Online Education

Yup, it’s that time of year when the kids head off to college and the parents begrudgingly accept their kids as young adults. As always I’ve seen loads of advertising over the last month or so for online training/college courses and some of these are rather costly.

When I saw this video a while back it got me thinking…

Why would you pay for online training from some company you barely know of when world-renowned institutions like these are offering education for free to anyone who wants to give it a try?

K-POP – Gangnam Style

That’s Korean POP music to you and me, I’d never really given it much thought until the video below popped up on Facebook about a week ago. It just seemed odd and I don’t speak Korean so I very nearly stopped it after less than 20 seconds, boy am I glad I didn’t. It’s a disgustingly catchy tune and let’s be honest the video has so many WTF moments, it’s something that a lot of pop acts forget… FUN!

And now it’s a phenomenon, with “reaction Videos”, Parodies (I’ll pay a fiver for “Dublin Style”), a cover version and lets face it if your going to get covered on You Tube then there is only one person you really want to cover it and that’s the phenomenon that is 331Erock

Now if anyone wants to mix Erock’s audio with the original video I’m all for that, in the meantime here’s a remix that solves the “needs more Wub” issue of the original :)

What really amazes me about this is that the song was only released July 15, 2012 and it has brought as much global recognition and attention to PSY, K-POP and South Korea in a little more than 6 weeks as the Olympics did!

Father Ted: The Dark Priest Rises

 

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catwoman-anne-hathaway-dark-knight-rises (Photo credit: Caliban 7)

Last night, I was watching TV eagerly awaiting the new remake of “Father Ted“. Credits roll, a tasteful reshoot and remix of the original credits and music, so far so good.

“Written by Jonathan Nolan and Christopher Nolan

eh what?

“Starring”

Christian Bale

Joseph Gordon-Levitt

Michael Cane

Anne Hathaway

eh what? am I dreaming?

Opening Scene and it’s the original pilot episode, almost word for word (Dougal refers to Ted as “Batman”), except the actors are playing their characters the same as in The Dark Knight Rises, all except Michael Cane, who’s Playing Jack’s sick and twisted side up in a way that is just plain creepy. As for Anne Hathaway’s Mrs Doyle I don’t think I’ll ever recover!

Jesus, I have the weirdest Nightmares.

The Cloud

Ok, I gotta get this off my chest. The Internet has been known as “the Cloud” for almost as long as I’ve known it as the Internet. It’s not some new cool buzzword, it’s been around for ever. Seriously, can you ever remember seeing a network diagram that referenced the internet as anything other than a cloud?

No?

Grand then, we’re all agreed it’s not some magical way to save money by throwing more money at it. Like all these things it takes a bit of thought, planning and most importantly research. If you’re going to invest money on cloud anything, do yourself and everyone else a favour and invest some time and energy in educating yourself in the con’s as well as the pro’s first.

And for god sake, don’t base your decision on what the guy selling it to you is telling you, get independent advice from experts in the field (yes, people with 10K+ hours of experience, that’s at least 5 years of full-time working in the field) that you know and trust. Otherwise, give me a shout, I have these great “Cloud Gates” you might be interested in investing in :D

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