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- Computers don’t improve student results: OECD report. Australia in the worst. http://t.co/FOW7CJN833 #edutech #edtech http://t.co/UWYH3hn0OQ 14:19:06, 2015-09-20
- 34% of all young firms in Australia are now led by seniorpreneurs. How can we nurture this further? http://t.co/F6uqrrkcGD 12:20:12, 2015-09-20
- If you’re afraid of unskilled, non-English speaking refugees taking your job, maybe you’re not so bright after all #refugeeswelcome 14:19:12, 2015-09-17
- Western Sydney University researchers reveal open-cut operations can impact ecosystems beyond mining area http://t.co/E06uHysZaL 16:33:00, 2015-09-16
- World’s first implant of a titanium 3D-printed sternum and rib cage, designed & manufactured by an Australian company http://t.co/8IpTRkdXv0 20:32:03, 2015-09-14
So tomorrow night I'm going to be conducting my first interview for Purser Explores The World in over two years, wootness!
And even more awesome it's going to be with New York based photographer Chris Arnade who has been documenting the stories of people battling addiction and poverty in the New York neighbourhood of the South Bronx via the Faces of Addiction project.
I'm excited, both because this is the first PETW episode in aaaages, and also because the stories that Chris tells both through his photography plus his facebook page and other media humanise people that have long been swept under the rug by society.Blog Catagories: angrybeaniePurser Explores The Word
- Could diesel made from air help tackle climate change? http://t.co/zFwxlbTOqD #ClimateChange 16:33:04, 2015-09-06
- Tories protect big business against ordinary consumers http://t.co/Dlp9wsPImy #auspol 10:42:00, 2015-09-05
- Since Netflix launched in Australia in March, piracy rates among regular pirates have dropped by 1/4 since 2014 http://t.co/8MAulVulwj 18:27:02, 2015-09-04
- Harvard Business School’s Classroom Of The Future http://t.co/KtdAW8ZhWk #EdTech #EduTech 16:33:12, 2015-09-04
- 11 steps to making innovation work: Guy Kawasaki http://t.co/mrviiZfeGy 14:19:03, 2015-09-04
- Putting the Passion in Project-Based Learning using methods like design thinking and blended learning http://t.co/MoQm4bL7Wz 18:27:09, 2015-09-03
- Melbourne school uses neuroscience to boost grades and improve wellbeing of students http://t.co/N4zLYPk6ve #education 10:42:19, 2015-09-01
- a huge proportion of Australia’s richest people amass their wealth via political connections rather than via innovat… http://t.co/dsxvhpVSVG 18:27:02, 2015-08-27
- ABC reporter released some of his metadata to the public. The insights that can be gleaned are astonishing. http://t.co/WK54IdFnmT 14:19:01, 2015-08-27
- Is a six-figure salary bad for your health? http://t.co/vACUPjVhs7 12:20:08, 2015-08-27
- Bank of England researchers say that global interest rates at their lowest in 5000 years http://t.co/UBNl8HD3Ao http://t.co/tMtiu9rGTg 10:42:08, 2015-08-27
- Earth is on track to lose an India-sized chunk of its tropical forests by 2050 http://t.co/j7ViF7K1vi #ClimateChange #environment 12:20:04, 2015-08-25
- 60% of Australian students are training for jobs that won’t exist in the future or will be transformed by automation http://t.co/IdFj2FTJqt 10:42:15, 2015-08-25
Mark Latham losing his AFR column because an advertiser thought his abusive tweets and articles weren't worth being associated with isn't actually a freedom of speech issue.
Nope, not even close to it.
Do you know why?
Because freedom of speech DOES NOT MEAN YOU'RE ENTITLED TO A GODS DAMNED NEWSPAPER COLUMN!!
No one is stopping Latho from spouting his particular brand of down home "outer suburban dad" brand of putresence.
