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Monday, October 16, 2017

GNU Health


How secure are our computer systems in our hospitals? What if they are hacked? What about our personal data? Well open source is open source. If some one tries to install a code to extract information, because it is open source one can deduct it immediately because nothing is hidden. When one is using propriety programs one has to rely on a small number of people to solve problems. It might take ages and it’s rather costly. In the open source world, anyone can build or adapt (change) the program!

An official GNU project, this award-winning application combines EMR functionality with a hospital information system and a health information system. It was designed to comply with industry standards, and it's been adopted by the United Nations University. Operating System: Windows, Linux, OS X!

To download it: http://health.gnu.org/

Sunday, October 1, 2017

Alchemy


Some of our art students have asked for open source programs. Today we are presenting Alchemy. It could be installed on Windows, Mac and Linux computers!
Alchemy consists of a growing number of ‘modules’ that can be added or removed at will. Using a given module you can do things like:
  • Shout at the computer. Use your voice to control the width of a line or the form of a shape.
  • Draw ‘blind’. Turn off the canvas display and explore what shapes emerge from the ‘darkness’.
  • Create random shapes. Generate shapes that can be used as a starting point for characters, spaceships, or whatever shape you see in the ‘clouds’.
  • Mirror draw. Draw mirrored symmetrical forms in realtime.
  • Randomise. Mess up and distort shapes.

Global Features

Other global features place focus on the ‘process’ of drawing, letting you do things like:
  • Record a drawing ’session’. Automatically save the contents of the canvas to a page in a PDF file at set intervals.
  • Auto-clear the canvas. Start drawing on a clean slate at set intervals. Force yourself to start over fresh.
  • Switch the canvas. Automatically open your sketch in a more ‘conventional’ drawing application, either as a bitmap or vector file.
  • Avoid distraction. Alchemy has a very minimal interface, just a simple toolbar that dissapears magically, and a fullscreen mode to block everything else out.
Whatever you need to know before installing (or any help after installing), could be found on this webpage

 

Sunday, September 17, 2017

3 D Slicer

Students studying medicine are really bombarded with propriety software! That means that it will only be allowed to be used against payment. This might be a hindrance to some students in some countries. But the news is not all black. Today we are presenting slicer.

3D Slicer is an open source software platform for medical image informatics, image processing, and three-dimensional visualization. Built over two decades through support from the National Institutes of Health and a worldwide developer community, Slicer brings free, powerful cross-platform processing tools to physicians, researchers, and the general public.

The same website from where one can download it, has practically everything: tutorials, notes, examples etc….But if you still prefer videos, then go for this link.



Monday, September 4, 2017

Class computers management


It’s always a headache when students have their own laptop or electronic device. How can the teacher keep everything under control? Today we are suggesting another program which can help the teacher to do lots of things at the same time (multi tasking).

With Veyon you always have full control over your classroom. You can see all computer screens in an icon view and access individual computers with just one click. Taking screenshots of computers is a one-click operation as well. Draw attention to your lesson by locking all computers and blocking input devices with the help of just one button.



Monday, August 21, 2017

Internships in Open Source


Most students, parents and teachers think about the future. What career is available to students? Some students lament that the difference between the school and the business world is too much. How can they know prospective employers and their real world? How can one transit from school to work in a good manner?
Well we always supported open and free sources. We are supplying a list of internships. What’s an internship?
An internship is a job training for white collar and professional careers.[1][2]
Internships for professional careers are similar in some ways but not as rigorous as apprenticeships for professions, trade and vocational jobs,[3] but the lack of standardisation and oversight leaves the term open to broad interpretation.[4][5] Interns may be college or university students, high school students, or post-graduate adults. These positions may be paid or unpaid and are usually temporary.

Sunday, August 6, 2017

Cronometer

Who does not care about one’s health nowadays? How can teachers teach in holistic manner and do not care about their students' health? How can one take care of one’s health by using technology? Technology has been blamed for creating more couch potatoes!! Is it true? Well we are trying to find a good solution from open source products.


One of the more polished open source diet tracking apps available, Cronometer helps track calorie reduced diets plus exercise and biometrics. It comes in mobile, Web and downloadable versions. Operating System: Windows, Linux, OS X, Android, iOS. The Web version is the preferred one.


Please note that when it comes to healthy eating, one needs to discuss with a professional health person. Gadgets or any other technological app won’t replace the technical help of a professional person!


As usual, people need help before they master a new app or program. We don’t expect anybody to learn something in a blink of an eye. Here are some useful places on the internet:








Sunday, July 23, 2017

The Raspberry Pi


Teachers, educators, parents all those who spend countless hours with students know quite well that when students do and practice ‘hands on’ experience, their understanding, learning and enthusiasm shoots up!

Today we’re presenting the raspberry Pi. Although the small computer is NOT free, yet it has free software installed and could be used for various experiments in order to help students master some important principles. This is surely one of the most economical computers of them all. What’s more, it could be used for various projects by students in order to show the practical side of their studies.

One can buy more hardware in order to do more projects.

Here are several links which might be helpful: