Fresh & New(er)

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Entries from March 27th, 2009

500 posts on Powerhouse Photo of the Day! Win a print!

March 27th, 2009 Comments Off

Today our Photo of the Day blog is celebrating 500 posts! There is a little prize of ‘a print of your choice’ going for the best suggestion or comment on the Photo of the Day for the next 500 posts. The blog has been a great success for the Museum over the past 500 days […]


Crosspost – Powerhouse seeks C64!

March 9th, 2009 1 Comment

If you were like me and grew up with a Commodore 64 as your introduction to the world of programming and hacking then this is for you. Over on our 80s exhibition blog a call has gone out. We are seeking one or more C64s and games! We are looking for old C64s with an […]


ROI Revolution’s Google Analytics Report Enhancer

March 5th, 2009 Comments Off

Anyone who attended my double web analytics workshops today at the Transforming Cultural and Scientific Communication conference in Melbourne today saw this lovely little Greasemonkey script in action. And I thought I better link it for everyone who is not already using this to install. What GARE does, amongst other things is go some way […]


QR codes in the museum – problems and opportunities with extended object labels

March 5th, 2009 12 Comments

I think QR codes have a lot of potential – potential that hitherto has not been realised. The underwhelming uptake of the codes outside of Japan has a lot to do with the poor quality marketing campaigns so far run with them. If I am going to have to install or worse still, find on […]


Readability – reducing clutter with a bookmarklet

March 4th, 2009 Comments Off

I’ve become a fan of a bookmarklet tool called Readability. What it does is remove the clutter from a content-rich webpage and optimise it for ‘readability’ (which of course, itself can be customised). Now museums tend to be serial offenders on text-heaviness – we love long text and I’m not one to argue that we […]