Tag: computing

Programming (’80s style)

Are you old enough to remember the BBC Basic computer?  Probably not if you are an undergraduate or Masters student, but back in the heady days of the 1980s there was a simple but very powerful and easy to progam

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Homage to Pong

Do you enjoy computer games?  Before The Witcher and Dark Souls series, before even Sonic the Hedgehog and Golden Axe, came Pong, a deceptively simple game of virtual table tennis from Atari that in 1972 was the first ever computer arcade game.  

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Save yourself stress: save your work

Don’t let it be you! Every week we get heartbreaking tales from students who have forgotten to back up their vital work, dissertations, coursework assignments, job applications and more to their N-drive and whose memory stick has been left in a

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Creative Arts Book of the Week, 08/02/16

I’ve just rushed over to Eldon to staff the Library ‘pop-up’ in the Blank Canvas – Lizzie and I have been helping out the Academic Skills team by answering some of the many referencing enquiries they’ve been getting.  Anyway, I’ve

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Bring your own… laptop

Did you know you can bring your own laptop to the Library?  You can connect wirelessly to the University network or plug into the network on the ground floor using an ethernet cable for an even faster and more reliable

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Technology Book of the Week 3/11/15

Digital Drawing for Designers: a visual guide to AutoCAD 2015 by Douglas R. Seidler. Books in the 620s aren’t often very attractive to look at but this is an exception in being both well-designed and containing a feast of illustrations

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Creative Arts Book of the Week 02/11/15

In recent weeks I have spent quite a lot of time working with students in the School of Creative Technologies and so I have selected ZBrush Character Sculpting: Projects, tips & techniques from the masters as my book of the

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Happy birthday, George Boole

One of the forefathers of modern computing and information retrieval, George Boole was born 200 years ago today.  Google has celebrated today with a characteristically fun Doodle.

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Tune in or plug in, here or anywhere

Cable and cloud Did you know you can get fast reliable wireless internet access anywhere on campus and actually plug your laptop into the network for an even more reliable cabled connection across the Library ground floor?  Bring your own

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IEEE Xplore scheduled maintenance 24th October

Due to scheduled maintenance,  the e-resource IEEE Xplore will be unavailable from 2pm – 5pm British Summer Time on Saturday, 24 October. The suppliers apologise for any inconvinience. If you need further information, please contact elibrary@port.ac.uk

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