99 Quotes for the future

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Mixture of social, employment and IT related quotes 


Keep your Twitter Archive fresh on Google Drive using a bit of Google Apps Script

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Three True Job Interview Questions

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Top Executive Recruiters Agree There Are Only Three True Job Interview Questions

1. Can you do the job?
2. Will you love the job?
3. Can we tolerate working with you?


Wi-fi (Wi-5) hotspot rating


Have been to a few hi-fi hotspot places recently and thought it would be good to create a wi-5 hotspot rating system !

So here is my first go. Would really appreciate some comments so we can make this ubiquitous and the ratings need some trendy names. At the moment I am playing around with the rating so expect it to evolve for the time being. Apologies to the few companies mentioned but someone has to start to give an example (If I have got it wrong let me know and I’ll upgrade your status)

Version 1 (June 2011)

  • Wi5(☆☆☆☆☆) (Free)
    • 5+ = Unlimited Wifi
    • 5 = Free wifi (requires accepting conditions, no password/userid)
    • 5- = ?
      • Wi☆5 (☆☆☆☆☆+)Wellington free wi-fi: (Covers the area south from Frank
        Kitts Lagoon and along the waterfront side of Te Papa.)
      • Wi☆5(☆☆☆☆☆-) MacDonalds (There is no time-limit, but there is a data limit of 50MB per customer.)
  • Wi5(☆☆☆☆) = Free Wifi requires a password
    • 4 + = wifi requires passcode but publically viewable (e.g. on a blackboard)
    • 4 = wifi requires passcode available on a docket
    • 4 – = wifi requires password but have to ask staff member
      • Wi☆5(☆☆☆☆-) At E’s cafe, (Havelock North), Hawthorne’s Coffee Roasters (Havelock North, NZ)
  • Wi5(☆☆☆) = (Pay) 3G access
    • 3+ =
    • 3 =
    • 3- =
      • Wi☆5(☆☆☆-) Vodafone $1 / 10MB per day (a minus rating as 10MB is pretty small)
  • Wi5(☆☆) = (Pay) Buy a ticket with a password
    • 2+ = ?
    • 2 = ?
    • 2 – =
      • Wi☆5 (☆☆-): provider: ???: The crossing (Napier, NZ)
      • Wi☆5 (☆☆-): provider: ???: BJ’s cafe & Coffee House
  • Wi5(☆) = (Pay) Pay with a userid/password
    • 1+ = ?
    • 1 = ?
    • 1- = ?
      • Wi☆5(☆-) provider: ???: The crossing (Napier NZ)
      • Wi☆5 (☆-)provider: ???: BJ’s cafe & Coffee House
  • 0 = No access (3G only)


zotero standalone version

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From JJ

“An alpha release of standalone Zotero has been announced, part of the larger Zotero Everywhere project. Standalone Zotero Alpha does not require Firefox to run and is available for Mac OS X, Windows, and Linux. Alpha plugins to connect standalone Zotero to the Google Chrome and Safari browsers are already available (a plugin for Internet Explorer is planned).

And I didn’t know there was a chrome plugin either !!

Future (and present) uses of Glass

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A Day Made of Glass… Made possible by Corning

Miku 39 on youtube. Computer performer using #Vocaloid s/ware in a live concert. http://trunc.it/f1yst


2011 (some interesting numbers)

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From one of my students

This year we will experience 4 unusual dates…. 1/1/11, 1/11/11, 11/1/11, 11/11/11 ………

NOW go figure this out…. take the last 2 digits of the year you were born plus the age you will be this year and it WILL EQUAL …. 111 !!!!!

Another book one. Free (e- and real) ones.

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Best Places to Get Free Books (e- and real)– The Ultimate Guide.

And now for something completely different – buying books online


Recommended by one of my colleagues: The Online UK bookstore bookdepository at


seems to have a great range of books at reasonable prices (no I don’t have shares) and no postage fees!

Free Digital Transcription Audio Player Software

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A typist can install it on their computer and control audio playback using a transcription foot pedal or keyboard (with ‘hot’ keys). This computer transcriber application also offers valuable features for typists including variable speed playback, multi-channel control, playing video, file management, and more.

Express Scribe is completely free and can be used without any restrictions


Good for those of you doing interview research I would guess

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