Posts from ‘October, 2009’

Restricting users on SSH

Restricting users on SSH I rarely have to configure the SSH server, and so I never remember how to restrict users. There is documentation readily available for restricting users on SSH2, but I’m still using SSH and there just deosn’t seem to be much other there. It’s very, very simple. Simply add an AllowUsers line […]

Russian anomaly and O’Hare UFO related?

Below are two videos and one mp3. The first video is of a strange event in Russia recently. The second video and the mp3 file are about a UFO sighting over O’Hare airport in Chicago. Activity Watch both videos and listen to the mp3 file. Feel free to perform additional research on these events. Then […]

Is your educational video really educational

Here’s a story of interest to instructional designers and educational technologists. Disney is handing out refunds for educational videos that weren’t educational.  What are the implications of this to the broader market? How can we prove that our materials are, in fact, educational or that they achieve their intended purpose? Regardless, I’m glad to see […]

Free graphics software

Here’s a good reference for free image software. I’m a big Gimp fan so, being a creature of habit, I probably won’t seriously try anything else out until Gimp can’t do something I want it to do. But I’ll probably give a couple of them a spin. It’s also a good list to have for […]

Man in U.S. arrested for being naked in his own home.

This story is just too bizarre, and yet, the U.S. is becoming more bizarre by the second so I guess it should come as no surprise that a man is arrested in his own home for being naked. This story could serve as a good cross-cultural discussion topic. I have no doubt that students from […]

Free graphics software

Here’s a good reference for free image software. I’m a big Gimp fan so, being a creature of habit, I probably won’t seriously try anything else out until Gimp can’t do something I want it to do. But I’ll probably give a couple of them a spin. It’s also a good list to have for […]

Trouble getting Skype video to work on FC11?

Me too. I had it working on FC10, and FC11 finds my little camera, but the image is all distorted and funky. I didn’t have a direct solution, but what I did have was a TV card that I bought for about $15 a couple years back, and an old DV video camera that I […]

Zhuyinfuhao to Pinyin chart

The link below is to a simple chart converting zhuyin to pinyin. http://cailab.net/classes/club/pdf/zhuyin_pinyin.pdf