Posts Tagged ‘Blog’

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New Addition – Post IT

January 7, 2009

In order to try and keep the blog fresh I’ve added a new feature to the right hand column – Post IT. This is an aggregation of a couple of feeds.

The first is Twitter which I’ve never used before, but I’m going to try and use to highlight some of the areas I’m currently looking into or maybe struggling with.

The second is a “secondary blog” I’ve created called Flag IT. I’m going to use this as a micro-blog and basically post really short and more niche posts which may not be of wider interest but may interest an individual.

These two micro-blogs are combined using a Yahoo Pipe construct into a single news feed and dumped out into the section on the right.

Keep an eye on it – you may spot something good.

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Push the Button

December 11, 2008

I thought I’d start my first post with a bit of a why I’m starting this blog….

For the last couple of days I’ve been attending an event for The Higher Education Academy where the staff from all of our subject centres and our office in York got together to collaborate and discuss various topics as well as have a bit of a seasonal do.

The sessions over the course of the two days were quite varied (and captured in a special away day blog) but one in particular was the starting point for this blog.

Terry McAndrew from the Academy’s Bioscience Subject Centre was facilitating a technology session during which there was a bit of discussion about blogging and about some of the ways that the technical community within the Academy were sharing information and informing other members of the community about interesting.  A brief conversation with Terry after the session about a particular web based service brought up the topic of perhaps having a few more blogs in the Academy’s technical community to inform on useful things like that.

So after a spot of thinking for some hopefully slightly geeky play on words I created the “Reboot IT” blog and so the time has come to push the button on my first post and publish it to an obscure corner of the Internet.