Archive for the Learning Category

Christmas Fun with Google!

Posted in Free, Games, Internet, Learning with tags , , , , , , , , , on December 17, 2015 by Sirusdark

I saw the latest Google mini-games (also called doodles) and thought I’d share them because they actually make you learn stuff! Music, countries, coding… Try the Santa Map Quiz… You’ll be surprise how hard it is! (or not!)

If you’re too scared getting caught playing cute-childish games, do it with kids! No one will know! :D

Google Santa Tracker Village

https://santatracker.google.com/#village

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This one celebrates Ludwig Van Beethovens 245th birthday and let’s you learn about his musical creation while enjoying a little story!

https://www.google.com/doodles/celebrating-ludwig-van-beethovens-245th-year

Enjoy!

Sirus

Impossibility – Great and fun cyber-security presentation!

Posted in Knowledge, Learning, Security with tags , , , , , , , , on November 21, 2015 by Sirusdark

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Hello!

I love learning! I really do. What I hate about learning though are bad teachers/communicators. Today I’d like to share with you a nice example of what good knowledge transmission looks like!

I invite you to watch this valuable entertaining and eye opening presentation on cyber-security:

James Lyne, Sophos: Anatomy of an Attack

Presentation by James Lyne of Sophos at the 2011 e-Crime Wales Summit.

Do NOT let the date fool you: everything that’s talked about in this presentation is valid, STILL (unfortunately) current and happening everyday.

Do yourself and your friends a favor, watch it, share it and have a laugh too!

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Enjoy!

Sirus

100th post! How to be successful

Posted in Knowledge, Learning, Methods, World with tags , , , , on September 10, 2014 by Sirusdark

Greetings dear readers!

This article is the 100th posts on this blog! Whoo!

To mark this milestone, I gathered and summarized some of the best wisdom on how to be successful:

– Set your life priorities and always plan ahead.

– Act as if you were what you want to be and you’ll be what you act like.

– Set many small achievable goals to achieve your bigger goal(s).

– Cultivate your mind: keep positive thoughts, drop the bad ones. In with the good, out with the bad.

– Be available for others. All the time.

Make these statements yours and repeat daily.

Enjoy!

Sirus
sirusdark.ca

Free online Typing Tutors

Posted in Free, Learning, Methods on February 3, 2014 by Sirusdark

Here are some free online Typing Tutors to improve your typing skills:

www.typingweb.com

www.keybr.com

www.sense-lang.org

Enjoy!

Sirus
sirusdark.ca

How to improve your learning and understanding skills

Posted in Learning, Methods on November 7, 2013 by Sirusdark

Here’s an advice on how to learn something and really become knowledgeable in the subject: teach it.

Teaching

Whenever you’re learning something new, try as much as possible to teach someone else what you’ve learned. If you don’t have anyone to teach to, explain out-loud to yourself what you’ve just learned and try to imagine yourself in a class with students asking you questions. Best candidates are kids or your grandparents.

Like some dude once said:

“If you can’t explain a concept simply, it’s that you don’t understand it completely.” – Albert Einstein

This will make you more comfortable with the subject matter. Finally, practice, practice and keep practicing. If you don’t train/practice what you’ve learned, you’re just wasting your of time.

Enjoy!

Sirus
sirusdark.ca

Note: I don’t put kids and grandparents at the same intellectual level. It’s at the teaching level. They also both require patience. Lots of it.