Tag Archives: rant

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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Scribble: Rant – No Variations on the Theme, revisited

The preamble to the preamble I spent three hours (!) this morning talking with ‘a’ WordPress Happiness Engineer, (to whom I shall refer as ‘HE’ and ‘they’, for reasons that will become apparent, should you actually make it that far; … Continue reading

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Scribble: Rant – No Variations on the Theme, redirector

Addendum 22Jun2021 Well, well, well… plus ça change; plus la même chose. It seems that WordPress has fixed (at least some of) the problems with the reblog facility. The ‘white space between paragraphs problem’ is clearly no longer present here … 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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