Posts tagged ‘google’

Sunday, 27th February, 2011

Accounts and passwords

Accounts and passwords often seem to cause issues, even if it is just that logging in becomes a several step process. Things get complicated when there are several different accounts and services change with time. For example I have a picasa account at home for photos, but that is google so it kind of clashes with the school account. I need to think of a strategy for organisng accounts easily.
I just added a video from youtube to one of my old playlists. These playlists were in an account made with a hotmail address. In logging in with a school address it seems t have let me absorb my old playlists in an account which I can access with my school account. Seems nice.

Monday, 13th December, 2010

Always more tools

Seems that there is always something new to play with that we can come across. These are a couple of things that would be good to find some reviews of or try out. These applications seem to be ‘in the cloud’ which seems a bit like the old idea of the thin client, but with access to everyone else’s files.

Aviary: This seems like Google’s way of doing everyone out of business (is technology a public good now) with a set of apps which do image and sound. I guess there are other apps for this (garage band and adobe ilustrator at school) but this is free and drops right in to the google apps account that everyone in school has- even sets up a folder for files automatically. I think it would be good to have some fluency with this one.

Many eyes is a data visualization tool. Not really an alternative to graphical analysis for producing graphs for IBIA – more cool toys like word clouds and so on. Not really sure what it is for at the moment – maybe data analysis for text survey data.

Nice to have some things to play with in the holiday to reduce productivity!