As mentioned by our colleagues in Core Services first year students have been given Edge Hill University Google Mail accounts. We’re a couple of months into the semester and roll out seems to have gone OK. Students have been able to happily click on the Mail link in GO and be taken directly to their […]
A (very) quick look back at the Google story over the last 11 years. From Stanford to Mountain View and around the world, featuring many different products, starting with BackRub (Search) up to Go.. Excellent video covering the origins of the most powerful company in on-line media today.
GeoCities, the site that hosted my first website – now thankfully lost in the depths of the ether – is no more. Ten years after being bought by Yahoo! for a ridiculous amount of money the internet is a very different place and what people want from a personal webpage is very different. On behalf […]
This filming of the new TV advert this weekend gave me another excuse to try out taking some video on our new Flip Video camera. I caught up with Mister Roy during filming in the University Library on Sunday.
Today I was at the JANET CSIRT Conference, held at the International Coffee Organisation facility in London (I booked on before I knew where it was being held… honest!). The conference covered a variety of security related issues and I’ll cover a brief summary below. A shared approach to Information Security – Matthew Cook, Loughborough […]
Inspired by University of Bath’s post about how they deleted the internet, last week we installed some heatmap software to plot where on a page users click. We’ve had it running on a few pages and already some interesting patterns are showing. We’ll be using these heatmaps to help up determine what’s working on the […]
Last weekend Janeth, Andy and Simon (from Business Systems Solutions) headed over to Manchester Conference Centre for the second Annual PHP North West Conference. Organised by volunteers from the PHPNW user group it has a great community feel to it yet has a great reputation. A few thoughts about some of the sessions I attended… […]
At last weekend’s PHP North West Conference I delivered a talk titled Building an Anti-CMS (and how it’s changed our web team). Feedback has generally been pretty positive so I thought I’d open it up to a bit of constructive criticism from inside the sector (because every web team reads our blog, right?!). Video from […]
I mentioned Argleton a year ago, Mister Roy has walked there and even the Ormskirk Advertiser has covered the issue but soon its days may be numbered! Google has announced a new feature to allow users to report problems and suggest changes to maps. It’s currently only available in the US but you can see […]