Saturday, January 30, 2010

Digital Photography Tutorials and Techniques

This is a great tutorial for beginner photographers like me. Gives basic tips on photography techniques. Gives valuable information on taking photo's of animals, builings and fireworks.

Digital Photography Tutorials and Techniques

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Wednesday, January 13, 2010


Project Management Institute (PMI)

PMI continues its four decades of advocating project management within organizations.

Today, projects are becoming more complex, dynamic, and global, and they are continuously increasing in number. With these new developments come the demand for “credentialed” talent and skilled project professionals.

Forty years ago, the Project Management Institute (PMI) was established to become the “voice” of the profession through its standards for project management and credentialing programs. Today, with more than 500,000 members and credential holders in over 185 countries,
is an advocate for project management among organizations throughout the world. It currently has 250 chapters, with 45% of its membership outside the United States.

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Thursday, January 7, 2010

Italy to regain FIFA World Cup title in SA

Holders may feel underdogs' bite

At first glance, world champions Italy look to be clear favourites to take top spot in Group F, though the race for second place promises to be wide open with Paraguay and Slovakia the probable contenders. Paraguay have the benefit of previous experience at football’s top table while the Slovakians were impressive in qualifying. As for New Zealand, Ricki Herbert's men have nothing to lose and will be doing their very best to upset the apple cart.
The favourites Italy: The reigning champions and four-time FIFA World Cup™ winners are heading into their 17th finals campaign. Although their squad has changed since their 2006 triumph in Berlin, I Nazionale still depend on stalwarts such as keeper Gianluigi Buffon and veteran centre-back Fabio Cannavaro, as well as Andrea Pirlo and Gennaro Gattuso in midfield and Alberto Gilardino in attack. The Italians will be hoping that they can live up to their billing in South Africa and win consecutive world crowns for the second time in their history.
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Facebook App Devs Can See Your Private Parts

Facebook has insisted its members review their privacy settings to control what other Facebook members can see about them. However, the site has done little to address the issue of privacy in terms of what Facebook application developers can know. In fact, one option that allowed users to not share info with app devs seems to have disappeared.

You may have taken time out from playing "Mafia Wars," "FarmVille" or answering that "Which Muppet Are You?" quiz to update your privacy settings on Facebook this week. However, when you were clicking on your choices for who could see your updates and personal data, did you happen to notice any mention of those third-party applications involving games, quizzes and other outside software linking up to the world's largest social media network? How much access to your personal info do the developers of these apps have?
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Wednesday, January 6, 2010

3D TV coming to our living rooms

Sony confirms 3D TV channel plans
By James Sherwood • 6th January 2010 14:50 GMT

Sony has confirmed plans to launch a 3D TV channel in North America, as expected, in partnership with Imax and Discovery Communications - the firm behind The Discovery Channel.

The channel opens for business in 2011 and will broadcast 24/7 a diet of science and technology, natural history, space, adventure and kid’s shows.

Sony, Imax and Discovery Communications are equal partners in the venture, which is designed to drive “consumer adoption of 3D televisions”.

At time of writing it is unclear if the channel will appear in the UK, though the trio is considering international distribution in unnamed selected markets.

ESPN yesterday announced its own plan to launch a US-based 3D TV channel in April. The broadcaster will limit the service to targeted live sports events, such as World Cup football matches.

Meanwhile, the British satellite broadcaster Sky has promised that its 3D TV channel – which launches later this year - will work with all the latest 3D TV models expected to be demoed by Panasonic, LG, Samsung and Sony at CES in Las Vegas this week.

Tuesday, January 5, 2010

Skype Brings Video Chat to Flat-Screen TVs

Skype's new strategy for 2010: Your flat-screen TV in your living room can now be your phone. Or, if your tastes run more toward "The Twilight Zone," think of it as your TV watching you -- as you watch TV. The makers of popular software that allows users to make free phone and video calls via the Internet announced new deals Tuesday with LG and Panasonic that put Skype inside new Web-connected versions of their HDTVs. Read full article at:

Monday, January 4, 2010

SAP and ORACLE no longer the first option

I was wondering when new players would enter the ERP market. Suddenly, 5 new vendors are named, to top it all ahead of SAP and Oracle. The cat has entered the pidgeon cage. I guess it is the way its going to be in the future.

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Has my sense of hot gadgets been overtaken?

What's hot in 2010!

HOT: Blu-ray discs and digital downloads

HOT: Pocket-sized, high-definition video recorders
NOT: Any other type of video recorder

HOT: Wireless for everything
NOT: Wires

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Sunday, January 3, 2010

Wikieducator continues to widen its access

Free access to information is becoming a buzzword. This notion is becoming more and more acceptable. Acceptability, however, does not necessarily relate to the number of people who wants make free access to information a reality. Wikieducator, is a blackboard, ready for anyone who offers to make a contribution to free access to information. A first step would be to register online for a Learning4Content course at:

Also read up on progress of Wikieducator by founder, Dr. Wayne Mackintosh: