Pete Mella's writing portfolio

Stuff I've written. All my opinions are my own, not those of any current or former employers.

A-Z of Free Online Stuff – Duolingo

“Duolingo is a free language site, that leads users through online modules helping them master French, German or Spanish, with more languages promised in the future.”

August 29, 2012 · Leave a comment

A-Z of Free Online Stuff – Audioboo

“Audioboo is a rather nice website for recording and distributing audio. It’s been around since 2009, and allows users to record or upload short pieces of audio…”

August 8, 2012 · Leave a comment

In the end I failed to even rank in the Olympic cynicism

“I can pinpoint the exact moment when my deep Olympic cynicism started…”

August 1, 2012 · Leave a comment

Peregrine facts

Factsheet for Sheffield Peregrines blog.

June 8, 2012 · Leave a comment

The Legacy of the ZX Spectrum

“This week saw the 30th anniversary of the release of the ZX Spectrum. This made me realise that I’ve lived virtually all my life with a computer in the house – my dad bought one when I was a small child, and so I don’t remember a time without one.”

April 27, 2012 · Leave a comment

Problems with YouTube content ID

“Last week I wrote a post about how Mac users with iLife are legally entitled to use any music or loops contained within without limitation. However I had comments that people have had a problem with using them that I have also encountered myself.”

April 11, 2012 · Leave a comment

Finding Copyright-safe Material for Video Editing

“Students (and academics) embarking on video projects can sometimes be surprised that copyright laws aren’t more flexible when it comes to creating video work for academic purposes.”

April 5, 2012 · Leave a comment