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WWII Glider Pilot [Flickr]

Bernie Goldbach - Sun, 05/10/2020 - 06:05

Bernie Goldbach posted a photo:

Says my memory.

Adopted cat. Rocks from the back garden. [Flickr]

Bernie Goldbach - Sun, 05/10/2020 - 06:05

Bernie Goldbach posted a photo:

Yellow mums from local supermarkets. Blue flowers from Clonmel Garden Centre.

Emerging Trends in iTunes [Flickr]

Bernie Goldbach - Sun, 05/10/2020 - 05:49

Bernie Goldbach posted a photo:

Our campus Emerging Trends module is in iTunes now.

Nailogical [Flickr]

Bernie Goldbach - Sat, 05/09/2020 - 13:40

Bernie Goldbach posted a photo:

In our YouTube subs.

Deli-Style Chicken Salad with Grapes

Evin O’Keeffe - Thu, 05/07/2020 - 14:27

When Optimus was about five months old, we visited my hometown of Washington, D.C. and lunched with my friend Madeline. From Capitol Hill, it is a short walk to Eastern Market and many delectable restaurants, not to mention the Capitol itself. We...

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Interacting with Tadhg

Bernie Goldbach - Thu, 05/07/2020 - 12:01

-- Tadhg's online handle is ___________. Bernie is @topgold

-- What does "interaction" mean?

-- How was Tadhg interacting in the year 2015?

-- How does interaction make Tadhg a better animator?

-- What sort of online interaction has Tadhg done during this period of social isolation? Where was Tadhg in Discord during the past month?

-- What sort of technology prevents people from feeling isolated?

-- What are MMOs? What creative opportunities are possible through MMOs?

-- What are disadvantages of interacting in virtual reality?

-- How can someone put a bad experience with Tinder behind them?

-- How could a newly trained animator find work through the concept of interaction?

-- What strategy about future employment would you be willing to share?

-- What do you think interaction will look like in the year 2050?



Holy Year Cross [Flickr]

Bernie Goldbach - Wed, 05/06/2020 - 15:33

Bernie Goldbach posted a video:

Flickr flattened this 360 video. I was at the front camera and Dylan was at the back camera.

Within 400m of the Holy Year Cross Summit [Flickr]

Bernie Goldbach - Wed, 05/06/2020 - 12:05

Bernie Goldbach posted a photo:

On a clear but hazy day.

Seeking a vision of Education in 2050 [Flickr]

Bernie Goldbach - Sat, 05/02/2020 - 08:26

Bernie Goldbach posted a photo:

A UNESCO contribution to the discussion.

South of the Border Cuisine for Cinco de Mayo

Evin O’Keeffe - Fri, 05/01/2020 - 15:06

Delicious Mexican cuisine helps make any meal feel like a fiesta. This week, however, we are focusing on a specific cause to celebrate --- the Mexican holiday, Cinco de Mayo. On May 5, 1862, Mexican soldiers won a pivotal battle and they’ve been honoring the day ever since. Bring flavors from south of the border into your own home with this week’s three recipes. Tyler’s Guacamole is a perfect example of a healthy food that tastes decadent. Tyler has spent years perfecting his cooking skills and enjoyed countless trips to Mexico to taste authentic cuisine. This now benefits you since he’s generously sharing his avocado secrets. You may double-check your kitchen for a gourmet chef after making my Fiesta Enchiladas. The recipe is inspired by traditional Mexican enchiladas, but with a bit of American convenience. You can make six large or 12 small enchiladas, but keep in mind that this dish is so delicious you might want to accommodate guests wanting second servings. Balance out the tangy and spicy flavors of the previous two dishes with the rich sweetness of Mexican Hot Cocoa. The Aztec and Mayan chocolate included spicy peppers to balance the flavors. Traditionally, the cocoa and other ingredients are used to create a paste, but my recipe has everything warming up on the stovetop with the milk included. It smells so good and offers instant gratification! I lost count of the number of tortilla chips I ate in the process of developing and testing these recipes, but my hips have not. Celebrate Mexican cuisine every day with these sweet, spicy south of the border treats.

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@firemanrich We're experimenting with @taperealapp #socialreality

Bernie Goldbach - Fri, 05/01/2020 - 12:35

THESE DAYS OF SOCIAL DISTANCING have made me more eager for real connections so the arrival of the TapeReal App on our well-used iPad piqued my interest.

I made a video tape from our sitting room couch. If you listen, you can hear the sound of our proximity alarm barking.

Five time zones away, Rich Roberts occasionally pings me with requests for synchronous sessions using GetVokl, Periscope, or Hangouts. You need iOS to use the Tape Real app although my Samsung Note 9 can easily repurpose the content by inserting embed codes made by the app into interesting places like my blog. I wonder if the video clip will push all the way through RSS syndication and appear in places like Newsblur or Inoreader.

