Archive for January, 2005

A new Amiga — better late than never?

Friday, January 21st, 2005

A review of the new Amiga hardware and software: The Micro-AmigaOne and Amiga OS4 Developer Prerelease via [MeFi] My first computer was an Amiga 500, and what a fantastic machine it was — although snail-like in terms of raw number of MHz by today’s standards, it felt quick and responsive, and while many people remember […]

Essential Links for Cambridge CompScis

Sunday, January 16th, 2005

A collection of links relevant to Cambridge Computer Scientists: On line Dictionary of Computer Terms – The Computer Lab student newsgroup comp.risks — A very interesting, low-traffic newsgroup with anecdotes from around the world about software engineering and security practice. Recommended reading for Software Engineering and Security courses, as well as general interest. Learn […]

LaTeX Tips

Sunday, January 16th, 2005

While teaching somebody how to use LaTeX recently I noticed that my webpage of useful LaTeX tips and links was no longer accessible. Hypertext help with LaTeX – handy reference guide. Text processing with LaTeX — lots of good tutorials, covering the basics to advanced features. Using imported graphics in LaTeX — essential guide to […]

Legal music downloads overtake single sales

Tuesday, January 11th, 2005

Downloads overtake single sales (from BBC News). This is hardly surprising since, as far as I know, sales of singles have been in free-fall for a while. The quality of music that seems to make up the vast majority of the singles chart suggests that the majority of sales are to 12–14 year olds anyway […]

Froogle Shopping List

Sunday, January 9th, 2005

Google have added an Amazon-style “wishlist” to their excellent Froogle service, called Froogle Shopping List. It doesn’t seem to be available for Froogle UK though. 🙁

Anti-Comment-Spam and Other WordPress Plugins

Saturday, January 8th, 2005

Over the Christmas vacation this blog was spammed repeatedly, particularly annoying since I was on a dial-up connection that made downloading all the comment notification emails annoying if nothing else! It seems this is quite a common problem and as usual Google provided an excellent resource for tackling the problem. Read on for a detailed […]

Only in Cambridge…

Saturday, January 8th, 2005

… would buses run less frequently during peak times. From University Estate Management: The published service frequency will change from 15 minutes to 20 minutes during peak hours (07.00-09.00 and from 16.00). The published off-peak service frequency will remain 15 minutes.

Getting back in the saddle

Saturday, January 8th, 2005

After a lovely two week break at home with my parents, including a fun trip round the country visiting friends over the New Year weekend, I arrived back in Cambridge today. Not much seems to have changed — I have only been away for two weeks(!), and it still seems quite peaceful and student-free so […]