Archive for 2004

Brian Harvey

Thursday, November 25th, 2004

Brian Harvey has a nice simple home page. He gives out a free book on programming in LOGO - Computer Science Logo Style based on his work in releasing the open source Berkley Logo interpreter. Berkley Logo was started as a student project.

Brian is also quite rare among north americans in having an interest in [...]

How SpamAssassin works

Monday, November 22nd, 2004

SpamAssassin is labelling some of my e-mail as spam. Often it gets it right, but sometimes it gets it wrong (e-mail from my own Web server forms is voted spam).

A rather old but useful article on how SpamAssassin does the sums gives basic information on the multiple rule scoring approach. The gory details are on [...]

Nursing numeracy support material

Sunday, November 21st, 2004

Numeracy support material for nursing is based on a numeracy course in the department of Health Studies at York University.

There is a lot of useful vocational context here and some nice examples, alas hampered by dated Web design (frames based site, flash animations used to convey material, assumptions made about screen size and so on).

The [...]

Study skills for science students

Sunday, November 21st, 2004

Martin Greenhow’s Study Skills Online page has a lot of information for science oriented students following Undergraduate degrees. You can download the lot as a Word 6 file but the resulting 34 pages of dense text is a little daunting. Better to link into a page now and again from the online version.

Martin has a [...]

From College to University

Sunday, November 21st, 2004

The mathscentre Web site has a growing collection of resources in a variety of formats – short leaflets on key numeracy skills (all of fractions on two sides) to longer packs of materials.

The student portal maps leaflets and revision books by vocational subject but often the leaflets are generic. The Web site does not appear [...]