Friday, March 23, 2007

Collections on Flickr

Yesterday I was posting some pictures on Flickr, when I noticed a new feature. It is called Collections. This is the answer to a question that has been around for a looooong time, about nesting of sets, and subsets etc. So I created a Work-related Collection for you.

Monday, March 19, 2007

YouTube: the stage is yours

YouTube is getting (we all know that) a lot of attention these days. Recently a Dutch education institute joined YouTube, instead of creating their own videochannel or whatever. Check out this channel. A quote in Dtuch: "De CABK, ArtEZ academie voor beeldende kunsten, is eigenwijs zoals een kunstacademie behoort te zijn en denkt: if you can’t beat them, join them. Is het huidige internet exhibitionistisch, wij kunnen dat beter. Is het huidige internet smerig, wij zijn viezer Is het huidige internet een generatiekloof, wij zijn generatieklover..."

Met dank aan Margreet van den Berg.

Friday, March 09, 2007

Vista revisited

Jaaaaa, er begint iets te borrelen op de UT. Lees de ingezonden brief van Casper Hulshof in de UT Nieuws van 8 maart 2007: "Met enige verbazing en ergernis las ik het
korte interview met Sander Smit (UT-Nieuws, 22 februari) over Windows
Vista. (..) Terwijl de gemeente Enschede op
open-source software overstapt schenkt onze zogenaamd innovatieve
universiteit een miljoen of wat aan Microsoft, met als drogreden dat
medewerkers er behoefte aan zouden hebben."

Friday, March 02, 2007

xFruits: handy stuff!

Through Stephen Downes i noticed the word "xFruit". Clicking on it, i arrived at a great example of a Web 2.0 service. Didn't you always want to have a handy tool to convert your weblog in a readable PDF (including working links)? Or to create an email notification based on RSS?
Well, then it is the right time to start experimenting with xFruits. They offer these kind of services. I did this already. Neat features: you can create and share your creations with others, you can search for others (socalled xFruiters), you use tags to describe your xFruits. Social software avant la lettre!
This service is brought to us, free of charge, by a French company (as far as I can see on their website).