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Not really 10 commandments of teaching as the title suggests - much more broad than that. In fact most of them are good to live by if you write software for a living!
"Do not fear to be eccentric in opinion, for every opinion now accepted was once eccentric." British philosopher, mathematician, historia
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A JavaScript implementation of the simulations presented in the paper "Collective Motion of Moshers at Heavy Metal Concerts"
Keys: WASD, space, r --- Initial Conditions: A JavaScript implementation of the simulations presented in the paper Collective Motion of Moshers at Heavy Metal Concerts. More details are available at Itai Cohen's group website including videos of mosh pits, full simulations, ...
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Oxford University block Google Docs! Wow.... maybe they should pull their entire connection to the Internet, you know, just to be safe....
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Hotmail are blocking Cambridge Uni email due to the quantity of spam? Ouch. If it was Yahoo, they'd have taken down the network. 
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Well, I've got it running on my desktop now and I have the following conclusions:

1) Python is icky and pip is not a patch on Ruby's Bundler
2) Class2go is not quite ready for prime time - the admin side of things is somewhat rough round the edges (NB just admin - not the tutor interface). I'm sure it's fine if you're Stanford, but if you are another institution trying to set it up you hit a few niggles (e.g. course.stanford.edu hard coded in places!)
3) The installation documentation ends a bit abruptly. It's a bit like when your satnav says "You have reached your destination" but you are in the middle of open countryside and you are left wondering what to do and where to turn next!
4) HOWEVER, given time, I can see Class2go being the best choice to host your own MOOCs. It just depends on what Stanfords motivations are - whether they want to be the platform vendor of choice or whether they simply want it to work for them.
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So that's where those reports go...
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amazing... almost painfully accurate!
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Never mind that. Did you see the advert at the start with old guy manoeuvring a caravan into his drive using a magic gadget? I want one!
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Might be of interest - free online session from the BCS on How to Motivate the Online Learner - 16th May
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nice find!
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This is cringe inducing... It's fine to love or hate the iPhone, but ignoring it is just silly.
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"We learnt from the iPhone that we can do better; we recognise the great work that Apple did but we wanted to create something new, something uniquely Blackberry that I think that people are going to love"

This sound bite is offered at no charge to Blackberry Ltd ;-)
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A non tech-journalist covers the launch of the Panasonic Toughpad. :-)
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This is just amazing. Your lunch break is very well invested in watching this :-)
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  • University of Sheffield
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I'm a Software Engineer working in The School of Clinical Dentistry. 

Currently, I'm developing the undergraduate Dental Portfolio for recording students clinical progress and monitoring their personal tutor meetings.

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I mainly work with Ruby on Rails, but also use CakePHP for CPanel things. Also, known to dabble in Wordpress and Joomla templates.

This is my work Google+ profile and not to be confused with my personal one. I'm much more popular on my personal account
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    Software Engineering, 1998 - 2002
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