Saturday, 26 May 2012

The Eurovision Song Contest

Wasting people's time since 1956.

Making Britain seem like idiots since 1956

Showing off Europe's fine culture since 1956

You been watching it...

...if so take a long look at yourself in the mirror and don't watch next year

Saturday, 12 May 2012


Evernote is a piece of software and services designed for making notes and remembering things and archiving. (Remebering things through your computer or smartphone).

I used it for making notes on our English book 'Brighton Rock'

  A "note" can be a piece of text..., a full webpage or webpage excerpt, a photograph, a voice memo, or a handwritten "ink" note. (I found this particularly interesting!). Notes can also have file attachments. Notes can be sorted into folders, then tagged, annotated, edited, given comments, searched and exported as part of a notebook. In my opinion it is very clever but I don't know when I would use it.

Monday, 7 May 2012

How to search the internet

How do you search the internet...effectively

Search Engines

Internet search sites can search through  Web pages, using titles, keywords or text. 
The first thing to do  is to ask your question the right way, so that you don't end up with too many search results (eg: writing football),with too few (eg: writing Basingstoke United), or not being able to locate the material that you need (writing results for 1999 season against Ebsfleet for Basingstoke United).

Getting Started

Before doing a search, it's important to define your topic as completely as possible. Write down exactly what you're looking for (types of avocado), why you're looking for it (for a recipe), and what you're not looking for (bananas). This will help you to find the best keywords for your search.


Apart from  Ask Jeeves, which will take questions (what is matter), most work best if you provide them with several keywords (matter, science, atoms, molecules).

Most users submit 1.5 keywords per search, which is not enough - the recommended maximum is 6 to 8 words,ideally it would be  nouns and objects. Avoid verbs. Use  (feta cheese) rather than just (cheese)

Wednesday, 2 May 2012

Question of Sport at St. Pauls

I had a great time at question of sport, some weird and wacky questions and really good having the world cup winner alongside Mr Feinburg the world renowned table hockey champion

Dawson made the break