Dabchick & chick. Only one chick at the moment but the adult’s partner seems to be stuck on a nest.
Twitter lets me know that I joined Twitter 14 years ago today. My blog let me know that on this day in 2011 I was remembering a post from 2007. These posts about facebook and then google plus (remember that) could apply to twitter and other social media silos.
In 2007 I was happy to visit Facebook, I don’t anymore, I hope someday interoperability will mean we don’t need to visit any silo.
Wild salmon was on sale last week at the Harrods luxury store in London for £245 a kilo, making the cost of the average salmon to be over £700, or around £60 for a single portion. Chips would prob…
The conditions that make this so are really depressing. I remember family holidays as a child in the 60s. We would buy a wild salmon for the freezer on the way home. This from netters on Galloway estuaries because the price was so good. I also recall seeing the nets in operation at the mouth of the Spey huge numbers of fish being caught.
Barassie Beech yesterday. Bright & Breezy. Butterflies, common blue, grayling, ringlets, meadow browns & small heath.
Marvellous bright flora, harebells galore. Ringed Plover and chicks, it is amazing that these can hatch given the number of dogs, crows & gulls around.
It’s been 150 years since a lack of coordination among new Australian states created the “middle-gauge muddle”: a nation whose railroad tracks are laid at different widths depending on which part of the country you’re in. In 150 years, no one has figured out how to make a rail car that can change its wheelbase midway through its journey and after hundreds of attempts, Australia is giving up on interoperable rolling stock. Instead, they’re tearing up thousands of kilometers’ worth of rail and putting down new ones.
Enjoyable read. One of the things I love about blogging is rss which provides all sorts of interoperability. Micro.blog is a marvellous example.
The OECD has published its long-awaited report into Scotland’s Curriculum for Excellence (CfE). With Curriculum for Wales sharing many similarities with CfE, Jane and Finola discuss whether Wales can avoid some of the issues raised by the OECD.
Given I am pretty unlikely to read the whole of the OECD report on CfE I found this podcast very interesting. It also encouraged me to read at least the executive summary in the holidays. The hosts discuss CfE from a Welsh perspective of following in the footsteps of CfE and avoiding the pitfalls.
Both the report and the podcast hosts made the point about lack of time being a main barrier to staff involvement in curriculum development.
One of the areas discussed was the difficulty in communication the vision of CfE or Curriculum for Wales. This leads me to think a good way, given teachers are time poor, would be a series of podcasts which can be consumed while commuting or dish washing (if anyone washes dishes by hand any more). I certainly found this podcast easier to digest than I would reading the whole report.
Sidenote, the podcast is on spotify/anchor. I spent a bit of time playing with anchor as it developed but lost touch as it pivoted one time too many.
A good walk today, Ben Oss and Beinn Dubhcraig most excited about sundew, mountain ringlets and a cloud berry. Map, photos and notes: walkmap
On the other end, this makes me feel a bit uncomfortable listening to some podcasts. I used to listen to quite a few popular mac/tech podcasts, but the feeling that I knew these folk was somehow quite unpleasant. 1. I don’t & 2. I live in a very different world. They are often over long with a lot of friendly, between presenters, chat. I now keep an eye and dip in occasionally when the topic looks good thank to Castro’s triage.
Tide, I very much enjoyed because I had met irl Doug and virtually Dai. My own broadcasting/podcasting efforts were mostly aimed at folk just like me. I’d guess I knew many of our audience.