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Swansea Graduation Grief

11 July 2008. 1 Comment

Although I have become accustomed to disappointment with my final year at university, graduation arrangements have proved the final straw. Traditionally held in Swansea’s Brangwyn Hall, the graduation is supposed to be the highlight of our university lives. My parents both graduated from Swansea University (or University College, Swansea as it was back then) in […]

MEng Computing with Upper Second Class Hons.

29 June 2008. 1 Comment

After 4 years of lectures, coursework, projects, dissertations and exams, its finally time for me to enter the real world.  My time at Swansea University has come to an end. Just over a week ago I was given the result of all this hard work – a Master of Engineering in Computing with Upper Second […]

Government plans database for all emails

20 May 2008. 2 Comments

What is the government thinking? The BBC and The Times are reporting that the Home Office are planning to put together a national database of all phone and email communications. It is another of the schemes proposed to combat terrorism and improve national security – but like all the others, it is just a disaster […]

Local Election Websites: Review

9 May 2008

This is the final part of a series of entries looking at websites operated by county councils for the 2008 local elections. Over the last few entries, I’ve looked at some of the websites used by county councils to provide details of the 2008 local elections. Some of these websites (mainly Monmouthshire County Council) were […]

Local Election Websites: Cardiff Council

7 May 2008. 2 Comments

This is the third part of a series of entries covering websites operated by county councils for the 2008 local elections. Previous I evaluated websites operated by Monmouthshire County Council and the City and County of Swansea. In this entry, I will look at the site run by Cardiff Council. Cardiff Council’s local election website […]

Local Election Websites: Swansea City Council

5 May 2008

This is the second part in a series of entries looking at local election websites run by various county councils across Wales. Previously I examined the county of Monmouthshire. In this entry, I take a look at the website run by Swansea City Council. Swansea City Council has taken a very different approach to that […]

Local Election Websites: Monmouthshire County Council

3 May 2008

This is part of a series of blog entries looking at local election websites run by various county council’s across Wales. In this entry I look at the live election site run by Monmouthshire County Council. MCC made use of a piece of software by Associated Knowledge Systems Ltd to show the results from each […]

Local Election Websites

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The latest round of local elections were held last Thursday (May 1st 2008) which resulted in huge losses for Labour, and great wins for the Conservatives. This latest set of elections was of particular importance to me, for reasons I’ll discuss at a later date. This meant I spent a large amount of time on […]

New Keyboard

20 February 2008

After I lost the bluetooth dongle for my keyboard in the move to the new flat 2 weeks ago, i decided to take the leap and buy myself a brand new keyboard. Of course, I never do things easily. So it wasn’t just a case of buying any old keyboard (If I did that, I’d […]

windows home server

19 February 2008

My new HP Windows Home Server has arrived.  This will replace the existing Windows 2003 server that is running the network at the moment. Once i’m home later in the week, i’ll get it unpacked and set up.  If the reviews are anything to go by, it should be a doddle, and with any luck, […]

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