Hell, all he has to do to get back up and running is go and setup a wordpress account and he can be back emptying his bile duct on the internet along with the rest of us who don't get cushy newspaper jobs because we managed to completely screw over our political career in a most spectacular way
Hey, he could setup a Patreon account and everyone who wants to can support him directly, either monthly sub, or a per flatulence rate.
This whole thing reeks of a massive sense of entitlement, both with Latho himself and his media supporters. Bolt, Devine and others who have lept to his defence all push this idea that any move to expose writers to consequences arising from their rantings is some sort of mortal offense against democracy and freedom. Of course, while they do this, they demand the scalps of anyone who dares to write abusive rants against their own positions.
Oh and as I've been reminded, Australia doesn't actually have Freedom of Speech as they do in the US.Blog Catagories: media
- Statistics show that the Abbott government is the least efficient government of the past 44 years http://t.co/e8Sf3QN0wT #auspol 10:42:01, 2015-08-22
- House prices hurting Australians and nation’s policies making it worse: report http://t.co/nqewruYstU #auspol 18:27:15, 2015-08-20
- Artificial leaf could soon fuel the planet, Melbourne researchers say http://t.co/UJWQzhd848 18:27:09, 2015-08-18
- 5 big innovation trends from BRW Most Innovative Companies list http://t.co/LLikZYYZDF 16:33:12, 2015-08-18
- Renting, not buying, is boosting Australia’s start-ups http://t.co/9obIGFogZp 14:19:10, 2015-08-18
- State of innovation in Australia #infographic . Good comparison between the top & bottom 20. http://t.co/KxED70LEVn http://t.co/hvDYy9V5Q1 12:20:13, 2015-08-18
- How your phone tracks your every move. ABC reporter got access to his #metadata. This is what that data looks like. http://t.co/zuNxlyveM6 10:42:01, 2015-08-17
- SANS Internet Storm Centre daily podcast [feed] - Still my "must listen" podcast.
- Risky Business [feeds] - They have done a little cleaning up on the NSFW content, but they could still do with a little more. The RB2 feed has been expanded to include "Serious Business", a light-hearted look at general current affairs with Dan Ilic, an Australian comedian based in the U.S.
- Packet Pushers [feeds] - Getting a bit too frequent for a full-length (60+ minutes) podcast, but still interesting; they've diversified content and now include "Network Break", a shorter, business-/news-focused show, and "Datanauts", a "silo-busting" show on data centre topics in general. One disappointment is that Michele "Mrs. Y" Churbirka's "Healthy Paranoia" is inactive at the moment.
- Linux Voice [feed] - Desktop/mobile/freedom-focused Linux podcast from the ex-Linux Format/Tuxradar team. Sometimes not as technical as I would like.
- DevOps Cafe [feed] - good interviews, not too frequent.
- The Cloudcast [feed] - Broad coverage of cloud topics, from both business and technical perspectives. Some of their guest spots are a bit light on content, but overall still pretty good. Sometimes it's hard to keep up with the amount of content.
- Andy Stanley - A profound Bible scholar disguised as a catchy communicator. Multiple podcasts:
- Quirks and Quarks [feed] - weekly science show which features interviews with (mostly) doctorate-qualified scientists talking about their studies. Compelling stuff - I never miss an episode. They take a break over the Northern Hemisphere summer, which almost gives me withdrawal symptoms.
- Software Gone Wild [feed] - Software-Defined Networking from Ivan Pepelnjak, a long-time networking expert. Discusses interesting projects; not afraid to call out traditional vendors for their hype and vapourware.
- Arrested DevOps [feed] - Deals a lot with of cultural and organisational issues relevant to the DevOps movement, as well as technical topics.
- IT Pro Show [feed] - Enterprise-focused IT news; sometimes a little too "enterprisey" for my liking.
- SANS ISC Monthly Threat Update [feed] - Between ISC daily podcast and Risky Business, most of the material is already covered.
