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Category Archives: Periodic Fable
I was intrigued by Oliver Burkeman’s column in the Guardian from last month about insomnia: Shuffle your thoughts and sleep in which he reports on the Canadian cognitive scientist Luc Beaudoin’s newly invented cure for insomnia, which he calls the “cognitive shuffle”. Counting sheep and similar ways to cope with
As we wait for the Rio Olympics to start, I’m reminded that we may not be Olympic standard in Olympic sports, but we can each aim for our own best, all the time. More of my difficult-to-maintain high standards.
I suppose a retro party should really have a specific date in mind, but this one was for a bunch of ladies aged over 50 and intended to remind them of their childhood and young adulthood – so I guess 70s and 80s. It also has a sprinkling of the
I’m a bit of a perfectionist. I like to see things done properly and finished. Sometimes these two are in conflict – as they say, you can do things well, quickly or cheaply – maybe two of those, but never three. I am proud of my high standards, but I
Today is the 20th anniversary of my first steps on the Internet. On 27th November 1995 I joined the Internet, by subscribing to Pipex Dial. My username was ga42 and it cost £15 plus VAT for a month’s dial-up internet. I know this because I found the bill earlier this
The recent change from stars to hearts on Twitter aroused a great deal of furore. Many users hated the change for a variety of reasons – some users thought hearts “cissy”, others think ‘Likes’ are a Facebook thing. Some users, like me, felt that Favorite and Like are different things.
Sometimes it seems like you’re not getting anywhere however hard you try. That’s when you need support and affirmation from a good friend. “No-one is useless in this world who lightens the burden of it to anyone else” Charles Dickens
Contributing to blogs is part of many professionals’ jobs these days, not least in HE. This is the second in a series of posts aiming to provide an arsenal of ideas to make writing those posts easier. 2 Re-post blogging This is taking a post or article from another location
Aiming to be a comprehensive resource for HE bloggers, this is the first in an updated series of types of blog post. If you master all of these you’ll never run out of things to post on your blog. Examples are often, but not exclusively, from learning technology blogs. 1: