Tag Archives: Fun stuff

What I’ll be reading: Expert internet searching

You’re never too old to learn. I may have been embedded in the world of professional searching for around 20 years, but that doesn’t mean I know it all. Keeping existing skills refreshed as well as learning new ones is … Continue reading

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Let the bells ring out, spreading harmony

An appropriately festive article of especial interest to me (as a bell-ringer, or “campanologist” if you like long words), entitled Ding dong measurement on high, swung into my in-box from ScienceDaily over the weekend and inspired me to think about … Continue reading

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Tip of the day: a neat ebook on Google search tips and tricks

Gizmag, which itself is an interesting read for anyone of techy-mindedness, is currently offering a free download to A Guide to Google Tools, Tips & Tricks You Can’t Live Without You can fill in a form to download the book … Continue reading

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Will Virtual Reality one day be the new way to search?

If you want to understand the virtual reality “landscape”, you could hardly do better than have a read of  a very interesting (and quite long) feature in The Verge which takes a look at the many worlds of virtual reality, … Continue reading

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Useful beginner’s guide to patent searching

Patents are useful documents and there are lots of free sources out there that you can use to search them. A recent article in Sensors Magazine by a European Patent Office (EPO) patent examiner, provides a good introduction to using … Continue reading

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Favourite seasonal site? It has to be the Snowflake site

I know, I know, if you’ve followed my blog from the beginning you’ll know that I’ve posted about this one before. It’s a site little changed for many years, which is in itself unusual…but then, I don’t think it has … Continue reading

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Undisruptive searching…away from the office and digital world

A short film from the John Muir Trust. Just a little something to brighten your day. I hope this hits the spot for you, especially if you are stuck inside an office, with spring unfolding outside. (Shameless plugging moment)

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The Friday search: technology + impact phrase = ?

Here’s an interesting little observation. Sometimes a technology and an “impact phrase” become quite heavily linked together. What do I mean by that? Well, try searching for 3D printing and will change the world and you’ll see what I mean. … Continue reading

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Happily rustling around and losing myself in the British Newspaper Archive

It’s been a very silent blog for a while now, so it seems appropriate to re-visit the ol’ Disruptive during the Rustly Leaf season by telling you how much I enjoy delving into the British Library’s British Newspaper Archive. This … Continue reading

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Everyone likes a mystery at Christmas time and here’s a rare one

Someone unknown, but extremely talented, has been leaving paper sculptures around Edinburgh libraries since March this year.  The depositing of these exquisite works of art has now come to an end, as the creator said that she was only producing … Continue reading

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