After all of the attention to the story of Ahmed the clock-maker, it's made me (unfortunately) realize I might have to think twice about bringing Makey-Makey kits when I travel. Now I know why the TSA inspected my bag last time I flew. Oops. I Googled "Makey Makey TSA" and apparently @adambellow made a joke during his ISTE 2013 keynote about such a thing. I'll have to go back and watch it. Speaking of Adam, he just released a cool mobile game called Circuits! The exclamation point is part of the app name (I think) but I probably would have added it anyways. It's a clever level-based puzzle game that asks you to create connecting lines from point to point on a grid while "using up" all of the visible touch points. It's not as easy as you might think!
Steve (Valentine) and I had a call with our editor last week about the manuscript we submitted for version 2 of Leading Online. The final title is still to be determined but I think its going to be "Blending Leadership." Being my first official print book publication, I enjoyed learning about all of the steps that happen between manuscript submission and the work being "ready-for-sale."
All of the new payment and subscription options for iPhones are a bit overwhelming. I've always just gone with the flow (without much research) and realize I've probably been overpaying in some shape or form. This time around I think I'm going to try the subscription based service that comes with Apple Care and the option to upgrade phones each year when a new one comes out. I'm also going to increase from 16GB to 64GB storage. I don't know if I have actually "learned" what the best plan is, but at least I am doing a lot more research than I have in the past. So that's learning!
You may not know this, but you can get great hi-res product images directly from Apple on their PR section. Of course you have to follow their terms and conditions, but it's perfect for blogs.
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