Saturday, December 27, 2008

Monday, December 15, 2008

Eco Christmas Trees

Sanderson's Wynd Primary School have been making Christmas Trees from recycled materials.
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Saturday, December 13, 2008

Old news

At the start of this month, I spent an enjoyable, if challenging, day with the Imagineers from Sandersons Wynd Primary School at the Scottish heat of the Lego Mindstorms Challenge, which took place in the new Informatics Forum at Edinburgh University. Our team acquitted themselves well, particularly in the teamwork category, being pipped at the post by just one point.
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Sunday, December 07, 2008

Red sky in the morning

... shepherd's warning ...

Saturday, December 06, 2008


On 15th December, this year, Pownce (I wonder what will happen to the URL) will close. It has been said, many times, that it is only when you are about to lose something that you appreciate how good it is. Pownce is a microblogging website. It doesn't impose the 140 character limit of Twitter, and permits richer content. It is mobile friendly - the mobile version allows you to read and write through a single interface.

Pownce has been acquired by Six Apart, and there is the possibility that some of the community will move to Vox. But Vox is different - it doesn't (in my opinion) have Pownce' elegance. There is a connection between technology and community (and, I guess, commerce - the decision to close Pownce was, presumably, a commercial one). I, for one, shall mourn the passing of a platform which, surely, deserved better.

Friday, December 05, 2008

Thursday, December 04, 2008

Wednesday, December 03, 2008

Monday, December 01, 2008

You learn something every day

Originally uploaded by Glaswegian

I didn't know that Roget (compiler of Roget's Thesaurus) was a graduate of Edinburgh University ...