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Mobile Phones
I thought I would write a short blog about my mobile phone. Sounds a bit sad really, but, much like your desk, your phone says alot about you!...

posted on: Mon, 27 Mar 2006 | path: /computing | permanent link to this entry

That Abomination Called Sat-Nav
Whilst being a big user of GIS, I am NOT a fan of sat-nav or GPS for that matter. I am very much of the opinion that paper maps have a very specific domain and that the use of technology for the sake of it is not a good option....

posted on: Fri, 24 Mar 2006 | path: /GIS | permanent link to this entry

Guardian Continues the "Free Our Data" Campaign
The Guardian continues its campaign to Free Our Data this week. Whilst Tim Berners Lee was the "headline" discussion, with further comment from Ed Parsons, what the article was really trying to get across was that the OS is being publicly hit again for restrictive practices with respect to its data....

posted on: Fri, 24 Mar 2006 | path: /GIS | permanent link to this entry

Google Mars
In between all the legal filings last week, Google somewhat quietly launched Google Mars. And we thought they were content with just global domination; the universe beckons!...

posted on: Mon, 20 Mar 2006 | path: /remote_sensing | permanent link to this entry

External HDD Problems
Given that I work at home as well as in the office, it is imperative that I maintain a single working "copy" of my data....

posted on: Sun, 19 Mar 2006 | path: /computing | permanent link to this entry

Future of Ordnance Survey
An article in the Guardian entitled Give Us Back Our Crown Jewels seems to have caused a bit of a stir in various quarters....

posted on: Sat, 11 Mar 2006 | path: /GIS | permanent link to this entry

Please enable extensions, I just won't tell you!
OK, so I seem to be getting a bit frustrated with ArcMap at the moment. Perhaps it's because I use it a fair bit and it really is very good at pulling data together to play with and produce output....

posted on: Wed, 08 Mar 2006 | path: /GIS | permanent link to this entry

Blackboard Content Management System
I mentioned in an earlier blog that I upload my entire learning materials for a module as a "packaged" ZIP file in to Blackboard....

posted on: Mon, 06 Mar 2006 | path: /teaching | permanent link to this entry