Monthly Archives: July 2009

Good British Universities

Why is the LSE not one of the top Universities in the world according to the Academic Ranking of World Universities? I scattered some thoughts on the UK Higher Education system in an article on my blog the other month and promised to look and see what Shanghai Jiao Tong University’s methodology thought of, what I thought to be three highly competitive British Universities, i.e. LSE, Sussex and Warwick, which had failed to make the top 100 of their 2007 ranking. I have come to the conclusion that what seems to me an anomaly, illustrates either a flaw in the methodology, or a misuse by me as the ranking’s design goal does not meet my needs.

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Pocket Technology

I wrote three pieces on my sun/oracle blog using my pocket I.T., an article on a feed aggregator for the ‘touch, using my Nokia phone as an Internet gateway and syncing my google calendar. It’s all redundant now.

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Two more VMs on Virtual Box

I noted my creation of two more Virtual Box images in two articles on my sun/oracle blog, Android and Windows 7. Android on x86 was pretty cool. I posted this pointer article in July 2016 and recovered and posted the screen shots.

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Shadohaunt

I finished Shadohaunt, a Neverwinter Nights module, over the weekend. I enjoyed it even if its a bit short but given it was well written, atmospheric and tightly driven I shouldn’t complain. Another goody is that all of Drogan’s students and Deekin are present so you can choose your travelling companion, an extra bonus if, like me, you have just used  Vulcano’s Mischa Waymeet, the 4th henchman.

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More Vista networking woes

My Vista 64 laptop has suddenly decided to not use anonymous logins for shared folders and remote printers. I assume its an improvement from windows update, or maybe my anti-virus products. I have commented, on my Vista and Networking and hope to find an answer. If you have any ideas, let me know at my friendfeed.

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