So that's it, I have now copied across all my old posts onto WordPress and will soon change over to the new site. My old site was hosted on an incredibly old server which I haven't maintained and recently ran out of disk space. I figure WordPress will do a better job at that for … Continue reading New era for Lowmanio
After ~19 years of a fully home-built website, I have moved to WordPress for the convenience. All my older posts will be gradually moved across too. Hopefully I will update the blog a little more often 😉
The last 2 months have been very hectic - I moved flat from Marchmont to the West End of Edinburgh. Gone is studentville and a flat with a ratio of 3 computers per person and a complicated internet system! Welcome to the West End where the internet works by just clicking in the cat5 to … Continue reading I’m back!
NOTE: Since moving to WordPress this page no longer looks like the "Geocities" style I had intended. Here is a screenshot of what it should look like: Last week Lowmanio.co.uk celebrated it's 9th birthday. It's hard to believe I've had this website for over 9 years, and have been hosting it myself for the last … Continue reading Happy Birthday Lowmanio.co.uk
Whilst filling in the form to get a yearly subscription of New Scientist, I did something I don't normally do: I read the small print. This is what it said: Reed Business Information Limited will use the contact information you provide to communicate with you on behalf of New Scientist. We may also use this information … Continue reading Subscribe to New Scientist: get Junk Mail for free!
Demand Five is Channel Five's online TV player, and it claims not to work on Windows 7 when you want to purchase a program to download/watch. When you try and buy the programs, the website does a check for "system requirements" and if you are running Windows 7, this will fail, like in Screenshot 1. I … Continue reading Get Demand Five working in Windows 7
I've been asked six times now to help people out in making their CVs better or helping them produce their first CV since leaving university. I quite enjoy doing it and hope my suggestions help people get further in the interview process. There are a couple of things I think are very important when it … Continue reading Tips to make a good CV
In preparation for writing a master thesis we have to write a 3000 word dissertation plan, with at least 8 relevant papers for the literature review. My 4th your honours project didn't really involve much of a literature review, so the prospect of organising papers and knowing which bits are important is a bit of a … Continue reading Reference Management Software
I was watching a TV show yesterday evening called History of Now - The Story of the Noughties (BBC2 10pm) which mentioned a piece of software called Mosaic invented in the 2000s. Mosaic is a product from Experian that classifies the entire country into 11 main groups of people, with 61 subgroups, and is based primarily on where people live (i.e … Continue reading Mosaic
This year is my first year spending Christmas the traditional UK way, instead of the Belgian way. In Belgium (or at least in my family) Christmas eve is far more important than Christmas day – which is seen as the more sombre religious day and/or the 8 hour 6-course meal meal with the whole family. … Continue reading Merry Christmas