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A glimpse at OneNote … | Coup d’œil à OneNote …

Originally posted on plerudulier:


When I changed job, back in July last year, the laptop I was given was operating under Windows© 7. Changing OS environment was dramatic enough (from XP) and from Office© 2003 to the 2010 version, I had not immediately noticed the supplementary application that came along in the package : OneNote©.

Quand j’ai changé de boulot, en Juillet de l’an dernier, l’ordinateur portable que l’on m’a donné tournait sous Windows© 7. C’était déjà assez radical de changer d’environnement (venant d’XP) et du pack Office© 2003 passer à la version 2010 que je n’ai pas immédiatement réalisé cette application supplémentaire dans le paquet : OneNote©

Any change, like changing job in my case, is an opportunity to start over, with a clean slate. I wrote a post about which of the two, tiddlywiki or Outloook©, I should use to best manage my activities. I didn’t know OneNote then…

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Cloud monitoring category gets busier

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Originally posted on Gigaom:

Server monitoring gets hot

SolarWinds, which monitors multi-vendor technologies running in house, last week bought Librato to extend its reach into the cloud. Librato is noted for its ability to watch workloads running in Heroku and Amazon Web Services as well is in internally-run Rails, Node.js, Ruby, Rails and Java applications.

Austin, Texas-based SolarWinds is betting that, despite the hype, most companies will not move everything to a public cloud or SaaS vendor but will want ways to monitor workloads whether they’re running in the server room down the hall or in AWS US-East or wherever.

For the $40 million purchase price SolarWinds “gets a way to bridge on-prem and cloud worlds and provide visibility across both,” Kevin Thompson, Solarwinds president, (pictured above) said in an interview.

The goal is to give “IT and devops pros a way to manage everything from  on-prem to cloud and everything in between or we…

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Shiroma Weerathunge: I Use OneNote to Inspire Learning

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Originally posted on Hot Topics:

by Shiroma Weerathunge
Expert Educator Columnist, Sri Lanka

The teachers in 21st century are leaving from “Chalk & Talk” methods and move to the child centered learning allowing students learn themselves. Today teacher has become a guide who shows the correct path and way to go. If a teacher can inspire students learning with technology they will be exiting to learn with enthusiasm. Today inspirational teachers use Microsoft OneNote to inspire students’ learning.

OneNote is a digital notebook that would allow teachers to organize web articles, videos and other content in one location. This is a very helpful application for teachers to teach with technology as well as learn too.

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Hagrid is in the Hospital

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Originally posted on TIME:

The actor who played Hagrid in the Harry Potter movies has been rushed to the hospital after experiencing flu-like symptoms on a transatlantic flight.

Robbie Coltrane was rushed to a Florida hospital as soon as his flight from London to Orlando landed. He had been traveling to Orlando, home of the Wizarding World of Harry Potter theme park, for a “A Celebration of Harry Potter” event at the park. And according to TMZ, Coltrane’s co-star Michael Gambon, who plays Dumbledore and is also scheduled to appear at the event, was on the same plane.

The actor is expected to be hospitalized overnight for treatment. Universal Studios confirmed in a statement to Bay News 9 that he will miss the event, but Coltrane’s agent released a statement that he’s expected to recover shortly.

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Charge anywhere there’s light with this rain-resistant portable power bank

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Originally posted on BGR:

The ZeroLemon Solar Juice is a brilliant way to recharge your mobile device using nothing but solar energy. The ZeroLemon Solar Juice has a capacity of 20,000mAh, which far exceeds the capacities of popular mobile smart phones and tablets, ensuring that you will always have enough power to keep your device functioning.

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Declining sensor costs open up new consumer applications

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Originally posted on Gigaom:

One of the factors in the growth of the Internet of Things (IoT)—the networking of the physical world within existing Internet infrastructure—is the rapid decline in the cost of sensors.

Sensors are critical to IoT. Consider a connected thermostat: Without motion, humidity and temperature sensors, there is no data that algorithms can use to set points tailored to a user’s behavior.

In some cases sensor costs have declined by as much as 100X over the past decade. One of those cases where a startup is attempting to drastically change the economics of sensors is in the area of near-infrared (NIR) spectroscopy. If that phrase sounds familiar, it may be because of all the attention SCiO is getting.

Designed and assembled in Israel by startup Consumer Physics, SCiO is an NIR spectrometer for consumers, set to roll out by summer 2015 for $249 per unit. NIR spectrometry detects the spectrum created from…

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Reduce income gap through guaranteed annual income, former Tory senator says

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Originally posted on Global News:

The rich are getting richer and Oxfam International says there’s no sign that’s going to change in the near future. The agency predicts the richest one per cent of the population will own more than half the world’s wealth by 2016.

“Do we really want to live in a world where the one per cent own more than the rest of us combined?” Winnie Byanyima, Oxfam’s executive director, said in a statement.

Among the organization’s suggestions to reduce inequality in the world is an idea that has been around for decades: a guaranteed annual income.

READ MORE: Rich get richer, and Canadian companies want their business

The idea is simply that the government provides everyone with enough money to ensure they don’t fall below the poverty line.

It might sound radical but it’s been tried before in Canada. An experiment ran in Dauphin, Manitoba between 1974 and 1978 to see if…

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