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Bot chat #1

Piss poor productions presents – somewhat annoying chatbot transcripts. #1 Trying to get assistance with online checkin and seat allocation: Thank you Close Info at 17:21, Jul 21: Thank you for choosing to chat with us. An agent will be … Continue reading

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Find it, use it, cite it.

The frontiers of human knowledge are constantly pushed forward by researchers who find related work published in peer reviewed journals, use that work to guide their own questions and experiments and cite it when publishing their findings. This whole process … Continue reading

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HowTo: save FaceBook comments to excel using PowerBI

Ever wanted to save a bunch of FaceBook comments? Looking for a better way to find old posts that get buried in the timeline? Turns out that Microsoft PowerBI desktop (free download) and Excel (with PowerQuery COM Add-in) can help. The Short … Continue reading

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Awesome earth visualisation: wind flow and more…

How cool is this? // More at: Even more: Fang – Mike Seyfang

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Twenty Fifteen – the year I lost my voice

2015 was a quiet year for me out in social media land. Gone were the days when geeks with RSS aggregators could be more popular than jocks with media teams. Social media had become mainstream and the noise from the … Continue reading

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Shooting better photos for the web (site)

Shooting better photos for website templates – notes from yesterday’s workshop. Image Size: largest .jpg, closest to 16:9. On my old Nikon D80 this is 3872 x 2592 (closer to 6:4) Not RAW due to our post-processing limitations and workflow. … Continue reading

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OSX Keyboard settings making GravityForms in Safari look bad…

Ever had a user of one of your GravityForms say they enter the form but no entries appear? Before you dismiss their claim, check this out.. Careful checking of one such complaint revealed that the user was TABbing through a … Continue reading

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BLENDER – Notes as I learn…

An online scratchpad of things I want to remember while learning Blender. ToDo: Trace Sir Les (InkScape -> SVG -> Blender Curve [extrude & mesh]) UV Sir Les (Front, Back, Sides) Improve photoshop edge selection [curve tool trace smooth … Continue reading

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Planet Talks at WOMADelaide 2013

Quick guide to the talks: ALL PLANET TALKS at: Stage 6 Speakers Corner SATURDAY 9 MARCH – FOOD SECURITY & SUSTAINABILITY TAKING CARE OF OUR OWN PATCH Midday – 1.00pm / Hosted by Robyn Williams Speakers: Simon Bryant, Ronni Kahn … Continue reading

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Google form as iBooks author HTML widget: Simplified

Apple iBooks author is a tool for creating an publishing interactive multi-touch books for iPad. There are nine widget types for adding interactivity – Gallery, Media, Review, Keynote, Interactive Image, 3D, Scrolling Sidebar, Pop-Over and HTML. I’m interested in trying … Continue reading

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