How we were trained to lower the drawbridge
A few years ago, the parody news network The Onion released a video claiming that Facebook was a massive CIA surveillance project. It was funny at the time. It's not so funny any more.
Perhaps naively, I believe that Facebook, Google and the other tech giants reluctantly cooperate with the …
The Myth of Mobile Computing
note - I use the term General Purpose Computer (GPC) rather than PC as it does not carry connotations of which OS you are running
This is not an anti-Apple rant. I love my iPad. It's the device I pick up the moment I get out of bed in the morning …
How I do my computing by !=Richard Stallman
I use an HP laptop with Windows on it. I'm not sure which model it is. It's blue. I also have a Samsung Galaxy thingy, which I use for the Internet quite a lot.
I chose Windows because it came with the laptop, with lots of helpful tools made by …
KickStarting A Revolution
So I've had an idea. It might very well be the worst idea ever, I can't really judge as I'm naturally biased - I think all my ideas are amazing.
The First World Problem
I'm unhappy about the current political landscape. In England we have a choice between three parties; Conservatives …
Kids can't use computers... and this is why it should worry you
TL;DR? Why not just go watch another five second video of a kitten with its head in a toilet roll, or a 140 character description of a meal your friend just stuffed in their mouth. "nom nom". This blog post is not for you.
The phone rang through to …
GitHub for Teachers
Why use GitHub?
I'm not sure how you share resources within your departments, but I should imagine it is much the same way as resources are shared in my school. The creator of the resource uploads them to a shared area on the school server and then informs everyone where …
The One App To Rule Them All
New app - AutoBotClassRoomManager will revolutionise the way you teach forever.
Why your students must use KnowledgeHeroine and use it now.
1,000,000,000 ways to use PinBook in your classroom.
These are typical of the tweets that pop into my twitter feed on an almost hourly basis. I'm a …
I'm not the first blogger to highlight the similarities between the Snowden revelations and Philip K. Dick's excellent short story - The Minority Report. I'll brush over the fact that most commentators seem to have forgotten, or be unaware, that the concept of Precrime did not first appear in the inferior …
The NSA hears a Who
So young Snowden sat, his laptop on his knee,
And wondered whether we'd ever be free.
Siphoning data from all the four corners,
and thinking that someone should finally warn us.
"Enough is enough" he suddenly thought,
This data is private and cannot be sought.
People trust Facebook and Google …