Edinburgh Fringe Fresh Air FM Radio Coverage

I have just received an email from my friend Craig, one of the presenters on Edinburgh’s student radio station Fresh Air FM, telling me that they will be covering the Fringe Festival this year. Live festival coverage from 2pm until 8pm every day of August (and Craig will be on air on Monday 6th and Wednesday 8th between 2pm and 4pm).
For more information (and to listen live) check out Fresh Air FM.

TED demo videos

BumpTop
At the weekend I upgraded from the trial version of the Democracy player to the fully functioning Miro open source tv & video player. The first few chosen channels weren’t anything special – like watching YouTube with more of a time delay. But then I discovered the TED conference channel. Having already played with Photosynth I watched their high quality demo and then watched the BumpTop demo (which can also be seen here). Basically this is a quirky way of dealing with files on your computer but it draws on real life desk and paper ideals and combines cool animation, graphics and a physics engine. I can’t wait until I can have a go of it! I think that this would be a great feature for online file environments like Google Docs. I don’t think that this will be useful all of the time (some jobs are just easier and quicker without all of the extra stuff to look at!) but I think that adds enough to the computer desktop to make it a logical option to try to include in future operating systems and I love the concept.

Distracting games

Today’s top two ways to distract yourself at work are Sudokular and Shuffle. Shuffle is more fun but the Sudokular website looks fantastic.
Enjoy!

UPDATE:
Totally forgot the Simpsons wrecking ball game which comes from the fabulous Base 10 website.

SINCE THIS POST MAY NEVER BE COMPLETE I MAY AS WELL ADD ANOTHER UPDATE:
A game that I haven’t tried yet but I think that it fits in well with this post – 1000 blank white cards. It’s basically a game where you invent your own rules and the game can evolve over time. I think that this would be a great game for ESL teachers.

MAY AS WELL ANNOUNCE THAT I JUST LOST THE GAME:
In case you don’t already know what The Game is ….
Rule 1: Everyone is playing The Game. When you find out what The Game is then becomes possible to lose The Game.
Rule 2: The goal of The Game is to forget that you are playing The Game.
Rule 3: If you remember that you are playing The Game then you have lost The Game and must tell everyone.

A while ago I put a link a page up about The Game on the Bedlam Wiki but the whole site appears to be dead now. Pity. But brilliantly I just found out that there is a website devoted to The Game as well as a Tshirt printed with the rules! Now you too are playing the game – all you have to do is forget. Enjoy!