Archive for September, 2009

acrossair

September 30, 2009

While we’re on geoinformation, here’s an app that tells you where the nearest tube station is.  Handy if you’ve got an iphone and live in London.  TOTD can claim neither…

http://www.acrossair.com/apps_nearesttube.htm

GeoMaker

September 29, 2009

After yesterday’s post you might want produce your own map of this type.

http://icant.co.uk/geomaker/index.php

This allows you to either put in a web page, RSS feed or your own text and it analyses all the geographical references and creates a map.  Don’t tell our map librarian or we might never see him again.

Fresh at university?

September 28, 2009

Wish you were somewhere else?

This handy map geolocates all UK universities and provides geographical information on each:

http://www.scit.wlv.ac.uk/ukinfo/

Havant Literary Festival

September 25, 2009

Havant Literary Festival kicks off today with all kinds of events that will appeal to novelists, poets, people who enjoy reading, films and theatrte:

http://www.havantlitfest.org.uk/

The eagle eyed amongst you will notice that there is an event about blogging run by Creative Industries Business Advice and Services. CIBAS an initiative from the University of Portsmouth that provides services for artists and other creative professionals:

http://www.port.ac.uk/research/cibas/

Explore the world from your destop

September 24, 2009

Want to explore the world from the comfort of your desktop? earthtv.com transmits streaming video feeds from 70 cameras across five continents, creating a window for visitors to travel the width and breadth of the world from the comfort of their own homes. The feeds are wonderful quality and the site is full of useful maps and information. So sit back relax and explore the world.

http://www.earthtv.com/en

Wallpaper Heaven

September 23, 2009

Want to make your desktop beautiful with stunning wallpaper? Then have a look at desktopnexus.com. Here you will find thousands of gorgeous wallpapers on all kinds of themes from nature and animals to architecture and cars. The really clever thing about this site is that it detects your screen resolution and  crops and resizes the image to fit perfectly on to your desktop. 

If your feeling creative why not have a go at creating your own wallpaper and uploading it to the site for others to enjoy.

http://www.desktopnexus.com/

Autumn Equinox

September 22, 2009

Today is the Autumn Equinox marking the start of Autumn. An Equinox marks the point in the year when day and night are of equal length. The Autumn Equinox signals the end of summer and for our Pagan ancestors it was the final festival of the harvest season before the dark descent into winter. If the harvest was good they would celebrate with a festival to thank the goddess – a tradition that has continued in the Christian religion.

You can find out more about the Equinox here

http://www.timeanddate.com/calendar/september-equinox.html

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Equinox

Procrastination is the thief of time!

September 21, 2009

Do you ever find yourself doing everything except the thing you’re actually supposed to be doing? Why not put off your important stuff a little longer and spend some time procrastinating with the help of this very funny video.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4P785j15Tzk

(Thanks to C for suggesting this)

National Moth Night

September 18, 2009

Here’s something that may interest anyone concerned with conservation:

http://www.nationalmothnight.info/

Starting University This Year?

September 17, 2009

Congratulations to all those who have got a place at University. We look forward to meeting this year’s intake.

Here’s a link from the BBC Website about Student Finance and how to manage your money:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/radio2/life-2-live/student-essentials-09/

One tip we would give is to renew or return your books on time so you don’t get fined!