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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 […]

Is the UK Government Getting I.T. Right at Last?

March 26, 2010

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I’m not sure if this is a sign of getting old or feeling ill but after hearing Gordon Brown’s speech about Britain’s Digital Future earlier this week I actually felt that it might work out well. In addition to the much discussed plans to roll out high speed broadband to everyone (paid for by the […]

The Demise of Gadgets?

February 27, 2010

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The fuss is finally about the iPad is finally dying down, the Amazon Kindle is struggling to gain a foothold in a market it created (as far as the general public is concerned at least) and the Nexus One (the ‘one true Googlephone’) still hasn’t lived up to the hype in sales. Is this it? […]

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 […]