- Cisco TAC Security Podcast [feed] - less relevant to my current role & interests
- The Linux Action Show [feed] - couldn't keep up with the amount of content
- Geeks and God [feed] - inactive now
So we were flicking around youtube this evening as we are wont to do and we came across this ad
Now, an ad on youtube is nothing special, however what is special about this one is the fact that it's a local ad. That fishing shop is fifteen minutes from where I live and it's not the first local ad that I've seen on Youtube lately.
This means two things. Youtube can tell that I'm from the area the ad is targetted at, and local businesses now have an alternative to the local tv networks for advertising, an alternative that is available across multiple platforms, has a constant source of new content and is deeply embedded in the internet enabled culture that the networks have been ignoring for the past fifteen years.
Getting rid of the 2/3 rule, or removing the 75% reach rule won't save the networks. Embracing the internet and engaging with people in that space, just might.Blog Catagories: mediaregional media
So there hasn't been any activity over at angrybeanie.com (actual podcast wise) since October last year.
I keep meaning to reboot things but I never quite get around to it and I've been thinking about why.
I think it boils down to two problems:
Firstly, I suffer from "Been there done that itis", that is once I've done something I tend to start looking around for the next challenge.
Secondly I suffer from a severe case of "creators block".
For instance, I have twelve different episode ideas for Purser Explores The World, a series I really enjoy making because it means I get to learn new things and talk to interesting people. I mean I've covered everything from Richard the Thirds remains being discovered to what it means to be a geek and using crowd sourcing to deal with disasters
Some of the ideas I want to cover in new episodes include a visit to HARS, a local Air Museum with some really fascinating exhibits, the recent controversy over Amnesty Internationals new approach to sex workers rights and the idea that we've already gone past the point of no return with regards to AI controlled weapons systems.
I want to start podcasting about science again. Since the last episode of For Science I've tried to keep things up with #lunchtimescience but I miss the audio production side of things and I really miss the back and forth that we had going. I'm planning on dipping my toes back into the water with a weekly Lunchtime For Science podcast. This will be a shorter format, coming at the end of each week to summarise the news and hopefully introduce a couple of new segments.
And finally there's WTF Australia. Not sure what to do about this one. Bernie and I had a lot of fun doing the weekly hangouts but at the end we just sort of drifted.
So as you can see, all the plans, just a lack of the ability to get over the blockage.Blog Catagories: angrybeanie
- Claims asylum seekers are subject to water boarding and other torture. We need a royal commission http://t.co/r1RPcvP2bj 20:32:03, 2015-08-15
- Banana Republic: Australia’s economic dependency on metals exports http://t.co/mvKxwt5vSW http://t.co/3sP13sEDS7 14:19:01, 2015-08-15
- @WhatToExpect this is the #homophobic advert that is showing in your app. Very disappointed. http://t.co/UG3zNFkNOZ in reply to sridhardha 19:00:28, 2015-08-14
- Is busy better for kids? http://t.co/JeLhoYMFw8 18:27:07, 2015-08-14
- 8 tips for managing people who are smarter than you http://t.co/unRp57xWGS 12:20:26, 2015-08-13
- It’s time to shift discussion of ‘online learning’ to ‘digital strategy’ http://t.co/hs1CLnOfOz #edtech #edutech 10:42:05, 2015-08-13
- @WhatToExpect it was one of your web pages in the app. It’s from the “Marriage Alliance” & looks a bit like this: http://t.co/gemyxkKRAr in reply to WhatToExpect 07:59:28, 2015-08-13
- @WhatToExpect We are completely disgusted to see a #homophobic advert in your app. Will be deleting it and telling others to do the same. 06:40:26, 2015-08-13
- CSIRO says Korean pears are the best way to prevent hangovers http://t.co/y7QgWua7Wq 12:20:00, 2015-08-12
- Hockey’s lies: Australia is one of the lowest taxing & lowest govt spending countries http://t.co/6ethnhvCi5 #auspol http://t.co/4wBUaeLqsM 10:42:04, 2015-08-11