Anne-mania goes global; Canada’s most famous literary export is being feted around the world

June 30, 2008
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Anne-mania goes global; Canada’s most famous literary export is being feted around the world The Japanese, on the other hand, emphasize Anne’s almost mystical worship of nature and Montgomery’s lyrical descriptions of the Island because those aspects of the novel tie in with Shinto — the native religion of Japan, which includes a belief in […]

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Two-Year in Hell :: Inside Higher Ed

June 30, 2008

Anyone in higher ed needs to read this: Two-Year in Hell :: Inside Higher Ed :: Higher Education’s Source for News, Views and Jobs Job Listing #666. University of Hell at Seventh Circle. Visiting Assistant Professor, two years (with possibility of converting to tenure-track position at culmination of two-year appointment). Beginning September 2009. Teaching load […]

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OLPC Ottawa-DC meet up at Nortel in Ottawa, Canada.

June 30, 2008

Clevergirl organized an OLPC meetup in Ottawa recently. Check out her report and pictures.

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Canadian iPhone: Consumer Revolt against Rogers tariffs – The Unofficial Apple Weblog (TUAW)

June 29, 2008

Canadian iPhone: Consumer Revolt against Rogers tariffs – The Unofficial Apple Weblog (TUAW) When Rogers/Fido announced the iPhone voice/data plans a few days ago, the proposed rates were not received warmly. Over ten thousand people are letting their eDispleasure be heard on the “Rogers iPhone3G == Ruined” protest website. See http://www.ruinediphone.com/sign.php

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Wiimote repurposed for multi-point interactive whiteboard – Engadget

June 29, 2008
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One of my students in CS8932 sent me this link: Wiimote repurposed for multi-point interactive whiteboard We’d been talking a bout the use of whiteboards in schools now, and with this ‘hack’ anyone can have a digital whiteboard for a fraction of the cost using a data projector and a Wii controller. Johnny’s included the […]

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Google: 500 INTERNAL_SERVER_ERROR

June 29, 2008

When i went to Picasa today to see how it works, I got this wonderful picture staring back at me. Not something you often get with Google.

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Fixed or Variable-Rate Mortgage… the analysis.

June 29, 2008

I’ve been searching for information on mortgages, particularly wondering if fixed or variable mortgages were better for me. A lot of sites referenced Mortgage Financing: Floating Your Way to Prosperity (2001) which is from the Individual Finance and Insurance Decisions Centre. This turns out to be at University of Toronto, so I searched about and […]

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QESBA Blue-ribbon task force reports on Internet in schools

June 26, 2008

The The Quebec English School Boards Association announced: QESBA Blue-ribbon task force reports on Internet in schools: Time for educators, government and media to shift focus from “threat” to “opportunity” Montreal, June 2, 2008 – A major study into the impact and potential of the Internet on English public schools in Quebec has called on […]

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Classic Clips: Bill Gates Chews Out Microsoft Over XP

June 26, 2008

Check this whole thing out over at Gizmodo… it will just feeeeel right. Classic Clips: Bill Gates Chews Out Microsoft Over XP With Bill Gates saying good-bye to Microsoft this week, we’re realizing more by the day how much we’ll miss the guy. And when reading through the many interviews floating around this week, we […]

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AFP: Paralysed man takes a walk in virtual world

June 26, 2008

AFP: Paralysed man takes a walk in virtual world TOKYO (AFP) — A paralysed man using only his brain waves has been able to manipulate a virtual Internet character, Japanese researchers said Monday, calling it a world first. The 41-year-old patient used his imagination to make his character take a walk and chat to another […]

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