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M3talinks for Apr 6th

Today’s M3talinks for Apr 6th

  • VoucherPress – a WordPress plugin for creating downloadable, printable vouchers – stillbreathing.co.uk – website design and development – VoucherPress is a WordPress plugin that allows you to give downloadable, printable vouchers in PDF format away on your site. Download the VoucherPress plugin here.<br />
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    Have you ever wanted to give away vouchers or tokens on your website? If so this plugin is for you. You can create a voucher with whatever text you want, choosing the layout and font from a range of templates (you can also add your own templates). Vouchers can then be viewed, downloaded and printed from a specified URL.<br />
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    There are shortcodes to add a link to a particular voucher, or to show an unordered list of all your vouchers.<br />
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    You can require visitors to provide their name and email address to get a voucher. If an email address is required an email is sent to the address with a link to the voucher URL. Each voucher has a unique code, and vouchers that have an email address associated with them can only be used once, so once a registration-required voucher is downloaded it can’t be downloaded again.
  • Incorporating a back channel in a presentation or lecture – In Using the Twitter backchannel at an event, we looked at how to make use of the Twitter backchannel both as a participant and as a presenter. <br />
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    On this page we want to look at how to actively incorporate the backchannel (and hence the audience) in the presentation. This moves the presentation from one-way delivery to a two-way dialogue with the audience
  • Khan Academy – The Khan Academy is a not-for-profit organization with the mission of providing a high quality education to anyone, anywhere.<br />
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    We have 1000+ videos on YouTube covering everything from basic arithmetic and algebra to differential equations, physics, chemistry, biology and finance which have been recorded by Salman Khan.

Bookmarks for Mar 23rd through Mar 24th

These are my links for Mar 23rd through Mar 24th:

  • SitePoint CSS Reference
  • About Twitterfountain | Twitterfountain – Have you ever wanted to see what was happening at that one event you could not go to? Did the plain text-backchannels somehow left you feeling disappointed?<br />
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    Twitterfountain comes to your aid: we mash up tweets and Flickr-images that share the same tags into a spectacular visual. Below is a sample, that you can even copy and embed in your own site:
  • Fun with JavaScript: jQuery and Konami Code | Your Inspiration Web – Today we’re going to take a small leap back in time to the year 1985, when a Konami developer (Kazuhisa Hashimoto) created the first version of Gradius (a video game for the Nintendo console). During game trials, Kazuhisa realized that it was really difficult to complete, and so he created a code which immediately gave the player all possible power-ups.
  • Robert K. Logan | Strategic Innovation Lab (sLab) – Robert K. Logan is Chief Scientist, Strategic Innovation Lab at OCAD. Originally trained as a physicist, Prof. Logan is well known as a media ecologist. He received a BS and PhD from MIT in 1961 and 1965. After two post-doctoral appointments at University of Illinois (1965-7) and University of Toronto (1967-8) he became a physics professor in 1968 at the U of Toronto, where he is professor emeritus since 2005.<br />
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    During this period in addition to math-based physics courses he taught an interdisciplinary course The Poetry of Physics which led to his collaboration with Marshall McLuhan and his research in media ecology and the evolution of language. His best known works are The Alphabet Effect based on a paper co-authored with McLuhan, The Sixth Language: Learning a Living in the Internet Age and The Extended Mind: The Emergence of Language, the Human Mind and Culture.