It’s now been several days since I got back from California, but I am still abuzz with the energy permeating my stay there. The Bay Area has a great vibe! I hadn’t found this when I last visited a couple years back, but somehow it seems it’s got revitalised, back to the pre-2002 optimism but … Continue reading California Revisited
I’ve just watched the Helvetica documentary – wow. I thought I was strange for having spent ages playing with fonts; good to see others as interested, and of course to listen to the professionals Most interesting was the diatribe in the Extras by … Continue reading The politics of Fonts
Started my sabbatical (yay!) by attending an interesting event organised by Google in London. Part of it was a sales pitch of Google Enterprise, or its free variant Google Apps (I *think* that is how they relate). Don’t really know how this relates to “On Demand IT” – isn’t it just that this is an … Continue reading CIOs, clouds, and Google
Writing about web page http://www.epsrc.ac.uk/PostgraduateTraining/VacationBursaries/default.htm If there is any student who would like to hang around over the summer and discover what Computer Science is really about… why not apply for a student bursary? This seems like an excellent opportunity to develop any interest you may have. I am happy to talk to any student … Continue reading Research bursary, anyone?
As departmental library rep I’ve been browsing the library’s pages and also the catalogue – and am amazed at how good it all is. The library seems to have got its “e-resources” strategy right. This is just an admiring message – and a suggestion to… Continue reading Electronic resources at library
At this time of year, as yet another batch of students seems to be ready to flex its wings and go out there, I wonder how it will be like for them in their first job. I just found this interesting article following new graduates going out to work at Microsoft. Makes for interesting reading… … Continue reading That first graduate job