Tips and Tricks

  • Apps for Homeschool help

    For future readers, this is being written in the middle of the COVID pandemic. However, this still has a lot of relevance for anybody who is involved with distance and online learning at anytime, not just if like me you are stuck at home helping (or trying to) help your children with work that the…

  • Firefox Add-ons revisted

    One of the great things about Firefox and its community of developers is the sheer number of additional applications you can add which extend Firefox’s features (https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox). You can also pick and choose those which suit your needs best. So to give you an idea, here’s the current round up of the Add-ons I use…

  • Geotagging privacy?

    Geotagging: The process of adding location information in the form of latitude and longitude to media allows others to identify where the photo was taken.

    Here’s a thought: Geotagging is getting popular for instance Google Maps which shows photos taken in the area you are viewing by the public and placed on Picassa or Flickr…

  • TIP: Anonymising Comments in Word

    Microsoft Word 2003 and 2007 both have this great little feature… the ability to comment on sections of text or in fact any content in a Word Document. This is great when you want to comment on somebody else’s work (or even your own work for that matter) and suggest changes or ideas or just…

  • Tip: Firefox 3.0, add-ons and Skype

    Firefox 3.0 has been officially released (http://www.mozilla.com/en-US/) and apart from being much faster at rendering web pages and images, has a whole host of neat features and advantages. If you haven’t tried Firefox yet instead of Internet Explorer this release of Firefox is definitely one to try.

    One of the advantages that Firefox has is a…

  • Passwords and security

    Doing a recent survey of the type of password that children use*, it was interesting to see that most are savvy about their passwords and in some respects forced me to revise my own ideas about the whole issue  of internet security and use of passwords. Okay there was a small proportion who use daft…

  • Audio Tags, Searching and Zotero

    Stumbled across a number of interesting sites today while searching for an audio tagging tool… and quickly realised that audio tagging can mean several things. Most often its associated with the ID3 tags associated with MP3 files such as artist, song etc and there’s numerous tools which allow you to do that. However, what…