Saturday, March 31, 2012

rubbish at up-dating a website

Because the rubbish collectors keep failing to empty my mum's bin [another story], earlier in the week I was looking online for the opening times of the public rubbish tip in Rochdale. And this was the relevant page from their website:

Now ... I was actually looking at this page on the 29th of March - and it wasn't a Sunday. A check revealed the last time the 29th of March was a Sunday was in 2009 - so that message was three years old. And yet the page had been updated after the 21st of September 2011 because it tell us a different recycling centre closed [ie past tense] then.

As I have said before - would this happen in any other medium of communication? And is any other medium of communication easier to amend?

Ho Hum.

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

this list is all rather academic

I have complained before that when I register for a 'free' download with many sites the relevant organization does not appreciate that academics might want the report/paper to help with research or to keep themselves up-to-date with the subject. So I was really pleased when FT.com actually listed 'Business School Academic' in its list of jobs. 

But sadly it all went pear-shaped because in the 'job responsibility' section there was no entry for lecturer/teacher. Ho hum, close ... but no cigar.