October is the month when n-hundred first-year students on journalism, media, and computing programmes seem all at once to discover Microsoft’s DreamSpark software offer. DreamSpark provides access to a range of professional Microsoft tools (including MS Visual Studio, MS SQL server, and XNA Game Studio), all free to students in the UK. Unfortunately it’s not [...]
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I think Daren’s latest versions of his Portal subject pages look very good – nice and simple. CERD Computing Journalism If anyone is updating their page(s) this summer and would like to go for this new template, let me know.
Attending Journalist Roger de Bank’s blogging masterclass for library staff made me realise what a genuinely clever skill good blog writing actually is. Retaining someone’s interest has a 3-second window of opportunity before the prospective reader casts their eye elsewhere. Still reading? I’ll carry on… Blog writing is all about attracting readers to your blog and retaining their interest by [...]
I’ve been in London for a couple of days, obsessively seeking out free wifi so that I can test out the new L&LR netbook PC, which is one of these. Observations on the device: 9″ screen fine; mini-keyboard fine and actually easier to use in a confined space (e.g. the 17:03 from King’s Cross to [...]