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10 tips for smarter, more efficient Internet searching

10 tips for smarter, more efficient Internet searchingBy Alan Norton | April 27, 2011, 7:36 AM PDTDid you hate memorizing seemingly insignificant facts for tests at school? No photographic memory? Good news! Life is now an open-book exam — assuming you have a computer, browser, and Internet access. If you know how to use a good search engine, you don't have to stuff your mind with facts that are useful only when playing Jeopardy! and Trivial Pursuit.Chances are, you aren't the first person to run across the problem you are experiencing. Chances are also good that an answer is awaiting your discovery on the Internet — you just have to remove the irrelevant pages and the unhelpful/incorrect results to find that needle in the haystack.Google has been fanatical about speed. There is little doubt that it has built an incredibly fast and thorough search engine. Unfortunately, the human element of the Internet search equation is often overlooked. These 10 tips are designed to improve…

Jurnalisme Warga, Anda Wartawannya!

Jurnalisme Warga, Anda Wartawannya!Oleh: Niken Satyawati | 30 April 2011 | 12:33 WIB 
Jurnalisme warga (citizen journalism) akhir-akhir ini banyak didengungkan. Kompasiana juga memproklamasikan diri sebagai wahana jurnalisme warga. Nah… sekadar berbagi pendapat tentang isu yang satu ini, berikut adalah tulisan saya tentang hal-hal mendasar dalam jurnalisme warga.Pada intinya, jurnalisme warga adalah kegiatan partisipasi aktif yang dilakukan oleh MASYARAKAT dalam kegiatan jurnalistik, berupa pengumpulan, pelaporan, analisis serta penyampaian informasi. Yah miri-mirip pekerjaan wartawan lah. Tapi dalam konteks ini, ANDA-lah wartawannya! Bukan wartawan yang bernaung dalam sebuah perusahaan media.Dimana jurnalis warga bisa menyampaikan karya atau tulisannya? Yang pertama tentu media mainstream/konvensional baik cetak, elektronik, online. Namun selain itu, seiring dengan perkembangan media dan teknologi informasi, Anda juga bisa menyampaikan karya Anda dalam social media seperti Facebook, …

Lecture Capture Boosts Distance Learning at Washington Colleges

Washington's statewide public college system is supporting its ballooning online and blended education programs with lecture capture. The adoption hasn't been painless, but it's helped to further the college system's goals for growth and to support innovation in teaching and learning.By Bridget McCrea⁠04/27/11⁠ To say that the Washington State Board for Community & Technical Colleges' distance learning program is growing would be an understatement. For years, the board's number of online learners has grown by anywhere from 25 percent to 35 percent annually, greater than some of the top institutions for online enrollment and outpacing overall annual online student enrollment growth figures. More recently, the number of "hybrid" students who take some courses online and others in the classroom pushed that percentage up even higher."We are up 67 percent in one year, thanks to the growing number of hybrid students," said Cable Green, directo…

Odt2braile - aplikasi bantu dari OpenOffice ke Braille untuk Tuna Netra

odt2braille adalah ekstensi Braille ke OpenOffice.org Writer.
odt2braille akan memungkinkan penulis untuk mencetak dokumen ke
embosser Braille dan untuk mengekspor dokumen sebagai file Braille.
Output Braille diformat dengan baik dan sangat dapat dikustomisasi.OpenOffice.org adalah bebas dan open source office suite terkemuka
demi kata, spreadsheet processing, presentasi, matematika grafis, dan
database. Dikombinasikan dengan odt2braille, OpenOffice.org menjadi
lingkungan Braille authoring lengkap.Sebuah gambaran dari semua fitur dapat ditemukan di halaman
download.(http://odt2braille.sourceforge.net/downloads.html#release-notes)odt2braille adalah bagian Aegis, sebuah proyek terpadu didanai oleh
Komisi Eropa Ketujuh Kerangka Program. AEGIS bertujuan embedding
dukungan aksesibilitas sumber terbuka berdasarkan ke dalam setiap
aspek ICT. AEGIS melakukan hal ini dengan menyediakan tertanam dan
built-in solusi aksesibilitas (untuk meningkatkan pengalaman pengguna
akhir), pengembang alat (untuk memfasi…

Yale Begins Move to to Google Apps

By David Nagel⁠04/19/11⁠

Yale University's Information Technology Services (ITS) department revealed Monday that the campus will formally move to Google Apps for Education, the free suite of online collaboration and communications tools, including hosted e-mail, calendars, video chat, and productivity software.

