Category: Blogging and cyber things

housekeeping and issues in blogging


1. Gold Healey:

2. Guido:

Unilad has a staff of 60, it makes its founders hundreds of thousands of pounds in profits, it has a global reach of a billion people per week and Facebook is its main traffic driver and revenue source. Facebook now holds the future of many publishers in its hands…

3. One of these:

… has been saying things which have got her into hot water:

4. Important:

5. As one does of course:

6. Lastly for now – hungry, anyone?

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Nobody’s perfect

Our past sometimes comes back to haunt us and that’s particularly so in the public eye … or even in the blogosphere.

This DM article then was dismaying to me because it was a different blogging time in those days, days when we walked tall and Brexit was just a hope in our hearts, something we all worked for in our own little way and sometimes fell out over, over the method to achieve it.

Some did more than hope and Trixy was one of them. But it was a time of fun too – this was one evening in 2007 with a former flame of Trixy’s at our party:

These days, of the two dozen or so bloggers of that time I was vaguely connected with, few would give me the time of day but Trixy still would.  There are four reader/commenters at N.O. to this day who were from those early days and they remember everything which happened, including my own at times questionable behaviour.… More here ...

Chuckles’s Saturday

1. Narrative for the age:


2. Hate it when that happens:

3. The switch:

Over the last 30 years Harvard historian Niall Ferguson has witnessed the same strange trading of places. Ferguson notes that by some alchemy the progressive moment has become the party of censorship.

4. Why don’t we just get the exo-skeletons to do the work? We could even call them, oh I don’t know, ‘robots’?

5. Lindy West is angry:

Lindy West is angry. She is so angry that she is spitting fire. She is so angry that you can’t imagine how angry she is. She wants to give full throated expression to her anger because, don’t you know it, the patriarchy has been suppressing female anger… because they are afraid of strong, empowered, angry women.

6. You’re welcome:

Wi-Fi problems? You can boost signals with this $35 tinfoil 3D-printed reflector

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Haiku’s Saturday

1. Poppies

2. Haiku notices some real shortages:

3.  The obvious question – do they ever learn?

The University of Missouri, where I teach and which I dearly love, is in crisis. Freshman enrollment at the university’s Columbia campus (Mizzou) is down by a whopping 35% from two years ago. Missouri’s governor and legislature slashed Mizzou’s state appropriation by $22 million this year.

Administrators have responded by cutting Mizzou’s operating budget by 12% and laying off 307 employees (474 across the entire University of Missouri system). They’ve also closed seven dormitories to students, instead renting out the rooms for football games and special events like the recent solar eclipse.

Suffice it to say, morale on campus is low.

The primary culprit, of course, is Mizzou’s reaction to the student protests of 2015.

4. Aurora:

The reason this thought even occurs is thanks to a confluence of little things.

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