Category Archives: memetics

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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ye Oath of Giftiness, revisited

Yesterday, as I just found out from fellow blogger Jill Dennison, was ‘Pay It Forward Day‘. I’ve missed the boat on celebrating that, but it reminded me of something… Nine years ago I came up with an idea. It’s a … Continue reading

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What Big Oil knew about climate change

This fifteen minute video details what the oil industry has known, for decades, about how its activities would affect the planet — and what they did about it. Their activities were profoundly successful, as evidenced by the multitudes who are, … Continue reading

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Which virus is worse?

I’ve been looking for a way to write about the coronavirus situation… but without writing about it. Everyone and his dog is on the former bandwagon at the moment, and the last thing I want to do is to add … Continue reading

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Adventures with a dumbphone, Part Five

All my earlier wibbling about text input reminded me of a cool tool I used a few years ago: it’s called ‘Dasher‘ (free download — for Windows). I haven’t visited the Dasher Project’s website for a long time. Popped over … Continue reading

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How to tell at a glance if the Moon is waxing or waning

Do you know how to tell at a glance whether the Moon is waxing or waning? Well, if you don’t, I’ll tell you how to do it — but first, an interlude: So… I just need you to focus on … Continue reading

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Being in the moment: in search of wu wei

For this last day of my ‘three day quote challenge’ I offer you not one but two quotations: If you are depressed you are living in the past. If you are anxious you are living in the future. If you … Continue reading

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A Large Crisis is Imminent

Welcome to day two of my ‘three day quote challenge’. ‘Day one’ is here. I need to thank rayoflight144 for presenting me with this challenge — I’ve just done so, with a pingback. Today’s nominations for three blogs to take … Continue reading

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May the Fourth be with you

I’ve just discovered that I’ve been nominated for the ‘three day quote challenge’ by rayoflight144. Very kind of you, ray, thank you. I’m not entirely certain of the rules of this ‘challenge’. I think I have to come up with … Continue reading

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