Karen Blakeman on December 23rd, 2010

Some of you may have seen the article in the Times Higher Education – What will poor Robin do then? Perforate your small bowel. It reminded me of an article I wrote for an in-house newsletter in 1984 when I was working for a pharmaceutical company and which addresses similar issues. Here  it is (reference […]

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Karen Blakeman on December 23rd, 2010

I’ve updated my list of  services and programs that track changes to web pages at http://www.rba.co.uk/sources/monitor.htm.  I’ve copied the list here partly for information but also because I’d be interested in hearing other people’s experiences of using them and recommendations for  any services I have omitted. Link checkers such as Xenu Link Sleuth (http://home.snafu.de/tilman/xenulink.html) can […]

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Karen Blakeman on December 19th, 2010

The latest issue of Tales from the Terminal room is now out and available at http://www.rba.co.uk/tfttr/archives/2010/dec2010.shtml It is essentially a collection of recent blog postings and this month’s issue contains: Cost of True Love’s Christmas gifts increases by 9.2% according to PNC Search tools Zuula – new interface and de-duplication Google thinks I’m male Removing […]

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Karen Blakeman on December 17th, 2010

Unbelievable! Just when I thought Yahoo could not do anything more stupid than they’ve done in the past we learn that Delicious (http://www.delicious.com/) is to be axed. The leaked information is on a slide shown at an all hands meeting at Yahoo following the latest staff cutbacks. More details and discussion can be found at […]

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Karen Blakeman on December 13th, 2010

Google has rolled out a new search option that assigns a reading level to the pages in your results list. Don’t be surprised if you haven’t spotted it yet; it is hidden on the advanced search screen. Under the “Need more tools?” section you can choose from the drop down menu to see all of […]

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PNC Wealth Management’s annual  review of their Christmas Price Index (CPI) has revealed that this year True Love will have to pay USD 23,439 for his gifts, an increase of USD 1,974 on last year’s prices. The CPI was started in 1984 and surveys the cost of the gifts given by True Love in the […]

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Karen Blakeman on December 8th, 2010

If you have not already spotted the links on Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn etc  to the various presentations I gave at “Online” in London earlier this month here they are all in one place. I gave two talks as part of the free seminar programme that was part of the exhibition, a conference presentation and a […]

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Karen Blakeman on December 4th, 2010

I have just logged on to Facebook and saw at the top of the page the following: So Facebook now wants to take over our browsers. When I want to see what my Facebook friends are doing I will decide how and when  to do it – not Facebook.  Needless to say I have not […]

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