Via different channels I got the same question :
Did you get your 5 dollars back?
It’s not a secret, that I got this question as well:
Did you really delete the data as requested? Can you sell it to me … /can you share it with me?/
Well the truth is, I don’t want my 5$ back, especially not from Facebook.
And yes, I deleted the data…but maybe, just maybe I’ve deleted the data the same way Facebook deletes users’ data when he/she wants to delete his/her account…
What do I want?
I want Facebook to start removing entire user data after pressing “Delete my account”. Is this so much to ask. This is fair, isn’t it? Can we achieve that as a community?
We want to empower students to show their originality and knowledge, all while speaking to them in languages they understand: Multimedia and the Web.
Through discovery and implementing new ways of teaching, we could inspire the creativity of the next Steve Jobs, Jeff Bezos, Larry Page or Sergey Brin to create something new, exciting and special.
The initiative is on: Go and check it: http://changedu.org
Don’t forget to read the manifesto
Couple of months ago I started a little “via Twitter” only campaign and now I think it’s the time to give it more visibility, because the deadline is in 20 days.
The main idea is: for every tweet [tooltip title="Yes I Will" gravity="e"][mark color="yellow"]I will run 1[/mark][/tooltip] meter on Prague Marathon on September 8th 2012 (yes in 20 days) and will donate some money to an open source project.
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Join the campaign now – it’s FUN. Fell more than free to share it with your friends.
Maybe some of you know, maybe not, but I am part of a great company now called Glogster EDU. The reason I joined was I will have the opportunity to change how the education system works and to try to implement THE WEB into every school in the World. How awesome is that?
Those who knows me well, probably know the fact that I am a bad-ass person and I don’t like stupid rules and any form of Autocracy (One of the reason I am not active in the Mozilla Project anymore) and now I will have the opportunity to teach people how to remix the web and how to be part of a Great teaching community. (We have more than 3 000 000 community members so far. )
I just create a course in P2PU about Remixing the Web and Creative Learning for Teachers. Feel free to invite your peers to join our mission.
Great Teachers don’t take students to a destination, they provide them with the tools to get there on their own.
Conference GeekOut is a great possibility to meet the luminaries of the Java community right in Tallinn, Estonia. You can listen to great talks and network with your peers. We invite rock star speakers from all over the world to introduce you to the latest and greatest aspects of Java technology. And we make sure, as it was in 2011, that each and every talk focuses on technology and technology only.
When: June 14 – 15, 2012
I had an idea to show kind of human computer interaction during my Fosdem talk. I may not use that, because I will not have time to polish it, but it works quite well if you want to use it.
The idea is to control slides only by moving my hand, without any devices in it.
0. My web-cam should detect my move
1. After detection an event should be triggered
2. As a final action the slide should move to the next one
$ git clone https://github.com/sackmotion/motion.git
$ cd motion
$ make & make install
Motion comes with a great almost working config file, so just copy it to make it “official”:
$ cp /usr/local/etc/motion-dist.conf /usr/local/etc/motion-dist.conf
Open it, search for those values, edit them and read what are they for:
on_event_start xdotool key Right /OR xdotool search "Mozilla Firefox" windowactivate --sync key --clearmodifiers Right/
You may need to install xdotool using your package manager. This tool allows you to emulate keyboard action in different combinations, but I will need to emulate pressing the right arrow key.
How it works:
When web-cam detects movement an event emulating ‘right arrow’ key is pressed. Since I am using HTML5 DZslides from here, this allows me to move to next slide only with moving my hand in front of my webcam.
Run it and move your hand in front of your camera. You may want to turn on the logging to see the motion detection and the event detection if it’s not working at first.
If you have any questions, please let me know.