Dr Christopher Jobling

Senior Lecturer



After the last entry in which I talked about Windows Live Folder Share another application came along that may have even more potential. Announced in the Zoho Blog, a new file backup, sharing and synchronization service called Syncplicity has been launched. This one does do what I was hoping Windows Live FolderShare might do with an interesting Web2.0 twist.


July 2nd, 2008

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If you’re like me you have at least three computers. One at home, a laptop and one at work. An issue you probably have is that the files you want now are always on one of the other computers. Sure you can use a network share to make your desktop files appear on your laptop, or a data stick to carry your files around, or put copies on your P: drive, or upload to a file sharing site like box.net. But all of these solutions imply that at some point you’ll have to make a copy of one of your files to work on it, and unless you copy the edited copy back to all your places where it’s wanted, it’ll be out of date somewhere.

I discovered a new potential solution to this while browsing the site of my favourite research tool zotero today. (more…)

June 27th, 2008

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In this follow-up to Really Simple Surveys with Google Docs and Zoho, I outline how we created a rough and ready web application for dissertation project selection with Blackboard, Zoho Creator and Course Genie. If you are interested in the result, visit EG-353A: Research Project Selection on Blackboard. Guest access is turned on.


June 6th, 2008

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