How to add blank lines to WordPress post or page?

February 26, 2012


A practical technicality. Many users of find it irritating that one cannot easily add “empty lines” to the the content of their posts and pages. This is because the CMS editor in the visual mode automatically gets rid of blank lines, thus depriving the user of the possibility to compose the content in accordance […]

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“Perfect Imperfection” – Jacek Dukaj and the power of evolution

January 24, 2012


Jacek Dukaj rocks. Another  Polish science fiction writer, after Stanislav Lem, has a chance to become a cornerstone on the road of science fiction. His “Ice” will be soon translated into English. We should campaign for translation of “Perfect Imperfection” as well. Here’s why. It suffices to read the synopsis of Dukaj’s book “Perfect Imperfetion” […]

Google search – a few non-standard tricks

November 1, 2011


We use Google daily- the ability to use it determines the quality of our access to information. Below some non standard commands which might be useful in daily work of a journalist and researcher. I confess I note them here to have a fast access in case I would once forget them:  + and – […]

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“The camera is on us , baby” – Stephen King’s advice on writing literature

October 25, 2011


Rarely does a advice of a famous writer make sense to the extent of making an impact on the publicist’s mood. Too often the Famous treat giving advice as an opportunity to boast about their own accomplishments. Luckily, Stephen King’s advice on how to write (originallly published as an excerpt from his “On Writing” by […]

Posted in: Literature, Poetry

How to embed Youtube videos side by side in one row on WordPress?

September 24, 2011


As you develop your online presence with WordPress, the above question must surface sooner or later. You may want to present multiple vidoes important for the viewer of your website in one row, side by side.  However, a default WordPress YOUTUBE SHORTCODE, [ youtube=VIDEO-URL-HERE&w=WIDTH-NUMBER-HERE ]  (without spaces inside brackets) is frequently insufficient. It produces a […]

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TEDx Goodenough College: Collapse of Complex Society: Learning From History

June 26, 2011


Check out my TEDx talk on ‘Collapse of Complex Society: Can We Learn From History?‘ at the Goodenough College, London. Watch it at TEDx event website or directly at YouTube. The talk relates two great sociopolitical entities: Roman Empire and European Union thanks to the concepts of “complexity” and “energy”. To fulfill a promise of […]