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An excellent academic desk, in the school of Computing and Mathamatical Sciences (CMIS)

Posted in internet impact with tags , , on April 10, 2009 by Asher Rospigliosi
Aidan has three PS3s on his excellent academic desk
Aidan has three PS3s on his excellent academic desk

I really enjoyed my afternoon at CMIS on THursday. I had a productive supervision session with Richard and Eun Joo, I think there is an interesting thesis to come from her research on context sensitivity for mobiles. Then I was invited to the staff room for presecco to calbrate Anna getting her PhD. Along the way I had a lunch with, Robin (we are getting pretty focussed on how best to respond to the credit crunch, every time we meet it is “rent or buy, rent or buy?”) – and then we went to visit Aidan Delaney’s outstanding desk. See the picture for an inspirational academic desk. Thanks Aidan.  

Harry’s house plant guide for office bods

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , on April 8, 2009 by Asher Rospigliosi

While I try to get outside as often as I can (the dogs certainly help with that), I do spend more hours sat at a PC than not, and so I was interested when my colleage Harry Hillery (of housing) called for info on low maintainance house plants. Here is what he found (thanks for sharing Harry).

 

 

·         Plants recommended for office environments:

 

Weeping figs are pretty tolerant and need little water in the winter – http://www.houseofplants.co.uk/Ficus_benjamina_Weeping_fig.htm

 

Painted Prayer Plant (Stromanthe Triostar) – good in low level light

 

Spider plants – good at soaking up the atmospheric output of printers and copiers

 

Mother in law’s tongue – Sansevieria trifasciata – ‘almost indestructable’

 

Aloe Vera – very hardy, likes light and warm. Nice associations with health – soothing skin

 

Dragon trees & ivy – good at soaking up the atmospheric output of printers and copiers

 

Peace lilies – good at soaking up the atmospheric output of printers and copiers

 

Money plants – low maintenance

 

 

·         Suppliers of office plants:

 

Plantwise – Contact Abby King on 07960338740.

 

David Meagher – 07941190103

 

Europlants Interiors Ltd (internal plants at Cockcroft and Mithras) – telephone number is 01825 890191;  Fax 01825 890754 – they can supply only, or supply and maintain.