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October, 2011

  1. #jiscel11 If this then that .. Build your own twapperkeeper

    October 18, 2011 by Robin Englebright

    Did you know twapperkeeper have a limit of two archives? Which they are happy to extend for cash, Or if you happen to be one of the JISC mob… Which I am…

    Whilst I was waiting for them to extend my account, I had a go at using “IFTTT”, which allows you create simple logical tasks for web tools like twitter and Evernote.
    I built a rule that said every time someone uses the #jiscel11 tag I wanted a copy of the tweet saved to an Evernote folder.
    Very simple tool, I’m sure there are plenty of other uses too..

    Well worth a look.


  2. Grubbing around at the Link Layer

    October 16, 2011 by Robin Englebright

    I’m slowly working through my CS module on Networks, and hit a bit of a maths roadblock.
    I sat reading the descriptions of CRC, and worked through some arcane maths… I thought I’d see if there was anything on You tube, and the clearest explanation was given with the help of a pineapple…

  3. #jiscel11 JISC online learning conference 2011- WOW!

    October 13, 2011 by Robin Englebright

    Have you seen all the stuff that is planned for the JISC online conference?

    Stop reading this blog and go and have a look…

    I’m stunned at the pre-conference week (from 15th Nov) activities, and am obviously biased as there are presentations from some of my LTIG projects: 

    Jo Lambert and Matt Ramirez SCARLET SCARLET project  (Special Collections using Augmented Reality to Enhance Learning and Teaching)    Pioneering Augmented Reality (AR) using mobile devices to enhance students’ use of special collections (SC) in libraries

    I thoroughly recommend looking at their blog 

    Amy Robinson VADS Spot the Difference Project Investigating the complex and nebulous concept of ‘visual plagiarism’ and the relevance of visual search technology in this area
    As might be expected the VADS team have the most elegant of websites:

    If you haven’t booked a place yet, do it now. The cost for what amounts to 2 weeks of inspiration is a mere £50, a little more than the cost of a cup of coffee on the train…

  4. Happy Ada Lovelace day

    October 7, 2011 by Robin Englebright

    Inspired by:

    I picked Ada Lovelace and Babbage as the subject of a 10 ton studio forum sketch challenge a while back:


    Ada Lovelace (beloved first programmer) the only legitimate child of MAD BAD and dangerous to know nutcase Lord Byron… and Charles Babbage, father of computing.

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