Saturday, April 25, 2015

Responsive Web Design Tester - Chrome extension #vmvwiki

Test your mobile site on mobile devices. This extension reflects both the size and the browser of the mobile device.

Responsive Web Design - Learn to Code Advanced HTML & CSS (media attribute) #vmvwiki

Responsive web design is the practice of building a website suitable to work on every device and every screen size, no matter how large or small, mobile or desktop.

And with Google search checking this is becoming an important part of any web developers toolkit.

Use CSS media queries for responsiveness #vmvwiki

Media queries are simple filters that can be applied to CSS styles. They make it easy to change styles based on the characteristics of the device rendering the content, including the display type, width, height, orientation and even resolution.

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

California's multi-million $ MOOC online education flop #vmvdlt

California’s multi-million dollar online education flop is another blow for MOOCs

The University of California spent $7 million to set up its Online Instruction Pilot Project at a time when the state was cutting higher-education funding.

- The Hechinger Report.

$1.5 billion..LinkedIn + #vmvwiki #vmvdlt

LinkedIn to Acquire’s high-quality content provides opportunity for members to easily gain the professional skills they need to get hired and advance their careers.

LinkedIn (NYSE:LNKD), the world’s largest professional network on the Internet with more than 300 million members worldwide, today announced that it has entered into an agreement to acquire, a leading online learning company teaching business, technology and creative skills to help people achieve their professional goals.

The transaction is valued at approximately $1.5 billion

US schools seek refund over $1.3bn iPad project #vmvwiki #vmvdlt

Schools in Los Angeles are seeking compensation from Apple over a $1.3bn (£870m) iPad-based education project that has gone awry.
They have sent letters to Apple and its project partners seeking refunds.
The project began in 2013 and aimed to give iPads and other computers to about 650,000 students.
It hit problems when students were able to bypass security systems on the tablets and because the computer-based curriculum was incomplete.

Monday, April 20, 2015

Sunday, April 19, 2015

Saturday, April 11, 2015

Thursday, April 2, 2015

Rufus - Create bootable USB drives #vmvwiki

Rufus is a utility that helps format and create bootable USB flash drives, such as USB keys/pendrives, memory sticks, etc.

It can be especially useful for cases where:

you need to create USB installation media from bootable ISOs (Windows, Linux, UEFI, etc.)
you need to work on a system that doesn't have an OS installed
you need to flash a BIOS or other firmware from DOS
you want to run a low-level utility


  1. If you have an iso image just go to the lower part of rufus and select the iso, it will automagically set up the correct attributes in the boxes above.

  2. If you have an OS iso you can get you computer to come up with the bootable usb drive if you tap the F12 key on startup - its too late if the Windows start screen appears!. (often F8 is for BIOS, F9 for Windows recovery but you may need to play around on startup to figure out which is which)


Wednesday, April 1, 2015

April Fools: Pac-Man On Google Maps #vmvwiki #vmvdlt

Go to Google Maps, find yourself an area with lots of roads (New York City will do nicely), and click the big Pac-Man icon on the bottom left, like so: Napier/Taradale will not work so Google Maps will let you choose another cosmopolitan location (using the “I feel lucky” option).