Liked Kids who grew up with search engines could change STEM education forever by Monica Chin (The Verge)
Modern college students aren’t organizing their files into folders and directories, forcing some professors to rethink the way they teach programming.

An interesting and extensive post about generation Zs lack of understanding around the file system. Most of the pupils l teach, 10×11 years, have even less of a clue. Being brought up on phones and tablets. Being 1-2-1 iPad in school will not help. We do try towards the end of primary seven to use our laptops a bit more as they will move to PCs in high school. It is hard to get up much enthusiasm for the process given the time it takes to get up and running with a PC compared to an iPad.
I’m a folders person myself, but not particularly well organised. I do have a fair understanding of file paths, transitioning from classic Mac to OSX with slightly different representations of file pasts certainly helped that. URLs can help too, but browsers want to hide those now.

Replied to Drummer has a feature called the glossary … by Aaron DavisAaron Davis (
I love the idea of a glossary for my site. For example, when I say Ben Collins, it would be cool if it would automatically link to his website, similar to how Google+ worked. I sometimes do this at the moment by linking to my own posts. For example, when talking about care as the first principle, I ...

Hi Aaron,

Drummer has a lot of interesting features, I am kicking the tyres a little. When I started this blog I used pivot, a flat file php blogging system. It also had  this sort of feature, although they didn’t call it a glossary. I would think someone could write a WordPress plugin to do the same sort of thing.
A previous outline & blog system from Dave Winer, Fargo, had a post to WordPress feature. I am wondering if this might be possible for Drummer too.

Replied to Command Line — The MagPi magazine by Aaron DavisAaron Davis (
MagPi / RaspberryPi put together a guide to getting going with command line.

Hi Aaron,
This is a useful guide. I remember  Oliver Quinlan, a guest on Radio EDUtalk talking about the eloquence of the command line compared to pointing and grunting.
I enjoy using the command line, often with Raspberry PIs, but it is easy to miss some of the basics which this guide covers well.

Replied to a tweet by Alan Levine (Twitter)

I might need a WordPress plugin than converts all links to run them through the Wayback Machine. Mansy days it feels like 90% of my blogged links are dead.

I used amber for a while & stopped for reasons i can’t recall. Used the archive option. Currently got a JavaScript that sorts broken links to my old, now gone school site where a lot of my early links pointed. I now use On This day, thanks Alan, to tend my links most days.

Bookmarked ‘Cake’ mentioned 10 times more than ‘climate change’ on UK TV – report (
The report, from albert, a Bafta-backed sustainability project, also found that individual action, such as recycling, was far more frequently featured than issues that are much bigger drivers of the climate crisis such as energy and transport.

Smart research by Albert Subtitles to Save the World 2 – Editorial analysing subtitles. I’ve played with srt files for fun but this is serious!

Liked a tweet by Athole (Twitter)

Found myself listening to this. A younger me. Very enthusiastic. Tripping over words to get ideas out. And John Johnston is a brilliant host. Funny and charmingly left of centre. EDUtalk was brilliant. I miss it. @ewanmcintosh and @MrSMathsWizard all get a mention.

Keeping this one for the “charming” Going to have a re-listen.

Another interesting way to blog, sheet-posting, where you blog in a Google Spread sheet. I had a quick try. I’ve messed about with using Google Sheets as a store before. Guess you alway need to remember Google could pull the sheet from under your feet. I also remember when you could stick a webpage in google docs (or dropbox) and it would be served. The Sheets-Posting site is made with glitch.