Author Archives: NomadWarMachine

Fractal music

Fractals fascinate me – the mesmerising beauty of their evolving, expanding symmetry never fails to draw me in and remind me how beautiful maths can be.  Mandelbrot, of course – such mathematical cleverness, but also the numerous examples that can … Continue reading

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sky

I’m always looking at the sky – my camera is full of pictures of sunshine and sunsets – so Kim’s weekly photo challenge is right up my street this week. The pic above is of Bridge Street subway early one morning a … Continue reading

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Researcher Journal: follow up lurker research

Last summer, Aras, AK, Len and I did some exploratory research into “lurking” behaviour in #CLMooc.  I wrote about a presentation I gave, and we recently had a paper published in EURODL. “Lurking” is a loaded term, with negative connotations, and … Continue reading

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Sketchfab

I’ve just discovered a new resource and I am loving it. Check out Sketchfab (account is free) and see how you can search all of the uploads there. I grabbed the embed code and dropped this straight into my blog … Continue reading

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Independence Day

Last year the place I work was restructured and my post as a learning technologist was made redundant. However, there was a post in the new structure with more responsibility and more money, which I applied for. So since January … Continue reading

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I am Creatorist

My June 2017 30-Day The Daily Create Challenge Art Phew – done. 30 daily creates in 30 days (well, nearly – I actually did yesterday’s this morning). June 1st • #tdc1970 • My Creativity Is Bigger Than Your Muscles • My … Continue reading

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Ampen, Don’t Dampen

A week of reflection. Finding that friends were hurting and we didn’t know. Knowing that I’d been hurt as well. What to do? What to think? What to say? A slogan from Terry jingling around in my head resulted in … Continue reading

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Who owns a hashtag

What are the status of hashtags? Are they things that can be owned by individuals or groups of individuals? Once I have laid claim to one, can I request, or even demand, that other users follow whichever rules I have … Continue reading

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Find 5 Friday songs

It’s Friday, I am alone on the office, and it’s that time of day. Here’s five songs that I like for #F5F The Damned Smash  It Up The Members The Sound of the Suburbs Jeff Beck  Hi Ho Silver Lining Terry … Continue reading

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Changeling cats

I was going to do something clever for this Daily Create, but as I was working it out I looked around and saw both cats posed perfectly in my study. So I grabbed my camera and quickly took these photos … Continue reading

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