Browsing All posts tagged under »Computer«

Computer Science Needs More Rockstars

July 30, 2010


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 […]

Long Live The Mouse

July 28, 2010


If you believe the hype then Apple have redefined yet another everyday item. The new Magic Trackpad will make everything better and the old mouse will be thrown out without a second thought. At least, that appears to be the thought of many people. This includes the technology editor at New Scientist when he writes […]

Triple-booting a Phoenix Laptop

June 8, 2010


A friend recently donated an old laptop to me that she no longer used. It had been lying around since failing to boot and a local computer shop telling her that the hard drive would need replacing (and that the data on it wasn’t salvageable). I gladly accepted the 1.63Ghz dual core laptop knowing that […]

Playstation 3 (and Apologies)

June 3, 2010


As you may have noticed I’ve been conspicuously absent for a while again. Part of the reason is that I tend to be a perfectionist with my writing. I had three or four posts that I’d started and never finished about the election, university visiting days and my completed dissertation so I’ve decided to scrap […]

Installing OpenDX on Leopard

November 8, 2009


Recently we’ve been using OpenDX in my Visualisation module at uni so I thought I’d install it at home so I could go through the worksheets at my leisure. OpenDX is a visualisation tool that started off as an IBM product but has since been released under an open source license. Despite this OpenDX is […]

Computers Owned (and other tech stuff)

October 25, 2009


So I thought another good introduction post would be to describe the computers (and related objects) that I own. The computer I use most is my Macbook that I bought second hand from ebay.  Despite this it’s lasting quite well considering I normally get through laptops quite quickly.  I recently considered upgrading to a new […]

The Beginning of the End

October 25, 2009


So I’ve finally got around to this blogging lark and I need a post to get it all going so why not start with an introduction. I’m Mark, a 3rd year MEng Software Engineering student at Aberystwyth University. As you’d expect from this I’m very interested in computers and technology. Although far from knowledgeable in […]