Friday, September 21, 2007

IMIA Web 2.0 taskforce

Peter Murray is co-leading the new IMIA (International Medical Informatics Association - Web 2.0 Exploratory Taskforce.

See the post of Informaticopia for more information ( >>> ) or go directly to the Taskforce portal -

Monday, September 17, 2007

South Africa and London

CHIRAD members Graham Wright and John Bryant are teaching this week in Mthatha, South Africa, on the MSc in Health Informatics (>>>) (>>>).

Today (17 September), Peter Murray is attending the KIDMM 'Metaknowledge mashup' day at BCS HQ in London. He will be blogging 'live' throughout the day - posts can be found on the BCS blogs site at his 'Release Zero' blog -

Monday, September 10, 2007

Portable apps

The Suite™ looks good >>>. It is "a collection of portable apps including a web browser, email client, office suite, calendar/scheduler, instant messaging client, antivirus, ... all preconfigured to work portably".

It has several versions, and can be installed to portables devices (such as USB/flash drives):
* Base: 0.7MB (download), 1MB (installed)
* Lite: 30.4MB (download), ~105MB (installed)
* Standard: 89.5MB (download), ~260MB (installed)

And it is all under Free / Open Source (Mozilla apps: MPL, Others: GPL) Licenses.

We'll post a review here when we've played with it a bit.

After medinfo2007

All too quickly, medinfo2007 has been and gone. Blogging from the event proved to be more challenging than we had expected - Internet access in Australia is nowhere near as cheap and readily available as we have come to expect in other places we have travelled to, or here in the UK.

CHIRAD members did contribute various blog posts, which can be found on Informaticopia and the blog. If anyone has additional comments, please feel free to add them to the existing posts. If you have photos you would like to share, then contact us about how to do this (ie, don't just email them to us).