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8 Lessons (15m)
    • 1. 1.0 - introduction to pack three

    • 2. 1.1 - browser lockdowns, sharing and help

    • 3. 1.2 - giving the gift of pi

    • 4. 1.3 - excited for 2017

    • 5. 1.4 - freebies, mockups, chat and more

    • 6. 1.5 - are you out there

    • 7. 1.6 - the roundup

    • 8. 1.7 - share, retweet, go premium!

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boom! another web tools pack for you, I've been busy working on the courses for December. I've got quite a surprise for that. pay day for us creators is in two days. I want to get the next two courses up over the next few days. maybe tomorrow I'll start recording. working on the next 15 courses will mean I'm in good shape for the December period.

anyway! back to this course!

  • services and extensions, privacy online and more!
  • projects for building out Christmas¬†presents with the raspberry pi 3
  • platforms that really excite me moving into 2017
  • . .. and random tools you cannot afford to miss out

i've got ten pack ready to roll out before the end of the year. .. got plenty to do! :)

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Philip Campbell

Crypto, OBS Open Broadcaster, Screenflow



I make courses as often as i can (in between blogging daily that is) my courses are about things I've learned or already done online -- i never make a course about skills I don't have yet! an internet strategist teaching anyone that wants to efficiently learn digital skills and tools often with free software based in the cloud - twenty-five plus years of expertise with all things digital and covering the latest trends today (and weekly in our podcast!)

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hitting the road, working mobile, exploring across the uk and america! remote working 

building out creative media assets in obs and screenflow for clients during pandemic for business zoom

