Arbitrary tweets made by TheGingerDog up to 01 February 2015
- Enough snow to excite the children. 2/10 B61 #uksnow
- Stupid pesky overnight snow probably means another hockey free weekend. Bromsgrove, England 2015/01/31
- First aid for babies lesson/training this morning. Bromsgrove, England 2015/01/30
- RT OH: I wish Alice and Bob would just sort their shit out & move in together so they didn’t keep having to send each other encrypted messages 2015/01/29
- RT The W3C’s Technical Architecture Group has officially approved recommendations that the Web should move to HTTPS: https://w3ctag.github.io/web-https/ 2015/01/29
- RT When I don’t want people to touch my code, I write “// <AUTOGENERATED 2015-01-27>” at the very top. 2015/01/29
RT The internet as we thought it would work out back in 1995 vs. how it actually worked out:
www.globalnerdy.com/2015/01/29/how-we-thought-the-internet-would-turn-out-20-years-ago-and-what-actually-happened/ http://t.co/qTXd9D18F7 - embedded picture' alt='RT The internet as we thought it would work out back in 1995 vs. how it actually worked out:
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- Snowpocalypse hits Bromsgrove! . 4/10 B61 #uksnow
- RT The ultimate Land Rover Defender… yours for a staggering £150,000: www.birminghampost.co.uk/business/business-news/ultimate-land-rover-defender-yours-8535137
- RT #free cookie with a Large Take out drinks today only!
RT “@CommitStrip: Wait, this isn’t how you poker plan?
www.commitstrip.com/2015/01/22/poker-planning/ ” #NoEstimates http://t.co/EToPtFzM9r ” #NoEstimates - embedded picture' alt='RT “@CommitStrip: Wait, this isn’t how you poker plan?
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RT Hackers can now wirelessly infect and crash your drone:
bit.ly/1Bl10OF http://t.co/DgMMfrIZIh - embedded picture' alt='RT Hackers can now wirelessly infect and crash your drone:
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- RT However did Apple manage to make those profits when all they charge for a power cable is £65? 2015/01/28
- “We’ll come and fit your smart meters between 8am and 1pm … We will impose a £ charge if no one is in.” #wastedDay #whatIfTheyDontTurnUp Bromsgrove, England 2015/01/28
- RT Top universities a breeding ground for Tories warn Islamic groups newsthump.com/2011/06/07/top-universities-a-breeding-ground-for-tories-warn-islamic-groups/ 2015/01/27
- https://community.qualys.com/blogs/laws-of-vulnerabilities/2015/01/27/the-ghost-vulnerability & https://www.qualys.com/research/security-advisories/GHOST-CVE-2015-0235.txt #security #linux #exim 2015/01/27
- RT “Birmingham’s Heartlands Hospital treats 1,500 victims of Female Genital Mutilation in just FIVE years” – www.birminghammail.co.uk/news/midlands-news/birminghams-heartlands-hospital-treats-1500-8506599 2015/01/27
- The battery life on my current phone (Sony Xperia z3c) is a massive improvement over what my Nexus 4 managed. Am back to charging once a day 2015/01/26
- RT All cafes should use this Wi-Fi name.
- RT Letters are powerful. But be careful. They might backfire.
RT im not even sure goats actually use physics
- Awesome episode of #Banshee … Bromsgrove, England 2015/01/25
RT Last night’s YouGov poll and the race so far.
Notable: Tories flatlining and Greens with the edge over Lib Dems. Notable: Tories flatlining and Greens with the edge over Lib Dems. - embedded picture' alt='RT Last night's YouGov poll and the race so far.
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Designers! Imagine you could design a piece of Open Source tablet software that teaches a child how to read, write, and perform arithmetic, without the aid of a teacher. This is not designed to replace teachers, but to bring education where little or none exists.
Just think of the impact. UNESCO tells us that 54 million children have zero access to education. 250 million kids have rudimentary access to education but don’t have any literacy skills. If we can build software that teaches kids literacy, think of the opportunities this opens up in their lives, and the ability to help bring nations out of poverty.
The Global Learning XPRIZE is working to solve that problem and help build this technology.A Foundation of Awesome Design
This is where designers come in.
We want to encourage designers to use their talent and imagination to explore and share ideas of how this software could look and work. Designers create and craft unique and innovative experiences, and these ideas can be the formation of great discussions with other members of the community.
We are asking designers to explore and create those experiences and then share those wireframes/mockups in the XPRIZE community. This will inspire discussion and ideas for how we create this important software. This is such an important way in which you can participate.
Find out more about how to participate by clicking right here and please share this call for designers widely – the more designs we can see, the more designers involved, the more ideas we can explore. Every one of you can play such a key role in building this technology. Thanks!
As many of my regular readers will know, I joined the XPRIZE Foundation last year. At XPRIZE we run large competitions that incentivize the solution of some of the grandest challenges that face humanity.
My role at XPRIZE is to create a global community that can practically change the world via XPRIZE, inside and outside of these competitions. You will be reading more about this in the coming months.
Back in September we launched the Global Learning XPRIZE. This is a $15 million competition that has the ability to impact over 250 million kids. From the website:
The Global Learning XPRIZE challenges teams from around the world to develop open source and scalable software that will enable children in developing countries to teach themselves basic reading, writing and arithmetic within the 18 month period of competition field testing. Our goal is an empowered generation that will positively impact their communities, countries and the world.
Many of my readers here are Open Source folks, and this prize is an enormous Open Source opportunity. Here we can not only change the world, but we can create Open Source technology that is at the core of this revolution in education.
Not only that, but a key goal we have with the competition is to encourage teams and other contributors to collaborate around common areas of interest. Think about collaboration around storytelling platforms, power management, design, voice recognition, and more. We will be encouraging this collaboration openly on our forum and in GitHub.
You will be hearing more and more about this in the coming months, but be sure to join our forum to keep up to date.Call For Teams
Since we launched the prize, we have seen an awesome number of teams registering to participate. Our view though is that the more teams the better…it creates a stronger environment of collaboration and competition. We want more though!
Can’t see the video? See it here!
As such, I want to encourage you all to consider joining up as a team. We recommend people form diverse teams of developers, designers, artists, scientists, and more to feed into and explore how we build software that can automate the teaching of literacy. Just think about the impact that this software could have on the world, and also how interesting a technical and interaction challenge this is.
Me: "Hi xyz, so this is not difficult. Go to your current hosting company and ask them for a backup of your website. They will more than likely zip this up for you and offer you a URL for you/us to download it from."
Prospect: "You should be doing this! If I swap banks they do it all for me!"
Me: "We're not a bank though? Also, you'd have to get in touch with them anyway to give us permission soooo if you are contacting them it's no extra to ask them for a backup?"
Prospect: "LOOK! I've already wasted half an hour of my day on this!"
Me: "So have I."
I do so love people who complain about things they've not even paid for.