Gaberlunzie ponders really lovely IT jobs in the Academic and University sectors and offers alternatives to Google as an information search engine as Google seems to be determined to ignore editorial and rather focus on its own advertisements. But he hastens to point out that for graphic search Google still holds peer position.
Gaberlunzie is sure that not many people will have missed the latest lullaby music. People since time immemorial have been dozing off in concert halls, reports Reuters on the British composer Max Richter who has written an eight-hour-long piece called "SLEEP" which he says is designed to make people nod off during the performance -- with beds provided.
For anyone concerned over the inability to attract women into computing and science disciplines, the "New York Times" Opinion page on"What its Like as a 'Girl' in the Lab" contributed by the molecular biologist Sarah Clatterbuck Soper, probably says it all.
Gaber has been trying to collect up oddities for you, getting waylaid by Google trying to make him get an email account, when he already has two and was among the first to ever get a Gmail email!! Sigh! Then he forgot his password for ComputeScotland and notes he has over 300 passwords!! About 10 are valid but only about two are memorable!!
Charles Peter Kennedy was born in Inverness on November 25 1959. The younger son of crofter Ian Kennedy who became an engineer, and the former Mary MacEachen, Kennedy read Philosophy and Politics at Glasgow University.
Gaberlunzie crashing through the press releases and news in the effort to get an early afternoon off, could not resist the "Accounting Web" headline, its the query and its graphic! He has been driven to a quivering mass of frustration with HMRC, but he does want to add, very loudly, that when you do get the right people, they really are 100% in the know and helpful. He reckons it's the IT system that snarls it all up, not helped by the range of telephone numbers!! But if just left to people to sort out, it would be fine!!
If your Father’s Day was not a trip to the Jura Tastival, and could not take in Ardbeg Day, nil desperandum. For those in London, simply head to the Vinyl Factory tomorrow and raise your glasses to Perpetuum, along with Ardbeg Committee members becoming some of the first to taste the new limited edition – Perpetuum
An international committee of taxonomists at the ESF International Institute for Species Exploration have selected the top 10 from among the approximately 18,000 new species named during the previous year and appositely released the list to coincide with the birthday of Carolus Linnaeus, the father of modern taxonomy on May 23. Google however chooses to feature the 2015 Eurovision Song Contest (see below) and is saving Linnaeus for another year!!
A prominent German journalist living in the Scottish Highlands is reported as provoking the wrath of his adopted homeland by describingScottish National Party (SNP) ideology as “modern national socialism light.” Gaberlunzie reckons its a great publicity move, and worth reflecting on. In another take, one of the Great Queens visits the Clyde which built 120 for Cunard to mark the long and historic link in the company's 175th anniversary.
Mosaic claims Experian, is the most comprehensive cross-channel classification system to date. Built for today’s hyper-connected world, it helps you understand consumers in extraordinary detail. By providing rich, accurate data and a robust methodology, Mosaic gives you the means to start treating people as individuals, and communicate with the UK population more effectively than ever before.
Having an idle scan at the Chipshop Awards, Gaberlunzie was suprised into laughter by Audi! How true! He was also pretty mesmerised by the fold formation of the body as fit as a buther's!! And on faces, stands to reason if someone as astute as the founder of Bitcoin didn't want to be located, its unlikely he'll just turn up.
Two other things impressed themselves on Gaberlunzie, in a week when politics simply took his breath away!! And that was 10 Blogging statistics and in quite another breath, the unforgetable Farewell from the genius of Gabriel Garcia Marquez.
As Google doodles the ballot box, and the UK still investigates the Bitcoin with as yet no findings, the Isle of Man Government's Department of Economic Development is looking to create a stand-alone register of Island-based digital currency businesses using the protocol of a local blockchain service provider, Pythia Limited.
Offering you spring, Mayday, amazing art approaches, not to mention some intriguing music to help enjoy your spring holiday weekend. Gaberlunzie moans about the cold and would welcome some more sun, but the forget-me-nots are out and summer has to arrive sometime or other!! And the British Museum throws the slant on the creative art of sunshine Australia!! Oh and three cheers, Google gets its sense of humour back!
Sensorsolutions GmbH is a provider of IT systems for sports analysis, motion and performance measurement, has announced its advanced version of SensoGlove, the first digital golf glove with wearable sensor technology, is available at 20% off from now until Father’s Day, June 21, 2015. Alternately to Gaberlunzie’s way of thinking another sensory experience, is that one in whisky, foodand craft beer on offer from 27-28 May, at the island of Jura Tastival 2015 .
A new and unusual computer game has been developed that allows players to experience and explore the complexities of sustainable fishing. The game allows players to directly investigate the effects of different fisheries management measures on fishermen’s behaviour. It was also used to engage fishermen in discussions about possible incentives of different management measures aiming to conserve fish stocks in European waters.
Gaberlunzie trusts you had an excellent Easter break and possibly even saw some sunshine? He’s been scraping around to find something that might amuse you and having had some Spanish visitors recently, thought this little joke-dote might fit the bill, while he's reassured to see that handwriting still has its uses and followers!!
Gaberlunzie fell over someone’s admiration for the German word “Verschlimmbesserung” meaning " improvements which only make things worse!!" It’s one he will strive to remember. Another thing he has fallen over is the "Mindkit Tooling" approach that James Sommers has humanised and written for MITs Technology Review.
There’s only one problem walking a lurcher Gaberlunzie reckons, and that’s if you are anywhere in sheep country, those speed merchants just have to thole the lead. So he’s intrigued to see For Argyll reporting a unique trekking opportunity in Kintyre. And he's also pleased to see that in general a mother's attitude hasn't changed much over the millenia, even with insects!
Gaberlunzie had a rather hilarious experience recently and as it involves the important issue of savings, he feels like sharing it. He has a current account with his bank (not owned by itself but is part of a larger group) and he thought it time he opened a savings account. Accordingly he made an appointment to go and see the bank about opening one.
Such a stooshie over Eilean Donan Castle being pictured to advertise Irish castle visiting!! Gaberlunzie had a wee spier into Google, who is currently punctiliously labelling his pictures as Scottish, English, Welsh and Irish!
As Capgemini revenues are forecast to drop by almost one-tenth when the HMRC Aspire contract expires in 2017, Gaberlunzie has been intrigued by HMRC’s visual roadmap approach for 2015 and beyond. Below you can see how the 2014 roadmap panned out too!
"For Argyll" has been quick to note that The Barn Owl appears to be one of the front runners in a search for a national bird to represent the spirit of the United Kingdom, adding that “Apparently we need to be in competition with the cocky French and the rapacious Americans." He concludes “As this is about perceived national character, the Bard/Barn? Owl could hardly be very appropriate: inscrutable, opportunist and effectively two-faced”
Ten day countdown to a total eclipse of the sun will take place, visible from the North Atlantic Ocean. Observers in the UK and Ireland will see a partial solar eclipse, with up to 97% of the Sun blocked out. This will be the deepest eclipse in the UK since 1999 and not happening again until 2026. Lerwick will be a prime viewing site. Though as Gaberlunzie seems to remember a lot depends on the cloud cover and rain/snow of course!
Gaberlunzie always pokes through what the editor spikes and seeing this was determined to rescue it. The unknown artist who has been leaving amazing works of art in Edinburgh libraries and whose works have become attractions in their own right. It has become an internet phenomenon and the (believed to be lady) creator has agreed to work with contributions from the public to construct a new work. Gaberlunzie suggests you go see all the existing sculptures and then reach out!
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