Category Archives: Computers and Internet

Escaping the ‘sewer of realities’

[edit 10Sep2020 — following a comment by Russellings of the Spirit (below), I feel that I ought to point out that in order to make sense of my post here, you really do need to first watch this video clip. … Continue reading

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Here’s why the UK Television Licence Fee should remain free to over 75s

I just intercepted an email to my 89 year old mother, titled: Your TV Licence expires on 14 July 2020 – please renew today invoice No -GB11744572UK It was from a telenet.be address. The link in it was to a … Continue reading

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I cannot teach him; the boy has no patience

This post is mainly for my brother, ‘Big M’. Its aim is to highlight a post I wrote in 2007, one about using pattern recognition to remember credit card personal identification numbers, a subject that came up in our meeting … 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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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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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

Update 21Aug2020: Something’s broken. The advice I give below no longer works. I got in touch with a Happiness Engineer via https://wordpress.com/help/contact and they say that the classic editor is now ‘deprecated’. But: they’ve fixed it for me. You can … Continue reading

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How to Use the Classic Block on the Block Editor on WordPress.com

Originally posted on ThoughtsnLifeBlog:
AHHH why are WordPress.com forcing us to go the the Block Editor on the 1st June 2020. Well, I am sure you know the reason why. If you are feeling daunted by this, and nervous, do…

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WordPress editor upgrade woes

Well, this is a pain. By ‘this’, I mean the new WordPress editor. Now, don’t get me wrong, I love youngsters. I can’t eat more than one at a sitting, though. My theory — which is mine — is that … Continue reading

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Replacing the Older WordPress.com Editor with the WordPress Block Editor

Well, this is a blow. I’ve been using this same WordPress editing interface for the past decade, and it works fine. I’ve just found out that it’s apparently being withdrawn, and we’re all being forced to move to the new … Continue reading

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