Category Archives: Open University

Study broadens the mind, qualifications stifle imagination.

Conics (or Khanics?)

I’ve been reading over the course material for MS221 (I quit this module’s last presentation for personal reasons). Khan Academy has a very good series of videos. Plus it gives you points (seriously I’m addicted to rewards – you should … Continue reading

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Open access to data

During T175 there was a section on “eGovernment” – block 4 part 3. Section 2 discussed modernising government and suggested that two essential aspects of electronic government should be: Making most, or even all, of the government’s services available online. Bringing … Continue reading

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Injuries, contracts and holidays

TL,DR: leg injured – no running; OU still on holiday as am I, sitting playing video games. Continue reading

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Another one down

T175 results out today, got a pass (OES 89% and OCAS 94%). One more course out of the way, a third of the way to a BSc (Hons) Computing and IT.

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Largest prime factor of a composite number

Project Euler problem 3 – largest prime factor of a composite number. Continue reading

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Finally succeeding?

I read an article by James Somers at The Atlantic called “How I Failed, Failed, and Finally Succeeded at Learning How to Code”. Continue reading

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Completing BSc (Honours) Computing and IT

With ten years remaining in my contract and the government’s intentions unclear, I’ve decided to focus on completing the BSc (Honours) Computing and IT (B62). Continue reading

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TU100 Café

The Open University have kindly asked me to be one of the moderators in the Café on TU100. Continue reading

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Calculators

I’ve just started a maths course (MS221 with The Open University). I completed MST121 with a cheap Casio FX991 calculator (it cost about £15). The time has come to buy something a bit more, well grown up. I’ve been looking at offerings … Continue reading

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Twitter vulnerabilities, using Windows, studying and new WordPress themes.

Graham Cluley, a Senior Technology Consultant at Sophos, has a nice blog piece on the Twitter worm from earlier this week. To cut a long story short, he reminds us of the importance of sanitizing inputs. Still, it was more … Continue reading

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