Not around for a bit
Archive for July, 2005
Trees and shadows in local wood. Signs of human activity but no one seen.
Some differences between blogs and forums – blogs might encourage student involvement more by being less of a ‘performance’ but forums might be better for a structured activity
419 scams amazingly attract 20,000 people to part with real money.
Beware the use of symbols of a graphic nature in maths lessons – you may have students who take the lesson the wrong way
Maths on the Web is a problem – html entities can provide a limited range of symbols – and I like the immediacy of a blogging approach to Maths. Else it is down to PDFs or scans or Whiteboard captures.
Spray can tags on a steel bridge and a newly painted wall
Becky – the 15 year old school refuser – came out with a tirade against surveillance and CCTV, eyes everywhere. She may have had a point.
A spreadsheet uses simplified low precision formulas to calculate the altitude of the Sun and the Moon for each hour of a given day. Change the latitude to see the effect of moving into the arctic circle. Change the date to see the effect of slipping towards Winter.
Where did Arial come from? The history of a computer font as told by a typographer.
That ‘no entry’ sign causes lots of trouble
How far has your dinner travelled? Perhaps half way round the planet!
“We live in a world where instant gratification is not fast enough, in a world of not only speed dating, but even of speed yoga, said Mr Honor?©.”
Stan Brakhage – film maker
Sasser worm author gets suspended sentence from German court.
Web site aims to motivate keyskills lessons – self test quizzes and practice tests.
Six datasets based on reproduction experiments with fruit flies – used for chi-squared statistics calculations
The European Copyright Directive makes it an offence to alter games consoles so as to circumvent games copying controls. ELSPA has successfully prosecuted a case recently in the UK, and this raises issues about ‘change of use’ modification of platforms such as the xbox.
Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery, and the new Bodmas design is borrowed from Jakob Nielsen’s personal site at http://useit.com/
Pictures around Birmingham city ring road
“Many sites submitted had no concern for the user on the most basic levels. Rarely could you identify an idea or purpose behind the site, or name a possible user goal the site was intended to facilitate. There was no flow, no legibility, no usability. It wasn‚Äôt so much that the designers had contempt for [...]
¬£13 for 24 hours connection time
I could be using this for heavy downloading
iBook needed the wireless card replacing as well as the combo drive but it is behaving now