Category Archives: Communication

The secret to success

The following statement is NOT TRUE for you or anyone else, but if you wish to succeed you must believe it to be true:
You are in complete control of your destiny, and your success is due solely to your own talent and hard work. Continue reading

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I am not pendantry (I am me)

My friend Goldie, in a short conversation recently via the comment thread on a 2017 post of his* asked me whether my moniker should have an initial capital. That simple question got me thinking. A bit of background I adopted … Continue reading

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Confirmation that two-thirds of headline analyzers spout utter nonsense

An examination of three headline analyzer tools (and whether it’s worth using them), together with a Veritasium video on the effectiveness of clickbait (with transcription). Continue reading

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A unique opportunity (time-limited offer!)

Do you want the domain name a-unique-opportunity.com? (Free to a good home!) Continue reading

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Pursue excellence – but accept that you’re only human

Perfection is an unrealistic goal; but if all we ever strive to achieve is just what’s good enough, and sit back on our laurels once we’ve accomplished that, not only is perfection out of reach, excellence is, too. Continue reading

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Yes, it IS possible to embed hyperlinks in titles! (but there are caveats)

Ready for a surprise? The title of this post contains two links. The link on the first part of the text is to the post itself; this is quite normal. However, there’s a second link at the end, on the … Continue reading

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Be on your guard: scammers are everywhere!

A few days ago, a dear friend of mine was lured into parting with US$9,500. This is not something I would normally reveal; but the victim himself quite openly admitted it, in an admirable attempt to alert others to the … Continue reading

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Diving deep into the blogosphere

‘Blogging’ has been with us since the mid-1990s. At the start of the 21st Century, WordPress blogging began. Currently, about 7.5 million blog posts are written every single day — and the trend is upward. The ‘official’ view of the … Continue reading

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It’s a mistake to anthropomorphise machines

(AKA ‘Feedback for NatWest: a rant’) I read in a book somewhere, long ago, that ‘computers were going to make our lives easier’. I realize now that the ‘our’ in that promise didn’t include folks like me; it was addressed … Continue reading

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There is no ‘planet B’ – yet we’re using it already

Happy§ Earth Overshoot Day! Time to celebrate: we’re now using almost three-quarters of ‘planet B’. Shame it doesn’t exist. Back in 2014, I wrote a set of edicts I would apply ‘If I ruled the world‘. One of those (#4) … Continue reading

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