NEWS DIGEST 06.03.2021: New beginnings, new beers, new babies!

Hi everyone!, Today’s news comes to you via Facebook. Confectionary manufacturer Cadbury’s has celebrated the fiftieth anniversary of its Creme Egg product by launching a special Creme Egg-flavoured beer in collaboration with Goose Island brewery. The Golden Goo-Beer-Lee Creme Stout … Continue reading NEWS DIGEST 06.03.2021: New beginnings, new beers, new babies!

NEWS DIGEST 28.02.2021: Saving lives and businesses, but remembering those lost, in London

News for today comes from InYourArea. The UK’s finance minister, or Chancellor of the Exchequer, Rishi Sunak, has announced an emergency GBP £5 billion business grants lifeline for firms brought to their knees by the coronavirus pandemic and lockdowns. Most … Continue reading NEWS DIGEST 28.02.2021: Saving lives and businesses, but remembering those lost, in London

NEWS DIGEST 24.10.2020: Free Mauritian meals for Southampton kids, other stories

Good morning!. Today’s News Digest is from Facebook. In light of politicians in the British parliament rejecting a motion for free school meals for all children this past week, Southampton based UK-Mauritian chef and business owner Shelina Permalloo has begun … Continue reading NEWS DIGEST 24.10.2020: Free Mauritian meals for Southampton kids, other stories

LOW-FI WI-FI?: What could be blocking your internet signal

VIJAY SHAH via TecNovedosos Having unfettered and uninterrupted access to wireless internet, is for those of use in the developed world, now as essential as having a continuous supply of electricity, gas and other utilities. We increasingly spend much of our lives online, and the things we need to do, such as shopping and filling in government forms are moving online too. So when your wireless signal becomes weak or choppy, the frustration is palpable. If you happen to have a rubbish signal, with constant disconnections or super-slow download speeds, it could be your provider, but it could be due … Continue reading LOW-FI WI-FI?: What could be blocking your internet signal

THE CRISIS: Half-Eaten Mind silenced by weekend shutdown

Recently the Half-Eaten Mind suffered what could well be described as the biggest crisis in its two-year existence. For more than two days, over the course of last weekend (28-29 June 2014), the blog was taken offline after allegedly violating the terms and conditions of usage concerning its hosting blog platform, WordPress. The blog did not finally rejoin the Internet until the following Monday, when this article was begun in draft form. This is the story of how the partially digested brain was almost silenced for good, as told by blog owner and editor Vijay Shah. He produced this article … Continue reading THE CRISIS: Half-Eaten Mind silenced by weekend shutdown

ENGLISH GCSE CONTROLLED ASSESSMENT: Useful pointers

Vijay Shah One of the reasons why I set up The Half-Eaten Mind was as an educational vehicle. My ambition was to teach readers about the world they live in through both news as well as informative articles. With the benefit of a high intelligence gifted by God, I wanted to impart some of my knowledge and writing skills to the next generation. The fact that the blog regularly gets hits from schools, sixth-form colleges and universities is testament to that. It has proven a useful resource for people doing online research for homework, exam revision, class projects (or lessons … Continue reading ENGLISH GCSE CONTROLLED ASSESSMENT: Useful pointers