Category Archives: balance

Too hot? Too cold?

A guest post by Bob Rich Don’t reach for the thermostat yet. You can save a huge amount of electricity, gas, firewood or whatever your temperature-control energy source is and yet live a good life. Let me tell you a … Continue reading

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My technique for coping with spam comments on WordPress.com

‘Wibble’ began in 2007; a lifetime ago in Internet terms (and of course also for those now aged 15 and under, duh). In all those years, I only rarely had any spam comments to deal with here on Wibble, and … Continue reading

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Happy 🌎 Earth 🌍 Month 🌏

Spring has sprungThe grass is rizI wonder where dem boidies is?Some say da boid is on da wingBut dat’s absoid –I always thought da wing was on da boid… My Dad (1927–2012) 10 ways you can shape a brighter future … Continue reading

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The greatest weapon in the green warrior’s arsenal

tl;dr: Just Say No. From birth to puberty, a hamster doubles its weight each week. If it didn’t stop when mature, as animals do, and continued to double on its first birthday, we would be staring at a nine billion … Continue reading

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An apology (and probably too much information)

I’m really sorry if this is TMI… My nonagenarian Mum passed away last month. She did so on my birthday, guaranteeing that I’ll never, ever be able to forget her (not that I ever could, nor want to, anyway). I … Continue reading

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Using leaf appropriation to tackle the climate crisis

Readers of my wibblettes over the years may have got the impression that I’m not exactly a fan of advertising (and that would be right). Even when such ‘communications’ give an honest portrayal of the product or service on offer, … Continue reading

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Spring has almost sprung – and the bees need our help!

Just yesterday (as I write this, on 04Mar2022) a ginormous bumblebee buzzed past me, and said, “Spring is coming!” Well, not literally, but the message was clear. It reminded me of the fact that ‘our’ planet’s bee population is in … Continue reading

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A magical interlude: the mystery calculator

In 1957, Leon Festinger wrote a book about cognitive dissonance, in which he suggested that human beings strive for internal psychological consistency, and that when presented with conflicting information, the struggle to reconcile the differences causes mental stress. I’ve been … Continue reading

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On the self-righteous litter-picker (me)

I collected two more bags of trashOn my walk today.Stuff folk, unthinking, careless,Chose to throw away‡Into hedgerows on the public pathOblivious of the aftermath. ‡’Away’ is, to me, a foreign landIt’s not a place I’d like to liveIt’s dirty, smelly, … Continue reading

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Alert: Win8.1 support ends one year from today!

Be the change you wish to see in the world. Mahatma Gandhi (1869–1948)(Although perhaps he didn’t actually say those words.) I don’t object (much) to updates to existing software, as long as they are actually improvements from the user’s point … Continue reading

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