In a post in the Yale Daily Bulletin Monday, Chuck Powell, associate CIO for operations, support, and services within ITS, said the move is designed to benefit students with additional services and free up staff to handle projects that the internal ITS department is better suited to handle. He added that the move has taken security concerns into consideration, concerns that had been raised last year when hints of the move became public. "We have a contract with Google that we think takes good care of Yale's privacy and security," Powell said in the Bulletin post.

According to Powell, "Yale currently uses a combination of Linux IMAP servers and Microsoft …

Zend - Adobe Flash Builder

Announcing Adobe Flash Builder 4.5 for PHP
On April 11th, Zend and Adobe announced a new product: Adobe Flash Builder 4.5 for PHP. While it's not specific to the IBM i platform, it makes it easier than ever to add rich, interactive interfaces to any PHP application. If you want to create mobile applications that run natively on iOS/Android/Blackberry and connect to your IBM i server running PHP, this is the tool for you!

Learn more about Flash Builder 4.5 for PHP »
build, access and manage your IT infrastructure and web applications

Mengapa dan Bagaimana Open Source di Dunia Pendidikan

Kolom Open SourceMengapa dan Bagaimana Open Source di Dunia PendidikanPenulis: Ahmad Saiful Muhajir : detikInetdetikcom - Jakarta, Membawa open source ke dunia pendidikan memang bukan perkara mudah. Apalagi jika berurusan dengan pendidikan atas setingkat universitas. Salah satu alasan tak mudahnya membawa open source adalah latar belakang mahasiswa yang telah terbiasa dan nyaman dengan produk proprietary. Dan karena itu perubahan ke open source membutuhkan usaha yang lebih keras.Langkah pertama sebelum mengajak beralih menggunakan open source adalah membuka pemikiran. Hal utama untuk membuka pikiran yang paling tepat adalah memberikan jawaban dari pertanyaan, mengapa. Mengapa para siswa/mahasiswa harus beralih ke open source?Dunia kerjaMembantah kalimat bahwa open source lebih banyak digunakan di dunia pekerjaan adalah hampir mustahil. Di banyak pencari pekerjaan, sebagian besar mensyaratkan seorang pelamar memiliki kemampuan di bidang open source –baik disadari maupun tidak.Jika and…

10 things you gotta have to succeed in IT

By Jack Wallen | April 13, 2011, 8:44 AM PDTI recently wrote a string of articles discussing various reasons to leave IT — and various alternative careers for dissatisfied IT workers. I received an amazing amount of feedback from readers who have always wanted to express similar sentiments. But that leaves out a huge swath of people: those who desperately want a career in IT, as well as those who are caught somewhere in Limbo, trying to answer questions regarding their ability to remain in their chosen field.So I thought I would go about this topic from another angle to help those people decide whether they're made up of the stuff necessary for a career in IT. I'm fairly confident everyone agrees it's a tough field. What everyone may not agree on is what it takes to be a successful IT worker. Let's see if this list of 10 things fits your qualifications.Note: This article is also available as a PDF download.1: Thick skinLet's face it. Workers in the IT industry get …

Be the Best of Whatever You Are - Kerendahan Hati

Be the Best of Whatever You AreBy Douglas MallochIf you can't be a pine on the top of the hill,
Be a scrub in the valley — but be
The best little scrub by the side of the rill;
Be a bush if you can't be a tree.If you can't be a bush be a bit of the grass,
And some highway happier make;
If you can't be a muskie then just be a bass —
But the liveliest bass in the lake!We can't all be captains, we've got to be crew,
There's something for all of us here,
There's big work to do, and there's lesser to do,
And the task you must do is the near.If you can't be a highway then just be a trail,
If you can't be the sun be a star;
It isn't by size that you win or you fail —
Be the best of whatever you are!Kerendahan HatiKalau engkau tak mampu menjadi beringin yang tegak di puncak bukit
Jadilah belukar, tetapi belukar yang baik, yang tumbuh di tepi danau.Kalau kamu tak sanggup menjadi belukar,
Jadilah saja rumput, tetapi rumput yangmemperkuat tanggul pinggiran jalan…

Why Mentoring Helps Men More Than Women

By Kimberly Weisul | March 25, 2011 The biggest companies are awash in mentoring programs aimed at helping high-potential employees, particularly women, succeed. A good mentor is supposed to provide career advice, give feedback on how to improve performance, help provide access to important networks and show mentees how to navigate corporate politics.But research from the non-profit group Catalyst shows that while both men and women gain by having a mentor, men benefit more. Part of this may be due to the people that men choose as mentors and part of it may be because of what those mentors actually do.The study on mentoring and high-potential MBA grads suggests that the most effective mentors go well beyond the typical description of mentoring, morphing into 'sponsors' who actively lobby to get 'their' high-potential people promoted or slotted into high-visibility positions. It's interesting that many corporate mentoring programs actively try to discourage this, c…