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In the first version of this, I got it wrong! It is possible to leave comments but the comment button did not show up on my browser. The post has been amended. I’ve written here before that, as a loyal reader for 30 years, how I think IEEE Software magazine has lost its way. I made […]

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A Blipfoto wish list

I’ve written here about how I think that Blipfoto got their revamp wrong. Like lots of other Blipfoto users, I’m not at all happy with the changes nor with Blipfoto’s silence on the issues that many people have raised. But, to be constructive, I’ve put together the top-five concrete changes, in priority order, that I would like […]

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Blipfoto is a successful photo sharing network where users post a daily photo, taken that day. It was started by a photographer and, unlike many photo sharing sites, it has a successful business model based on user subscriptions. I’ve been a member of blipfoto for 3 years and I really liked it. You could easily […]

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Like many people in professional jobs, I signed up for LinkedIn a while ago.  I’ve never been very fastidious in updating my profile – I can’t be bothered and really I wonder if anyone would care.  I tend to accept invitations to connect if I know the people but get lots of requests to connect […]

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A couple of months ago, we bought a salad from Marks and Spencer – and it came with some extra protein in the form of a dead grub. Not nice but these things happen so I took this photo of the grub and the wrapping and decided to send it to M & S. They […]

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In a recent editorial in the Communications of the ACM, Moshe Vardi addressed the issue of MOOCs (Massive Online Open Courses) and speculated on whether or not these would ‘destroy’ academia. My comments here reflect my personal experiences as a student and teacher with 30+ years of experience in the UK system. To start with […]

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