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Lynda.com accessible through MyFIT!

Lynda.com accessible through MyFIT!

Lynda.com for FIT! After a very successful trial with Lynda.com, the IT department has negotiated a new contract with Lynda.com to continue it’s tutorial service from BOTH on and off campus for FIT faculty, staff, and students. You can now access Lynda.com through the MyFIT portal at http://myfit.fitnyc.edu On thei right hand-side of the window […]

May 24, 2010 | By | 2 Replies More
Where did “technology” come from?

Where did “technology” come from?

I just saw this post from TED.com, an incredible nonprofit blog that shares innovative ideas from three areas: Technology, Entertainment, and Design.  If you haven’t checked this blog out it.. it’s worth a few minutes to delve into it. In this particular video, Kevin Kelly, the publisher of Whole Earth Review, and Executive Editor at WIRED, gives a talk […]

March 16, 2010 | By | Reply More
Lynda.com accessible from campus!

Lynda.com accessible from campus!

We have been getting increbile feedback on the trial account with Lynda.com.  Thanks, and please continue to let us know your thoughts. Just a reminder that the service is only available on campus right now, so if you are off-campus you will receive a “Permission Error” message. Here is the link again in case you […]

March 7, 2010 | By | 24 Replies More
Tribute to Apple

Tribute to Apple

At the risk of coming across as some sort of Apple fanatic (those of you that know me can attest to that fallacy) , I wanted to post this beautifully done short clip that a group called Transparent House did in honor of the release of the iPad. Enjoy. http://vimeo.com/9820827 PS: KILL FLASH. Before viewing […]

March 5, 2010 | By | 3 Replies More
Lynda.com Up and Running!

Lynda.com Up and Running!

Due to an overwhelming response to the new offering to try Lynda.com an error message “Your organization’s licenses are currently all in use. Please try back again later.” was received by many trying the service. The number of concurrent sessions availabe has been increased so everyone should be able to access the site now.  We […]

March 5, 2010 | By | 21 Replies More
Lynda.com Page Error

Lynda.com Page Error

Good morning.  We are aware of the permission error received when clicking on the new training site for Lynda.com.  This should be cleared very shortly.  Thank you for your patience.  Another post will go up as soon as we are back on track.

March 5, 2010 | By | 2 Replies More
The Never-Ending URL Address

The Never-Ending URL Address

What if you could change this: http://insidefit.fitnyc.edu/sections/departments/IT_for_FIT/forms/Request_Form110209.pdf To this: http://tiny.cc/MSOfficeForm Would you?  There are services that will convert long and confusing url addresses to a short quick link where you can pick the keywords to use within the shortcut. Where could this be helpful? Handouts, presentations, newsletters, blogs, email, or even just to conveniently remember […]

December 1, 2009 | By | 2 Replies More
Google’s Image Swirl: new beta image search

Google’s Image Swirl: new beta image search

Google has recently released a beta version of an image experiment called “Image Swirl.” According to Google, “The service “organizes image search results based on their visual and semantic similarities and presents them in an intuitive exploratory interface.” The search capability is pretty limited right now, but the idea behind it is quite interesting.  It […]

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