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I'm Paul, an academic based in Bristol, UK.

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Ten years ago today I started blogging!

“My 10 Year Summary: What I Have Learned”

Puzzle smugness 

I solved today's Redactle (#150) in 8 guesses with an accuracy of 50.00%. Played at

This is a really nice and thorough overview of the relationship between human values and how they are enacted (or not) in our social feeds - important read!

Stray et al (2022). Building Human Values into Recommender Systems: An Interdisciplinary Synthesis arXiv.

"A prudent question is one half of wisdom"
- Francis Bacon

Alzheimer research (-) 

My lab (2019):

"You're better off in the placebo arm of an Alzheimer trial"

Science (2022):

"Turns out all of Alzheimer research is actual fraud"

Dickensian Double-Entendre 

"his stall of Silas Wegg’s was the hardest little stall of all the sterile little stalls in London. It gave you the face-ache to look at his apples, the stomach-ache to look at his oranges, the tooth-ache to look at his nuts."
snigger 😆
Our Mutual Friend

"people we work with report feeling embarrassed, ‘old’ or ‘stupid’ because they can’t use the technology they assume everyone else can use"

Essential services websites in UK ‘should be accessible to all’

Marking Progress - over the hump!:

⬛⬛⬛⬛⬛⬛⬛⬜⬜⬜ 70%
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marking, progress:

⬛⬛⬛⬜⬜⬜⬜⬜⬜⬜⬜⬜ 25%

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"of any other than himself he can form no conception.. yet mark his perfect self-contentment, and hence learn this lesson, that to be self-contented is to be vile and ignorant, and that to aspire is better than to be blindly and impotently happy"

- Edwin Abbot, Flatland

Trying to understand where I put & what I did in a Solr/JSON project six months ago. Note to self: document things as you go, man! 🙄


Involving friends and family, social norming, collaborative learning, inclusive design - ways to increase digital inclusion for health

Digital Inclusion & Health Communication: A Rapid Review of Literature, Borg et al., 2019, pages: 1320-1328, DOI: 10.1080/10410236.2018.1485077

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