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1. 1.0 - introduction to pack three: good morning and welcome back to another course. Might have been morning where you are, but it is. We're recording the course on back with pack three off websites and services for you to check out while having your tea or daily coffee. Or maybe you're just sitting in a coffee shop somewhere having a beer. Why would ever be in a coffee shop? But there you go. Services and extensions we're gonna be looking at today. Privacy, online session management and tools for your browser projects for building out for Christmas around the raspberry pi, because it's a cheap option will making presence. You can buy the restaurant pie for about £30 in the UK. Get an SD card that you might have knocking around the house and make a project very easily download and installation. And give that as a present to one of your keke people in the family. I'm also going to talk about platforms that are exciting Me for 2017 going to go into those I'll be playing with those going into 2017 and random told you cannot afford to miss because they rot. Then if you can hear but It's also started to rain. But I have to carry on. I can't stop for the rain. All right, here we go. 2. 1.1 - browser lockdowns, sharing and help: so better dot f Why I Is it better? Is a tracker blocker for safari on iPhone. IPad and Mac actually indirectly have met the curator off this project. It was with Safari Safari browser. You might be using Google chrome, but if you're doing a lot of browsing and you want to stop a lot of a lot of the advertising, this is a great service that runs in the background on your Mac and protect you, Myron Extension Insofar. I'm not sure if they're working on a Google Extension Google plug in, but I'm hoping that's the case. I have actually bought this software. I got a 50% discount voucher on it. I might be able to get you all as well. Have a look on the Twitter aerial a r a l Ariel and he runs Ah, on Indy company called i n d dot i e and E. It's a great little application. It blocks all the trackers and advertising networks. I definitely think you should check it out. Another thing that you should be running if you're not running it is adblock. You can pretty much get the ad block plug in for most browsers, and I would suggest that you get on. There's a chrome extensions that 40 million people download it, so it's pretty much one of those acts that pretty solid out there. Another one that I use very regularly is a session manager. So I keep a list of tabs that I want to keep open every time I boot my browser up. That way, I don't have to keep on opening up different tabs on Windows. Another thing I want to mention, which is kind of like a plug in that goes in as an extension, is Tailwind publisher. So if you want to schedule and publish your content to Pinterest, if you're running a block and you put in images on your block, this is a really easy way off while you're checking the block after you've read it. To post it on to something like Pinterest, which has a massive following in itself, I think you should definitely market on Twitter, Facebook on Pinterest, all these different services. Another thing that I use a hell of a lot is Graham early. Get Gramley for chrome. I'm terrible with writing, so this could really help in browser to correct your text as you're writing your documents out. If you're terrible capitalization of formatting, even spelling there now, I would suggest Grambling. They have a free version of it. I've mentioned it before in a previous of course I've made, but I suggest you go check it out. 3. 1.2 - giving the gift of pi: So let's get on to the raspberry pi for Christmas gifts. I thought it was a kind of an interesting idea. Doesn't have to be, Christmas said. It's just coming up to Christmas. Could be for a birthday or just in general to give away. It's a unique presence. So here's five different packages if you like ready to go things that you can install on an SD card and put it in a recipe pie Today in the 1st 1 is home assistant the I O. So you can automate various things around your home with this free open source software for the Raspberry Pi home Dash assistant. The I owe. You do need additional things, obviously, to plug in around the house, centers to bail, to talk to this recipe pie. But I think anybody used techy bit nerdy, interested in some kind of home automation. I think this will be an interesting inroads for them to test. Next one is a site that I really, really like. I've put two sites in here, actually extra dot Io has a massive database of really cool projects for all rhetoric pi devices, not just the latest resident by three you can find things on there for zero as well. R. P i music player dot com This is perfect, I think, for digital nomads who want a really low wattage audio player on the road now you might be using your computer. You might be using a dedicated Bluetooth box, but I find that having something portable, something that you can pack up and move very quickly, maybe running off solar, I can imagine somebody running a raspberry pi with maybe a USB stick driver. Big One you can get like 256 gig USB drives now plugged that into the raspberry pi. This is a player audio player for the raspberry pi that can kind of announce itself across a network so you can connect to this from your laptop from your iPhone from your android device and play music from that machine that drive and bear in mind that the resume pies a very low wattage computer. This might be part of your system to have a really low wattage audio play, so you've always got music wherever you go. Thing that I use quite regularly is Cody Dock, TV's known as ex NBC. My I've heard of that before. It's freeze. Open Source is a media center for playing videos, music pictures on Bmore. I use this all the time. I don't have a television set. I just haven't LCD monitor and I have this hooked up via hate. Am I now have my video sent across a network onto a network drive, which did Resolute Pike and see. And then I can just watch my videos and music and pictures from that from that drive is very, very simple to set up. And if you have somebody geek in your family, I'm sure they appreciate it. Finally, hacker data. I owe another great place for projects. There is a great project on there called the Game Girl like the Game Boy, but for a retro console. So it looks like the game Boy. It's gotta like three D printed case, and it's got a raspberry pi inside it, and you can play all the classic old retro games, so there's absolutely loads of stuff there, and this is just a small, very small percentage of things that you can do with the rest empire. I definitely suggest you pick up a resume pie, never play 4. 1.3 - excited for 2017: things that I'm really, really excited for 2017. I'm really excited for this new site called Steam it dot com. It's been around for a while now, probably about a year, and it's a block, chain powered, hateful blogging website which I find super interesting. I've been waiting for somebody to do something with the Blockchain, which kind of I identify with. I don't understand a lot about Bitcoin on mining and all the things that go in behind it, but I kind of understand the transparent, open nature of the Blockchain. And now we're starting to see systems way. If you're blogging, if you're putting text out their content that you own, then you can network with other people. But you can get paid for that content, which is something that kind of a Nevada for me that I've been looking for for a long, long time as a writer is a blogger. I'm not particularly good writer, but I do like to journal, and so I'm excited for this. They recently had their first steam fest on what's exciting about their for steam fest. Is that everything I've seen from it? It feels like when I first got onto a bulletin board system in the early nineties. The excitement of connecting with other people out there. It just seems like a really strong community, So I'm excited for that the next year. Another thing I've been looking at is mastered on Social, which uses an open source piece of software I can't remember right now, but it's an alternative to Twitter. Just recently, with Vine being shut down on Twitter not being born, Disney was approached. They didn't want to buy. I'm a bit concerned as to where that network is going to go, where that that social network Twitter is going to go about from advertising stuff it does . It really needs to have a massive course correction to get over some of the issues that it has in terms of the white noise in the way that's used. I'm always looking at alternative Chap networks, chap places to go for me to have an alternative to Twitter, so suggestion check that out totally