Posted in editorial rant, gender & other differences, society, Society-Culture

‘Kitten-Break’ part two – goats & chickens

Two weeks ago I took a ‘kitten-break’ from posting social justice issues on Facebook. 

For 24 hours, when a (lack of) social justice post or meme occurred in my Facebook timeline, I posted a picture of a kitten and the tag #kittensnotviolence. I got to 29 kittens. There is a post about the experience here : My ‘Kitten-Break’

One of the 29 pictures of kittens
So many posts about abuse come up in my timeline because I am so engaged with social justice – particularly around disability, gender, and sexuality. I share injustices about rapists being set free, companies protecting their executives,  governments not taking care of the elderly, mentally or physically ill, organisations ignorantly stomping over workers rights, … things of that ilk… and I share how change can happen.

It’s emotionally exhausting!

I decided I needed another ‘kitten-break’ this weekend and for 24hrs I posted pictures of baby goats and bantam chickens with the tags #goatsnothate, and then #goatsnothate => #chickensnothate.  There were 38 replacements this time.

The switch from goats to bantams occurred after a friend alerted me to her fear of goats — it wasn’t difficult to change, and because I’m a big fan of reducing anxiety I wasn’t going to cause any.

I can report the same effect as last time — I feel lighter and ready to keep up the fight!

Want to see the cuteness?

Full disclosure – no photos or goats or bantam chickens are mine… 

Posted in EdTech, STEM, training, workplace

Moodle Desktop – work offline!

With Moodle Desktop you can experience all these popular (and more) functionalities that are found in Moodle Mobile, on your desktop or Surface tablets:

  • View course activities and download materials offline
  • Quickly find and contact other people in your courses or organisation
  • Attempt quizzes, post in forums, play SCORM packages, edit wiki pages and more – on and offline
  • Upload images, audio, videos and other files from your desktop or tablet
  • View deadlines filtered by dates or course subjects
  • Receive instant notifications for messages, forum posts, calendar events and deadlines
  • Track your learning progress or grades
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This means… if you want a CLOSED environment that restricts access to your Moodle to a set of Surface tablets or a set of particular Laptops/Notebooks (or Desktops) – this might be your key!

Keep Door Closed [source : Australian Safety Signs]


I’ll be watching!

Moodle Desktop [source :]


Posted in career, editorial rant, Personal Development, Rhizome, society

The power of being into lots of stuff, but super good at a few specific things

Well… it’s time to say that focussing solely upon ‘my hedgehog’ isn’t easy and it’s not how I work; I’m a fox too.

I’m wondering if it’s a function of the MBTI :: ENTP

I’m like a Pi-shaped creature. I have two part time jobs — kids entertainer, and learning software specialist/trainer.  These are two totally diverse fields and I adore them both! Or would it be more a Comb? I love researching The Arts & Crafts Movement and Medieval Guild Systems.

Anyway … after that weird little splurge … I recommend the book The Neo-Generalist by  Mikkelsen & Martin! 

Every image is a link to a place where you can find more info. Click away, my friends! 👉🔗📲