New Browser Notifications

I’ve updated the site this morning to use an SSL certificate and therefore allow notifications to appear in browsers whenever I choose to add an update to this blog. If you wish to receive these browser notifications, use the bell icon in the bottom right of the screen and allow them. The bell acts as a settings system too, so if you wish to block them, you can do so.

I haven’t yet decided if I want to apply the same notification idea to my subdomains (the photo site etc.) but may do if people request it.

I really do want to get back into updating this more often with posts other than photos. I have been preparing my usual Formula One points charts throughout the season – the Monaco Grand Prix is held this afternoon – and I will probably write an update about the 2018 season sometime this week. I think this is my first written post this year, all the rest have just involved photos.

I also want to write about my upcoming new role with the West Yorkshire Maths Hub. I have lots in the pipeline!

222: Why are some sports given more worth than others?

I allow BBC News to send me notifications on my phone and tablet. This can be both a curse and a blessing. I don’t really watch the news much these days, preferring instead to not have that slice of misery in my life.

However, it has struck me that there is an element of unfairness about what these notifications tell me.

Tonight, I found out about a medal in the Olympics in synchronised diving. It was bronze. All well and good. I didn’t hear about the equal achievement, a bronze medal, in trap shooting by the same method.

Why is this?

Could it be that more people care about diving, of all things? Could it be that one of the divers was Tom Daley, well known and popular? I don’t know but I think all sports should be given equal treatment. Every medal is an achievement and should be celebrated in the same way.