MY BOOK DIARY: August, September & October 2008

I had intended to post a little about the books I’m reading, but as you may have noticed I haven’t so far ;-P I’m far from being an avid reader, but (amazingly enough) I have read a few books since moving my blog here, so it’s high time I told you about them *grin* [...]

Stopping Autoplay on Youtube

Wednesday, 29 October 2008, 11:25 | Category : Computer Stuff, Crumbs
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Just thought I’d share this - I always found the way videos on youtube autoplay very annoying and have been trying a few different firefox extensions to change this behaviour and I think I’ve finally found one I like, it’s called Tubestop. What it does is that if the uploader has allowed embedding it exchanges [...]

The quirks of being involved in IT

Wednesday, 29 October 2008, 11:04 | Category : Computer Stuff, Crumbs, Life & Stuff, Literature, Books & Language
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Something me and a friend at school are catching ourselves out on more and more regularly is how computerized our every day language has become. For example quite recently I asked my friend how on Earth she’s managing to do so many things at once (work, school, another school, friends etc.) and she started explaining [...]

In conversation with a piece of software…

Sunday, 26 October 2008, 11:10 | Category : Computer Stuff, Slices
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Alan Turing (1912-1954) was a key person in computer science. We owe him a lot, but one of the most interesting things he introduced is the Turing test. In 1950 he wrote a paper, which asked the question of whether a machine can think. Since the term “think” is so subjective, he proposed to [...]

Electronic Paper

Thursday, 23 October 2008, 1:14 | Category : Computer Stuff, Crumbs
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I always kind of felt that it wouldn’t be that easy to move people from the printed page to the electronic page, but I must say that since I saw one of these electronic paper thingies at school (that’s the great thing about being an IT student, you get to see a lot of [...]