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Alex Gregg

Wordpress Tip and Tricks - 0 views

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    I found this interesting. It could be useful to anyone who really wants to make their wordpress profile stand out. If you have the patience to learn it all, it would definitely be helpful.
Claire Madison

Why Don't People Want to Read E-books on Tablets? - 0 views

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    Great article of why there is a drastic statistical decline in people reading e-books
Brandon Boucher

Making The Web Faster With SPDY - 0 views

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    SPDY (pronounced " SPeeDY ") is a new technology that aims to decrease page load times by fixing a number of flaws present in HTTP 1.1. It's not a replacement for HTTP but instead adds a number of features that help to make web transactions faster.
Alex Gregg

Prezi for Dummies - 1 views

Prezi in my opinion is the best way to make a great presentation. It offers you so much more freedom to customize your information and present it in a way that will keep the audiences attention. Th...

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Claire Madison

How to Give Kind Criticism, and Avoid Being Critical - 0 views

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    A great read for the next few weeks of presentations! A how-to on constructive criticism!
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    Thanks, Claire! It's all been pretty constructive so far, I think, but this is helpful.
Gordon Hall

Top five online presentation tools - 0 views

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    A great list for those that are still unsure about using powerpoint for their presentations.
Adam Munera

10 Tips for Designing Presentations That Don't Suck - 2 views

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    I thought this would help with the "how to be interesting" section of our presentations, which of course is 10% of the grade! I've always had problems with making presentations that are boring.
Paola Torrico

Optical Character Recognition - 0 views

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    A good article that goes in depth of what Optical Character Recognition does.
Paola Torrico

History of Google - 0 views

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    Since we were talking about the history of Google earlier today, I found this and I thought I'd share with you all. It gives a great detailed timeline (provided by Google themselves) on their history.
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    That is a good link, Paola, thanks.
Maximum Sullivan

Zotero History - 2 views

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    History, development, and uses for Zotero
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    Way to get a jump-start on next week's lessons, Max!
mgotcher

If your still trying to figure out databases! - 1 views

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    I found this helpful, tell me what yall think.
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    Yep, that's a pretty useful page. I probably should have taught y'all the term "DBMS" -- Database Management System." That's really what Oracle and MySQL and so on are.
Gordon Hall

Top 10 Most Usable Content Management Systems - 1 views

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    In addition to the content management systems we talked about today like wordpress, there are plenty of other great content management systems out there for people to use.
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    Although that article was written way back in 2009, I'd say it's still pretty accurate. All the CMSes I know of are in that list, plus some I hadn't heard of.
emarmoran

HTML Tutorial: What is HTML? - 0 views

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    A YouTube video that gives you some basic information on what HTML is.
Gordon Hall

Directory vs. Folder - 1 views

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    This link gives information on the difference between a directory and a folder. The reason I found this link so useful was because it outlines the difference between the two for Mac and PC users.
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    Congratulations, Gordon, on being the very first to post! :)

    I will say I'm not very impressed with the link, though -- it's a bit fuzzy on whether there is or is not a difference between a directory and a folder, except in a technical sense on Windows Vista. (I'd argue that in general there isn't, though I grant you there are special cases.) And you can't tell who wrote that piece, and it comes from the support database of a particular software company rather than from a site that's dedicated to explanations / teaching / learning / education. At least Wikipedia is deliberately trying to educate people, and it's better on this issue, I'd say, and provides a clearer argument that a directory is something structural in an OS whereas a folder is a visual "metaphor" for a collection of files, which may or may not be an actual directory: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Directory_(computing)#Folder_metaphor
Amanda French

http://www.mr-ideahamster.com/howto/assets/poguebasics.pdf - 1 views

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    The New York Times website is down today (by some reports it's because Syrian hackers have attacked it), but here's a (probably illegal) copy of a helpful column on "Tech Tips for the Basic Computer User" by the New York Times's technology reviewer, David Pogue. This documents also contains all the comments. All 1149 of them. :) Many of those comments have helpful tips as well. Even though this was published in 2008, it's still helpful.
Amanda French

Digital History | Getting Started - 0 views

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    This book, Digital History, exists in print form as well, but it is entirely available for free on the open web. It is written for historians who want to "go digital," so you as undergrads (and not necessarily History majors!) aren't exactly its audience, but the book is nevertheless excellent as an introduction to the underpinnings of the internet and the web.
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