When I use the TapeReal app, the content streams to a server immediately so there's no lag between making and sharing. The upstream server needs several minutes to render and expose the content to public view but it's actually faster than recording a video locally and then uploading the result to a server.

If you're on TapeReal and would like to connect for a live recorded call through the app, just hook up with me: https://tapereal.com/members/@topgold We might chat about how this era of social isolation affects you.

[Bernie Goldbach teaches creative media for business on the Clonmel Digital Campus for the Limerick Institute of Technology.]

Planning a PSA with B roll [Flickr]

Bernie Goldbach - Fri, 05/01/2020 - 12:09

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Planning a PSA [Flickr]

Bernie Goldbach - Fri, 05/01/2020 - 12:08

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Planning for a World without an Office Water Cooler

Bernie Goldbach - Thu, 04/30/2020 - 16:01

ONE OF THE BIGGEST concerns I have about being locked out of work is losing any sort of internal communications. Since we cannot meet casually around a coffee dock or chat at a table in the canteen, I'm trying to use apps (in the screenshot) that give me meaningful online pulse points.

Listen to "Planning Better Home Screen Newsfeeds E494" on Spreaker.

As I write this, I realise I have no watering hole for staff communications. We have no listserv, no online commons area. More than ever, we need to leverage Microsoft Teams.

We get regular updates by e-mail from Vincent Cunnane, the president of the Limerick Institute of Technology. I can see a flow of information from the LIT Instagram account. And mainstream media covers some main points of what the staff of LIT are doing to enhance the community. However, my online watering holes don't expose these important sources of information because meaningful nuggets aren't put into places that are open to easy scraping and sharing of the information.

I need an RSS feed from the main LIT website news section. 

I'm keeping a COVID-19 Ireland photo album that documents items of interest arising from our era of self-isolation. I expect to revist this blog post sometime in early May and to explain how I've worked around my loss of essential internal communications.

As we hunker down and begin a phase of emergency remote teaching and learning, I have a small group of creative media students who have migrated content through three iterations of content management systems. One of the core values of their work is making the by-products of their content production frictionless. We plan to share some of the results of their work internally with the LIT staff and that means some of the local publications need to see several blog posts these students have created. It's possible that the academic progress of students will help us develop a better world--one with a stream of content from a virtual water coooler.

Things Tried Previously:

"Trying to make Yammer Work Remotely", February 16, 2016.

"Easy HQ Audio Feedback with Class OneNote," July 20, 2017.

[Bernie Goldbach teaches creative media for business on the Clonmel Digital Campus of the Limerick Institute of Technology.]

So Berry Good! Strawberry Adventures in Your Kitchen

Evin O’Keeffe - Thu, 04/30/2020 - 14:12

Today marks the start of the 64th Annual West Virginia Strawberry Festival. So, when you are not having strawberry adventures on “Strawberry Lane” you can have them in your very own kitchen. After all, the festival only lasts for five sweet days, but the berries can be enjoyed for much longer.

Conor (my fiancé) and I grow strawberries in our garden, which makes us choosy about how we use our berries. Provided, we grow two different kinds so some are small and others are like those in the grocery market. The smaller ones don’t lend as much visual punch to recipes, but work well if you use enough of them. The three recipes for this week have larger berries in mind.

Each of these recipes is a good addition to any dinner, but they also transport well so spoil yourself and include them in your brown bag lunch next time you need something fun in the middle of the work day. Maureen’s Strawberry Green Salad has the unique distinction of being as quick to prepare as it is to devour. It brings new simplicity to making your own fresh salad dressing. You can almost picture high tea when you taste the Creamy Strawberry Pecan Spread on a warm biscuit. This recipe also works with frozen strawberries in a pinch. I couldn’t be happier with the Mascarpone & Strawberry Tart. This recipe is the result of my desire to combine the delicate texture of a tart with the comforting nature of pie. The result is perfection – or so Conor exclaimed after tasting a bite. I hope that you agree when you try these recipes when you have your own strawberry adventure.

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Separated while shopping [Flickr]

Bernie Goldbach - Thu, 04/30/2020 - 10:52

Bernie Goldbach posted a photo:

Three weeks into the Era of Social Distancing, more people are getting closer than they should when shopping.

Paying for more reading material now [Flickr]

Bernie Goldbach - Thu, 04/30/2020 - 07:02

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Because the signal is more important than the noise when you're locked down.

Dylan's Google Classroom [Flickr]

Bernie Goldbach - Wed, 04/29/2020 - 21:25

Bernie Goldbach posted a photo:

With so many interesting things inside.

While walking Marlfield [Flickr]

Bernie Goldbach - Wed, 04/29/2020 - 15:59

Bernie Goldbach posted a photo:

2km from home

Bernie's Morning Coffee Reading Starts Here [Flickr]

Bernie Goldbach - Wed, 04/29/2020 - 09:55

Bernie Goldbach posted a photo:

The goal: to finish during the first cuppa.