Wednesday, January 31, 2007

Dancing Faculty!

The Fischbowl: 2007 AHS Faculty Dance Video

What a faculty this is! Great dancers and what great sports, Wow!!! If this is how they approach dancing and having fun, I can imagine what great teachers they all are.

Monday, January 29, 2007

Eyesight for the Mac


Capture pictures periodically from 10 seconds to 999 days nusing your builit in ISight camera. Sorry PC users!

Friday, January 26, 2007

Lots of CSS Links

The CSS & Web Standards News Compilation Site - DMYH

No More Stealing My Bandwidth!

Prevent HotLinking with .htaccess
If you don't want people hotlinking to your photos, graphics, and ther images, read this easy solution. They are stealing your bandwidth! You must be the site's owner and have access to the .htaccess file.

Thursday, January 25, 2007

GetHuman Database

gethuman 500 database

Not sure if these tips really work but one never knows! Find a human at a faceless company! Hate listening to all those prompts to press this number then this number? Maybe this is the solution!

Wednesday, January 24, 2007


Kuler is a free tool from Adobe Labs that lets users design and share color schemes for use in Web sites or other projects. If you've ever designed a Web site or PowerPoint presentation before, you know that choosing a color scheme is often trial and error.

CSS Cheat Sheet

CSS Cheat Sheet

Great pdf or flashpaper for those of you delving into CSS.

Monday, January 22, 2007

Partitioning a Hard Drive

I bought a new external hard drive for myself. I decide to split it into 2 partitions just to make it easier for me to see: PC and MAC. The MacBook Pro has a utility to make this partitioning very easy.

Last Friday, I figured I would take the hd home and copy some things over to DVD. Yes, I dropped it. 250gb hd is now broken...

Went back on eBay and bought myself another one. Partitioned it again so quickly using the Mac. I called Apple Support because I had forgotten which format to use. They answered within 5 minutes, took down my information, and gave me the answer very quickly.

I promise to be extra careful with this new 250gb hd...I hope...

Sunday, January 21, 2007

A "New" Search Engine: Ask goes Ajax!

Ask X

The new search engine from Ask using the latest technologies and Ajax. Try it out..It is quite impressive!

Saturday, January 20, 2007

Podcasting and Universities

Open Culture: University Podcast Collection

See what the universities are doing with podcasting. They are finding it very helpful educationally. Some school districts are also beginning to use podcasting as a TOOL and not some dreaded new technology.

Open Source Software

Open Source Alternative

They list lots of alternatives and seem to give decent advice about the software. Remember that most open source software has little tech help or support so you may be on your own! But, it might definitely be worth a look.

Are you a last minute shopper?

Gifts, vacations, restaurant reservations, tickets, activities....last minute ideas. Check it out!

Whacky Uses

Whacky Uses for common household products and food

So what CAN you really use Cheerios and Cool Whip for??

How does your school rate?

Very interesting site to check out how schools rate. Also has other information such as AP exam information for specific schools, monthly polls (January's is about schools banning cupcakes at class parties.)

Federal Resources

Federal Resources for Educational Excellence
Try out the new FREE website. It has been redesigned for the first time since it was created in 1998 to make finding teaching resources from the federal government easier.

Historical Documents

Footnote - The place for original documents online

Many original historical documents that have never been online are now available. A site worth checking out and passing along to your fellow teachers and students.

Why I Won't Drive On Ice

This happened in Portland, oregon this winter. Yes, I figured out how to add YouTube videos to the site. Hopefully you will be able to see them. If you can't, please let me know!

Wednesday, January 17, 2007

Dead Browser Links?


Deadlinks? This freebie works with most browsers and will help you find and delte dead bookmarks (History) in most browsers.

Pretty cool? Best feature?? It's FREE!!

Wallpaper Rocks!

Looking for some new desktop backgrounds? No matter what your OS, you should find something here for you!

Thursday, January 11, 2007

iPhone Copyright Infringment?

Uh oh...: Apple has a BIG legal problem!

Cisco subsidiary Linksys has its own iPhone. But instead of signing a proposed contract submitted Monday night by Cisco, Apple made the iPhone announcement without a deal in place. Cisco's response: a 24-page trademark infringement lawsuit against Apple.

Quizpod - FREE!

QuizPod - iPod + iTunes

Get out your ipods! Allows users to create class quizes, surveys or anything else on their Mac or PC then synchronise to an iPod. A user can then be 'quized’ on the actual iPod with results later being sync’d back to the computer.

- Creation of Quizes on both PC and Mac.
- QuizPod application for iPod using iPodLinux. Currently only supports generations 1- 4 of fullsize iPod.
- Support Bitmap image display on iPod in greyscale or full color.
- Allows sync’ing of Quiz results and quizes between iPod and computer.
- Provided a results magament tool to manage marks/ answers from quizes.

And it's FREE!

Sunday, January 07, 2007

Some things parents need to know

Online Safety Tips for Parents - Education World

Linda McCarthy, author of Own Your Space: Keep Yourself and Your Stuff Safe Online, offers parents these 10 tips for keeping their kids safe online. Included: Provide a copy of our printable version to your students’ families.

Thanks to Educational Technology for this post.


Don't forget about our April Web Developer User Group meeting. Anyone interested in the topics can register. Their district MUST be a member of our TSS or Office Automation Services. You will be able to register when the Spring MicroNews comes out about the end of March.

You can always check the web site,, for more information.

How do you like the new logo on the right?


Keep an eye out for our new podcasts that will be coming this month or early February. All our services will be available as podcasts so you can listen to them. They will be available in formats that will let you listen to them on your iPod (*.m4a) or just to listen to on your computer (*.mp3)

We are also working on software tips in a podcast format. Eventually, vodcasting and trainings!

There is no limit to what we can do with the right technology, hardware, knowledge, manpower, and plain old hard work!

Color Scheme Chooser

Choose Color Schemes for your website using this free tool.:

Use this free tool to study the relationships between colors. You can actually use it to choose the color scheme of your own website. Be sure to read the help section for a better understanding.

Great site for figuring out colors for your site that really mesh.

Flippid - Post What You Wan

Flippid - Post What You Want

Flippid matches people who want stuff, with people who have stuff. Name your price, and let people sell it to you. Are you looking for something? Post it on flippid for free and instantly tell people who have it that you want it. You even get to set your maximum price and let sellers compete for your business. Flippid lets you name your price for the stuff you're looking for. Sellers on flippid like it because it doesn't cost them a thing to see what buyers want. Sellers will even compete with each other just to sell to you!


TubeSock - Rip videos from YouTube

I wonder if this is legal? It's free however..

Saturday, January 06, 2007

Hack Attack

Hack Attack: A guide for switching to a Mac
Before I got my first Mac, I was fortunate to have 2 people give me a lot of help learning about the OS. One is over at Dutchess BOCES and the other is at Orange-Ulster BOCES. The Apple rep was also an invaluable resource as was reading, reading, and reading on the internet.

There is so much information out there and the Mac also comes with fantastic help files. Ask your friends and colleagues. I bet you would be surprised at the number of people who know Mac's!

This site is a great help as well. Lots of quick info and how things relate to the PC.

Woodland Home

A Low Impact Woodland Home
What a great looking place for a vacation home! Environmentally-sound, it is a Hobbit house!

Tuesday, January 02, 2007

Wasabi Cream Sauce

This sauce from Epicurious looks very nice. I almost made it for Christmas dinner but they wanted regular gravy! I'll make it next time and just not ask.