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5 Things Wrong with Nursery Rhymes Video

My one and a half year old daughter’s music taste isn’t fully developed yet, and so she enjoys these silly kids songs. That’s fine. I can live with that, but I do want to point out some things in this particular set of nursery rhymes videos that I don’t think are right. There are lots […]

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How to do QR Codes the Right Way

QR codes, or “Quick Response” codes, are the next iteration of bar codes. They work better than bar codes because they provide their own context and can contain much more information than standard bar codes. People like to create QR codes to print on posters, in magazines, or on business cards to quickly redirect someone […]

How to Create Search Bookmarklets

How To Create Search Bookmarklets

Modern browsers usually have the address bar and a search bar, or in the case of Google Chrome they’re combined. I’ve been using a little trick that allows me to search practically any website from within the address bar using keywords to determine where I want to search. I type ‘g’ to search Google, ‘pirate’ […]

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Social Media and the next Generation

Let’s say, just for the sake of this discussion, that Facebook, Twitter and YouTube will be around for another couple of decades. Let them survive with all the content they’ve amassed for long enough for our kids to grow up so they can browse back dozens of years. Imagine a child at, let’s say, 16 […]

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Old Ramblings Highlights

I keep saying that I’m putting the old Ramblings (from RalphvandenBerg.com) behind me, but as a proper goodbye I just want to highlight some of my favorite posts. In no particular order, but probably in chronological order, here are some Ramblings that I believe made for good reading entertainment. Going 100,000 km/h Backwards November 2007 […]

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A Brand New Blog

Here we are then. I’ve finally gone and done what I’ve been wanting to do for a long time. I’m ditching the Ramblings and now I’ll be blogging here instead. It wasn’t an easy decision. The good old Ramblings have been a part of my online life for many years, but as time passed more […]