Many months ago my website was hacked by the Pharma hack that has hit many wordpress blogs. Essentially this caused my Google Search results to get all funky and point to various prescription drugs (see screenshot).
I spent several hours trying to clear the hack myself, and followed the advice of many people, but unfortunately the hack kept coming back. So I would spend a couple more hours trying to unhack it. Anyway, it was all just a gigantic waste of time, and eventually I contacted Sucuri.net to do the cleanup on my site because I really didn’t want to spend 10 hours trying to unhack it.
Sucuri was able to unhack my website and provide monitoring and unhacking for a yearly fee of $89 for my site, which is a pretty sweet deal. Yeah, I could have spent the time, and done all the unhacking myself, but if you assume it would have taken me about 10 hours to do (which it likely would have), and Sucuri could do all that work for just $89 and I figure my time is worth more than $8.90 per hour.
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Seriously a long time since I posted last, but wanted to let you all know that I’m speaking at mLearnCon and it would be awesome if you attended my session or just said hello to me.
I am presenting on Creating Video Podcasts from Screencasts and Other eLearning Videos.
Here is a brief description of my session:
Would you like to take your screencasts and eLearning videos and make video Podcasts for easy deployment and viewing on mobile devices?
Participants in this session will learn how to create video Podcasts of screencasts and videos, and how to submit them to popular vodcasting services like iTunes. This session is not focused on a particular tool, but on how to format your eLearning content so it is readily available for mobile users.
In this session, you will learn:
How to create a video Podcast feed
How to format your video to play back on most mobile devices
How to submit your Podcast to iTunes
Things to watch out for
Audience: Novice and intermediate participants with basic familiarity with mobile devices and video
Technology: Screenr, videos from other sources, and emulators for the iOS (iPhone simulator) and Android devices
I hope to run into some of you, so feel free to make sure to say hello if you see me.
Over the past week or so I have sent over some content to Litmos so they can show off the beta of their new mobile app that can play and track Articulate content on mobile devices that support the Flash Player. Well last night Litmos founder @richchetwynd posted the video below showing Articulate Quizmaker working on his Google Nexus One.
This is awesome and is making me want to get a Nexus One Check it out:
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