Monthly Archives: April 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.

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An Orthogonal Trajectory

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 … Continue reading

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The Strange Death of Multiculturalism

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 … Continue reading

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UK vs Chinese Math Tests

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?) … Continue reading

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The DNA of Religious Faith

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

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squareCircleZ on Biorhythms

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 … Continue reading

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squareCircleZ » Update to layout and CSS

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

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CSS Scale Images

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

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Including Pages in WPSearch

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

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