Updating this site’s RSS feeds
I’m not sure that anyone would still be tracking this site’s RSS feeds, but a heads-up just in case – I’m in the process of making some updates, including removing the redirect of my feeds to the once-useful Feedburner service that Google has slowly allowed to die.
Switching a WordPress server to HTTPS and HTTP/2
As part of modernising my WordPress-hosting virtual private server, I’ve switched to modern web protocols that deliver security and performance. Here’s a brief rundown of what I did and why I did it.
Clearing out the cobwebs: Upgrading my web server and WordPress sites
I’ve just spent some time updating the web server this site runs on. Here’s a rundown of the steps I went through.
Got a Mac
A basic run-down of the software I’ve installed on my Mac to be able to write, crunch numbers, make some things for the web and do whatever else I feel like doing.
So it appears I haven’t written a post for a while. Here’s an update.
A couple of new things in print
A couple of bits of writing have appeared in print recently; one journal article looking at linguistic cues to deception, as well as a bit of commentary about water and the Murray-Darling Basin.
Why I signed an open letter to silence Monckton
Why did a psychology lecturer with a commitment to academic freedom sign an open letter attempting to have a lecture by Lord Monckton cancelled? My article in the latest issue of the King’s Tribune explains why I don’t think freedom of enquiry has to include granting Monckton the freedom to do what he does.
The NSW filibuster
Back in early June, the NSW government acted to quickly implement a law that would restrict the Industrial Relations Commission’s discretion and effectively cap public sector wages. The Opposition and Greens filibustered the bill, leading to unprecedented lengthy speeches followed by a guillotining of debate that hadn’t been seen in more than a century. I wrote about it for Crikey.
Deception judgments and expectancies about nonverbal behaviour
Our forthcoming paper in the Journal of Cross-Cultural Psychology presents an experiment that relates to the issue of cross-cultural bias in deception judgments, and whether informing people about the differences in nonverbal behaviour across cultures might help to reduce this bias.