Computer Science Curriculum is Changing and You Can Help!

We as professionals in the Computer Science industry have a responsibility to aid and assist our individual education systems in educating and encourage the next generations of Computing Professionals, be they Developers, IT Professionals, Testers etc. Change is Coming! Michael Gove announced recently that the current Information and Communications Technology (ICT) curriculum in England is to be replaced in September 2012. This was all announced at the BETT show and the current curriculum was described as demotivating and dull. I have long been concerned about the quality and delivery of the ICT curriculum in schools with the curriculum being insipid … Continue reading Computer Science Curriculum is Changing and You Can Help!

Recommended Listening–Clint Huffman on RunAs Radio

This week’s RunAs Radio has Clint Huffman, a Microsoft Premier Field Engieer talking to Richard Campbell about understanding the health state of IIS7/7.5.  There is some excellent content in this episode and I’d strongly recommend listning to it. Clint covers aspects such as mappings, caching, failed request tracing and the IIS Log Analyzer. Rather than tell you everything that is in the podcast, listen now! – http://www.runasradio.com/default.aspx?showNum=248 RunAs Radio is an excellent weekly podcast with Richard Campbell and Greg Hughes for IT Professionals/Developers making use of Microsoft products. In my honest opinion I think developers need to also have an … Continue reading Recommended Listening–Clint Huffman on RunAs Radio

Cut The Cord, Save Money and Go Faster

Towards the end of last year I started to think more and more about how I make use of digital television services, telephone (land line) and broadband. I considered my usage vs cost and was keen to work out whether I was getting value for money. This led me to decide to cut the cord and save money! For the past 5 or so years I’ve had all of my services from one supplier, Sky. I had unlimited broadband (ADSL at approx 10 mb/s download), telephone (free evening and weekend calls) and Satellite television, I had all the channels available … Continue reading Cut The Cord, Save Money and Go Faster