Archive for April, 2007

OLPC&CoL

Monday, April 30th, 2007

This from Stephen Downes is, for me, a reminder to consider whether any of my stuff might be useful One Laptop Per Child and/or the Commonwealth of Learning.

An Orthogonal Trajectory

Friday, April 27th, 2007

Light and Dark These words (used in the previous post) need exploring. We are not nocturnally well adapted so naturally fear the dark. This leads to much weight being attached to the words and makes their metaphorical use a powerful tool in discourse. But that use reinforces an association that is false and wrong in […]

The Strange Death of Multiculturalism

Friday, April 27th, 2007

Ian Buruma, in an article for Project Syndicate, discusses (with implied approval) the decline of "multiculturalism" as a dominant ethic in Europe (especially the Netherlands) as increasing secularism has blurred traditional religious distinctions, and some consequent challenges arising from the relationship between secular Europe and its Muslim immigrants. He argues, as I have, that "Liberal […]

UK vs Chinese Math Tests

Thursday, April 26th, 2007

BBC NEWS reports British chemists as pointing out the difference between an admission test for Chinese science undergrads and a UK university's diagnostic test for incoming students. But perhaps they are comparing Chinese apples with British oranges (or vice versa?) After all, in the Chinese question (assuming that by "square prism" they mean "right prism" […]

The DNA of Religious Faith

Wednesday, April 25th, 2007

David Barash reviews some theories of religion in an article in The Chronicle: 4/20/2007

squareCircleZ on Biorhythms

Tuesday, April 24th, 2007

In squareCircleZ » Trig graphs - how do you feel today?, Murray Bourne at squareCircleZ has a nice Flash gizmo to show biorhythm graphs and links to a site debunking their validity. Actually I think a nice lesson based on this would be to use a similar gizmo to support a demonstration of how sensitive […]

squareCircleZ » Update to layout and CSS

Monday, April 16th, 2007

Someone else has also been working on layout. I'll have to compare notes.

CSS Scale Images

Friday, April 13th, 2007

This CSS Scale Image Html Tutorial may help save the theme from breaking up when the browser's text presentation is resized.

Including Pages in WPSearch

Friday, April 13th, 2007

This is a hack by 'RandomRandy' of the wp-includes/query.php file which does the job for WP2.1