Category Archives: Communication

Defeating the list block walloftext problem using CSS

§ I tried to tell WordPress.com about this problem, but I was, sadly, unable to convince the ‘Happiness Engineer’ with whom I spoke that it was actually a bug that should be fixed. Who knows; maybe one day Someone Who … Continue reading

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Should we use the dictionary?

This is a post by Mr. Ohh of ‘Mr. Ohh!’s Sideways View‘, who kindly agreed to accept my invitation to contribute to ‘Wibble’ as a result of my post ‘creating content collaboratively‘. (Come, join in the fun!)— pendantry Have you … Continue reading

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Adventures with a dumbphone: Chasing forest sarks

This is the third in my series of ‘Apps You Might Enjoy’, following on from my earlier posts about Morse Mania and Elevate: this one is about Duolingo, an app that was recommended to me by msjadeli. Duolingo – making … Continue reading

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Choose your battles wisely (especially when transcribing)

When I wibbled about machine transcription a few days ago, I concluded that it was perhaps still too much in its infancy to be of any use. However, I thought I would give it a second chance, as I’ve no … Continue reading

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Science friction for Star Wars Day!

Tell your uncle if he gets a translator, be sure it speaks Bocce. Beru Whitesun Lars, Star Wars Episode IV, “A New Hope” In honour of C-3PO, to whom Bocce was like a second language, I was originally going to … Continue reading

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What really happens to your plastic recycling?

Many of us spend time carefully sorting our recycling. But what actually happens to the plastic waste we put out for collection? Greenpeace UK enlightened me on this subject a short while ago. There’s no WordPress ‘reblog’ button on their … Continue reading

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How not to use technology to help with (machine) transcription

Here’s the solution I came up with… I thought I’d share my experiences with the solution I’ve tried in the hope that it might enlighten others. On the face of it, it appears to be a quite straightforward process: Select … Continue reading

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Green Party 10-point climate plan

Blatantly stolen from the Green Party 10-point climate plan: This is what real climate ambition looks like The Green Party has been proposing radical and necessary action on climate change for the past three decades. We were talking about these … Continue reading

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Everything has its place

The late Duke of Edinburgh, His Royal Highness Prince Philip, has now been laid to rest, and I trust that I’ve left it long enough that I won’t offend anyone by this post. A recent entry in ‘The Weekly Learn’ … Continue reading

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UK government: please introduce charges on carbon emissions

tl;dr Air pollution kills 64,000 people in the UK every year, yet the Government provides annual fossil fuel subsidies of £10.5 billion, according to the European Commission. To meet UK climate targets, the Government must end this practice and introduce … Continue reading

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