to the party since the closing blog was written in 2016, but it's still a bummer.  Blogsy was one of those apps early on in iOS's history that made the iPad a really great productivity machine for bloggers.   The thing that I loved about it was that you could connect various blogging platforms, like blogger and Wordpress, and
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TV Binge (Part III)

With the late start of current seasons due to COVID, it's more past show binging (and also finishing off stuff I had started).  I started to write this back in March, but I am just getting to jotting down some thoughts.SupernaturalTo be honest, I wasn't really sure how this whole series was going to end. A series that basically billed itself as going out and hunting the monster of the week almost
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Adieu (?) Locast

Seems like it's lights out for Locast - at least for now.  This was a non-profit streaming service that offered web-based re-broadcasting of local over-the-air channels. This was a great service because I refuse to rent a cable box to access local channels (in the before times I was able to plug in the cable directly to my TV and watch the local channels, not any longer...), and digital antenna
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Adieu | Defiance 2050

Never ended up beating Nim... Well... I guess the inevitable happened!  Defiance 2050 is now dead.  This is something that happened back in April, but I was otherwise occupied so I didn't write much about it then.  The original Defiance (aka "D13" to the gaming community) was turned off last year.  I guess the promise of keeping 2050 up and running, and giving the players some
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Adieu 2020

 I would say that I'll miss you - but you can't depart quickly enough.  I think this bitmoji sums up the year :-)
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Adieu (old) Microsoft Education

I don't often write on this blog about educational services and edtech stuff, but since I've started the Adieu series here, I might as well post here.  Microsoft has offered free online training for educators. Of course, most of the training is on how you can use their products and services for teaching, so it's a bit infomercial-y at times, but it's good nevertheless.  The old site looked
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Adieu Credly

A while back (5-6 years ago?)  digital badging for learning was the new hotness, and I was pretty excited about digital badge credentials.  Quite a few companies rushed to join this goldrush offering online platforms for credentialing, but it seems like the dust is settling.  With 2019 gone, one of these providers (and won't you know, it's the one I used for the classes I teach) is
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Adieu Yahoo! Groups

Well, another end-of-an-era is upon us.  Verizon (owner of Yahoo!) is shuttering yahoo groups.  This is a service that I've used on-and-off since the late 90s.  Early in my college days we used it as an asynchronous place to meet with people that we knew from Yahoo! Chat (which was synchronous).  This spawned groups like Ελληνικό Καφενείο, which was tied tot the
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