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Technology plus Vintage Art for a Merry Christmas 2022

Posted by on Dec 21, 2022 in General | 0 comments

Technology plus Vintage Art for a Merry Christmas 2022

Using Technology to Add Old-Fashioned Ambience – Merry Christmas 2022 Enhance the senses and sensations for a Merry Christmas, 2022 style.  Little can beat the aromas of a Christmas dinner cooking, or the tastes of Christmas cookies – including your favorites – shared during a holiday celebration with loved ones. Kids playing add to the visual and auditory delights.  The tactile senses earn high marks with a quotient of human warmth given long overdue hugs and handshakes.   Now we have a “tech” addition to the...

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Thanksgiving Day Traditions

Posted by on Nov 24, 2022 in General | 0 comments

Thanksgiving Day Traditions

Happy Thanksgiving Day Traditions Thanksgiving Day traditions vary widely, I’m sure.  In preparation for this holiday post, I looked up a lot of them.  While they included many great traditions, some of which we practice in our home, a couple of my favorites were missing. First, the common traditions that we practice here are no doubt among the most common across the country. Macy’s Parade starts the day, very much as a background to the cooking and last-minute calls about who’s to bring what and when they’ll be here....

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Memorial Day 2022; Remember the Fallen

Posted by on May 30, 2022 in General | 0 comments

Memorial Day 2022; Remember the Fallen

In observance of Memorial Day 2022, we share the following from Wikipedia. Memorial Day (originally known as Decoration Day[1]) is a federal holiday in the United States for mourning the U.S. military personnel who have died while serving in the United States armed forces.[2] It is observed on the last Monday of May. It was formerly observed on May 30 from 1868 to 1970.[3] Many people visit cemeteries and memorials on Memorial Day to honor and mourn those who died while serving in the U.S. military....

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Happy New Year 2022 Goals

Posted by on Dec 30, 2021 in General | 0 comments

Happy New Year 2022 Goals

Our goal, first and foremost, is to wish all of our visitors a Happy New Year 2022! Just as importantly, we share proven techniques to make your resolutions for a Happy New Year 2022 reality for you.  We share three steps to achieving your goals: SMART Goals, Zig Ziglar, and Becoming Your Best when you Do What Matters Most. SMART GOALS The November 1981 issue of Management Review contained a paper by George T. Doran called There’s a S.M.A.R.T. way to write management’s goals and objectives.[1][4] It discussed the importance of...

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Happy Thanksgiving Thought Experiment

Posted by on Nov 25, 2021 in General | 0 comments

Happy Thanksgiving Thought Experiment

Happy Thanksgiving! Happy Thanksgiving posts are usually about counting our blessings and giving thanks.  Steven Johnson compels us to consider this thought experiment:  If your daily newspaper were published once-in-a-century, and it came out today, what would the banner headline read? This is, indeed, something to be truly grateful for: Human life expectancy at birth doubled, worldwide, over the last hundred years. Here’s a video Steven Johnson referred to in his TED Talk; under two minutes: I plan to listen to the Audible Book.  I...

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Free Tech Learning Materials, Books, eBooks, Videos

Posted by on Jan 26, 2020 in Free, General, Learning Opportunities | 0 comments

Free Tech Learning Materials, Books, eBooks, Videos

Free Tech Learning Materials are available courtesy of O’Reilly Media, Inc. Free tech learning materials abound, especially about any web-related tech.  O’Reilly is a long-time publisher of tech books, and it is a pleasure to report that they make a fair number available as free tech learning materials. As the founder and CEO of a web development firm for 25 years, I’ve found that the most gifted developers are largely self-taught.  Even those who’ve earned an Associates, Baccalaureate or Graduate degree have most often...

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Lowest Cost Bachelors Degree

Posted by on Aug 8, 2014 in General, Learning Opportunities, OpenCourseWare | 0 comments

Lowest Cost Bachelors Degree

University of the People Leave it to TED to bring the lowest cost bachelors degree to our attention.  Watch the video (less than twenty minutes).   Lowest Cost Bachelors Degree Get the lowest cost bachelors degree in Business Administration or Computer Science from an Accredited University.  Sign up is $50. Classes are FREE.  Exams are $100 USD each.  Total cost, $4,050 for registration and forty exams.  Financial assistance available. Learn more about University of the People at http://www.uopeople.edu/  This information comes from...

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United Nations University featuring OpenCourseWare

Posted by on Aug 10, 2011 in General, Learning Opportunities, OpenCourseWare | 0 comments

United Nations University featuring OpenCourseWare

This is a great opportunity. The United Nations University’s OpenCourseWare has great information online. Featuring courses like “Structures and Processes for Implementing and Operating e-Governance” or “Building a Community of Practice for Electronic Governance”, One could almost run their own government after completing all the online courses. OpenCourseWare has been a great thing for the internet and learning in general. It is fantastic that such prominent Universities are using it. Check out United Nations...

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Connexions

Posted by on Jul 18, 2011 in Free, General, Learning Opportunities | 0 comments

Connexions

Although Connexions looks a lot clunkier and less visually appealing than other sites featured here, it is quite a great repository of courses on many fields of study. One great thing about Connexions is how they feature different professors and scientists that write the courses. Although anyone can contribute, it is quite clear which courses the authors know – they demonstrate their knowledge. demonstrating they know in detail exactly what they’re writing about. After browsing through a few courses, I was amazed at the amount of...

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Khan Academy

Posted by on Jul 12, 2011 in Free, General, Learning Opportunities | 0 comments

Khan Academy

Khan Academy (“KA”) is a fantastic resource. With a huge library of videos, feature over 2400 in all, almost every subject is featured. Anything you want to learn KA probably has something on it. They have videos on Physics, finance, history, and even practice exercises. Just like in school, KA covers a variety of topics in a course-style series. Because these are videos online, and not a physical teacher, the material can be covered at your own pace. Khan Academy also tracks each student’s progress and almost rivals the...

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