Saturday, November 26, 2016

Periodic table in words and pictures with uses #vmvwiki #vmvdlt #infographic

This pictorial periodic table is colorful, fun, and packed with information. In addition to the element's name, symbol, and atomic number, each element box has a drawing of one of the element's main human uses or natural occurrences.

Thursday, November 17, 2016

Google releases app to digitise boxes of old photo prints | #vmvwiki #vmvweb #vmvmobile

The PhotoScan app for iPhones and Android phones will use the phone's camera to capture an old photo in four sections and stitch them together, much like a panorama shot.

Wednesday, November 16, 2016

Free Technology eBooks | OO JavaScript #vmvweb #vmvwiki

Object Oriented JavaScript: Explore it from a new perspective, this book combines practical guidance with useful theoretical insight so you can become a more fluent and confident JavaScript developer.

Friday, November 4, 2016

SharePoint Application with Microsoft Access - YouTube #vmvwiki #vmvweb #vmvdb

Access is the normal user's app creation tool. This session is an end-to-end tutorial for power users to learn to build SharePoint apps without writing any code, and make it available as an app for SharePoint with low to no involvement (or impact) from IT.
(Watch at double speed!)

Thursday, November 3, 2016

Top 10 Education Technologies that Will Be Dead and Gone in the Next Decade -- Campus Technology #vmvdlt #vmvwiki

In a 2016 Teaching with Technology survey, faculty members offered their predictions on what the future holds for technology in teaching — including what hardware and systems will bite the dust over the next 10 years.

Sent from my ZX-81

Wednesday, November 2, 2016

Converting a Wordpress Blog (> 1MB) to Google Blogger #vmvwiki #vmvweb

As part of a restructuring of my gazillion web sites and blogs, I have shifted my Wordpress site ( ) to Blogger ( ). So the big issue was can I bring across the posts?

As you will notice I achieved this (as you are viewing this in the Blogspot site).

Just some basic Notes

  1. The site will convert the Wordpress wxr file (instructions are on the page)... but... I noticed that the site gets hijacked. In my case I kept getting Ad-spam for video conversion files. By waiting a few days it looks like the authors fix this (Thanks!).
  2. You will notice there is a 1MB File size limit. To get round this you will need to chop up your Wordpress site into bits less that 1MB.
    • From the Admin window Select Tools > Export
    • On the dialog screen change "All content" and click on Posts. A further dialog window pops up and you can select a date range to get you files below 1MB. Create as many files as you need!

Don't forget to create separate files for pages, Feedback and media.

Intellectual property — #vmvresearch #vmvweb #vmvwiki #vmvmmedia #vmvdlt

When to consider intellectual property —

These are the key times when a business should pay particular attention to IP:
  • starting out
  • seeking investment
  • spending money on research and development
  • spending money on branding, eg logos, signage, website
  • establishing a digital presence
  • employing staff or contractors (or when a staff member is leaving)
  • dealing with confidential information
  • expanding into new areas or shifting business focus, eg a plumber who introduces a new service, or who becomes a product manufacturer
  • importing or exporting
  • selling all or part of your business.
(Contains a link to a poster  "When to consider IP" -  )

Useful link
  • New Zealand Intellectual Property Office
    (grant and register intellectual property (IP) rights in New Zealand)

The Small Business Sector Report and Factsheet #vmvresearch #vmvwiki

2016: Small businesses, defined as enterprises with fewer than 20 employees, make up 97% of all enterprises in New Zealand and make a significant contribution to our economy and society.

The Small Business Sector Report and Factsheet | Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment

(For 2016 use the Factsheet)