Open-source Flash game show maker

Posted by Betsy on April 17, 2009 in OpenSource |

I finished making my second Flash application for the DCDC! (My first is here.) My goals were as follows: Create a Jeopardy-style game that instructors could use in a synchronous environment (such as Elluminate, Dimdim, or a face-to-face classroom). Make the application accessible to instructors. This means that instructors shouldn’t need to know how to […]


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Ubuntu 8.10 on the HP 2133 Mini-Note

Posted by Betsy on March 1, 2009 in OpenSource |

Image via Wikipedia The tale of my HP 2133 Mini-Note is long and frustrating. I love it because it is small and light – it’s a netbook, and weighs less than 3 pounds, including the battery and AC adapter. I hate it because it is constantly breaking. I bought it in May of 2008, and […]


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Open-source Flash quiz maker

Posted by Betsy on February 27, 2009 in OpenSource |

Over the past several months, I’ve been lucky enough to be able to devote part of my working hours to learning to use Adobe Flash (CS4). Because I was a complete beginner, I worked through some basic Lynda.com tutorials about Flash and ActionScript 3.0 before striking out on my own. I set the following four […]


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Syncing my iPhone using Ubuntu! (and magic)

Posted by Betsy on February 11, 2009 in OpenSource, Uncategorized |

Oh, that’s right. No need to adjust your set. What you see above is Windows XP running in a little window on Ubuntu 8.10. And yes, that’s iTunes running in XP. If you squint, you can just barely make out the words up there at the top of iTunes: “iPhone sync is complete.” Oh, yes. […]


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Back to school…

Posted by Betsy on January 11, 2009 in OpenSource, Uncategorized |

I did my homework for Introduction to Open Education! Check it out if you’re interested in that stuff.




People really care about a Linux lab!

Posted by Betsy on November 18, 2008 in OpenSource, Uncategorized |

Last weekend, along with about 15 other people, I volunteered to help install a thin-client computer lab in an elementary school near Wainae. The clients were donated laptops that were headed for e-waste collection, and the server was also donated. All of this was possible through the great expertise and vision of a few core […]


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