I started working at Edge Hill around the same time IT Services launched the GO portal and there was talk in the office the first Christmas about how many people would be logging in on Christmas day. We don’t have the stats for Christmas day 2006, but we do have last couple of years so … Continue reading Merry Christmas Everybody!
Do you ever have really great ideas that on second thoughts are incredibly stupid? Yeah, I have them all the time but usually I’m sensible enough not to tell anyone about them. A month ago I was caught out by an email from Corporate Marketing Communications and Student Recruitment asking what people are doing for … Continue reading 125 by 125
We are very close to the Christmas holidays again and I thought it’s about time to decorate my desktop while counting down the days. I’ve been browsing the web to see what is available and I found some awesome designs from VLADSTUDIO, which offers the usual kind of digital art given away as desktop decorations. … Continue reading Xmas Digital Art Wallpapers
Regular readers of the Web Services blog may have noted that post frequency is a little biased towards me… well over the next 25 days, more of us will be blogging about a variety of topics in the run up to the Christmas break. From my point of view this is a purely selfish measure … Continue reading Welcome to 25 days of blogging
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.
For most of the time we’ve had this blog I’ve used the online editor built into WordPress. I’ve dabbled with the WordPress iPhone application but it’s only good for posting the odd photo and not the in-depth posts readers expect. I’d heard of tools that allowed you to draft posts offline but never really thought … Continue reading Desktop blogging with Windows Live Writer
So mobile is the next big thing, right? People have been saying that for the last 10 years! First WAP, then those crazy phones from Japan... Now we've got Apple iPhone and Google Android and Palm's Pre and even Nokia have been able to produce some reasonable devices! With modern phones come modern web browsers … Continue reading Blogs on the go
Google Wave was launched on the 28th May, 2009 at the ‘Google’s I/O Developer conference’ in San Francisco. It has been developed by a team working in Sydney, Australia. Which consist of two brothers, Jens and Lars Rasmussen and has Stephanie Hannon as the lead project manager, all of whom were previously involved in Google … Continue reading Google Wave is coming soon! – Part I
Today is the second birthday of the Web Services blog! Is it really a year since the last birthday and two years since Alison's first post?! Yes, it really is. The frequency of posts has dropped off in the last year - we've crept up to 201 posts - but we've still covered a lot. … Continue reading Happy 2nd Birthday Web Services Blog
Microsoft announces the closure of Encarta later this year after losing ground over the years to freely available reference material on the Internet and on web sites like Wikipedia. "People today seek and consume information in considerably different ways than in years past," the software maker said in a notice posted on its MSN website. … Continue reading Encarta bit by Wikipedia: Another triumph for Web 2.0