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37 posts from June 2004

June 28, 2004

Spam Assassin Logo Contest

TAINT -- The SpamAssassin project needs a new logo in time for Release 3.0.0 in early August 2004. The requirements are straightforward:

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June 27, 2004

E-learning subscriptions

OSSIDIAN -- The educational publisher talks to The Sunday Times about becoming the IT equivalent of Time magazine. Eamon O Doherty, the MD, wants his company to build a vast base of customers and watch automatic renewals come rolling in the door.

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Formatting page for printing

WEB REFERENCE -- It's better to be able to show three columns through a template while knowing people can get the best print job from the page by using a "PRINT" button enabled by JavaScript. We can write JavaScript code that will create Internet Explorer's DeviceRect and LayoutRect elements on the fly.

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June 26, 2004

Should colleges snoop student computers

SLASHDOT -- There's an interesting discussion about whether colleges should be able to ban personal computers used by students.

Slashdot -- "Should colleges monitor student PCs?"

June 25, 2004

Webmonkey blog

WIRED -- John Dowdell has spotted "increasing bits of evidence over the last week" that points to a revival of Webmonkey. In fact, it is linked to the front page of Wired. Plus, it has a blog. But it has not been updated since January 2004.

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June 24, 2004

Open source Eclipse

IBM -- The Dublin Software Laboratory (DSL) at IBM's Santry campus has opened its Eclipse proramme to all third level institutions in Ireland. The programme features an annual competition where winners take away laptops. Launched in 2001 by a number of well-known software vendors, including IBM, Borland, Rational Software and SuSE, Eclipse is an Open Source community.

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June 21, 2004

ILTA newsletter

ILTA -- Brian Mulligan offers 27 points in his June 2004 newsletter, many arising from the EdTech 2004 conference in Tralee. Anyone interested in getting value for money in education should read the ILTA occasional newsletter and join the ILTA Group.

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Beautiful portrait ideas

CORBIS -- Look no farther than Corbis for beautiful portraits. The site is brimming with wonderful ideas, celebrities and posers.

Corbis -- Category 13 is portraits.

June 19, 2004

Death of the Darkroom

KILKENNY -- I see many more digital cameras than film cameras on the streets today, leading me to think it's indefensible to teach traditional darkroom techniques to college students. That's also the case in New York City, where the Latent Image Workshop Inc., with its 23 rent-by-the-hour darkrooms, will close its doors by the end of the month. Latent Image has offered darkrooms by the hour since 1987. Other rental workshops are losing business or scrambling to upgrade their digital services to survive.

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June 18, 2004

Making higher education more accessible

CLONMEL -- One of the most important facets of a CV is the level of qualification documented on it. University College Dublin is helping to widen access to non-traditional students, thus enhancing their ability to earn a college degree. The move deserves emulation by the rest of the Irish higher education system.

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