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Web Readings by Thor May

 Web media readings from October 2011 to October 2016

In January 2011 Thor May retired (unwillingly!) after 5 years in China and 7 years in South Korea. He returned to Australia. Web readings from 2011 therefore reflect a widened world perspective, but also increased Australian content.

One World media readings (October 2011 to October 2016, but excluding the A-Set)

A-set media readings (October 2011 to October 2016 : Africa, Americas, Antarctica)

Finance & Economics readings (October 2011 to October 2016)

Miscellaneous topics readings (October 2011 to October 2016. Includes Science, Technology, Business Innovation, and many other topics)

Computing topics readings (October 2011 to October 2016)

Education topics readings (October 2011 to October 2016)

Languages and Linguistics topics readings (October 2011 to October 2016)

Medical & Exercise topics readings (October 2011 to October 2016)

Sociology topics readings (October 2011 to October 2016)

Psychology topics readings (October 2011 to October 2016)






One World media readings (2007 to 2009)

One World media readings (2002 to 2007)

About five years of clippings on general world news & commentary. Of course, this is not everything I've read. The general criteria for keeping something has been its value for future reference, or some particular insight on a current situation. A primary focus on the Asian region is easy to detect. Even that is fragmentary, as it has to be for any individual's reading. There are only so many hours in a day ... . Please refer to the
1World Bibliography to track down an article source; (this workaround is a limitation of the tools I am using).

General Readings on China from 2007 until October 2011

Readings on Education in China from 2007 until October 2011

readings on Finance, Banking and Business in China from 2007 until October 2011






ABOUT

1. Thor May's main repository for his academic
papers and other essays is at
https://independent.academia.edu/ThorMay

2. Thor May's personal website (stretching back
 to the 1990s) is at http://thormay.net

3. Thor May's CV is at
http://thormay.net/docsite/ThorMay-CV2015.htm

4. Thor May's doctoral dissertation, Language Tangle,
 can be read at The University of Newcastle repository
(https://ogma.newcastle.edu.au:8080/vital/access/
manager/Repository/uon:6593
 ) or  Academia.edu 
( http://independent.academia.edu/ThorMay/Papers/
1605533/Language_Tangle_-Predicting_and_
Facilitating_Outcomes_in_Language
_Education_-_PhD_Thesis_-ThorMay
)

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The clippings in Byeways.net Web Readings have been collected by Thor May for personal reference. If you find some of them interesting, happy reading. The current postings here run up to October 2016. The original set runs up to April 2007, and the second set to May 2009. A third set consists of General Readings on China from 2007 until October 2011, readings on Education in China, and readings on Finance, Banking and Business in China.

This material has been uploaded from a desktop. I have not yet found a really satisfactory way to store and retrieve the large volume of material on both the desktop and the Internet.

The material from October 2011 to October 2016 was stored on Tree dbNotes Pro and exported to html with a nice tree index script built in. (However, the number of resulting small files is huge).

My original tools were Internet Research Scout (now available free), with a web conversion by ABC Amber CHM-Converter. Internet Research Scout promises great export flexibility, but doesn't really meet the promise. It won't handle unicode, but does produce good CHM files. Browser scripts crash it pretty often. ABC Amber CHM-Converter does not produce collapsible menus, which are really needed with large volumes. I have not found an effective way to export the source URLs using these programs, except as a separate file. You will have to do a browser search on the "bibliography" index files such as the 1World Bibliography to track down an article source. The 2007-2009 content has been converted from CHM using a free program called the Grindsoft CHM Converter. It is simple, but does quite a pretty job.

Online Internet clipping programs like Google Notebook in their present state are clunky, slow and inflexible. It is essential to be able to store folders to multiple depths and have complete freedom to control their organization (a generic problem with blogs, which insist on a date based timeline). Many desktop clipping programs have poor export features, especially when you want to export the source URLs too.  Nothing I have found at the moment will feed my thousands of html files into a cheap or free content management system allowing rss, comments etc. This whole scene is a work in progress...

 

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