Category Archives: Computers and Internet

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

Good morning, everyone, and a pinch and a punch for the first of the month! Today’s the day, according to WordPress, that we’re all going to be presented with the new Block Editor to use. I’ve been in touch with … 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 I’ve just found out that it’s apparently being withdrawn, and we’re all being forced to move to the new … Continue reading

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A post prompt: “Towel”

Just for fun… Lots of other folks (see for instance Writing challenges that spur the creative flow) offer post prompts, so I thought that, just for once, I’d get in on the action! This coming Monday, the 25th May, is … Continue reading

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Writing challenges that spur the creative flow

Some bloggers, like Punam at paeansunpluggedblog, are very clever at composing posts that combine a number of different challenges (For you is a good example). I thought I’d give some of that a try, but first of course I need … Continue reading

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The AI Economist: Let’s Automate Politicians Away…

Originally posted on Mind the Post:
Capitalism and neoliberalism have been severely questioned lately. The rise of inequality in many countries (even though globally may be balancing due to China’s ascent) is a source of social and political tension. And…

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