Category Archives: Computers and Internet

‘Social’ media doesn’t recognise death

When I go on ‘Linked In’, I’m often reminded to congratulate an old friend of mine for having been in business for x years. The problem is, this old friend passed on some time ago… Today I was reminded by … Continue reading

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Have I been pwned?

‘Pwned‘, in case you’re not aware, is a ‘leetspeak’ slang term derived from the verb ‘own’, as meaning to appropriate or to conquer to gain ownership. The term implies domination or humiliation of a rival, and is used primarily in … Continue reading

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I should have known better…

… than to believe that what was once free would stay free, without a contract signed in blood. I’ve been away a while now, and what do I find when I drop by? Most of the imagery on my blog … Continue reading

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How to make your own Dvorak keyboard from a QWERTY one

Those of you who have been following my puerile witterings here from the early days of ‘Wibble’ may recall that, back in 2007, I underwent the throes of converting my fingers from <spit> QWERTY to the vastly superior keyboard layout … Continue reading

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Why no-one talks about the Wayback Machine any more

A tribute to the amazing Wayback Machine for years of unfailing service. Continue reading

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What can I do?

Humanity’s demands on our planet’s resources now exceeds nature’s ability to regenerate by a massive 50%. This means that we would need one and a half planet Earths to support humanity’s current ecological footprint. And — largely due to ignorance … Continue reading

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A date with sanity

I would like to refer you back to the second video clip on ‘We are what we do‘, the one entitled ‘Arctic Death Spiral and the Methane Time Bomb’. It’s a bit long by today’s go-faster standards: well over an … Continue reading

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On the fragility of life

~~~ Planet Earth is 4,600 million years old. If we condense this inconceivable time-span into an understandable concept, we can liken Earth to a person of 46 years of age. Nothing is known about the first seven years of this … Continue reading

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A lack of adhesive ducks

There is this truly wonderful scene in The Big Bang Theory in which Penny slips in the bathtub and dislocates her shoulder. In Sheldon’s universe, the reason for this is perfectly clear: he cannot slip in the tub in his … Continue reading

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Feelings across the universe

Originally posted on Learning from Dogs:
If you can’t feel it, you can’t write it! This saying was offered in a creative writing class that Jean and I attended when we were living in Payson, Arizona.  It came to me…

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