Wednesday, April 29, 2009

PowerPoint 2007 - multiple monitors swap display

Had an issue when using multiple monitors. When using a monitor attached to my laptop the presentation displayed on the laptop not the external monitor.

Searching the we came up with lots of false hits... and the answer is actually quite simple in 2007.

Use the Slide Show tab and in the Monitor part of the ribbon change the "Show Presentation on" to "Monitor 2..."

No wonder there is no online help !!!

Friday, April 17, 2009

VirtualBox - Update 2.2 (Internet error)

Updated to 2.2 (Win 32bit). Lost my Internet connection inside the virtual machine.

Temporary solution found at There is a dll (in a zip) - post towards the end (2009-04-15 18:20:43 changed by frank) that fixed the issue. (though virtualBox lost the connection when I restarted the computer after I sent it into hibernation.

Indications that this will be repaired in a patch to 2.2 in the "near" future!

Wednesday, April 8, 2009

iCloud - a virtual online machine

Apr 7, iCloud was publically launched. Have included the "marketing email below...

First observations. Tried it on our institutions PC.. Connection too slow, tried in IE/Firefox came up but never got to a stage I could use it. Chrome had JavaScript issues...

Must try it at home :)

In the email it stated...

icloud, the online service that gives you the freedom of your friends, files and digital life on any computer. After 8 years of development icloud is today officially launched worldwide as the online PC for everyone without a PC 

Linkoping, Sweden - April 7th, 2009 - Xcerion today announce the launch of icloud, the world's first free online computer, giving everybody in the world their own online computer packed with free storage, applications, virtual desktop and backup accessible from any computer connected to the Internet. Starting today the icloud service is available in English, Chinese, Russian, Spanish, Portuguese, German, Swedish and Filipino languages.

 The public launch of icloud builds on a closed beta testing program and the incorporation of user feedback from iclouder's worldwide. icloud is proud to announce free icloud accounts for everyone at

Daniel Arthursson, the founder of icloud say, "With icloud, we put a virtual computer together with free storage and free applications in the hands of everybody in the world, it's the PC for everyone without a PC. Everybody can now access and share documents, photos, music and their complete digital life from any computer".

The public version includes:

  • Access to your friends, files and digital life on any computer

  • 3 GB free storage space to safely store documents, photos and music online

  • 30 free applications such as Office, Mail, Music, Video, IM, Sharing, Games, Collaboration and Development tools

  • 20 free widgets

  • Free backup to provide secure storage, including WedDav

  • Zero installation, icloud runs in your Internet Explorer or Firefox browser

Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Open Library

Open Library (n.d.) . Retrieved April 7, 2009 from

Apr 7, 2009: featuring 22,845,290 books (including 1,064,822 with full-text)

Monday, April 6, 2009

Beyond LMSs

Presentation by Terry Anderson at Moodlemoot

Anderson, T. (2009) Beyond LMS Keynote to Canada Moodlemoot 2009. Retrieved April 6, 2009 from