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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.

Good Enough

Over the weekend I was reading this article on Inside Higher Ed (maybe I should be posting over at multiliterratus, but oh well...)In any case, the author of this post talks about how how Wired's "The good enough revolution" pertains to academia. Personally I agree that some of what the author writes are quite valid arguments - but I would like to play devil's advocate for a moment from an IT management
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Things I miss from my N80 camera

While my iPhone IIIgs camera is theoretically the same spec as my old N80's camera (wow! what does THAT say about my camera?) there are a number of things that I really miss from my N80's camera.Flash:The lack of flash is a tad bit annoying. While I don't often take low-light shots, it is nice to have the option to take a photo with flash enabled for those few times that I really wanted to take a
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Knowledge Management yet to catch on...

I was reading a post on eLearningTech recently and this quote caught my attention:The Institute didn't include any courses from suppliers such as Learning Tree, but was rich with resources from Books24x7, TechChek (a web-based technical skills assessment tool), internal company communities and knowledge sharing wikis. A ning site, podcasts, video learning resources, RSS feeds from the large technology
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The new mac ad rocks!OK, so the boy genius thinks that the Mac vs. PC ads have jumped the shark, but this new Mac Ad is quite funny.While watching the ad I was thinking to myself "Is this Puddy? No! It can't be! Well it really looks like him!"...Well lo and behold it is indeed Patrick Warburton (the guy who plays Puddy, and the Tick)Personally I think the ad is great, but it doesn't address the cost
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Maemo grow up!

Man! This is major drool territory here! (Yes more so than the N97!)I was really not sure about Maemo as a phone (even though I've been wishing for PIM functionality for ages!), but these promo shots are actually quite convincing. I am sure that the lack of applications on Maemo (yes I know there are apps, but not as many as I can have on my iPhone) will rectify itself soon. I do wonder if there
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Competition is good, where is my RM?

I saw this the other day on one of my RSS feeds, can't remember which one.Rhapsody is now in queue for approval at the appStore and we're all waiting holding our breath (well not really).While competition is good and I wish this app well, does it stream Real Media?A lot of media these days, especially legacy streaming media is in Real Media format (audio and video). Does this app support real media?
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Tablets, the technology that keeps on promising

I came across this video over the weekend about the Tablet concept in the early 90s. Then this reminded me of the whole apple Knowledge NavigatorIt seems like tablets have been in out imaginations for the last fifteen years but no one has actually made something that is actually not just attainable with regard to price, but also useful!Now my cohort in the Apple Newton community might disagree with
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Castlevania: Lord of Shadows

Droooool!I love the Castlevania Games (I just wish I had gotten a Nintendo DS so I could play more of them!)
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Nokia Booklet 3G?!??!

Seriously?Nokia is making a netbook? Which runs Windows 7?I am shocked! I was expecting some sort of netbook out of them, but I wasn't expecting Windows. I thought that they were going to do something with Maemo instead...
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iPhone/at&t discontent

I found this little video on TUAW earlier this week.I think it's quite funny - and probably true. TUAW had it rated NSFW but I don't think it's a problem (unless your work place prohibits the colloquial word for feces)
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