MacHeist Â» 10 amazing Mac programs $49
Purchase a bundle of 10 award-winning Mac apps for just $49 (over 85% off) and have 25% donated to a charity of your choice.
If you’ve got a Mac there is some great software in this deal plus the karma points for charity. Delicious Library (I’ve always wanted this one- I even tried to get my library to use it instead of our district database) and NewsFire.Â I’m also excited to try FotoMagico (really interesting looking presentation software) and iClip4.
It’s going to be one of my Christmas presents.
It’s Okay To Be Smart • Physicist is both to my mouth and ears so awkward… ““Physicist is both to my mouth and ears so awkward that I think I shall never use it. The equivalent of three separate sounds of “i” in one word is too much.” Michael Faraday (1791-1867) was not fond of that new-fangled word “physicist”. Instead, he was an “experimentalist”, a “natural philosopher”, or simply a “scientist”. It seems a modern trend, this need to hyper-specialize both our questions and our means of answering them.” tags: physicist weekly Standardized testing: I opted my kids out. The schools freaked out. Now I know why. “She started out very soft and calm. “Mrs. McElroy,” she said. “We’ve just received word that your daughter isn’t going to take the TCAPs. We are so disappointed. Won’t you change your mind?”” h/t Boing Boing Standardized testing: I opted my kids out. The schools freaked out. Now I know why. “She started out very sof… http://t.co/Gtad7p3Xaz — Tom Woodward (@twoodwar) March 8, 2014 tags: IFTTT Twitter weekly testing tweet Writing From Photographs : Digital Literacy “It’s not that my memory improved but, instead, that I started archiving these events and ideas with my phone, as photographs. Now, if I want to research the painter whose portraits I admired at the museum, I […]
Did You Read the Book — Medium This happens with many more things. “Like, there’s a line in the beginning of the novel: “Everyone gets a miracle.” The male narrator of the story believes his miracle is Margo Roth Spiegelman, the character Cara plays in the movie. Later in the book, the boy realizes that Margo is not a miracle, that she is just a person, and that his imagining her as a miracle has been terribly hurtful to them both. But still, I was asked over a hundred times, “Who’s your miracle?” At first, I tried to fight it, tried to argue that we must see people as people, that we must learn to imagine them complexly instead of idealizing them, that the romantic male gaze is limiting and destructive to women. That’s the whole point of the story to me. But eventually, I just started to say, “My miracle is my wife.” (And then Nat would deadpan, “My miracle is also John’s wife. She’s great.”) In the end, rather than fight, I stuck to the script. “ tags: weekly script First Click: Twitter’s battle between hearts and stars is a battle for hearts and minds | The Verge “A very high bar is set by using the word ‘Favorite’ on Twitter. Favorite is a superlative. It implies a […]
IBM’s Watson Can Now Debate Its Opponents “Watson then presented three relevant arguments in favor of banning violent video games for minors, but qualified its assessment by bring up several relevant counterarguments and considerations. In all, it was a fairly cogent review of the data. “ tags: ibm watson debate ai weekly argument thoughtvectors BBC News – YouTube star Michelle Phan sued over copyright breach “Michelle Phan found success posting make-up tutorial videos, attracting more than six million subscribers to her channel since she started it in 2007. She is a member of a group of YouTube stars whose popularity rivals that of many mainstream pop stars. “ tags: bbc youtube copyright weekly tweet breaking the spell – Text Patterns – The New Atlantis “Ben Jonson’s frustration that Shakespeare’s plays were far more inconsistently and incoherently put together than his own but were nevertheless, somehow, more popular, and commented that this was just it: Jonson’s plays were put together, more like “mechanical models of plays” than the real thing, whereas Shaksepeare’s plays had all the odd growths and irregular edges of organic life. This is my chief complaint with much fiction of the past fifty years, including much very highly regarded fiction, like that of John Updike: these aren’t novels, they are mechanical models of novels. Precision-engineered down to the last […]