Category Archives: Blog Notes

Eight

WordPressAnny8

Continue reading

4 Comments

Filed under Blog Notes, Video

National Day In China

Weibo is having problems, so I can’t check it.

Some other sites are having problems too.

I doubt there’s any news out of China today due to the big holiday, but check back hours from now.

Leave a comment

Filed under Blog Notes

Unpredictable China

China Clamps Down on Web, Pinching Companies Like Google

As part of a broad campaign to tighten internal security, the Chinese government has draped a darker shroud over Internet communications in recent weeks, a situation that has made it more difficult for Google and its customers to do business.

Chinese exporters have struggled to place Google ads that appeal to overseas buyers. Biotechnology researchers in Beijing had trouble recalibrating a costly microscope this summer because they could not locate the online instructions to do so. And international companies have had difficulty exchanging Gmail messages among far-flung offices and setting up meetings on applications like Google Calendar.

Readers should have noticed the increase in Weibo items here since I’ve switched to using Chrome to read it. If China blocks that, Weibo items will plummet again. And if Google Translate gets blocked, most China tech site items will go away too.

Leave a comment

Filed under Blog Notes

Reader Alert: Hit “Older Posts”

This blog’s template sticks ten posts at a time on the front.

Today is one of those rare days when I’ll be doing more than ten posts in a day.

So to see everything, when getting to the bottom of the scroll, hit the “Older posts” link.

Leave a comment

Filed under Blog Notes

Reader Alert: Hit “Older Posts”

This blog’s template sticks ten posts at a time on the front.

Today is one of those rare days when I’ll be doing more than ten posts in a day.

So to see everything, when getting to the bottom of the scroll, hit the “Older posts” link.

Leave a comment

Filed under Blog Notes

UPDATE: SWATter Convicted

Post deleted.

It was sent to me by someone I trusted. But that person didn’t read beyond the damn article.

Nor did I, so ultimately it’s my fault it wound up here.

It was a parody post!

Same-day update: Snopes to the rescue:

Claim: A teenager was given a 25-year prison sentence for a prank known as “swatting.”

FALSE

Soon afterwards links and excerpts referencing this article were being circulated via social media, with many of those who encountered such references mistaking them for genuine news reports. However, the article was just a bit of fiction from the National Report spoofing rumors about the government monitoring of social media.

The National Report is a web site that publishes outrageous fake news stories such as “IRS Plans to Target Leprechauns Next,” “Boy Scouts Announce Boobs Merit Badge,” and “New CDC Study Indicates Pets of Gay Couples Worse at Sports, Better at Fashion Than Pets of Straight Couples.”

For fuck’s sake…

And THIS:

Leave a comment

Filed under Blog Notes

WordPress Pushing Its Bullshit Again

WordPressBullshit082714
Click = big

After a week of battling WordPress to get the old editor functionality back, they have the nerve to advertise their new shit editor that no one in their right mind wants!

Continue reading

5 Comments

Filed under Blog Notes

Reader Alert: Hit “Older Posts”

This blog’s template sticks ten posts at a time on the front.

Today is one of those rare days when I’ll be doing more than ten posts in a day.

So to see everything, when getting to the bottom of the scroll, hit the “Older posts” link.

Leave a comment

Filed under Blog Notes

The Loveliest Sight In The World Today

WordPressSupportQ8
Click = big

The “classic” editor — the one for adults — with its fixed textarea, again, and its internal scrollbar, again.

And that’s text for posts I was working on using WordPad — like an animal!

Leave a comment

Filed under Blog Notes

It Begins Again, Again

WordPressSupportQ7
Click = big

It works.

So …

StandByForActionL

New posts coming later today.

Leave a comment

Filed under Blog Notes