Monday, 29 August 2011

In Praise of Flat Peaches

I recently bought some unusually shaped peaches. The are roughly disk shaped. One market stall compared them to doughnuts.

I liked them very much. They were ripe sweet, and easily skinned.

I prefer peaches skinned because I don't share the cats' liking for furry food.

I strongly recommend flat peaches.

Tuesday, 23 August 2011

More Philosophy

My Philosophy notes continue to distract me from other things.

I've just edited two more chapters so I've now checked this first six chapters this Summer. The latest versions are now on my web site

Thursday, 18 August 2011


Earlier this week I noticed that I was no longer receiving automated nuisance messages by telephone, and enjoyed the freedom from interruption.

Then, yesterday evening, a friend appeared unannounced to ask if I were still alive - he'd been getting no reply to phone calls, and is the only member of my circle who has no Internet access.

It turns out that my phone line is out of order, so, reluctantly, I've sent for Virgin Engineers to restore the normal level of interruption.

I could almost manage without a telephone - but not quite.

Wednesday, 17 August 2011

An Ill-informed Spell Checker

Earlier today I made a comment about C. S. Peirce on an American website, and the spell checker objected to the spelling. I assume it was an American spell-checker, so it seemed very odd that it should not be able to spell the name of America's most distinguished Philosopher.

I notice that the spell checker on this site can't spell it either.

Alas for America !!

Sunday, 14 August 2011

Wider screens with more discriminating owners

I've just checked my web site statistics for the last three months, and found that only about 3% of visitors have screens less than 1000 pixels wide, and only 33.6% used Microsoft Internet Explorer, though that was still the most popular browser, with Chrome and Firefox close behind.

I've designed the picture pages of my site to accommodate screens just over 800 pixels wide; I'm thinking of redesigning them so there will be less empty space on wider screens. Fortunately I've written a special style sheet for pages with lots of pictures

Thursday, 11 August 2011

Philosophy Revised

My excuse for my recent neglect of this blog is pre-occupation with a revision my Philosophy notes.

I've started at the beginning and corrected, and in a few places extended, the first four chapters. The revised versions are on my website here.

I should be especially interested to hear from anyone who tries the logic exercise in Chapter 2.