[LIFE] Happy Christmas 2019 and here’s to 2020

Over the past few years, I've done less and less cards, and gone more and more into doing a blog-e-card. I wasn't sure that I'd have the energy this year after my operation last week, but let's see... Life For those who haven't been in touch over the past year, last Christmas I was almost breathing a sigh of relief, as we thought that I was clear of potential metastatic cancer, then in mid-January the…

[CANCER] Time for another ‘big op’ – the oophorectomy #BusyLivingWithMets

So, it's over a week since my operation, and mostly I have been sleeping, sleeping, sleeping, a bit of TV, quite a bit of reading, and a lot of sleeping, interspersed by short visits from a few friends, and Pokewalks around the block... Anyway ... bit of a ramble coming up, may be TMI for some people (but might help others going through same procedure later), and warning, is a pic of what I think…

[ACADEMIC] Editorial Board 2020-2021 for @CogitatioMaC

Media and Communication (ISSN: 2183-2439) is an international open access journal dedicated to a wide variety of basic and applied research in communication and its related fields. I have accepted an invitation to be on the Editorial Board for the journal, which includes being responsible for a themed issue (which I will sort out post-surgery, potentially whilst in New Zealand), working to the following deadlines: Issue proposal deadline: 31 October 2020 Abstract submission deadline: 1-15 March…

[DIGITAL] The Experience of a 24-Hour @Facebook Ban

I was slightly baffled Monday night to be faced with: I was bemused at what might have triggered the block, and why Facebook goes straight for a ban, rather than a 'first warning'. I did some sleuthing work on Twitter and decided that it was this that had triggered it: A couple of people had commented that they felt that this was a problematic post, but I felt it was clear that it was a…