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How to Add Tons of New Fonts to Google Drive Documents!

This is a very simple, yet awesome discovery I had recently. I love Google Drive and all of the document features. I really think they are on par with Microsoft Office. By default, Google Drive only gives you a few fonts to choose from, but there are many more that can be revealed. Below is my first Ed Tech video tutorial that shows you how to access the other fonts. This should be the first of many more!

New Photos: Naples Pier in Black and White

I have shared photos of the Naples Pier before, but I tried something different this time. I went with the intention of creating a set of black and white, vintage, “street” style photographs at the pier. I thought it could work because of the high volume of snowbirds and tourists in town this month, and the beautiful weather we had today. I really like the way they came out, and I had fun doing it, throwing in a few surprises to counter expectations of a BW set. Here is the full set. And below are a few samples.

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Some days, I publish an original photo along with some of the technical information. You can see more of my photography on my Flickr page.

My photography is licensed under Creative Commons (see details below). In addition, I ask that if you use any of my images that you try to show me how you used them. I think it would be interesting to see and track how my images are being used. Thank you.

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This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 3.0 Unported License.

A Student is Flying the Plane!

He was actually piloting the plane!

Last week I had the opportunity to fly in the back seat of a small plane flown by one of our high school aviation students. We are making a STEM video focused on aviation careers. I went along to the airport to gather footage for the video. I planned on putting a GoPro in the cockpit and get some b-roll from the ground. When our aviation teacher started adding up the weight of passengers and included me, I was very hesitant. I had never flown in such a small plane, let alone with a student at the controls!

They reassured me that it would be a short, safe flight. Our aviation teacher was there too, but he was hands off for most of the flight. I am very glad that I went along. It was a beautiful day with gorgeous views of Naples. It was also a reminder of the incredible things young people can do when they are focused, motivated, and inspired. I am glad to be a part of this project featuring an incredible young man, who after being in the US for just a few years, speaks three languages, is about to graduate high school, and is very near to gaining his private pilot license.

Here is a short cut of some of the footage from the experience:

PS3 Bluetooth Gamepad for Mac Update – Connectivity

A couple of weeks ago, I wrote about how to connect a PS3 controller with a Mac computer for gaming. The setup was super easy and I experienced great responsiveness with several games. There is one quirk that I discovered that is worth noting. It seems that with the games that I am playing (through Steam) the controller must be turned on and connected before launching the game. Any time that I have turned it on afterwards, it does not work. It is simple to fix. Just close the game and relaunch. It does not even require restarting the gamepad. That can remain on. A minor annoyance, but I wanted to share with anyone who is starting to use the PS3 controller in this way.

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How to Prevent People From Emailing You Through Google+

How to Prevent People From Emailing You Through Google+

I know this news is a few weeks old already. But in case you have not done it yet, Lifehacker has a good explanation about how to change this new setting in Gmail. I had already changed this a while ago. Then I saw it still saved in my Pocket queue and thought it was worth sharing.

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