Karen Blakeman on January 30th, 2010

Google has announced that from March 1, 2010 it will start to phase out support for Internet Explorer 6 in Google Docs and Google Sites. IE 6 users who have visited YouTube (owned by Google) over the last 6-8 months will already have seen notices telling them to switch to a more up to date […]

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Karen Blakeman on January 29th, 2010

CLSIG is re-running the popular Web 2.0 event it held last year in London. Both Phil Duffy and I are presenting again but this time it is to be held in Birmingham. Details are as follows: Event: Web 2.0 – the truth behind the hype Date: Monday 1 March 2010, 6.30-8pm. (Doors open 6 pm) […]

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Karen Blakeman on January 26th, 2010

So you are an RSS addict but your favourite news page does not have an RSS feed. There are plenty of tools that will monitor a web page and notify you of changes by email or RSS (see my list Monitoring Web Page Changes at http://www.rba.co.uk/sources/monitor.htm) but now Google Reader also has an option that […]

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Karen Blakeman on January 25th, 2010

Guest post by Joseph Eitan founder of Photo Paper Direct. If your small business depends on Internet traffic for its revenue or if growing your small business during 2010 has to be done hand in hand with the Internet, you’ll need to know how to market it online. If money is no object you could […]

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Karen Blakeman on January 24th, 2010

The General Registry Cayman Islands (http://www.ciregistry.gov.ky/) enables you to order birth, marriage and death certificates and now has a company search option. To gain access to the company search you first have to register (free of charge).  To view records you have to set up an account and deposit US$ 73.18, which is the cost […]

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Karen Blakeman on January 14th, 2010

The snow has started to clear in Caversham and the lower half of the road on Donkin Hill looks as though it has been repeatedly bombed. Major cracks, huge potholes and an alarming amount of subsidence are now in evidence. It is a scene that is going to be repeated over the whole of the […]

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Karen Blakeman on January 11th, 2010

This is a very useful three page PDF summary of Swiss statistics from UBS. It contains more than 1,600 facts and figures on the Swiss economy and each of the cantons, and an international overview of key data. Data includes population, employment, the financial situation, indebtedness, tax levels, and figures on the economy and living […]

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Karen Blakeman on January 10th, 2010

FixMyStreet is another service from those excellent people at Mysociety.org. So you’ve got a problem in your neighbourhood that you thought your local council would have dealt with by now. Road drains not clearing? Broken man-hole cover? Industrial waste dumped in your street? Your council may not know about it so this is your opportunity […]

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Karen Blakeman on January 6th, 2010

UK based readers of my blog will know all about the snow that is being dumped on us – and in Reading/Caversham it is is getting worse. For the rest of you here are some photos. Note that these were taken earlier today: more has fallen and current snow fall is 8/10!

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Karen Blakeman on January 6th, 2010

Heavy snow hit us overnight in Caversham and as I write the fluffy white stuff is still falling. From my office window I can see through a gap in the houses opposite the traffic on Briants Avenue and there have been no buses, or indeed any traffic at all. Our local radio stations provide good […]

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