Author Archives: BlogMonkey

Technology

Not many weeks after work pick HP at the new supplier of all our desktop PCs and laptops for the next I’m not sure how many years, they go an make it pretty clear that they want out of the … Continue reading

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Technology in HE

I was vaguely watching a live chat on the Guardian website on Friday regarding the impact of new technology on academic research, curious about what their ideas and opinions would be. Whilst the majority of the discussion related to other … Continue reading

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In the news

Shell accepts responsibility for Nigerian oil spills. Well, for two of them anyway. It’s probably going to cost them a bit more than the compensation they so far offered – £3,500, 50 bags of rice, 50 bags of beans and … Continue reading

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New laptop

Miss C’s laptop has been on it’s last legs for a while and despite my advanced technical knowledge (“Just whack the screen…… see, working again now”) it needed to be replaced. Whilst I know a fair bit about computers I … Continue reading

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Thoughts on Croatia

Every time I told someone where we were going on holiday they had either been themselves, knew someone that had gone, read about it or seen a program about it. All had the same response – “I hear it’s really … Continue reading

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New and Shiny

Six months ago my computer monitor started flickering with what I presume is a dodgy backlight. I’m not one to rush in to things though so I put off buying a replacement whilst I looked at the options and finally … Continue reading

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In the news

Never heard of the Best Party before (but then they are Icelandic) until I read this article on them. Sounds like a refreshing change. Its first pledge was to break all its promises, making the party almost impossible to attack, … Continue reading

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Interesting

The end of consumerism?. Nah, doubt it very much. But it is an interesting article that highlights some of the trends for using the power of the internet to facilitate social sharing of goods and services.

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Games

I picked up a secondhand copy of Bioshock last week on eBay. Old game I know but that’s the good thing about old games, you can get them cheap and they don’t require amazing hardware to play (generally). Having heard … Continue reading

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In the news

Washington moves to classify cyber-attacks as acts of war.

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