Posts by Richardgb 30
I haven't posted anything here for a few months... I'm here every day however and busy answering questions...This morning I was asked a question about Google Drive, and when I looked at mine found a folder containing an old PowerPoint presentation that inspired me to share... ... I'm sorry to say I don't know where the original idea came from... perhaps you've seen this before and know who put it together?It goes like this:-IF A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V X Y Z EQUATES TO PERCENT
A quick heads up for any who do not know...In 3 days time (January 25th 2022) there will be a new release of WordPress that contains some significant changes to the block editor.If you want to take a look before it arrives I recommend searching in Google for What’s Coming in WordPress 5.9Enjoy...:-)Richard
The 10,000 Hour Rule To Mastery?Have you heard of the 10,000-hour rule?The 10,000-Hour Rule was the result of a study by Anders Ericsson and Bill Chase in 1976. The researchers were trying to test and improve ideas from a 1929 paper on memorizing random digits. Ericsson tells the story of what happened in his book, “The Secret Life of Phrase Memorization” in which another Ericsson, took on the task.The book chronicles the progress of Steve Ericsson who reached and found ways to brea
December 20, 2021
IMDb CreditsI’ve been watching Will Smith, mainly on TV, since he first showed up on UK TV in the mid-1990s as the "Fresh Prince Of Bel-Air". I’m sure I’m far from the only one and among readers here some will know his work far better than me.Since his first appearance, he’s notched up at least 770 credits on the Internet Movie Database (IMDb). That's a remarkable achievement over about 27 years.He is not just defined by his acting abilities. His list of roles includes w
Stimulated by Nir Eyal's book - "in-distract-able"There has been a great deal of criticism of Big-Tech manipulation of the masses in recent years."They" are accused of manipulating the human psyche to achieve what they want.There's some truth in that. However, we all (well, perhaps almost all) have the ability to make decisions for ourselves.As adults at least, we don't have to follow suggestions and we don't have to follow other people's directions. That's not to say that following others is w
In recent times, Google, other search engines, and the SEO world have increased their attention and narrative on the subject of page load speed in order to improve website user's experience. Apparently, WordPress has been losing its lead in this area.It might not seem like it to the new user, but the block editor is one way in which WP is improving its performance.One of the areas that impact page load speed is the design of plugins. Apparently, in general, blocks create more efficient code tha
Contrary to popular belief - I'm still here - in the middle of moving house. So apologies to anyone concerned about my sporadic communications recently.Contrary to the header image, nothing is impossible!Here are a few thoughts on the subject of being and becoming more aware. Some might find these thoughts patronising. I understand that. If that's you, please forgive me.Everything we ever decide we want to achieve is at first dependant on us becoming aware! As has been said many times, we don't
I'm not in the habit of writing WA posts very regularly, nor often and I have no intention of doing that, but today I was inspired to write a second post triggered by a comment someone made about having trouble sleeping.I've often read posts from people in the WA community that suggest that the writer has trouble sleeping. If this is not you, you might not get much out of this post, unless you want to help someone else.I have no trouble sleeping.My wife has observed that I can sleep almost anyw
Trust The BotsIn the Search Engine Journal (SEJ), which is a regular newsletter that highlights anything to do with Search Engines, I've just read a post, the content of which is worth sharing.Google's John Mueller was effectively asked if the "sandbox effect" is real. I had no idea what the "sandbox effect" is so I read the article.Someone moving a large site to a new URL asked what Google would do if they add re-directs from the old URLs to the new in batches over a period of time (they had a
October 13, 2021
Recently I was innocently asked by a friend, who's a plumber by day and a drummer at weekends, what on earth the word rendering has to do with websites.He understands rendering a wall (in his words, covering the wall with plaster or something) and rendering a piece of music (playing it).Rather than glibly explaining what I thought (simply displaying a website on a screen), I did a little research first in case...I'm glad I checked.It turns out that on the internet the word, rendering, refers to