Archive for August, 2005

Tinderbox hybrid template

Wednesday, August 31st, 2005

Tinderbox allows a quick and dirty HTML export template and the construction of a course web site in a very short time

GUI Gallery

Tuesday, August 30th, 2005

Industrial archaeology in the cyber age? We need to preserve the appearance of the older user interfaces and this site does it well.

The nice thing about…

Tuesday, August 30th, 2005

Some links on learning theory

Scales on Bass

Monday, August 29th, 2005

Silly picture for the bank holiday with link to Chicago based design company doing magazine layouts on Web pages

MS Excel dynamic graphs

Sunday, August 28th, 2005

Use the ‘forms’ toolbar in MS Excel to link a slider control with a cell. Then you can make ‘dynamic graphs’. Projected onto a screen, you can ask students to predict what the result of a change is going to be.

MS Excel simulation

Saturday, August 27th, 2005

Download a spreadsheet that simulates breeding 60 fruit flies
The spreadsheet simulates the results of breeding fruit flies (F2 Generation – Second Filial?) where the expected outcome is a simple 1:3 Mendelian ratio of vestigial winged flies to winged flies
The screen shot above shows an anomalous result – a chi-squared statistic well above 3.84, the critical [...]


Friday, August 26th, 2005

Nice clipart GIF of TGIF spelt out in child’s blocks

Perfect Square Dissection

Friday, August 26th, 2005

What is the smallest number of squares of different sizes that can be joined together to make a square? Answer: 21

4 colour theorem

Thursday, August 25th, 2005

Try using 4 colours to colour in some maps – harder than it looks

Interactivity on Web pages

Wednesday, August 24th, 2005

Java applets and some DHTML Javascript can be used for educational purposes- and you don’t have to code a line

Leonardo’s adding machine?

Wednesday, August 24th, 2005

Controversial replica calculating machine is based on a sketch in a ‘misplaced’ manuscript by Leonardo

Ruler and compass constructions

Tuesday, August 23rd, 2005

Some links to examples of constructions of common shapes and online drafting aids


Monday, August 22nd, 2005

Analogue synthesisers – a hoot with op amps and noise

AOL Spammer canned for 15 Months

Monday, August 22nd, 2005

Jason Smathers who stole 90 million AoL e-mail addresses and sold them in alphabetical blocks to spammers is sent to prison for a year and a bit. He also has to pay restitution to AoL at the usual inflated level that US courts seem to impose.

$100 laptop

Sunday, August 21st, 2005

Nicholas Negroponte’s latest idea for improving education

On the number 45

Sunday, August 21st, 2005

grab shots, guessed exposure

Two security stories

Saturday, August 20th, 2005

e-mails sent by naive people can be tracked to the server using information in the header, and laptops used on insecure WiFi access points can still be traced using the MAC address of the network card or wireless card.

The Microsoft Sound

Friday, August 19th, 2005

It was Brian Eno that composed ‘that chime’ – he did 84 separate pieces

RBL Links

Thursday, August 18th, 2005

Testing the links in the module guide

Exposure guesses

Monday, August 15th, 2005

List of typical camera explosures for 400 ASA film – handy for when you forget the meter when using a seriously old camera

Bradford Wool Exchange windows

Saturday, August 13th, 2005

Strange geometrical pattern found in 1840s building

Right Hand, Left Hand

Saturday, August 13th, 2005

Left Hand, Right Hand, Chris McManus, Phoenix, 2003, ISBN 0-75381-355-6


Friday, August 12th, 2005

Whale watching and statistics

Churches and castles

Wednesday, August 10th, 2005

Stafford and Worcester trips

A sensible to do list

Tuesday, August 9th, 2005

Limit the number of items on a to do list to three. Knock out some quality work. Then go home.

Richard Long

Monday, August 8th, 2005

Richard Long is an artist who walks and makes small changes to places as he passes through

Bolton Priory

Sunday, August 7th, 2005

Bolton Abbey in Warfedale, Yorkshire