New Personal Website

February 7, 2011

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Finally finished my new website. For the foreseeable future the blog will be staying here while I work on integrating WordPress with the new site and how best to lay everything out. So go ahead and visit the new JustAnotherMark website. Advertisements

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Dismantling the Facts on Fees

December 9, 2010

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As you will have noticed, there is a lot of debate about tuition fees at the moment. While I disapprove of the new proposal, the worst thing about the situation is the stream of disinformation coming from MPs and other people in support of the proposal. I had prepared a long post about tuition fees […]

Rebranding Student Debt

November 24, 2010

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Recently a number of MPs, including the Universities Minister David Willetts, have tried to argue that increased tuition fees shouldn’t affect the proportion of lower-income students going to university as the fees are not paid up front. I cannot remember who said it but one person interviewed even stated that student loans shouldn’t be considered […]

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Beginner’s Guide to SEO: rel = ‘no-follow’

September 14, 2010

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I’ve recently created a website for Debbie’s Cake’ole and, as usual, I offered minimal Search Engine Optimisation services with the site. Now I’m far from an expert in SEO but I assumed a well made, valid HTML website with reasonable URL structure, headings, titles, links and description would be more than enough to get Google […]

10k Apart Entries (Shameless Self Promotion)

August 23, 2010

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So I finally finished my two entries in the 10k Apart competition and the second one has been added to the site. TwitFlick is a simple app without any real purpose in life. It simply makes a couple of Ajax calls to Flickr and Twitter and displaying the latest 10 entries of each together. JQuery […]

Virtual Private Server and Other Distractions

August 15, 2010

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There goes the consistent posting habit. At least a couple of weeks isn’t as bad as it has been before and there have been a number of reasons for not writing a blog post until now. Virtual Private Servers and Cakes As some of you may know by now I’ve been working on a new […]

Computer Science Needs More Rockstars

July 30, 2010

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Like me you may well have missed the recent online debate about Google offering funding to women in Computer Science (whether students or working full time). A number of comments that followed pointed out the lack of female role models in the industry. This made me think, how many role models are there, male or […]