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Tuesday, February 26, 2008


Just signed up for FET8610 and one of the first tasks is to produce a personal web page with the answer to the question, "Why enrol in FET8610?"

Well, looking at the suggested enrollment patterns, I have to take 4 level 8s from the professional studies section. The project is compulsory so 1 down. I've already partially covered FET8611 (will contine it later)strike 2. This only leaves EDU8415 and FET8610 remaining, so there is no option to choose otherwise.

That said, I don't really care as it's all good.

Friday, February 22, 2008

Saturday, February 16, 2008


Oh, so true!

Geni - Genealogical Social Networking

Recently joined the Geni social networking site and found this software quite interesting. It functions as a genealogical tool that also has a social networking aspect.

You invite your family, via maual entry or email address book mashup, to collabroatively create your tree. It has all the usual aspects of a social networking profile page but also ties up with a calender function to remind you of birthdays, anniversaries etc.

Any family occasions can be entered and photo albums linked, so no forgetting that wedding party where you fell asleep and woke up with your face painted on!

You can also invite friends to view your profile, as with other social networking sites, but they can't see your family network. At present still some glitches with adoptive links and western-centric views of kinship and family but the forums said that they were looking into these. Future aspects also include an import/export function for remote editing. Ideal for anthropological fieldwork.

Some problems that could arise, and with family they always will, might be sensitivite aspects like family viewing of paternity issues and what information should be recorded/ kept secret but all in all two thumbs up.

Tuesday, January 29, 2008

Tube map for web 2008

And you thought the KnowledgeWorks map (or the tube map for Miss South Carolina) was complicated! The check this out.

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Tuesday, January 22, 2008


Well, I'd heard people talking about Twitter before but being that it's blocked in the UAE, I never paid it any mind (what you don't know won't hurt you). Anyway, JanetBradley found this nice little piece of software called AnchorFree which allows you to get around the proxy ban by creating a VPN so now the Twitter is out of the cage.