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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 […]

Long Live The Mouse

July 28, 2010

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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 […]