WordPress.com folks: didcha know? → The Automattic (parent of WordPress) family includes CloudUp.com. A CloudUp sign-up provides up 200gb of free space. In other words, free upload of roughly 1000 files. A ShortCode-style link (plain text link on a line by itself, no spaces before or after the link; NOT a hyperlink) embeds the file. It’s a hassle-free mechanism to present a file, e.g. easy scrollable reading of a PDF, directly on your site.
Cloudup is one interesting service from Automattic which offers a simple way to capture screenshot with a shortlink. You can also upload images, videos, music, pdfs, etc. and quickly convert…
Source: Share images and files using CloudUp – Carl Alberto
Today’s eMail brings news of a new IFTTT.com feature: the Data Access Project. Public / government data, created by workers paid by our tax dollars, stands ready for our ultra convenient manipulation. Quick example: you’re planning a trip outside the U.S.; you can now arrange receipt of travel alerts via SMS.
We want to bring you closer to the institutions and agencies that impact your life. So we’re launching over thirty new services today. Learn the details, and why it’s just the beginning of our new project.
Exploring the new offerings cries out for a high spot on your ToDo list.
Source: Introducing the Data Access Project
A five-sections guide, to help you make sense of what’s out there at each stage of your learning process.
- Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs)
- Specialized learning platforms
- Reference sites for self-guided learning
- Sites for sharing what you’ve learned
- Tips for sticking with it
Short & sweet:
Last week, I mentioned a new channel in IFTTT → the iOS Calendar. Google Calendar served my tracking needs until iOS muscled its way into the automation ‘hood. With gCal, one calendar served as receptacle for any and all IFTTT applets. With iOS Cal, organizing bliss blossoms thanks to the ability to select a calendar per applet.
- Tweet → iOS Cal: SM.Twitter
- FaceBook status, photo, etc → SM.FaceBook
- Pinterest pins → SM.Pinterest
- Completed ToDoist/ iOS Reminders → Accomplished
Provided an IFTTT channel exists for the app you want to automate, the possibilities astound. Tracking, productivity’s BFF.