Tag Archives: HCI

Yes, it IS possible to embed hyperlinks in titles! (but there are caveats)

Ready for a surprise? The title of this post contains two links. The link on the first part of the text is to the post itself; this is quite normal. However, there’s a second link at the end, on the … Continue reading

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It’s a mistake to anthropomorphise machines

(AKA ‘Feedback for NatWest: a rant’) I read in a book somewhere, long ago, that ‘computers were going to make our lives easier’. I realize now that the ‘our’ in that promise didn’t include folks like me; it was addressed … Continue reading

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Defeating the list block walloftext problem using CSS

Addendum 09Aug2021:I submitted a bug report via GitHub back in Feb2021 related to the problem I noted below about an aspect of the aberrant behaviour of the block editor in certain situations: Inline CSS is lost in a List block … Continue reading

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A letter to The Co-operative Bank — a rant

Dear Sir or Madam, First of all, please accept my apology for the fact that I have been so curmudgeonly of late. I attribute this to an ear infection that has been causing me grief for the last few days. … 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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Feedback for Ocado

This wibblette is in two parts; they are in reverse chronological order, as I wish to begin by highlighting and giving credit to Ocado for being incredibly responsive in this case! The second part is the message I sent to … Continue reading

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