free. You sign up doesn't have all the ads or diet messages. Don't expect it to have all the features. It looks very much like a tweet deck in operation when traction loaded, but I was just gonna look at it and think about alternatives for chat systems where you want to be in 2017. Also, right now trying to get on top of my monthly bills, I've realized that I'm not tracking them as good as I can have recently been looking around for different absent a found one on IOS called True Bill, which links into various bank accounts, and you can plug things into it a bit like I f t t t before your accounts in your billing and very interested in automating or having some kind of acknowledgement of how much is going is coming in and how much is going out. I don't have a regular kind of bank accounts, set up a situation. I have a lot of digital online bills and wanna make sure you contract them. So really interested to look at different things, But true Bill is what I'm gonna be playing with in 2017. So front if i dot com want to get our brand style guide unlock for 2017 for everything to do with Nomad. We have nomad pictures. We have nomad video we have another one called Nomad Webcam. We've got a few no mouth settle things that we're working on 2017 front. If I allows you to build a style guide for all the colors and the layout in the formatting that you have across all your sites and the reason why you would have this, most printers would have those most design agencies would have this. You would have it so that if you work with other companies and other brands, they have your colors. I have your texts. You know what funds to use all of that style guide that makes up the brand. Aled. The motive things in terms of the closed. Are they vibrant detail that goes into describing you as a company time interesting, getting out together even though we're not strictly a company, I would like to get it all on locks that we can work with other partners in 2017. Finally, brand advocate dot Link Force US Cipher C. Y. PH are I want to look at encryption massively in 2017 from chat too hard drives to everything that I work with. I'm seeing a lot of things exploding on the Internet in terms of things that are plugging into devices that are hijacking them on hacking them. And I want to make sure that I have a system that is not just secure, but it's productive. I don't wanna be spending time going back in time like a used on my Windows machine having to fix things. I wanna have a reliable system that I can use, so we'll be looking a lot more ADT Security and encryption in 2017. 5. 1.4 - freebies, mockups, chat and more: ever wanted to make your own gifts. You can today go on to the APP store and get a free copy. Off Gift Brewery three for the Mac is recently been bought out by a company that is competing against defeat. They're giving away the software to make gifts on the ability to upload to their website. Think it's called Giffey Cat? This is an absolute boom because I had gift a brewery, one which was awesome, couldn't afford gift burry to and then give very three come along, which was a higher price. And then a week later it's free. So I'm absolutely over the moon. I'm making gifts and cinema grafts out of this from my original and peoples. So if you're looking to make animated gifs do, check it out. Ever thought about building getting app? I think most people who have asked the developer how much it would be to build a nap have found quite high prices to develop something from scratch to be put into the APP store. So I've been looking at a variety of different software for me to be able to sketch and build on proto type a nap in terms off the look, the walk through the functionality so that I have something that I can go to a developer with on. Even the assets can be used in the actual developed after one of those applications called flint o dot com for slash Mac. And it's a prototyping app, so you can put various layers onto a stage and you can animate them. You can go through the motions if you were swiping up or down, or left or right, or clicking through to something and build out the field of you. Why the U x of it to give to a developer and this is gonna greatly reduce the price that that developers gonna charge because they don't have to do all that additional work. They know what you want to know what they wanted to look like. And even some of the image assets. If you make them in vector from the start in something like sketch, then you can use those actually in your developed app. Another thing. Have you ever wanted to admit live chap to your existing website? You might be a small business. You might be blog's pushing your skill share courses. You could do that. Now you can go to Key, replied up. Com four slash chat gives you a few lines of code to bolt into your website, which gives you live chap on your website and the best thing about it. It's not just too one platform. You comm plug in lots of different platforms, from Facebook to WHATS app to lots of different messaging applications to wherever you are . You can get notifications from your website into where you are, and I really loved the fact that we're starting to pull these chaps systems together because it was a bit of a disarray with them all over the place. Another thing that I've been really excited to use is string If I It's mainly for I o T devices, so Internet of things. It strings together action. So if you've ever used I f t t t. If you've seen my other course or not taken it yet, please do going take it. This is mawr for devices where you can string together function, so once it's done one function, do another function, do another function doing a little. Maybe one thing that you could do is automate certain things in your house. So as soon as the lights, which is switched on all, maybe you pull into the driveway, it triggers off a string off different actions. And I think this is gonna be an exciting website and exciting process toe automate some of those things in your life that get laborious that you need to do. But you just you know this one step after another step and I think string defying these together, especially software being able to switch something on in hardware. Something happened in software. Some notification. I think that's going to really add a new level of interactivity to life streaming and events as well in 2017. Finally, then secure dot fancy hands dot com forward slash gift Give the gift of remote help to friends. I do note around this time of year, people are wondering what presents to give to people. Do you know people who are suffering with their computer, struggling with their tasks, not able to get things done, telling you they can't come out to the Christmas party because they have too much work to do? Give them the gift off? Help some remote help to friends, fancy answers, a great site that a colleague of mine uses, and I would hardly suggest that you go and check it out. 6. 1.5 - are you out there: All right, then. Finally, the five step project. Go to your project in the bar below. Par on Awesome Project Title. In the project workspace be creative, including pictures and the steps you took. If you've used any of these websites before, will have sites that are similar to this that I don't know about. Please put them in that project. Works based. Tell me about it. I do want to have a conversation back and forth with you. Pick a sweet cover image of you. Have one on your hard drive. If not, go to Nomad Doc Pictures. Click the save button and you're done. 7. 1.6 - the roundup: All right, then. So the roundup, I hope AC three had a bunch of sites that you've never heard of before on the stuff that you could go and use their hope, their valuable to you. And you explore some of these great tools, sites and services in the next pack, I'm gonna focus on a particular area instead of going all over the map. I'm gonna pick a certain area and try and stick to that so that we can look at different alternatives because some software might be easier to use some amount of about you. I The hardware might be better. Might fit your purpose better. So I'm gonna give you a break down of those particular features. Are you looking for a certain tall toe? Help you complete a certain digital task? If so, and I'm not current covering these in the Web tools, do you let me know? Because I do have the ability to research and find some stuff, and I don't know why, but I I seem to be able to find really, really cool things out there may meet, mainly because I've got a really good network of people that suggests that things Normally , what I do is go and play with them for a bit until you want limitations are of that software and then come back to you. 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