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Christopher James Willcock

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Author: Christopher James Willcock

Hi, I'm Chris Willcock. I'm a professional software developer, devoted husband and Father to five wonderful children. I write about technology, history and perhaps more in future. I'm beginning a little adventure in owning my content online, exploring my options for doing so outside of Facebook, Twitter and the rest. If you'd like to join the fun, check out indieweb.org!

Testing micropub via Quill.

Gallery Test

Pancakes!

Time to make a new theme for cjwillcock.ca.

I forked my Psymantic theme and made a new theme, Pancakes. I’ll install it here, then make it less ugly. It’s going to break things, but not for long I expect.

Pancakes is also free software, because software wants to be free! Enjoy.

Lastly, a screenshot of what once was, for posterity. Shout out and kudos to David Shanske, the provider of the twentysixteen-indieweb theme I have used until now.

PHP Traits, Available Since 5.4

PHP: Traits - Manual

PHP traits are convenient when transcending library boundaries with stable, core code. They are available since version 5.4. For discussion.

Via Lactea

Like the Milky Way .. sort of?

Meri

Sometimes it gets away from you a little bit, and you need to bring it back. But give it a good chunk of time before you CTRL+Z. You never know where you get to.

 

Super large, finished-for-now:Β meri.jpg

Neuroscience, Learning, Teaching and Star Wars

Differential Subjective Experiences in Learners and Non-learners in Frontal Alpha Neurofeedback: Piloting a Mixed-Method Approach (National Center for Biotechnology Information)
Neurofeedback is a powerful tool to help individuals control their brain profiles to optimize their mental functioning and well-being. However, not everyone manages to reach their potential level of control. We assumed that this is partly a consequence of different learning approaches to neurofeedback, some of which are congruent and some of which are incongruent with the learning goal. If neurofeedback practitioners, trainers, and coaches know what type of mindset or attitude supports the desired neurofeedback goal, NFT success could be facilitated in not only late-learners, but also those who would otherwise be classified as non-learners.

Awhile back my youngest son, Thomas, had the need for special medical attention at the IWK Children’s Hospital in Halifax, Nova Scotia. (Aside: all is well.) We had some time available to us after the appointments there, so we took in a visit to the Discovery Centre.

We found there a head-to-head game, where participants don a headband with sensors that read brain waves. Whomever is the more successful at producing the appropriate brain waves advances their on-screen avatar quickest to the goal and wins the competition.

I did well enough to win my one match, but the family didn’t take time to discuss and develop strategy. Who’s got time for that when you have three hungry children, on the road, a few hundred kilometers from home?

Different kids (still all mine), different day, different location (near home of course, πŸ˜› ).

I’m not on the road today. Instead I’m thinking about microformats. What they are and what they are not. Tiring of thinking through the method of objectively classifying content it proscribes, I started searching around online for others’ various documentation of the classification of subjective experiences. Thereby, I located the linked article.

Do. Or do not. There is no try.

— Yoda, in the motion picture Star Wars: Return of the Jedi, as penned by Lawrence Kasdan & George Lucas.