Author Archives: pendantry

About pendantry

Phlyarologist (part-time) and pendant. Campaigner for action against anthropogenic global warming (AGW) and injustice in all its forms. Humanist, atheist, notoftenpist. Wannabe poet, writer and astronaut.

Majestic sunrise

It’s sad but true that one can be Adept at counting numbers, Yet at the same time fail to see Which ones make up the wonders. All things in life may be defined As strings of ones and zeroes. Discernment … Continue reading

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‘Social’ media doesn’t recognise death

When I go on ‘Linked In’, I’m often reminded to congratulate an old friend of mine for having been in business for x years. The problem is, this old friend passed on some time ago… Today I was reminded by … Continue reading

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Have I been pwned?

‘Pwned‘, in case you’re not aware, is a ‘leetspeak’ slang term derived from the verb ‘own’, as meaning to appropriate or to conquer to gain ownership. The term implies domination or humiliation of a rival, and is used primarily in … Continue reading

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I should have known better…

… than to believe that what was once free would stay free, without a contract signed in blood. I’ve been away a while now, and what do I find when I drop by? Most of the imagery on my blog … Continue reading

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Here’s a question that really matters…

The guys from Positive Money went to ask young people a few questions about money. The first questions they asked were no-brainers. “Duh, everyone knows that.” But then they asked: Do you know where money comes from? Our money system … Continue reading

Posted in ... wait, what?, Business, Communication, Core thought, Economics, Education, Phlyarology, Strategy | Tagged , , , , | 5 Comments

Not with a whimper, but with a bang

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Support the Dark Snow 2016 Field Campaign

The Dark Snow Project 2016 Field Campaign Needs You! Continue reading

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Bill Maher on new rules for old fools

… and, finally, new rule: Before Americans can laugh at how pathetic Cubans are for driving those old patched-up cars instead of getting new ones, we have to explain why that’s what we’re doing with our healthcare system, our voting … Continue reading

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How to make your own Dvorak keyboard from a QWERTY one

Those of you who have been following my puerile witterings here from the early days of ‘Wibble’ may recall that, back in 2007, I underwent the throes of converting my fingers from <spit> QWERTY to the vastly superior keyboard layout … Continue reading

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JourneyQuest 3: Return of the Lactomancer

Yes, it makes no sense. If everything we know and love will come crashing down around us, what’s the point? Nevertheless, it has to be… 3,252 backers $254,717 pledged of $420,000 goal 3 days to go JourneyQuest 3: go back … Continue reading

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