You may have noticed fuel prices going up. You may also know that Web Services are now located in the Durning Centre and that the building has received an award for its power saving features. Ever mindful of the environment, Web Services have gone one step further and installed the next generation, leading edge clockwork … Continue reading Web Services Go Greener
Its Christmas eve. Are you excited? In less than 24 hours Santa will have been, scoffed his mince pie and glass of port 😉 and gone on his merry way. So just how long do we have to wait for Christmas? If you Google "Christmas countdown" there's a whole slew of sites with count down … Continue reading How do I know if it’s Christmas?
I wonder how many of you this year have visited a bookmakers and put on a bet for a ‘White Christmas’, not many I would imagine or maybe I’m completely wrong, one thing I do know however is as its more of a sure thing this year I can’t imagine any of them paying out. … Continue reading Dreaming of a White Christmas
I have heard this warning before in the last few years from conservationists but it appears now to be a more serious issue; the future supply of traditional English mistletoe is under threat. Why I hear you say; mistletoe thrives in established apple orchards and if you follow conservation then you will know that our … Continue reading No more kissing under the mistletoe!!
While the problems we've been experiencing with printers over the last couple of days are no laughing matter, this Lego® printer is quite cool: I know this is so before-the-summer but I thought it was appropriate today 🙂
http://www.flickr.com/photos/mikenolan/5139059393/ Back in March, Google added Ormskirk - and most of the rest of the country - to Google Street View. Today we were visited by the Google Street View trike to take imagery of the Ormskirk campus. Unlike roads which are photographed using a car, private property like university campuses and Disneyland Paris are … Continue reading Street View trike on campus
This weekend I was down in Bath for the third weekend BathCamp. One session was about RFID and ended with a performance of Daft Punk's "Harder, Better, Faster, Stronger" using a bunch of RFID tags. With it being performed in front of a room full of geeks it was filmed from at least five angles:
Yesterday, Learning Services launched their Code Breaker Challenge - aimed at getting new (and returning) students to find their way around the facilities and try out a bit of new technology along the way. It makes use of QR Codes - 2D barcodes that can be scanned with a smartphone. The payload of a QR … Continue reading QR Treasure Hunt
A few months ago I got a very curious phone call from Lawrence Grizzel, a producer for Punt PI on Radio 4. He was interested in doing an episode of the Steve Punt show about Argleton, the town that doesn’t exist that’s been covered to death on this blog for nearly three years! The two … Continue reading Return to Argleton
A couple of weeks ago my Twitter Search alerts for "Ormskirk" picked up the following: http://www.flickr.com/photos/62172246@N00/4903871923/ I was intrigued so searched Google Maps for "topshop near ormskirk" and sure enough, not one but two mystery Topshops were marked on the map. http://www.flickr.com/photos/62172246@N00/4903870211/ Obviously this isn't the case so why are Google showing them on the map? The … Continue reading Can you tell me how to find Topshop?