Category Archives: Computers and Internet

Vsauce on ‘The Future of Reasoning’

‘Vsauce‘ is a YouTube channel with ~17 million subscribers, one that I’ve followed for some time now; it features a huge amount of thought-provoking content. Its main host, Michael Stevens (@tweetsauce), has been quiet for some time, but he recently … Continue reading

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A thorny issue: transcripts and intellectual property

The story so far Forty-two§ days ago, I wibbled about the upcoming Towel Day, in a post that featured a video interview of Richard Dawkins talking about Douglas Adams — and the transcript I’d (laboriously) made of it. Goldie left … Continue reading

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Defeating the list block walloftext problem using CSS

Last month, Bella of thoughtsnlifeblog kindly interviewed me for her ‘Let’s Get Inspired‘ series. One question she asked me was whether I had any coding tips for bloggers… and that reminded me of a perennial problem I’ve encountered over the … 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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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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