Category Archives: Computers and Internet

Creating content collaboratively

I’ve been aware of the ‘Users’ option in the WordPress settings for many years. I looked into the facility when setting up the Multiphasic Phylarological University (a site that, unfortunately, I’ve never been able to find enough other interested parties … Continue reading

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A belated ‘thank you!’ to my friend Dr Bob Rich

Dear Bob, In March last year, I believed that nobody else was going to blow my trumpet, so I’d have to do it myself. Thank you for proving me wrong! My tardiness in responding to the email you sent me … Continue reading

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What price privacy?

The Dumbest Blog Ever§ recently highlighted that ‘together, Apple and Google phones account for 99% of the smartphone market in the US‘. I avoided the dumbphone trap myself for years, relying on a ‘burner’ phone that did only what it … Continue reading

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Announcing: ?Random Raiders!

A year ago, almost to the day§, I wibbled about crowdsourcing blog maintenance. Here’s the rationale behind the concept: I bet your blog is like mine in that it has lots of new posts going on the top which get … Continue reading

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How to time travel using WordPress

Disclaimer: this is how it currently works; I offer no guarantees that this information is valid in your epoch! The only constant is change. Heraclitus (c.535 BC – c.474 BC) The ‘permalink’ Each WordPress post is allocated a permalink (short … Continue reading

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How to quote someone else’s words in a WordPress comment

A couple of people (Sam “Goldie” Kirk and… someone else, whose comment I’m unfortunately unable to find) have asked me how I quote others’ words in WordPress comments, so I thought I’d pen a quick blogette about it. For many … Continue reading

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Scribble: Rant – No Variations on the Theme, revisited

The preamble to the preamble I spent three hours (!) this morning talking with ‘a’ WordPress Happiness Engineer, (to whom I shall refer as ‘HE’ and ‘they’, for reasons that will become apparent, should you actually make it that far; … Continue reading

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Goodbye, facebook — and, good riddance

[Addendum 27Feb2021: The Juice Media’s latest video adds further context. It looks more and more like my first knee-jerk response to the news was ill-informed. That still doesn’t affect my decision to leave faecesbook; two evils don’t make a good.] … Continue reading

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A letter to The Co-operative Bank — a rant

Dear Sir or Madam, First of all, please accept my apology for the fact that I have been so curmudgeonly of late. I attribute this to an ear infection that has been causing me grief for the last few days. … Continue reading

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‘Click the tiny square’ — a rant

A few weeks ago — 20Jan2021 to be precise — I encountered a problem with Windows Update: an optional, but ‘recommended’, update that, according to the ‘help’ article about it, should have installed automatically without my intervention. I searched for … Continue reading

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