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This blog is about technology, software and social media. It's aimed as much towards 'normal' people as the tech savvy. The author is Tony Gallacher.

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How Kaggle Makes Sense of Big Data

Ernest Cline’s science fiction novel “Ready Player One,” is about gamers. They compete in an online simulation for a fortune in prize money. The world watches as contestants leapfrog each … Continue reading

October 15, 2012 · Leave a comment

What’s Embedding a Tweet?

When you embed a tweet you add it to the code of a web page. It’s very similar to including a YouTube video in your page. When you view the … Continue reading

June 29, 2012 · Leave a comment

Remember Everything with Evernote

Evernote is a free, award winning, productivity app that promises to help you remember everything. It acts like a personal offline memory store. You can keep your notes, web pages, … Continue reading

June 15, 2012 · Leave a comment

Facebook IPO: is this a Tech Bubble?

Facebook floated on the NASDAQ stock market today. Many believe it’s overvalued and that the whole event is a sure sign that we are gearing up for another dot.com crash. … Continue reading

May 18, 2012 · Leave a comment

Apple and Google: too Many Smart Lawyers, not Enough Common Sense?

It seems that our favourite tech companies, like Apple and Google, may have become the soulless corporations that we hoped they never would. A level of arrogance has crept into … Continue reading

May 2, 2012 · Leave a comment

After Generation Y, Generation Y-not? (Part 2 – Digital Evolution )

This is the follow up to The Tech Post article After Generation Y, Generation Y-not? about the Digitally Agile Project in Scotland. The advance of digital technology gives us wonderful … Continue reading

April 26, 2012 · Leave a comment

After Generation Y, Generation Y-not? (Part 1)

No one in the printing industry, or outside it, had any idea that the iPad would come along and destroy three- to four-thousand-year-old human traditions concerning paper, as they didn’t … Continue reading

April 25, 2012 · 3 Comments

Embed Spotify Playlists in Your Blog

Now you can include songs and playlists from Spotify and other music sites in a WordPress blog, like this one. Embed just a single track or set up a playlist in … Continue reading

April 19, 2012 · 2 Comments

Social Media Scheduler Buffer Could Save your Sanity

Buffer lets you schedule Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn posts. You add messages for each to a list (or buffer) and the service will automatically send them, spread throughout the day. The best time … Continue reading

April 11, 2012 · 1 Comment

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