Friday, March 07, 2014
is a fun way to learn the basics of computer programming.
With the tech industry concerned at the lack of young people taking up coding, the Hour of Code has been created to show that in 60 minutes you can learn the basics of computer programming and have fun. It consists of a selection of 60-minute tutorials including one where you make an angry bird catch a green pig. So far over 28 million people have tried the Hour of Code.
Wednesday, March 05, 2014
Unfortunately due to the current weather conditions the 2014 Tower Race will be postponed until Wednesday 12th March. The current conditions would make it unsafe for you to complete the race safely and we have no intention of making you stand out in the rain and wind! The time and details will remain the same the only change is the date.
Friday, February 28, 2014
Open access art
The National Gallery of Art (NGA) in the United States provides open access to over 32,000 images. The database can be searched using ‘Advanced Search’ or browsed by collection (including frequently requested images.) Images can be downloaded in high resolution or added to a folder called a ‘Lightbox’, this feature allows you to save, share and download multiple images at one time. Registration is required to download images. See the NGA policy for how images may be used.
Walters Art Museum contains over 18,000 images available via Wikimedia Commons. Each image includes conservation and exhibition histories. You will find images of art from pre-dynastic Egypt through to 20th century Europe.
Yale University have made images from their cultural collections freely available. The collection is large, with over 250,000 images.
In partnership with hundreds of museums and cultural institutions the Google Art Project makes many thousands of high resolution images available online. Some of the images are not open access, so you will need to check the website of the respective museum or collection.
Tuesday, February 04, 2014
Recent upgrades to the Chrome Browser have created a number of problems; eTV is one service affected. The fix is easy - full details follow:
Video Not Playing with Google Chrome
Fix For This Issue
In recent weeks, due to new updates released for the Google Chrome Browser we have noticed an increase in support tickets in relation to the video player simply not appearing.
Upon investigation, we have discovered that the new Google update for Chrome causes the browser to force it to load pages as HTTPS (secure content only) rather than standard HTTP.
This means it looks at the eTV video player as 'non secure' and will not let it through. The player is safe and so is the content. There is an easy fix for this as follows.
1. Open up any video page in eTV.
2. Once the page is loaded and the video player does not appear, look at the address bar at the top of the page and on the left hand side you should see it start with HTTPS. On the right, a small grey shield will appear in the address bar.
3. Click on this small grey shield and a box will pop out asking if you wish to allow non-secure content through. Answer this question in the affirmative, yes and then ETV will be saved as a recognised provider in your browser settings and allow the video to play.
This issue does not fall within of our control and to encrypt all our videos to deliver in HTTPS is not a viable option for eTV.
We do stress once again that our content is safe, virus free, and will not harm your computer in any way.
We hope this will help should you see this issue.
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Friday, March 22, 2013
in particular laptops, cellphones, wallets and backpacks. Unattended belongings attract thieves, and while many believe the risk to be small, it is real and such a loss can be devastating. Even for short trips to the copier, printer, or toilets, take them with you or have a friend sitting next to you watch them while you're gone. The library is not responsible for the loss of personal belongings.