Month: February 2019

Windows: who installed the program?

Self-tutoring about Windows 7: the tutor shares an exploration. I’ve been busy lately, but today I’m more talkative, so I’ll begin a story. A software update panel appeared on this PC sometime in January. It promised a long licence agreement,

English: liminal

Tutoring English, vocabulary evolves. The tutor mentions liminal. liminal (adj): occurring at a boundary, possibly straddling it. Source: dictionary.cambridge.org

Music: M83: Midnight City

Self-tutoring about music: the tutor mentions the song “Midnight City” by M83. Waiting in a car Waiting for a ride in the dark…. So begins “Midnight City” by M83, from 2011. I don’t recall if I knew it then, but

English: what is a saltbox house?

Tutoring English, new vocabulary continually surfaces. The tutor mentions saltbox. saltbox: a house two storeys in front, but one in back. In pioneer times, the rear, one-storey section could be an add-on that developed from extending the roof back and

Math: idempotent

Tutoring math, terms can be interesting. The tutor mentions idempotent. idempotent (adj): repeatable without further result, or unchanged by repetition of an operation. Source: encylopediaofmath.org

English: exurb

Tutoring English, discoveries continue. The tutor mentions exurb. exurb: a town outside a larger city, located past its suburbs. Source: Barber, Katherine et al. Oxford Canadian Dictionary of Current English. Don Mills: Oxford University Press, 2005.

English: soundscape

Tutoring English, discoveries continue. The tutor mentions soundscape. In yesterday’s post I mention how a varied thrush’s song dominated the soundscape. At the time of writing, I was seeking a word and tried soundscape, unaware it actually is a word.

Bird watching: varied thrush, part II

Self-tutoring about seasonal lifestyle: the tutor mentions an observation. Before the cold and snow that dominated last week, I felt spring pushing up like new shoots. Once or twice, out in the yard, I heard the birds singing: perhaps they,

Webpack: how to get installed version

Self-tutoring about computer science: the tutor mentions a way to find the installed version of webpack. npm list webpack is the way I’ve found works. I run Webpack in Node on Windows. Source: stackoverflow.com

English: pre-emption

Tutoring English, discoveries continue. The tutor mentions pre-emption. pre-emption (noun): an action that successfully replaces or prevents another. Source: Barber, Katherine et al. Oxford Canadian Dictionary of Current English. Don Mills: Oxford University Press, 2005

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