Category Archives: Education

Defeating the list block walloftext problem using CSS

§ I tried to tell WordPress.com about this problem, but I was, sadly, unable to convince the ‘Happiness Engineer’ with whom I spoke that it was actually a bug that should be fixed. Who knows; maybe one day Someone Who … Continue reading

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Should we use the dictionary?

This is a post by Mr. Ohh of ‘Mr. Ohh!’s Sideways View‘, who kindly agreed to accept my invitation to contribute to ‘Wibble’ as a result of my post ‘creating content collaboratively‘. (Come, join in the fun!)— pendantry Have you … 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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What really happens to your plastic recycling?

Many of us spend time carefully sorting our recycling. But what actually happens to the plastic waste we put out for collection? Greenpeace UK enlightened me on this subject a short while ago. There’s no WordPress ‘reblog’ button on their … Continue reading

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How not to use technology to help with (machine) transcription

Here’s the solution I came up with… I thought I’d share my experiences with the solution I’ve tried in the hope that it might enlighten others. On the face of it, it appears to be a quite straightforward process: Select … Continue reading

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On Earth Day, please choose to NOT cremate yourself

Happy Earth Day 2021! World ‘leaders’ are meeting today and tomorrow for US President Biden’s ‘Leaders Summit on Climate‘. And there are several other ‘summits’ taking place to discuss this topic throughout the coming months, including the UK-hosted COP26 in … Continue reading

Posted in ... wait, what?, Climate, Core thought, Education, Environment, GCD: Global climate disruption, Health, memetics, Phlyarology, Science, Strategy | Tagged , , , | 15 Comments

Who wrote the song “Don’t Worry, Be Happy”?

There’s a famous song, written in 1988, that begins, “Here’s a little song I wrote”. I believe in giving credit where credit is due; here’s a miniquiz…. What was the name of this song’s writer? (a) Bobby McFerrin (1950–) (b) … 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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Even the pessimists got it wrong, revisited

The perception, the ‘ideal’ and… the reality. If democracy had teeth, the 1% would be quaking in their boots instead of laughing all the way to the bank. Eight years ago, almost to the day, I reblogged a post by … Continue reading

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