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Australian and global MOOCs

By on Friday, May 25th, 2018

Our May 2018 article on MOOCS deals with the use of maths MOOCS to change students’ mindsets. However there is a wide range of other free Australian and global MOOCs on subjects including Education in a Changing World (EduChnge), Big Data for Better Performance (BigData) and Computing and Information Technology. One site offers “1300 Free […]



78 Open Source Replacements for Expensive Applications

By on Tuesday, April 3rd, 2018

Accounting 1. FrontAccounting Replaces QuickBooks Plus ($50 per month), Sage 50c Pro ($439 per user per year or $44.08 per user per month) Designed for small businesses, FrontAccounting combines basic ERP functionality with a fully functional accounting system. Key features include purchase orders, sales orders, invoices, general ledger, stock tracking, fixed asset tracking and more. Operating System: OS Independent 2. GnuCash […]


The Fun Theory 1 – an initiative of Volkswagen: Piano Staircase.

By on Thursday, March 1st, 2018

The Fun Theory – an initiative of Volkswagen. This is one of a series of experiments for a new brand campaign of VW. Have a look – the piano stairs are really funny. Fun can obviously change behaviour for the better.


“It pays to be paranoid.”

By on Tuesday, February 27th, 2018

“It pays to be paranoid.” A 14-Feb-18 video shows how a cybersecurity expert spots a fake ATM machine. See Fake ATM Machine 11.


Shields up! And other modern security operation centre (SOC) myths

By on Wednesday, January 24th, 2018

A 9 Jan 2018 blog by Clem Colman from the Australian Government Digital Transformation Agency (DTA) debunks some myths and gives some tips on running a modern security operation centre (SOC). See Shields up! And other modern security operation centre (SOC) myths.


Incredible Expand furniture

By on Friday, December 22nd, 2017

Talk about creative design? This video shows some mind-boggling ways to revolutionize your home.


Sewing Hope

By on Thursday, November 30th, 2017

Our People Skills vs STEM Skills article People Skills vs STEM Skills talked about acquiring new skills and becoming an entrepreneur. Now a 12 year old boy in Tasmania is showing the way. Watch the short video, Sewing Hope, to the end to learn about his motivation.


The female code-breakers who were left out of history books

By on Tuesday, October 31st, 2017

Over the last 100 years, women have had significant, high-level roles in breaking secret codes – from Nazi ciphers to the secret messages of Al Capone’s gang – but their contribution is only just emerging


Climate Change Meme

By on Friday, September 29th, 2017

I see hundreds of great comics, images, memes etc about climate change every year and still nothing has surpassed this. It’s perfect