Archive for May, 2009

Breast cancer. Die or survive, depending on where you are born.

Friday, May 15th, 2009

In this video from gapminder.org Hans Rosling shows the fate of women suffering from breast cancer. An illness with almost no casualties in west, it’s still quite fatal in developing world. As such not a surprise, but still, the graphic presentations hits you in the eye.

Another wake up call from Hans Rosling

Tuesday, May 12th, 2009

When the panic gets going, you should look at gapminder.org for better understanding. In a world where we watch news 24/7 and are constantly updated by twitter or facebook. hence hearing the same news 15 times a day, we should stop and wonder what is actually happening.

In the case of swine flu, everybody knows it’s a hype.  Hans Rosling gives you the data the back it. See the video here or at youtube. For more from gapminder go to gapminder.org or even subscribe at youtube to the channel, gapcast

Exporting to UiT

Monday, May 11th, 2009

Employees of  Tromso University College must soon start thinking about migrating their data in Fronter from hitos to University of Tromso; uit-site.

As it turns out Fronter does not provide an automated process. This may come as a surprise to some, but it shouldn’t. Those of us working with various softwares are used to problems regarding moving data, new links, new embed objects etc.

All is not rotten in the State of Denmark, just something. You can export many of your documents as is, or as html using Fronter-export function. This, however, does not include Hand outs, or matrix-tests, but for a regular, yet advanced user, it will cover most cases. In the video here I will demonstrate one export option.

Of course those who only upload word-documents and powerpoint, can still upload as usuall. Ignorence is a bliss.

 

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