Bernie Goldbach

It’s amazing how my Twitter engagement has fallen off a cliff. I’ve young teens who have never experienced the hive mind that helped me solve problems for more than 10 years. www.insideview.ie/2023/11/y…

Word Counts to Stay On Track

I started making a Daily Mem that includes a word count from iA Writer and a page count from my Travelers Notebook. I need to figure out a way to create a writing leaderboard–perhaps by Zapping from Airtable–because I am motivated when I chart my progress. I think it would be remarkably …

Platforms in Ireland must address cyberbullying, online content that promotes or encourages a feeding or eating disorder; and online content that promotes or encourages self-harm or suicide. www.cnam.ie/coimisiun…

I expected this sort of notification during COVID but in 2023 this looks like a morale problem: “Due to lack of interest the Christmas Party proposed for Friday 15th December is cancelled.”

Testing Ideas for Podcast Series with Dylan. Wondering if this 25sec snip plays via ActivityPub: share.snipd.com/snip/b517…

Kick-ass Rigging Playlist

by Cat Brzez Game Artist I enjoy rigging but it can be intimidating. Thankfully I found this YouTube playlist by AntCGI explaining the basics in Maya and it really helped me understand more. www.youtube.com/watch

Noticing some faces from Ireland on Twitter in 2006 at bsky.app I’m @topgold.bsky.social over there.

NTS Backlinks in PKM

I’m using Mem.ai as my PKM and it lets me backlink to related content. So when I find a note that is particularly relevant, I check its backlinks to see what other information might be connected. My ref

If you want a sample of something an AI could never create, read www.thegist.ie/the-gist-…

Today is the first day that I gave my resident AI permission to watch as I read my email. And then it offered to rewrite some of the marketing bumpf inside one of my accounts.

submitted a proposal for a presentation at #OER24 after reading the importance of extracting good for the commons from university teaching as Jim Luke explains. More: books.openbookpublishers.com/10.11647/…

Revealed--GenZ isn't connecting

According to UK marketing research firm GWI, social media usage is on the decline. I teach very clever university students. Many of them believe there is no compelling need to share ideas in one place anymore. They’re not pushed to connect to share. I believe we’re seeing an exodus of …

Thanking @otaviocc for his excellent Micro.Publish Obsidian Community Plug-in.

Learning with an AI Buddy

ChatGPT cannot yet write a better essay than a human author can, nor can it code better than a garden-variety developer, but something has changed during the 2023-24 academic year for me. I’m watching students leverage AI as a sort of souped-up Clippy to produce simple code snippets. Students …

My 16yo daughter insists we keep paying for Canva Pro. In return for the favor, she helps me upskill with Canva Magic Studio.

“Internet architecture is where technical creativity and incentive design intersect.” – Chris Dixon

It is nice to have a local pub who offers our teens comfortable seating.

Very interested to see how Ireland’s plan to restrict smartphone usage in schools will pan out. www.insideview.ie/2023/11/i…

Trying to configure a master list containing watering holes where dozens of the educators I used to follow on Twitter hang out nowadays. I reckon every month 6-10 educators who I know have left Twitter since it was Elongated.

Whenever I see our local river starting to churn at a higher level, I remember how 50% of the global population (approx. 3.5 bn people) live in countries most vulnerable to climate change, bearing the impact of a crisis they did not cause. Thinking of Marshall Island people at the moment.

Big Fan of Mem.ai and soon it's reading email threads

In the mid-90s, I was so happy with a flat-text indexing service called AskSam. I’d install the software from a set of floppies and it would keep track of all sorts of notes I had scattered across my laptop. Today, I still have a scattergun approach to information and I’m using a much …

I spent a week in Leiria Portugal learning how to mash up unbridled creativity with structured critical thinking. www.linkedin.com/pulse/tha…

Watching the normally welcoming mood of the Irish public shift to a tribal mode as immigrants hear the siren song of generous social welfare. www.insideview.ie/2023/10/g…

Starting to heat the house now that I’m positive COVID.

Life Without Free Will

Adding another Sapolsky to my shelf: Determined: Life Without Free Will amzn.eu/d/fahSyJi A cleverly irreverent take on free will. Refreshing to read Sapolsky’s critique of those who schooled me to “pull yourself up by your bootstraps”. And if you want the most elegant description …