Posts by Alex Christie

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Making the case for Visual Studio 2008

11 November 2008 | Alex Christie

A big part of any successful organisation is ensuring that all expenditure is justified in terms of the expected ROI.  With this in mind I recently went in seek of documentation to support my development […]

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Google reader now able to translate blogs

11 November 2008 | Alex Christie

If like me you are addicted to your set of trusted blogs, Google’s latest announcement will be a welcome surprise.  The Google reader now gives users the ability to have content on blogs in other […]

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The best websites in the world…ever. Vol.26

11 November 2008 | Alex Christie

Growing up there were three things I always wanted to do. The sites that I’ve chosen and visit often are to do with those three things. Because I am a huge fan of Manchester United […]

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Headphones can interfere with pacemakers and defibrillators

10 November 2008 | Alex Christie

Researchers say headphones that are used with MP3 digital music players can interfere with heart devices like pacemaker or defibrillators. The earphones of MP3 players and iPods should not be kept in shirt pockets, around […]

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Google uses OCR to index scanned documents.

10 November 2008 | Alex Christie

When indexing content on the web, scanned documents like academic papers and government reports were not included or picked up by the spiders. The reason for this was because the scanned document would appear as […]

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The best websites in the world…ever. Vol.25

10 November 2008 | Alex Christie

Rather like everyone else who has contributed to the ‘the best websites in the world’ series of blogs, pin pointing my favourite 3 websites was surprisingly difficult. As part of the search team here at […]

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Elections at the speed of the Internet.

7 November 2008 | Alex Christie

The world let out a collective sigh of relief on Tuesday night after witnessing the monumental accomplishment of Barack Obama. Whether he is able to pull the nation out of its economical situation is yet […]

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The best websites in the world…ever. Vol.24

6 November 2008 | Alex Christie

Thinking about what to write for this post, I’ve realised that I don’t really have any three particular “best” websites. Sure I visit certain sites on a daily basis, but I could easily go without […]

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Tamar on Twitter

6 November 2008 | Alex Christie

Tamar is on Twitter and we invite you to follow us! If you are not familiar with Twitter, it is a free service which is essentially a Micro-blog. Tamar staff can send status updates (Tweets) […]

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Google Pulls Out of Yahoo Ad Deal

6 November 2008 | Alex Christie

Due to regulatory and antitrust concerns, Google inc. has finally decided to pull out of their much discussed advertising deal with Yahoo. David Drummond, Chief legal officer at Google said in a blog post yesterday […]

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