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Kleopatra Encryption!

Heres the link to a tool that lets you encrpt messages and files. We played around with it a little this week at Noroff. Here’s another link that gives you a nice walkthrough of getting started. As an avid user of WhatsApp and Signal, learning about the basics of encryption has been quite interesting! Even […]

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why blog?

I really enjoyed reading the Andrew Sullivan piece on blogging culture, highly relevant despite a puplication date of 2008. He is very articulate and for me personally highlights the key value proposition of reading a personal insight on a blog over a carefully scripted newspaper article. Highlights include: “It is the spontaneous expression of instant […]

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GIBBS CYCLE

The Gibbs cycle creates a powerful framework for coaxing out your feelings and emotions at each step rather than relying on a generalisation. The line of reasoning your are forced to answer with, generates a clearly defined action plan. Here is my attempt at using it! Description  Over the winter, via netstudy, I took a […]

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INFORMATION HUNTING

I enjoyed todays lecture. For me it was nice to hear our curious or desparate Googling referred to as information hunting🙂 but also to have it reframed as a skill. Rather than relying on an instinct, a sceptical approach to results built over years of practice, we have been given a framework today. Its one […]

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UNI NEWBIE

(an assignment below – wonder how this advice will look in the coming months!) ——————————- A Short Guide to NUC for New Students GET COMFORTABLEYour in this for years! Not months, not weeks, but years. Don’t stress in these first few weeks to get everything just perfect. Think back to day one at high school […]

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Why?

Starting at Noroff is the culmination of an initial curiosity in how the world is changing around us thanks to software, to quote Marc Andreessen, “software is eating the world”. The more I read, the deeper I dug, the more I was fascinated. But I want to be more than a generalist, more than a […]

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FOLLOW THESE BLOGS

Matt Mullenweg, creator of WordPress : https://ma.tt/ His publication of topics way off the beaten track of the tech world make him a very interesting person for following. Having been an avid WordPress user for years, it has been nice to understand and appreciate the open source values he preaches. Seth Godin, author : https://seths.blog/ Another well […]

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EFFECTIVE REFLECTIVE

Notes and thoughts…..on reflection Its a part of the ancient practice of self improvement. Being objective is a requirement.Removing ones ego is a part of this process. It can be vey personal, describing feelings of failure or negativity. Benefits include a potential comparison to diaring and downloading ones thoughts. Big picture perspective / 10,000ft view. […]

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NO ZERO DAYS!

I love this concept. It of course means doing something every day that contributes towards your goal or ambition. To me it applies in the following way: To really reach a high level of competance in a short timeframe one must feel an urge to learn. In a way similar that many use social media, […]

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DAY 1

NEW BEGINNINGS Today was our first lecture, and the start of what I hope is an exciting journey towards a new career. As a teacher myself (golf coaching), I recognise the fundamental concept of reflection and regular feedback as of integral value in helping learn and not just consume the information. So far I’m really […]