Edlib: qrcodes The use of QR codes (Quick response codes) are really taking off across all aspects of our lives. There are great opportunities to use them in learning and many educational bodies and libraries are taking on the challenge.(Picture at right from the Daring Librarian - Hot QR codes in the classroom and library) Following is some great resources to get you started using QR codes in learning.
40 Google+ Tips and Tricks for Power Users July 27, 2011, 8:24 AM — Google+ is all the rage right now. Even under its limited-invite "field trial" phase, the social sharing service is growing in leaps and bounds, with oodles of new users joining every day and even more champing at the bit to get in. Most of us, however, are only beginning to scratch the surface of what Google+ can do; like many Google products, G+ is brimming with advanced features and untapped tweaks. That's why I decided to put together this massive list of Google+ tips and tricks.
The Ultimate Guide to the Invisible Web Search engines are, in a sense, the heartbeat of the internet; “googling” has become a part of everyday speech and is even recognized by Merriam-Webster as a grammatically correct verb. It’s a common misconception, however, that googling a search term will reveal every site out there that addresses your search. In fact, typical search engines like Google, Yahoo, or Bing actually access only a tiny fraction – estimated at 0.03% – of the internet. Google & Books: An Exchange by Edward Mendelson, Paul N. Courant, and Ann Kjellberg In response to: Google & the Future of Books from the February 12, 2009 issue To the Editors: My colleague and friend Robert Darnton is a marvelous historian and an elegant writer.
eLearning Blog Dont Waste Your Time So, it has come to this. I wanted to find some tweets I made a while ago; I can’t remember when but I can remember it was a re-tweet of someone else’s work. I asked around last night on Twitter and had some good replies and these are a selection of the options I have found and been directed to. Thanks for choosing Tableau Public Your download should begin automatically, but if it doesn’t, click here. Need the 64-bit version? Click here. Just follow these easy steps to install your software: Click the “Run” button to start the process. Depending on your browser, you might not get the security warning screen.Go to step 2. Google Dorks cache: If you include other words in the query, Google will highlight those words within the cached document. For instance, [cache:www.google.com web] will show the cached content with the word “web” highlighted. This functionality is also accessible by clicking on the “Cached” link on Google’s main results page. The query [cache:] will show the version of the web page that Google has in its cache.
Z39.50 for Dummies One of the things Index Data is known for is the YAZ toolkit - an open source programmers’ toolkit supporting the development of Z39.50/SRW/SRU clients and servers. The first release was in 1995 and I've been using it for my own metasearch engine ZACK Gateway since 1998, long before I joined Index Data. Z39.50 is a client-server protocol for searching and retrieving information from remote computer databases.
10 research tips for finding online answers Before Danielle Thomson was our TED Prize researcher, she wrote trivia for Who Wants to Be a Millionaire? and spent years finding difficult-to-source info for The Late Show with David Letterman. And she has quickly established herself as our staff secret weapon. When one of us can’t get our hands on a piece of information that we need, we turn to Danielle and — voila! — there it is. We asked Danielle to share some of her best research tips to help you in those “why can’t I find this?”
Phil Bradley's weblog: Twitter Search - 20 alternative search engines Twitter has two different search resources - Basic search which you can get to from the home page, and Advanced search, which you can't. I've written about these on my website, and you might want to take a peek at my Twitter search engine page. In the course of exploring I have found some alternative search engines that you might want to take a look at.
Climb every mountain: visualising the world's 50 most prominent peaks Data scientist Robert Mundigi has created a multi-faceted visualisation of the world's 50 most prominent peaks. The interactive graphic, made using Tableau Public, features a clickable map of the summits, satellite images of each peak and figures for each mountain's prominence and overall elevation. In mountaineering terms, prominence is the vertical distance between a summit and the lowest contour line encircling it and no higher peak. How to use Google for Hacking. Google serves almost 80 percent of all search queries on the Internet, proving itself as the most popular search engine. However Google makes it possible to reach not only the publicly available information resources, but also gives access to some of the most confidential information that should never have been revealed. In this post I will show how to use Google for exploiting security vulnerabilities within websites. The following are some of the hacks that can be accomplished using Google. 1.