Monthly Archives: May 2013

The Parts of a URL

“As far as the basics of HTML, a former student actually put together the very tutorial (with the same metaphors) that I based my lesson on.  You can find that here (http://2tailedmonkey.com/topic/html). Regarding how to understand a URL, I couldn’t … Continue reading

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‘Tin Can API’ is Taking Over the LMS Market—Schools First, Businesses Next

This video illustrates how schools are leveraging Tin Can to enhance learning.  Once this catches on in this “test environment,” I’m sure businesses will start to adopt.

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Why We Need an Industry-wide Badge-based Training Infrastructure

The U.S. Department of Agriculture and the Food and Drug Administration is not making it easy for food packaging plants these days.   The LDS Church’s official Newsroom recently announced that LDS Canneries “east of the Mississippi” will no longer be canning any food … Continue reading

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Lines in India: “Gluing Up” instead of Cueing Up — But why?

Why do Indians stand so close together in lines?  Warmth?!  Love?!  Pickpockets?!  Line cutters?!  Or could it be because there just isn’t enough space allocated to the group providing the product or service at the front of the line (e.g. … Continue reading

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Is the sum of all the wealth in the world a constant value?

Question on Quora: In other words, is wealth a fractional concept? I know there are discoveries of new resources (not only physical), but don’t these actually make the other resources value less (a game of winning and losing percentage), instead of … Continue reading

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Korean High Schools — High scores, plastic surgery, and suicide

In sixty short years, South Korea went from being one of the poorest countries in Asia to having the world’s 13th largest economy. Korean students have some of the highest test scores in the world, and a higher rate of … Continue reading

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5 Factors of Creativity from John Cleese

How to get into the “open” mode: Space (create an oasis of quiet) Time (specific, undeterred, spaced-out durations of time) Time (play with your problem for longer) Confidence (there are no mistakes in this space) 22-inch waist Humor (a little bit of giggles … Continue reading

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Amazon Prime Streaming vs. Netflix — A Year Review

A year ago, Amazon Prime unveiled its unlimited video streaming service, which directly “competes” with a similar service from Netflix. So far, we haven’t seen much competition… Amazon Prime is a $79-per-year shipping discount service available for select items sold on Amazon. Prime … Continue reading

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32GB Kindle Fire Tablet Might Offer Best Value

Compared to the iPad, Kindle Fire HD 8.9 looks pretty darn incredible—especially for what I use personal tablets for: (40%) Reading (not performance intensive) (30%) Media consumption—stream video content from various household servers (20%) Internet browsing/communication/social networking (10%) Gaming Professional reviews of Kindle … Continue reading

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I’m Still Loving the iPhone 5

It’s been six months since I started using my iPhone 5.  In that time, it has exceeded all of my expectations.  If you have a previous model, here are the iPhone 5’s improvements: Thinner Lighter 4″ screen More durable [Same … Continue reading

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