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Happy New Year 2014

Another circuit around the Sun completed, and we wish a happy New Year to all our readers, followers and casual visitors. Thanks for staying with us. May you have a happy and successful 2015. The Editors Image credit: Commons Google Images

Happy New Year 2014

A happy New Year to all our readers, followers and casual visitors. Thanks for staying with us. May you have a happy and successful 2014. The Editors

Opinion: What we remember of Fencing at the Olympics [Guest Post]

What most non-fencers will remember of fencing at the Olympics last year is, I believe, the ill fated Shin A-Lam. Ours is certainly an unforgiving sport in which, despite the technology, the ruling of a referee remains all-important. DW

Happy New Year 2013

A happy New Year to all our readers, followers and casual visitors. Thanks for staying with us. May you have a happy and successful 2013. The Editors

Review: Warwick Castle

Top tourist attraction, part castle, part stately home, is an entertaining mash-up of historical periods, displays, mini-tours and tableaux. Firstly a warning – in fact, two warnings. The first is that Warwick Castle has been run for the last thirty odd years by the Madam Tussauds parent company, which, as the famous London waxworks museum … Continue reading

News: Tim Berners-Lee Tribute at Olympic Opening

A worthy tribute was made to Sir Tim Berners-Lee, the inventor of the worldwide web, at Friday’s opening ceremony of the London Olympic Games. Show director Danny Boyle chose to honour Sir Tim as the creator of the information revolution, successor to the Industrial Revolution of the first part of the show.  Amid the musical … Continue reading

Reclaiming your Self from Mobile Gadgetry – Getting Your ‘I’ Back (Guest Post)

Guest post by Paul Levy, CATS3000 and Digital Inferno presenting at The Critical Incident 2012; Brighton, Sussex, England, on Sunday 17th June. Based on material from his forthcoming book, Learning to Dance with Spiders, this shocking session will show you how to stop turning into a cold intellectual automaton with long spindly fingers and heart … Continue reading

Art: The Museum of Everything

“Hidden from view around our world, humble pockets of creativity bustle: dynamic studios where self-taught artists discover, form and make.” “The Museum of Everything presents Exhibition #4, the world’s largest survey of progressive studios for self-taught artists from across the planet, plus Exhibition #4.1, the exclusive Judith Scott retrospective, recently featured on BBC2’s The Culture … Continue reading

Event: Barcamp Blackpool Oct 15th

Barcamp Blackpool: A free ‘unconference’ with no scheduled speakers. Attendees arrive on the day armed with talks and decide which ones they want to go along to! The talks can be on anything, from android application development to learning the British Sign Language to Electronic Organs played by BBC Micros! But don’t worry, you don’t … Continue reading

Event: FLOSS UK Unconference Oct. 8th 2011

FLOSS UK Unconference Saturday 8th Oct., Manchester When: Saturday 8th October, 9:30am – 5pm. Where: Manchester Conference Centre, Sackville Street This is the second FLOSS UK Unconference, and is being held in collaboration with local FLOSS groups including: On Facebook? Visit the event page to see who else is going. Twitter user? FLOSS UK is … Continue reading

Event: Software Freedom Day Sept 17th 2011

Software Freedom Day is an annual, worldwide celebration of Free and Open Source Software (FOSS). The goal is to educate the public in the benefits of using high quality free software in education, in government, at home, and in business. Software Freedom Underpins our Human Rights In a time when our lives are increasingly dependent … Continue reading

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