Wednesday, April 30, 2008

Posting on the fly from IMified

I recently read a post on Twitter about a new service called IMified which allows you to post to many Web 2.0 services right from your IM client. I use IM quite a bit to stay in touch with others during the day so I figured "what the heck"? So here I am posting to my FOSSED blog using Pidgin (my IM client of choice on my Ubuntu laptop). We'll see in a second if this posts. Check out IMified here:

Saturday, April 26, 2008

Pencil - Open Source 2D animation software!

Looking for an easy to use animation program to use in the classroom? If so, try Pencil. I downloaded Pencil and had my first crude animation going in just a few minutes! It's very cool and easy to learn. Best of all, it's available cross-platform! Linux, Windows, Mac OS X....installation is a BREEZE! Download it and play, learn, create! Check out the Pencil web site

Thursday, April 17, 2008

The OnTime podcast (ACTEM)

The Association of Computer Technology Educators of Maine (ACTEM) has a podcast! A darn good one I might add! Last night we had parent/teacher conferences so I was set to walk home in the dark. It's about 3.5 miles and I do it willingly and on was a beautiful moonlit night. I started out listening to the Red Sox - Yankees game, but ran into a stretch where both the game and the radio signal weren't doing well. So...I had downloaded the OnTime podcast to my N800 earlier in the day so I decided to listen to that. I had listened to snippets of previous shows, but last night I listened to the whole thing. I'm glad I did! I actually learned some very useful things! Vince, Sharon, and Crystal talked about a variety of topics ranging from Crystal's trip to a conference in San Francisco... the upcoming PackageMaker training...the FOSSED conference (unsolicited...all 3 have attended and Sharon is presenting again this year)...and they also shared some tips and web "finds". Vince really piqued my interest (to the point where I stopped walking for a moment) with his discovery of Shockwave for Linux! He also told about a little known part of the Adobe site where all of their beta and "lab" stuff can be found. Very cool! You can find links to the podcast at I'm sitting here in a high school parking lot using my n800 to blog about this podcast while I wait for my daughter to get out of softball practice...why? Because you really should listen to it!

Tuesday, April 8, 2008

FOSSED 2008 Flyer has been posted!

Download the 2008 FOSSED flyer here! Print it, download it, share it! (far and wide)

FOSSED 2008 Conference Schedule!

The 2008 FOSSED Conference schedule is now posted...get it here CLICK HERE

Conference Sessions listed here

Great sessions! Great presenters! ALL driven by YOU! Check the session descriptions (always a document in progress) here:

Click here to view the Session descriptions

NOTE: This session list is currently in development...some sessions may be added and a couple may disappear, but for the most part things will give you a very good idea of what is being offered at FOSSED 2008