Category Archives: Education

Adventures with a dumbphone: Morse Mania

Just over a year ago, I finally joined the smartdumbphone crowd (I wibbled about my experience at the time, in case you’re interested). I’m proud of myself in that I haven’t succumbed to the urge to become a meanderthal — … 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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How to quote someone else’s words in a WordPress comment

A couple of people (Sam “Goldie” Kirk and… someone else, whose comment I’m unfortunately unable to find) have asked me how I quote others’ words in WordPress comments, so I thought I’d pen a quick blogette about it. For many … Continue reading

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Our Today is Forever, revisited

This heart-rending masterpiece of a video is a mash-up featuring the music of Queen (‘Who Wants to Live Forever?’). It was uploaded to YouTube over a decade ago (21May2010), yet in all that time it has garnered fewer than 50k … Continue reading

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‘Click the tiny square’ — a rant

A few weeks ago — 20Jan2021 to be precise — I encountered a problem with Windows Update: an optional, but ‘recommended’, update that, according to the ‘help’ article about it, should have installed automatically without my intervention. I searched for … Continue reading

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Goodbye Donald T****

Good riddance to bad rubbish.May he disappear (just as he promised he would!) And may the lessons learned never be forgotten.

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How to circumvent the flaw in Google Authenticator

I recently became aware of ‘two-factor authentication‘ (2FA). This is a means by which one can add another level of protection to online accounts. There are several apps that provide this service: I opted for the Google Authenticator (GA), as … Continue reading

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What’s the true motive behind the president’s web of lies?

Today, 08Dec2020, marks the ‘Deadline of Resolving Election Disputes’ in US Federal law. All state recounts and court contests over the US presidential election results must be completed by today. Last Friday, 04Dec2020, Politico reported that The T**** campaign struck … Continue reading

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Two weeks left until sanity returns

“Two weeks” has been one of the themes of T****’s term in office. Taxes, wiretapping, infrastructure, the Paris Accords, ISIS, the new healthcare plan, minimum wage plan, COVID-19 vaccines… and ‘proof of widespread election fraud’; all of these things have … Continue reading

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I’m really sorry, but this is simply too good NOT to share

Now, I hope you’ll agree that that is a wonderful clip. If you disagree, then you should simply click elsewhere now, because you won’t want to listen to what I have to say. Which is: the game is still not … Continue reading

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