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Monday 26 March 2007

Print journalists learn to use video

The Guardian looks at how print journalists are beginning to use video and asks whether web video could mean a new ‘golden age’ for newspapers.

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Filed under: Net & technology,The media,Video-making — GS @ 1:29 pm

Free books

Project Gutenberg has 20,000 free out-of-copyright books online. Page By Page Books is also worth a visit.


Filed under: Net & technology — GS @ 2:03 am
Sunday 18 March 2007

Posterior Vitreous Detachment

A week ago yesterday I awoke to find I had a large black ‘floater’ in my right eye. It was like a daddy-long-legs at a window. As I moved my eye, it leapt around — sometimes in the opposite direction. It was disturbing… But I wear contact lenses and I thought maybe I had a slight eye infection.

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Filed under: Health — GS @ 7:01 pm
Sunday 25 February 2007

Free wifi wireless hotspots in Manchester

A useful map of places that offer free wifi in Manchester city centre.

There’s talk of free wireless internet across the whole of Greater Manchester by next summer. Which will be great if they can do it.

It would totally change the way that I work, that’s for sure. Though I wonder if restricting it to 256k would be a huge mistake.

Such a low speed would rule out watching almost any kind of streaming web video and everyone seems to reckon that the future of the web lies with… video.


Filed under: Net & technology — GS @ 12:53 am
Friday 9 February 2007

‘Snow chaos’ doesn’t hit Manchester. Hundreds of thousands severely not affected by lack of weather disruption

Looking out of my high-rise window across the whole of south Manchester, the only snow I can see is about 15 miles away on the hills of the Peak District and some more further east on the hills near Stalybridge…

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Filed under: The media — GS @ 7:34 am
Wednesday 7 February 2007

Resource-hungry websites

The animated Flash advertisements on some websites can hog an extraordinary amount of your computer’s processing power.

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Filed under: Net & technology — GS @ 10:11 am
Thursday 11 January 2007

Manchester City Council – the ‘system error’ council

If there was a prize for the website with the most downtime then Manchester City Council’s so-called ‘online payments’ page would surely win it.


Filed under: Manchester — GS @ 9:56 am
 
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