4 February 2009

My first website…

My first website was built over 10 years ago… I was in the final year of my Graphic Information Design degree. Google hadn’t surfaced yet and buying something online was very far from my mind, I’d only just received my first email address.  There wasn’t anybody to teach you how to work on the internet then, so I had to …

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4 February 2009

Apple market share on the up

Net Applications is one of the companies that monitor operating system (OS) usage and market share. This is done by looking at results provided by search engines, and although not a dramatic increase there is a continued increasing trend for Apple at the expense of Microsoft windows. The iPhone currently claims 0.5 % (approx) which, if added to the OS …

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4 February 2009

Social media crimes…

We are quite fond of social networks here at Tamar as you might have gathered. However, there is a (as with most things in life) a darker more sinister side to these sites we visit so religiously. There have been countless crimes committed on (or because of) these social networking sites. Let's have a look at some of the biggest …

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3 February 2009

Adopt-a-blog # 16 – Nick Hornby’s Blog

According to Zadie Smith, Nick Hornby believes that beautiful songs, beautiful books, and yes, the beautiful game, are the great forces which guide the world. This might make him sound like a great, and good, man, but this really doesn’t come across in his blog. Football, film, music, interviews….Nick Hornby writes sparingly about his thoughts on these subjects, occasionally launching …

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3 February 2009

Adopt-a-blog #15 – Scott Guthrie

Scott Guthrie (aka Scott Gu on his ASP.Net blogs) is a vice president in the Microsoft Developer Division at Redmond. He runs the development teams that build ASP.NET, Common Language Runtime (CLR), Silverlight, Windows Forms, Internet Information Services 7.0, Commerce Server, .NET Compact Framework, Visual Web Developer and Visual Studio Tools for WPF. Scott's blog are for all the ASP.net …

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2 February 2009

What website do you wish you had designed and why?

So, I am sitting here on a snowy day in London more or less trapped in my flat as the weather has shut down public transportation and I thought, well, this is as good a day as any to think about a website that I wish that I had designed. It is no surprise that the site I have chosen …

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2 February 2009

Browse Rank vs Page Rank

Microsoft has made a bold move and decided to go head to head with Google. With the inception of their "Browse Rank" Google will now have a competitor for its Page Rank algorithm. Google's Page Rank simply assesses a specific page's importance by how many other Web pages link to it and by the importance of those linking pages. So …

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2 February 2009

M_Lab….. not so new from Google.

Google released a new online network diagnostic tool, Measurement Lab . They are offering many different tools, some working and some upcoming. Some of the tools on offer are the Network Diagnostics tool, that gives you an idea on connection speed and any problems that involve your connection. Another tool they offer is Network path and applications diagnositics , which …

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