Replied to Blair Minchin on Twitter (Twitter)

“Quick ICT question:

At a meeting where someone advocating all teachers become Apple or Microsoft accredited because most businesses are using office 365/teams etc.

Are they? I worked in law, my partner is an accountant and we both work(ed) on bespoke systems.

Very curious.”

Maybe we should be starting with basics that work across systems.
Learn/use simpler software when you can. Start with notepad/text editor before word for example. Also discuss, at some point, why big companies give Edu for free and touch on open source.

Replied to Microcast #085 — Extensions for Mozilla Firefox (Doug Belshaw’s Thought Shrapnel)

In this microcast, I go through my Firefox extensions and the reasons I have them installed.

Doug: Would be interested in you sharing yours, too John

Hi Doug,
My Firefox use is pretty light, so this is not too exciting. I mostly use Safari.

  • 1 Password
  • Facebook Container, not sure how that got there, auto installed?
  • Fraidycat, there is always room for another RSS reader in my life and Kicks Condor has some amazing stuff online
  • Greasemonkey, I think I installed but it was to hard for me to figure out
  • OneNote Clipper, from when I was testing OneNote
  • RSSPreview, newly installed
  • Save Tiddlers
  • Want My RSS
  • Firebug – disabled (I found it too much for my needs)
  • User-Agent Switcher (disabled)

The only ones I am particularly interested in at the moment are the RSS ones, Fraidycat and Save Tiddlers.

Although I’ve got my main TiddlyWiki experiment running on a Raspberry pi using node (look at me!) and usually use Waterfox as the editor I am interested in other ways of using it.

Interestingly I have even fewer extensions in Safari. This is partially due to the way apple controls the extensions you can use and partially due to my preference for klunky homemade things, either JavaScript bookmarklets or AppleScripts. This makes it hard for me to abandon Safari. For a while Chrome was my secondary, now Firefox & Waterfox, I think I might go back to vanilla FF as my number 2 now the RSS works:-) Especially as containers might be useful…