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The problem with the commute…

11 November 2008

It has been nearly 4 1/2 months since I started working for the Cardiff web design company, so you would think I would be getting used to the daily routine.  Get up at before 7, drive or catch train to Cardiff, get to the office at 8.30, work till 5.30, drive or catch train home, […]

All gone quiet

17 October 2008

I’ve been very quiet for the last 6/7 weeks.  Everything has been a bit crazy at work – lots to do, lots already done, but not much to show for all the effort! Over the last few months we’ve been busy working on several new websites, a fair number of which have now been handed […]

Techcrunch gets a redesign

31 August 2008. 1 Comment

I’m a little behind the times, but better late than never! Techcrunch, a technology blog covering ‘web 2.0’ and internet start ups had a bit of a redesign earlier this week.  As a blog that I keep track of all the time, I’m really pleased to see it move away from its previous, cluttered look […]

So much to do

6 August 2008

Things have been a bit quiet on this blog over the last few months because I’ve spent pretty much every waking moment working, commuting or working some more.  During office hours I’ve been working as a full time web developer for a web development company in Cardiff.  I’ve spent the last month and a half […]

Why the New Facebook is Wrong

23 July 2008

On Monday, the social networking site Facebook released its new design to a selection of its members.  Over the next few weeks, this major update will be pushed out to everyone registered on the network.  Yesterday evening, a discussion began on Twitter surrounding the new Facebook image – with a number of users who don’t […]

Techcrunch Web Tablet Project

22 July 2008

TechCrunch, a leading technology blog network, has announced a project to develop an open-source ‘web tablet’ capable of running Firefox and Skype.  The aim is to produce a very thin device (similar to a MacBook Air), with a touch screen interface, WiFi, half a Gigabyte of RAM, a 4Gb solid state hard drive, and possibly […]

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 […]

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