I have just deleted a commentary on the multiple changes in the site today. I have been trying to balance readabilty with navigability. The last theme kept on sticking a post in a second column, or added ugly heads… So I moved to Aesthetica. And that allowed me to again use a logo. So I […]Read More → On the new logo.
Overnight, Dalrock wrote a post about the biblical teaching that neither husband nor wife should refuse the other sexually, as Paul taught, and how this is reframed by feminists as something shameful, lustful, perverted: calling what is good sinful (and ignoring, in their hyperspirituality, that it can cause sin) Simply by agreeing to this reframe […]Read More → Reframe as ad hominem (or shift the goalposts)
One of the good things about the wayback machine is that I can recycle stuff that I lost. This was written in 2010 and nothing has changed…. I have worked in a variety of hospitals over the last 20 years. There has been increased money, and increased reporting to the Ministry of Health. This has […]Read More → Some thoughts on saving money in health.
Well, it depends. Getting a professional degree will increase your earnings. Expatriating (where you degree is worth more) will do the same. But the consequence of having not 12 but 15 years of quasi compulsory education is that basic degrees have become devalued. New Zealand university degrees are the most worthless in the developed world, […]Read More → Education bubble deflating?
It is about time I put together a list of good posts in the last week. Now, I do not necessarily agree with every one of them. Your mileage will vary. Your offense level may be challenged. Nothing here is frankly evil, but nothing here also may be safe for work. Brendan. The New Nigger […]Read More → Linkage Proper.
This is a modern reconstruction of Pergolesi’s masterpiece. Live, brilliant. Latin and English from Wikipedia Stabat mater dolorosa juxta Crucem lacrimosa, dum pendebat Filius. Cuius animam gementem, contristatam et dolentem pertransivit gladius. O quam tristis et afflicta fuit illa benedicta, mater Unigeniti! Quae moerebat et dolebat, pia Mater, dum videbat nati poenas inclyti. Quis est […]Read More → Stabat Mater
I have moved my production boxen to Debian testing. I was using Ubuntu (Xubuntu to be exact) but I have ongoing issues with the direction that Canonical is going. I do not like the cloud — the situation with Dotcom has made me realize that any nation state can just take down servers and unless […]Read More → Debian testing joys.
It has been a while since I did a post on what is going on in research world. I’m using my usual rules… 1. The paper must be open access — ie freely available. There a whole pile of reasons for this, but the main one is that if I am citing something people should […]Read More → This week in open access.
As a person who uses Linux extensively, the main problem I have is finding a good presentation system. If you write your presentation in open office, the slide transitions are — difficult, and exporting the file to power-point (since most machines run windows) means that all your carefully sorted outlining and fonts fall apart,. The […]Read More → The joys of presentations.
This is a description of how men react to stress, written Roger KIngerlee in Psychology and Psychotherapy, I have stripped out the references and shorted the language. He begins be describing the male role as (using the new research paradigm, that women are normative) as less empathic, more inhibited, more status seeking, and more sensitive […]Read More → Shaming as a form of psychotherapy.