@dajbelshaw Have you come across an app called “Stoop”? Just heard about it today. It’s a newsletter reading app. Looking forward to digesting Thought Shrapnel on it tomorrow morning.
@dajbelshaw Congratulations to Andy Burnham for his role in Thought Shrapnel this week.
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Budget day today. Looks like carbon tax increases have been scrapped. What a shameful situation, coming just 1 day after the IPCC said carbon taxes are the most pragmatic way to address climate change. Government buying votes because they're afraid of the diesel driver revolt. Disgraceful. When we had such great success politically recently (same sex marriage and repealed abortion laws), this is a backwards step for our wee country.
@daibarnes You might get a giggle out of the IMDB rating for This Is Spinal Tap.....
@dajbelshaw Have you seen the Cluster app? Came across it by chance this morning and it looks like it might be a good replacement for Path.
I also liked the part where Dai tuned out for a while! Very comical re-enrty to the conversation.
That quote from This Is Spinal Tap went through my head yesterday morning, by coincidence. What an excellent film. They also released a film made up of the bits from the cutting room floor, and its just as good as the original.
@daibarnes @dajbelshaw The latest TIDE just landed in my podcast player. Haven't listened yet, but having read the description, I'm really looking forward to listening on my journey back home from Sheffield later today. I've been here for the past 3 days at a conference on student engagement, and so far I've only heard one other person mention Mastodon. Naturally, I put my Masto handle on my last slide!
Got my conference #badge for #RAISE18 in #Sheffield over the next few days. What’s additional pleasing is that the term “badge” has another dimension for me, because I’ll be presenting a workshop on #openbadges tomorrow. This will be based on my experience and findings so far as part of my doctoral study into designing and implementing an open badges scheme as a potential learner motivation device.
This time next week I'll be getting ready to present at the #RAISE2018 conference in #Sheffield. Can't wait to discuss my work on #openbadges and offer some guidance for those looking to start using them. http://www.raise-network.com/events/conference-2018/
Just trying this #craftbeer. I’m not normally a fan of IPA, I find it’s usually too heavy and grapefruity for my taste. This one, though, is really good. 5.2% but very drinkable.
@email@example.com @daibarnes Hi guys. Enjoyed the most recent TIDE. I took the personality test, and apparently I’m an Executive. Same as Dwight Schrute. Yikes.
Looks like a great day for the people of Ireland today! So proud that on this issue (and marriage equality 3 yeas ago), sound reasoning, common sense and not least compassion, have won the day. Hey, UK: that’s how you do a referendum. #repeal
When will the message get through?
3 headlines from a single page of yesterday's Guardian. Anyone buying a diesel car now must surely be aware of their own shortsightedness?
Time to get serious about Electric vehicles.
devil's advocate (Facebook) Show more
Just a thought....
What if the current crisis around FB resulted in a robust, reliable, transparent means of dealing with data and privacy, and a move towards a subscription service that eliminates the need for advertising? Is it possible that FB can be done "right" at this stage?
The utility that FB had for me in its early days is still something that I haven't found elsewhere. It was an unholy mess in recent yeaars...is there any way back for it?
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