How To Create a Blog in Seven Easy Steps 2020

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How To Create a Blog For Free

You can create a blog for free – but you probably wouldn’t want to, for a few reasons.

Ads on Your Site

Firstly, you’ll be lumbered with adverts for whichever blog platform you use. This might be simply a line at the bottom of your page telling people which platform you use, or it might be banner adverts along the top and sides of your page. Either way, it doesn’t look great. And these ads won’t be making money for you, either, but for the website builder platform you’re using.

Storage Restrictions

Secondly, you’ll be restricted on storage. We’ve mentioned this before, but it’s a critical flaw with free website builders – with restrictions on storage ranging from 500mb to 3GB on free packages, it’s going to be extremely unlikely that you could store your photos, videos and other assets on your site.

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Penn State lays off 30 Information Technology employees in move sources label a surprise

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Penn State recently laid off 30 Information Technology employees in a move that took many by surprise, according to several sources and the university.

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A university spokesperson confirmed Thursday morning that 31 positions were eliminated but 30 employees were laid off because one affected employee moved into another open position. Three sources, who spoke on the condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to speak, characterized the layoffs as sudden and unexpected.

Sources said the layoffs occurred Sept. 30 and/or Oct. 1, the same day Donald J. Welch permanently took over as the vice president for Information Technology and chief information officer. Welch, who previously served as the interim IT VP/CIO, acknowledged in an email he was involved in the layoffs and said “reduction planning” started in the spring.

A university spokesperson issued a written statement Thursday morning in response to an inquiry from the Centre Daily

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Howard University’s computer science program wins diversity award

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The award from the Center for Minorities and People with Disabilities in IT celebrates retention of underrepresented groups in undergraduate computer science programs.

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Howard University, a historically Black university located in Washington, DC, has been awarded the Center for Minorities and People with Disabilities in IT (CMD-IT) University Award for Retention of Minorities and Students With Disabilities in Computer Science for the year 2020.

The award, now in its fourth year, focuses on representation of African Americans, Native Americans, Hispanics, and people with disabilities in undergraduate computer science programs, and includes a $15,000 cash prize for the winning institution. 

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“We, the electrical engineering and computer science department, are extremely honored to have been recognized by winning the 2020 CMD-IT University Award for Retention of Minorities and Students with Disabilities in Computer Science. We are committed to creating computing curriculum that is socially and culturally

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Is American internet becoming less important?

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The year 1994 is an incredibly important one in technological history. Floppy disks were all the rage (with a vast memory of 2.88 MB), the seminal FPS Doom was released, and consumer internet was unleashed upon the masses via Netscape. Well, provided you had a PC and a way to connect.

But since its humble beginnings, complete with ridiculously grating dial-up connection sounds, the internet has made huge leaps and bounds. It’s no longer a pay-per-minute service where the simplest of images would take an age to load. The internet is now a behemoth of information that captures hobbies, skills, careers, dating, and everything in between. You can access it on everything from a traditional PC tower to the phone in your pocket, and even on some refrigerators.

The internet isn’t just popular in America anymore though. 80-90% of smartphone users are now outside the USA, so we’re starting to

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Dual-reality horror game ‘The Medium’ arrives on December 10th

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We finally have a release date for The Medium, the next spooky game by Layers of Fear and Blair Witch developer Bloober Team. A new trailer, which shows some unsettling environments inspired by Polish artist Zdzisław Beksińsk, ends with confirmation that the game will be out on December 10th. The title revolves around Marianne, a medium who can slide between our world and a spiritual plane which is structurally similar but chock-full of creepy objects. You’ll need to switch between the environments and, thanks to some clever button mapping, occasionally explore both simultaneously to solve particularly tricky puzzles.

As Eurogamer reports, The Medium was originally announced back in 2012. The “dual-reality” concept wasn’t possible on the Xbox 360, PlayStation 3 and Wii U, however, so the developer shelved the idea temporarily. Now, thanks to modern gaming hardware, Bloober Team is able to render “two fully-fledged and visually distinct worlds

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