Showing posts with label LSE. Show all posts
Showing posts with label LSE. Show all posts

Wednesday, November 19, 2014


I've recently learned about the Eduroam service and I must say it is a cool idea. Basically, a bunch of schools got together to allow wireless access at each other's locations:
"The eduroam initiative started in 2003 within TERENA's Task Force on Mobility, TF-Mobility. The task force created a test bed to demonstrate the feasibility of combining a RADIUS-based infrastructure with 802.1X standard technology to provide roaming network access across research and education networks. The initial test was conducted among five institutions located in the Netherlands, Finland, Portugal, Croatia and the UK. Later, other national research and education networking organisations in Europe embraced the idea and gradually started joining the infrastructure, which was then named eduroam. 
eduroam allows any eduroam-enabled user to get network access at any institution connected to eduroam."
So say, I was a student at the University of Tennessee here in Knoxville. If I were to visit London, I would be able to connect to the LSE's (and many other's) wireless network. That's pretty slick.

Monday, November 7, 2011

Not an Academic

This is an example of why I didn't pursue being an academic:
"The paradox is to have to speak of exteriorization without a preceding interior: the interior is constituted in exteriorization."
Well, lah de dah.

Saturday, March 5, 2011

I Miss London

The programme was a little different when I did it a few years ago - for one, it was called ADMIS (Analysis and Design of Management Information Systems.) And I don't recall any sexy recruiting videos.