Thursday, July 30, 2015

Google plus... On its way out #vmvwiki

Facebook triumphs as Google bids adieu to its social network ‘Plus’

Google is bidding adieu to Google Plus, an awkwardly named social network that the American search engine had launched four years ago hoping it would become a serious rival to Facebook.

Sunday, July 26, 2015

Why you should be an e-resident of Estonia #vmvwiki

From summer 2015, you can go to the nearest Estonian embassy and apply for e-residency.
The most advanced digital society in the world is a former Soviet Republic on the edge of the Baltic Sea. And by handing over €50 and a ­photograph, allowing my fingerprints to be taken and waiting a few weeks while my ­credentials were verified, I have been issued with an identity card, a cryptographic key and a PIN code to access its national systems.

Saturday, July 25, 2015

DDoS attacks on the rise in New Zealand #vmvwiki

​There is a strong growth in the average size of DDoS attacks, from both a bits-per-second and packets-per-second perspective, according to Arbor Networks’ Q2, 2015 global DDoS attack data. Average attack size for New Zealand increased significantly to 1.1Gbps/241.95Kpps in Q2 from 430.84Mbps/55.39Kpps in Q1. The majority of attacks in New Zealand were very short-lived, and approximately 97% were less than one hour. The top three sources for attacks on New Zealand in Q2 were China 6%, US 6% and NZ 1%.

See for what's happening right now !

Tuesday, July 14, 2015

Web design is dead #vmvwiki

Web design is (finally!) dying of irrelevance. Web pages themselves are no longer the center of the Internet experience, which is why designers need to move on to the next challenges — products and ecosystems — if they want to stay relevant.

CrunchIt! — Online quantitative Statistics Tool #vmvwiki #vmvresearch

An online Quantitative analysis tool associated with
McCabe, G.P., Craig, B.A., & Moore, D.S. (2012) Introduction to the Practice of Statistics. 7th ed.

Thursday, July 9, 2015

#Bluetooth framework for teaching #vmvwiki #vmvhw

This post will be a record of things I discover while trying to set up a Bluetooth framework for teaching (so this post will actually be more like a wiki and change!)

1. Speakers.

2. Mouse.

Configuration issues

Problem: Device disconnects

It appears that by default Windows power saving kills a USB device. The mouse connected would die and not reconnect. To disable this you need to

  1. go to Start > type in "Device Manager" >

  2. Expand Bluetooth Radios >

  3. Right click on Generic Bluetooth Adaptor + Properties, and

  4. uncheck "Allow the computer to turn off this device to save power"


Wednesday, July 8, 2015

July 1, NZ Harmful Digital Comm Bill now law #vmvwiki

On July 1 2015, the controversial Harmful Digital Communications Bill passed into law. This law now introduces a range of measures that are designed to increase online safety. It also however increases the obligations on a number of different parties, and that's what this post is about.

Saturday, July 4, 2015

XKeyscore (2013): NSA tool collects 'nearly everything a user does on the internet' #vmvwiki

XKeyscore: NSA tool collects 'nearly everything a user does on the internet' | US news | The Guardian

A top secret National Security Agency program allows analysts to search with no prior authorization through vast databases containing emails, online chats and the browsing histories of millions of individuals, according to documents provided by whistleblower Edward Snowden.

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Packt Publishing | Free book on Mediawiki #wikieducator #vmvwiki

Packt publishing has a range of commercial books available. Each day they have a free book (if you wait until the ad banner cycles click when it gets to free book)

For example todays book (30/6/2015) is Mediawiki 1.1 Beginners guide