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Colour Me Flat

The Internet has its fashions. The current must-have look is flat design. Ideal for simplified displays on tablets and phones, and on the newer desktop PC interfaces, it is a move away from skeuomorphism (mimicking real world objects on computer screens) and the desktop metaphor of folders, files and recycle bins on PCs. The emphasis today is on a strong…

The Cyberwar is Live

More often a map of cyber-attacks streaking across the globe, like missile strikes, makes an appearance on the news each time there’s a large cyber-attack. Once the realm of science-fiction or conspiracy-theory, today the cyberwar is real and live on the Internet at http://map.ipviking.com. Every second, Norse collects and analyzes live threat intelligence from darknets in hundreds of locations in…

New Courses for 2015/16

Computer Science courses are changing in further education. Newly updated and rewritten by Mallow College teachers and their colleagues in Cork City colleges for the national QQI syllabus, courses for 2015/16 are designed with latest technology and the labour market needs in mind, while continuing a wealth of progression opportunities to higher education institutions.Computers & Programming (New) Networks & Software…

Notepad++

The essential tool for programmers and web editors, Notepad++ is entirely free – free as in beer, and free as in speech. Download it for free from http://notepad-plus-plus.org. Unzip the zip package to your USB and run it on any machine without installation. Perfect for students. Coloured syntax highlighting and folding. Advanced search and replace. Customisable GUI. Auto-complete: words, functions…

100 Mbs Broadband

Mallow College recently upgraded to 100 Mbs broadband from HEAnet – providing fast reliable broadband throughout the college. www.hea.net www.heanet.ie/schools As part of a Government initiative to deliver high-speed broadband to all post-primary schools across Ireland, HEAnet have been appointed to design, build and manage provision of symmetrical 100 Mbit/s connectivity to approximately 750 schools under the Schools 100 Mbit/s High-Speed Programme. This new…

Fix the Internet Connection

The Internet probably isn’t broken; chances are something is wrong a lot closer to home. So before panicking, start by trying to identify the problem. Quick Links: Check Internet connection speed: speedtest.net speedof.me IP Address: ipchicken.com HEAnet Schools Broadband www.hea.net Looking Glass: lg.heanet.ie Check website: downforeveryoneorjustme.com Physical It might sound obvious, but as every networking student learns, it is important…

ICT Skills Shortage

“In 2013, vacancies for ICT professionals and technicians were numerous. Employment growth in ICT occupations is expected to be above average over the short to medium term. This is also illustrated in frequent job announcements for ICT professionals and technicians (e.g. KEMP technologies, VCE, Westbourne IT Global Services, IBM, HP, ZeniMax, Agile Networks). – The National Skills Bulletin 2014 (A…

Codes that Changed the World

Explore Programming Explore the world of programming with Aleks Krotoski in Codes that Changed the World telling the story of the languages that have been used to talk to machines. In episode 4, Java, Aleks introduces the programming language that people probably interact with on a daily basis more than any other and integral to our learning in Software Development…

Mallow Free WiFi

Visit https://www.google.ie/maps/search/free+wifi+mallow/@52.1375086,-8.648319,15z for the latest Google Map on free/customer WiFi around Mallow. More to come: http://www.irishexaminer.com/ireland/free-wifi-on-the-way-for-mallow-317869.html

GIMP Photo Editor

GIMP stands for GNU Image Manipulation Program – it’s the free software alternative to PhotoShop. GIMP is more than a simple paint program; it is a photo retouching tool, image filter, poster editor, converter (bmp, gif, jpeg, mng, pcx, pdf, png, ps, psd, svg, tiff, tga, xpm, …), animation editor, and comprehensive tool for preparing website images. GIMP is free…

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