Directed by Stephen Frears. With Hugh Grant, Alex Jennings, Ben Whishaw, Chris Ashby. In 1965 Jeremy Thorpe, a successful Liberal MP and in line for the party's leadership, tells his friend Peter Bessell how, four years earlier, he met the handsome stable boy Norman Josiffe. Jeremy takes the homeless youngster in to repay an act of kindness and a sexual relationship follows. However Norman feels used, threatening to expose Jeremy, and Peter is sent to pacify him. Whilst ...
Took quite a while to get into this, but it finally started getting interesting at the end. Wish I had known it was just a three episode series/arc–I probably would have had much more patience with this episode if I had. As it was, I kept wondering what a weak episode it was.
Directed by Rian Johnson. With Daisy Ridley, John Boyega, Mark Hamill, Carrie Fisher. Rey develops her newly discovered abilities with the guidance of Luke Skywalker, who is unsettled by the strength of her powers. Meanwhile, the Resistance prepares for battle with the First Order.
Learn in six easy steps how to become a master blogger (Caveat the only way is to read and write a lot)
I’m reminded here of my friend and Academy Award nominated screenwriter Millard Kaufman who once told me while standing in front of his immense library, “If you want to be a good writer, then practice writing; if you want to be a great writer, then read everything and then steal from the best.”
Interesting thoughts about identity (both offline and online) presented here.
The idea of decorating one’s locker as an example of presenting one’s identity in school is interesting. I also liked the idea that students continued using a forum long after the class was over–presumably because it represented their identity and connections and relationships from the class.
Learner identities, Big History, and collective learning also generally remind me about shrinking numbers of languages, which I’ve mentioned before. In teaching and passing on knowledge, we will need to be even far more accomodating about culture and language, or eventually we’ll loose all of the diversity of languages we’ve got today.
I’ve recently learned that even searches on WordPress websites can have their own feeds. This way if the author doesn’t provide reliable tags or categories and they publish a lot (like I tend to), you can create custom RSS feed for any search term on their site using the format
A short explanation of RSS and how it helps you save time reading the web.
This video introduces RSS as a way to subscribe to websites and save time on the Web. An "old vs. new" theme illustrates how RSS differs from visiting web sites independently, including:
• The new and old ways of reading news on the web
• An introduction to RSS Readers
• How to identify and subscribe to an RSS feed
• What to expect when using an RSS reader
A nice (visual) overview of RSS from a technical perspective but small parts of it are dated including some of the currently available feed readers. I might recommend Inoreader and Feedly now instead.
I might have gone the step further and put the Dewey portion in the Author tab and then put the source of the quote into the name field instead, but the output is still pretty solid, though some of the wrapped metadata that the plugin provides will be slightly off.