Today is the 20th anniversary of my first steps on the Internet. On 27th November 1995 I joined the Internet, by subscribing to Pipex Dial. My username was ga42 and it cost £15 plus VAT for a month’s dial-up internet. I know this because I found the bill earlier this
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The recent change from stars to hearts on Twitter aroused a great deal of furore. Many users hated the change for a variety of reasons – some users thought hearts “cissy”, others think ‘Likes’ are a Facebook thing. Some users, like me, felt that Favorite and Like are different things.
Sometimes it seems like you’re not getting anywhere however hard you try. That’s when you need support and affirmation from a good friend. “No-one is useless in this world who lightens the burden of it to anyone else” Charles Dickens
Contributing to blogs is part of many professionals’ jobs these days, not least in HE. This is the second in a series of posts aiming to provide an arsenal of ideas to make writing those posts easier. 2 Re-post blogging This is taking a post or article from another location
Aiming to be a comprehensive resource for HE bloggers, this is the first in an updated series of types of blog post. If you master all of these you’ll never run out of things to post on your blog. Examples are often, but not exclusively, from learning technology blogs. 1:
This series of posts is to help me and anyone else with those little tasks you forget how to do next time you do them… (Or maybe it’s just memory problems while getting older!)
I often need to change a file extension, e.g., from a txt file to a csv (in order to be able to upload into Moodle, usually). Here’s how to do it:
Go to the folder where the file is and in the folder controls go to
organize > Folder and Search Options.
Click the View tab.
Uncheck the box titled “Hide extensions for known file types”.
And that’s it – the extensions are revealed and you can change one (with caution of course).
Deep in Robin Hood country, in the very middle of England, and surrounded by aristocratic estates, there’s a cave-lined limestone gorge full of incredible Ice Age archaeological evidence. The caves have survived millions of years of upheaval, collisions of continents and Ice Age glaciers coming to within 20 miles, but
I’ve been pondering recently on the degree to which I’ve changed as I’ve grown older. There are a lot of advantages in being older – when I remember the acute embarrassment I felt constantly as a young woman I can only be glad I’m over it. Have my Myers Briggs
I haven’t been much of a believer in bucket lists up until now. But as I’ve been working hard and and haven’t had a proper holiday this year, I thought I really need something to look forward to. This aims to be the beginning of a list I can look
Apparently there is a quote in the Talmud that goes: First learn, then teach. I would go further: First learn, then teach, then carry on learning!