Author Archives: Walter H. Schneider

Speed test : Censorship is free speech

“Welcome to the new Orwellian world where censorship is free speech and we respect the past by attempting to elide it.” The introductory quote, Censorship is free speech, is from the article indicated here: Shall We Defend Our Common History? February 2019 • Volume 48, Number 2 • Roger Kimball Roger Kimball Editor and Publisher, The New Criterion At Imprimis, the free monthly speech digest of Hillsdale College. The article relates to the oppression of free speech at universities. It speaks for itself, rather well.  Here is the opening: The recent news that the University of Notre Dame, responding to complaints by some students, would “shroud” its twelve 134-year-old murals … Continue reading

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Web page ranking and search engine optimization : SEO

Updated 2019 04 17: Added to index, links to Part 5 Preamble In July 2017 I decided that I had to put my nose to the grindstone and work on search engine optimization ( SEO ) for my blog Dads&Things.  I knew that would be a large amount of work.  I also knew that it could not be put off any longer.  As it happens quite often in life, I under-estimated how much work it would be.  I had estimated that it would take me about a year.  So far, it took already much of almost two years, as I had to do other things, too.  Still, it took a … Continue reading

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Google Analytics web stats : Fraudulent or just seriously wrong

Part 2 of Web page ranking and search engine optimization : SEO Google Analytics web stats may be fraudulent, or they could be just seriously wrong by accident.  I will explain in this what I mean by that, based on some impressions I gained during close to two years of search engine optimization that is coming to the close. No outsider can figure out why or how Google does things to come up with web- or site-stats that are as terribly wrong as those illustrated in the graphs shown next, a little farther down.  Keep in mind that, as I explained in the first part of this write-up, in July … Continue reading

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Canadian budget makes Andrew Scheer unhappy

The Canadian budget makes Andrew Scheer unhappy.  He offers some comments about today’s budget announcement. I was unable to post the following comment to Facebook and hope that you will be able to access it here instead: As of now the opinion polls indicated a clear gain for the Conservatives, and a loss of appreciation of the Liberals. So far, the polls do not reflect the impact of the promised escalation of spending (another $41 billion that will have to be paid back out of tax revenues in the generations to come). Obviously, PM Trudeau is wrong about a lot of things, but right now he demonstrates, that – contrary … Continue reading

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Google Chrome vs Firefox

After having used Google Chrome for a few years, switching back to Firefox made surfing the Net again enjoyable. For many years I had been using Firefox and then switched to Google Chrome for my browser. It escaped my memory why I did so, but at the time I was not sorry that I did. A few years went by…. Google Chrome had a few glitches that I tried to address and spent quite a few days with trying to solve them, unsuccessfully. Here are some of the most prominent: Google Chrome changed the colour scheme of my browser display to something other than the default I was quite happy … Continue reading

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FB responds to need for help without having been asked

Updated 2019 03 13 8:54 pm: Added post script. Earlier today I noticed that FB has a problem and posted a comment about it. Right after I posted it, I talked to my wife and asked her to look up on her phone what I had posted.  She could not, I could not, and both of us could not find what I had posted about the problem, but, miraculously, the missing original posting is restored to its full, shining beauty, except for the ‘likes’ it had received and the comment I had added earlier.  Those were still missing.  I will try to see what I can do to restore them. … Continue reading

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Sex War a misnomer

Updated 2019 03 12 You’ve got to break a few eggs when making omelets. (1)  The revolution devours its own children. (2) Lately I noticed that some discussions are turning to the revival of the topic of the so-called “sex war” (a.k.a. gender war). It is curious why anyone should wish to make the attempt. It will be difficult to revive interest in the topic, given that the public appears to have tired of it, but should it be a growing concern? “Sex war” or “Gender War” are not only inexact terms, they are far from close enough to be accurate or even appropriate. “Sex war” or “Gender War” implies … Continue reading

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International Men’s Day vs International Women’s Day

Updated 2019 03 07 6:23 pm: Appended Google Trends Compare: IMD vs IWD, Breakdown by Region. “Woman’s work is never done,” man’s work ignored. It appears that the celebration of International Women’s Day (IWD), taking place annually on March 8th, usually runs on for about a week, after which the celebrations of Marxist identity politics that favor women will gradually taper off, to settle at a somewhat higher level than they were at before the promotion of IWD was raised to a fever pitch. The annual cycle can be observed in the following graph. Notice that, in the United States, interest in IMD outranked interest in IWD for the first … Continue reading

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The correct temperature for Bruderheim please stand up

Bruderheim, Alberta, Canada, has no official weather station. As far as I know, it does not even have an unofficial weather station that provides temperature readings that any published temperature values for Bruderheim are based on. Temperature values published by any single weather app on offer are derived from extrapolations made from surrounding weather stations. Of course, the problems with widely varying temperature readings or calculated values may not exist where you live.  Still, it would be a good idea if you were to go through an exercize such as the one that I describe in this.  This is not the first time I tried to do it for Bruderheim.  … Continue reading

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Cold Winters in Edmonton and Surroundings

Update 2019 02 27: Added information by Alberta Climate Information Service (ACIS). We don’t live in Edmonton but in nearby Bruderheim, Alberta, about 50km NE from Edmonton. It generally gets to be a bit colder here than in the big city. We don’t have the benefit of a large Urban Heat Island effect. That effect is quite substantial, but even Bruderheim, a town of about 1,300 residents, has a bit of an Urban Heat Island effect, compared to surrounding ruralities. It was -31°C in town, this morning, while one of our friends stated that it was -37°C, this morning, ten miles to the NE, and another friend, living just outside … Continue reading

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