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Bernie Goldbach
Cashel, Ireland
"I find, check and share information."
Interests: I enjoy running long distance when I'm fit and reading history more than watching television.
Recent Activity
I AM ALWAYS intrigued by personal data stored on Google's timelines and now with the demise of Google Plus, I want to create my own scraper that can follow my cloud-based moments, archiving them for generations to review. Right now I have 800 megabytes of media from three hours spent in Clonakilty's model railway village. It would be nice to access all those curated elements when 4yo Dylan enters his 20s. I think Dave Winer has devised the workflow that best approaches a design process for what I want and it means nominating a central host (like a personal blog) as the main information hub where the crawling and archiving begins. Continue reading
Posted 4 hours ago at Inside View
ALTHOUGH MANY BREAKING stories emerge on Twitter, you often need to sift through the casual and banal to find info that matters--unless you enjoy the signal-to-noise ratio of @MagicRecs. Continue reading
Posted Jun 18, 2015 at Inside View
I'M IN DUBLIN for Bloomsday and the occasion allows me to connect with Mitch Joel, a man I knew as a rock and roll journalist years ago. Today, Mitch continues to share creative ideas with international audiences in person and through syndicated media with Mirum, an agency changing the future of advertising and marketing. Continue reading
Posted Jun 16, 2015 at Inside View
ONE OF THE easiest wins in my personal productivity involves using Office Delve, a new app on my Android handset. It presents images and links, in a Flipboard-friendly way, of things related to business productivity. Continue reading
Posted Jun 11, 2015 at Inside View
I AM FASCINATED with the current tension between the private citizen Denis O'Brien and the public interest. It's an issue playing out in the Irish courts while stifled in the Irish press. Continue reading
Posted Jun 1, 2015 at Inside View
I AM BEMUSED at the ridiculous situation that Irish billionaire Denis O’Brien (known as #redacted on Twitter) has created for the world to view about the way investigative journalism is conducted. James Morrissey, the spokesman for #redacted, uses Irish radio to condemn an Irish parliamentarian, Deputy Catherine Murphy, for “peddling lies” in the Dail (Irish Parliament) but listeners cannot be told what she has alleged. Continue reading
Posted May 30, 2015 at Inside View
I WALKED THE HALLS of #edtech15 to find ways to enhance in-hand student engagement. I think my primary conclusion takes me back into Moodle (screenshot below). Continue reading
Posted May 30, 2015 at Inside View
I HAVE DISCOVERED a clever way to automatically tag and organize photos with OneDrive. The cleverness starts with a leading image containing block capital letters. Let me explain. Continue reading
Posted May 20, 2015 at Inside View
ONE OF THE most valuable experiences we can give to a third level student is the ability to seek and find career information online. We contribute to that initiative when our creative multimedia students develop credible profiles on LinkedIn. Continue reading
Posted May 18, 2015 at Inside View
CAROLL SPINNEY, the puppeteer behind Big Bird, did an AMA on Reddit in which he passed along "a very sad story". It's worth repeating. Continue reading
Posted May 10, 2015 at Inside View
SOME OF OUR best creative minds will jump directly from an Ordinary Degree into the workplace. As someone who needed six years from high school to a professional career, I’m passionate about how graduates enter today's digitally-enhanced space. I personally believe many of our current graduates need more than a college degree to do well. Continue reading
Posted May 9, 2015 at Inside View
Sara Jo Chipps appeared in my social media flow the other day, tweeting about sexual and racist jokes in the workplace. I've saved her string of tweets because I have three daughters who have to navigate work centres where they might not control the demeanour of those places. Continue reading
Posted May 7, 2015 at Inside View
I'VE LISTENED TO Peter Thiel, the entrepreneur and venture capitalist, on several occasions. I'm certain the creative multimedia students in our Emerging Trends module will learn as much as I have so we're dissecting Thiel's Zero to One: Notes on Startups as part of an exercise in building for the future. Continue reading
Posted May 5, 2015 at Inside View
WHILE HEARING MOANING from brands and marketing teams after Facebook changed its newsfeed algorithm, I noticed videos I upload to Facebook quickly ramp up to more views than I have real friends. The screenshot shows what happened on a lazy Sunday morning after I uploaded a 10-minute newsround to Facebook. Continue reading
Posted May 3, 2015 at Inside View
ON THE HEELS of another ICT in Education Conference, I noticed the biggest cross-talk and sharing is happens when images or videos are shared. Knowing that behaviour, I'm going to try to upload a sketch a day onto my InsideView blog. Continue reading
Posted May 2, 2015 at Inside View
IRELAND'S ICT in Education Conference pointed a laser at the fabric of future classrooms during a series of presenations and workshops. But I think many of the educators watching the day's events in Thurles could easily have missed what several prognosticators were saying about trends involving hardware and software. Continue reading
Posted Apr 27, 2015 at Inside View
WEEKS OF HEAVY archiving have shown me real value in a workflow involving Microsoft OneNote and Office Lens on Lumia. The workflow is like having a high resolution OCR scanner in your pocket. Continue reading
Posted Apr 18, 2015 at Inside View
WE HAVE OLD television screens and PC monitors that would benefit from the Asus Chromebit. Continue reading
Posted Apr 12, 2015 at Inside View
TODAY MARKED A milestone of sorts as 7yo Mia asked to use my Lumia 1520 to run alongside her cousin while recording her best circuit of the Huntington Castle's obstacle course. Next time, I hope Mia has a GoPro. Continue reading
Posted Apr 5, 2015 at Inside View
I HATE IT when I have to use technology that only works with specific things. It's like having a knife that can be used only to slice bread. Continue reading
Posted Apr 4, 2015 at Inside View
YOU DON'T HAVE TO LOOK far to find start-ups that sputtered and died when their core business processes depended upon access to Twitter's firehose or APIs. All Twitter had to do is change how a business could access its API and a complementary business would fold. Twitter's example has been followed by a number of other businesses, including Audioboom. Continue reading
Posted Apr 1, 2015 at Inside View
IF YOU'RE INTERESTED in how to enhance your classroom skills as a teacher, you should head over to the registration page of the ICT in Education Conference and join 100 others who will meet in LIT-Thurles to "make, bake and take" away clever ideas. It's part of a long-running series of professional development talks and workshops held for the benefit of teachers everywhere. Continue reading
Posted Mar 30, 2015 at Inside View
IT IS EASY to forget things that happen before their time and Qik's livestreaming service is one of them. We first started covering live events with Qik running on Symbian phones in 2009 and made the process part of the creative multimedia degree programme in Tipperary Institute. Continue reading
Posted Mar 28, 2015 at Inside View
WE HAVE THREE Chromebook users in our home and I've scribbled some notes below for hands-on practise with the Chromebook touchpad. Continue reading
Posted Mar 25, 2015 at Inside View
AVIATION DISASTERS, like the recent unfortunate loss of Germanwings 4U9525, sadden me and cause me to rewind back through human factors I investigated while a Flight Safety Officer with the US Air Force. Today, I'm thinking a lot about the way the Airbus cockpit is protected from entry. [1] Continue reading
Posted Mar 25, 2015 at Inside View