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A primary school teacher, in Glasgow Scotland. Currently employed as an ICT staff Development Officer in North Lanarkshire & seconded to Glow Scotland's national online environment to support learning as a 'product owner' mostly working in the blogs team.

How many tabs #tds240 @livedtime

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So the idea was to calm down, stop fruitless multi tasking and get some work done.

Starting by listening to the video in one window while doing something else in another with 30 odd tabs open was probably not the best start:-)

I never did get to one tab. I did pay a wee bit more attention to how many tabs I have open and why. 

Some tabs are open because I'll come back to them.

Some tabs I have open because I want to collect a bunch of links and I have a script for that.

Sometime (quite a lot) I have more than one tab open because I am copying something, like the code for the tweet above into a post.

I am logged into a service I know I'll need later on. I am actioning the mail in one tab in another. I need to read both.


I don't think I'll be giving up my tabs too soon, but I found thinking about it interesting.

Command-Shift-\ is a useful safari shortcut:

@livedtime #tds65 Loneliness, Great Video, But...

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Yesterday's tweet from @livedtime, the daily stillness lead to a great video: The innovation of loneliness 

A beautiful video. Of course I recognise lots of these negative factors from my own online life. But I also get some real connections. Thee are made possible by being able to hook up with people who share interests that are not local.

When I started using computers I found a series of interests, professional and personal that were not common locally. By being online I could find pals to discus these things. A lot of things I 'share' online are probably not of a great interest to the majority of my, say, twitter followers, but they sometimes do find a target.


The other thing about lonlieness or being alone is that is is sometimes nice: