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Media Sharing at Home

A while ago, my laptop screen’s backlight gave up on me. The rest of the machine works perfectly. I’d always wanted a setup that would allow me to watch media in the lounge as opposed to the office. We have a relatively old CRT television (definitely not HDTV capable) but it does have auxiliary RCA […]

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First Experience with a Mac OS X Server

Our school is going to start a BYOD programme in 2014. In 2013 the goal is to get an iPad into the hands of every teacher in the school and to provide them with training. This will allow us, I hope, to move more easily than some schools have done into a scenario where each […]

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A “probability distribution”… What are the chances?

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Irritations with iOS5

Firstly, I realise that I’m about to complain. I also realise that I don’t dislike iOS 5 at all. I’ve been using iOS 5 for two days now. I am impressed with many of the new features. But at least two of them, discussed below, stop short of being brilliant. I’m not an iOS developer, […]

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Why the internet will fail (from 1995) « Three Word Chant!

Just came across this article from Newsweek in 1995. It lists all the reasons the internet will fail. My two favorite parts: The truth in no online database will replace your daily newspaper, no CD-ROM can take the place of a competent teacher and no computer network will change the way government works. … Yet […]