Category Archives: Communication

The paradox of expertise

I’ve long maintained that the deal that’s been struck by computer makers with computer users about security is very one-sided. It assumes that the user always has the nouse to deal with their end of the bargain, and that’s simply … Continue reading

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Waste Not Want Not — The Pretenders

Take, take, take, takin’ what you don’t need You’ll get, get, gettin’ what you don’t need Stand back, take a look and take heed All the children in god’s kingdom bleed See the networks of concrete and steel They’ve no … Continue reading

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Like, Mad?

What message does a ‘like‘ send? One of the things about blogging (and other aspects of Internet life) that puzzles me more than a little is ‘the like’. How can one like this? Or this? Or this? There are, quite … Continue reading

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The wolves within: a Cherokee legend

An old grandfather said to his grandson, who came to him with anger at a friend who had done him an injustice, “Let me tell you a story. “I too, at times, have felt a great hate for those that … Continue reading

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I Can’t Breathe: Solve Racism to Solve Climate

Originally posted on Climate Denial Crock of the Week:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VgVsk8E6IzM Sierra Club: During the street protests and marches of the past two weeks, many people carried signs that read “Racism Is Killing Us.” It’s no exaggeration to say that racism…

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How to do the ‘click to embiggen’ trick

OK, first off: what do I mean by ‘click to embiggen’? I’m talking about WordPress blog posts, for one thing (although it can work in other fields). You have a small image; you click on it and are presented with … Continue reading

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Winners create history

Those who cannot learn from history are destined to repeat it. (– various attributions) Great quote. But learning from the past can be tricky… While thumbing through a copy of New Scientist I came across a reference to a German … Continue reading

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Nobody is born a racist

Originally posted on Robby Robin's Journey:
[Disclaimer: I am convalescing from having shoulder replacement surgery last week, and so have little to do but take pain pills, lie around, and think about the state of the world. Thanks to…

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How to add mouseover tooltips to links in WordPress

Recognising HTML anchors To make sense of this post about ‘mouseover tooltips’, you will want to be able to recognise what the HTML code for a link (known as an ‘anchor’) looks like, which is this: If you don’t feel … Continue reading

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Reverting to the WordPress Classic Editor

Good morning, everyone, and a pinch and a punch for the first of the month! Today’s the day, according to WordPress, that we’re all going to be presented with the new Block Editor to use. I’ve been in touch with … Continue reading

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