Category Archives: Ludditis

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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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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Depressive alarmism

I wouldn’t say that I’ve had my head in the sand in recent months, but I will admit that I’ve been less actively seeking to educate myself about the triple whammy threat of climate change, overpopulation and peak everything. My … Continue reading

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Power grab on the Pacific Rim

You may want to click on the image below for a better view. I sincerely hope you do, rather than linger here. If you haven’t yet followed the link to add your voice to object to the rug being pulled … Continue reading

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Does the denial industry have its teeth in GMO too?

I’ve been against the idea of tinkering with genes to create new things for people to eat for some considerable millennia (or so it seems). My objection is quite simple: though they may believe that they are, most humans aren’t … Continue reading

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Making the impossible possible

Originally posted on Climate Denial Crock of the Week:
A harrowing, brutally stated TED presentation by Grist’s Dave Roberts at Evergreen State – powerfully set to music and video by Ryan Cooper. Great job. Reminds us all of why we…

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Life’s too short

So, another day: another upgrade being foist upon me. I go to Windows Live Spaces and what do I find? I now have a deadline to ‘upgrade’ to some new system.   You know what? I no longer care whether the … Continue reading

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Asynchronous communications

Rick! I bet you thoughtthat I’d forgotyour bidet. Would I do a thing like that? * Ah, the wonders of modern technology: The machinereminds me that your burfdayis coming up; The machineallows meto send you a cardelectronically(without evenleaving my chairto … Continue reading

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Twenty years of the innerwebz

Progress? Define, please. Interminably exchanging emails As both sides miscommunicate; Pick up the phone to talk? Unbelievably passé. Reams and reams stand by To one side of the paperless office; While printers a degree require To double-side copies acquire. Desktop … Continue reading

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BOGOF and honesty

I seem to be ranting a lot lately. Perhaps it’s that time of the month, or something.   The concept of the BOGOF – ‘Buy One, Get One Free’ – seems to me to be, at its heart, cynical and dishonest.   Those … Continue reading

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