Monthly Archives: June 2017

Ampen, Don’t Dampen

A week of reflection. Finding that friends were hurting and we didn’t know. Knowing that I’d been hurt as well. What to do? What to think? What to say? A slogan from Terry jingling around in my head resulted in … Continue reading

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Who owns a hashtag

What are the status of hashtags? Are they things that can be owned by individuals or groups of individuals? Once I have laid claim to one, can I request, or even demand, that other users follow whichever rules I have … Continue reading

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Find 5 Friday songs

It’s Friday, I am alone on the office, and it’s that time of day. Here’s five songs that I like for #F5F The Damned Smash  It Up The Members The Sound of the Suburbs Jeff Beck  Hi Ho Silver Lining Terry … Continue reading

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Changeling cats

I was going to do something clever for this Daily Create, but as I was working it out I looked around and saw both cats posed perfectly in my study. So I grabbed my camera and quickly took these photos … Continue reading

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Who are you looking at

A wander around our local park earlier to use my new fancy camera A lot of the birds seemed to be staring and asking who the heck we were to be in their space.    

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Funny Fallacies

I know clever and funny people. Today’s Daily Create asked us to illustrate our favourite fallacy.  I chose this – note my use of Wikipedia as a source: And got the following two responses: Take 2! #tdc1980 #30daytdc Fallicious Follies!! **sigh** … Continue reading

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The Lion and the Unicorn

It’s a funny old day … in a not funny at all sort of way. A weak and wobbly bigot is teaming up with some truly awful abominations, and all we can do is sit and watch. It looks as … Continue reading

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Solidarity, comrades

After I wrote my post yesterday I read a comment on #digciz by Stephen Downes, and this bit struck me: We need to base society on voluntary cooperation, rather than involuntary collaboration. Exactly. That’s what’s wrong, imo, with talking about digital … Continue reading

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I am not a digital citizen

I’m keeping half an eye on the #digciz hashtag at the moment and watching folk have a conversation about digital citizenship. I don’t understand why they are using the term “citizen” at all – it’s really not clear to me … Continue reading

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Deleuze is hard

I remember a couple of years ago, maybe during rhizo14, some people getting annoyed about Deleuze and complaining that it was hard. Well, it is – no doubt about that. I’ve spend years practicing philosophy and I still don’t find … Continue reading

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