SVG Gradient – x1 y1 x2 y2 visualised

Made this to help visualise the start and end gradients for a CSS SVG transformation on hover. This displays the variations of 0% and 100% of x1 y1 x2 y2 for a linear gradient with:


Book Creator to iBooks Author

Creating content is not always an easy task. Last semester I had the opportunity to work with some teachers on creating a simple iBook for a Pre-Primary class. The teachers had made plenty of books using Book Creator with the students so it was an easy jump to understand how they could make an interactive book for […]

Where did that come from?

We ask our students to reference information from print text, online text, magazines, videos and so on, from such an early age. But when was the last time you asked your students to reference an image? Should they? The simple answer: Yes!   Usage Rights There are plenty of tools available for referencing images and […]

Website Image Size is important

It’s like the old spy technology cliché Smaller is Better. The smaller the file size the faster the load time. Thats pretty much the crux of it, and for schools you’re going to find that your demographics’ internet access speeds vary wildly. So small file sizes for images is pretty important. At this point I could […]

Get Connected and Stay Connected

George Siemens, one of my favourite writers and speakers, tweeted a fantastic article the other day from Scientific American, on “How Networks Are Revolutionizing Scientific (and Maybe Human) Thought”. It discusses the nature of networks and how this adds meaning to existence. Of particular interest to me was the spread of ideas via social networks […]

Concern – Announcing the launch of our long awaited Digital Citizenship tool

For a number of years Eyks has been taking registrations of interest for Concern, it’s taken a long time to sort out all the legal and privacy requirements and even though we hoped to announce this sooner: Eyks is launching Today is Australia’s 2016 National Day of Action against Bullying and Violence an auspicious day to to announce we are […]

Open PDF in new tabs – WordPress

To force WordPress to open all PDFs in a new tab, add the following to your theme-functions.php.

This code can be added as just the Script into the header.php of your site, though in certain interfaces it won’t always work. Why would you use this? We use WordPress as a College intranet that is then […]

Mac CSV won’t upload?

Depending on the device that downloads or the system that generates a CSV (or other) text file, the file can be given 1 of 3 end of line styles. Mac = Carriage Return (CR) Unix = Line Feed (LF) Windows =  Carriage Return + Line Feed (CRLF) When uploading a file most servers will run the CSV through […]

Webclip Icons

So I posted a Drop in Jump page a while back and it included a little function I made in Automater called “Web Clip Icons”. It creates the correct sized and named files for (what was then and I haven’t looked at now) having icons on touch enabled apple devices show your own styled image. It also […]

Make Passwords easier

There are hundreds of password related articles out there and instead of adding to the cacophony I’m going to give you a simplified version. Make it long – Password Length is more important than Password Complexity Keep it safe and single – It’s easier to steal a password than crack one   Make it long Size matters – […]

WebDAV – dock shortcut

I wanted to build on the Mac Staff Home- dock shortcut by utilising WebDAV. This version is better because it allows you to use a single dock icon to connect to all your shares at once (as per your WebDAV setup). It also means the shares are available off campus. You’ll need to change the with your own WebDAV link. […]

Mac Staff Home – dock shortcut

UPDATE – Cam commented on this post last year and I adjusted the code but never posted the update. I’ve posted an update for dock shortcuts using WebDAV but some people might still need to use these ones so I am updating the code to make it a bit better. Now it falls over to enter a […]

iWork Pages hanging

So another “this happened to me today”, I was working on a Pages document (Apple Mac iWork) and when I tried to share it as an ePub I had a problem because it didn’t like the movie file format I had imported. During the export, it shows the dialog almost finished, right near the end […]

Retrieve deleted Evernotes

Update: The layout of the Evernote app has changed and the steps in this article no longer work. Guess why I’m writing this! probably the same reason you’re reading it. There was a conflict issue in the meeting minutes from a VI meeting, and somehow I ended up deleting them =( So after heading over to […]

eBoard Solutions

update (8 March 2012): The new Apple TV released this morning provides 1080p HD – it also runs on iOS5.1. The current process will not work with the new Apple TV or iOS5.1. If you update your Apple TV to iOS5.1 you currently will not be able to use the device as an eBoard. FireCore will undoubtedly release a […]