Wednesday, September 29, 2004


Here's a link to the edMedia page I made last summer as coursework for CTL 1018 -- Computer Mediated Distance Education with Lynn Davie @ OISE/UT. (Best wishes to Professor Davie in his retirement!)

It borrows heavily from the webMedia page and includes a Windows Media (*.wmv) streaming video file which requires WM Player.
If you're using a Windows operating system (OS)-based computer to view this page, you'll most likely already have the WMP. Clicking on the link should take you to the WMP download page to download and install the player, if required.

This page was designed as a "point of entry" for educators and this made it important the streaming video be accessible to educators across the broadband spectrum. Video access by all users, regardless of bandwidth was the key consideration and a "proprietary solution" was chosen because of its low bandwidth requirements.
NOTE: Advances in open-source video mean it is now possible to produce streaming video without the proprietary needs of this example.

The main purpose of the page was to act as an example of a feedback page to be used to assess the capability and readiness of respondents to explore the use of "media" in education.

Tom in Ireland 2

Here's a picture of Tom: "in the 'biggest bunker in Ireland' at Royal County Down.....out the side in one...didn't tempt the 12 ft wall in front of me."
A picture of Tom Sullivan hitting a golf shot out of the 'biggest bunker in Ireland'

Sunday, September 26, 2004

Windows Security

Here's a link to an article at The Register about the latest vulnerability to viruses -- this time from *.jpg files.

The continual onslaught of Visual Basic viruses is enough to make this user seriously consider a move to an Open Source (i.e., Linux) operating system (OS).

Seems as though I'm not the only one seeing Linux in a new light... ;-)