No news out of China until the celebrating ends. Tech blogs basically shut down and even forum posts dry up.
Happy Year of the Horse to all in China.
NYC has been hit — at least in my part of NYC — with a freakin foot of snow.
I don’t have photos yet. Was too busy shoveling the crap. And now I’m inside trying to get full feeling back in my fingers and toes. It’s twelve degrees Fahrenheit outside. With wind.
I’ve already seen pre-CES product announcements I want to post about but expect delays and sporadic posts today due to this — as they stupidly say on TeeVee — “snow condition.”
When the hell does Spring begin?
Same-day update: It is too miserable outside to even think about going around with a damn camera. So, no pictures this time.
I’d tell you to go here and jump to the bottom, but I think this merits repeating here in a post:
November 30, 2013 Update: I should have added this sooner given how it’s come up more than once. There are ads on this blog. I do not put them there. I use the WordPressdotcom service for free. In exchange for that, WordPressdotcom sells ad space to cover my free use. I don’t see these ads unless I’m logged out — and I’m hardly ever logged out. None of the money WordPressdotcom collects goes to me. I have no say over what ads appear, either. I could make the ads go away by paying for a premium tier of WordPressdotcom but I’m not yet at the point where that’s something I want to do. This is not intended to be a permanent endeavor like a professional website that exists to pay people. That this one blog has now continued for several years surprises even me.
Saturday morning and it seems WordPress is having trouble linking to its image database, so images aren’t appearing here.
It will be cleared up in time…
Same-day update: Something unusual is taking place. Internet Traffic Report shows just 70% of the North American Internet is up, with eleven routers down. Is this a cyber attack or some bizarre and coincidental cascade of failure?
Right now, I can’t call up Drudge Report or get to Twitter.
1) I also can’t reach Tumblr or Toogles.
I got this Notification today from WordPress:
I wouldn’t have otherwise known. I don’t mark the date.
This was my first post.
Yes, lots of bile has flowed in those years.
I can’t say I’m happy with … oh, ninety-nine percent of it.
It looks like about two thousand new “Followers” have been added overnight. Update, Friday October 4, 2013: I must have been having a bad day when I posted this. The number is actually a decrease since my first post.
Follower bombing has happened to the Popehat Twitter too: Spam Attack Immediately Follows Post on Brett Kimberlin
When the hell is the tech press going to pick this up?
This particular blog began on August 16, 2010.
Three damn years ago.
And I missed the anniversary date.
I’ve created a new category just for posts about iPad Mini clones.
I moved them out of the Android category.
I stretched the new category a bit by including the few posts about the Acer Iconia A1-810.
Try it: iPad Mini clones category
WordPress has been tweaking the hell out of things for the past several weeks.
Today they’ve added this:
It seems that when I highlight text for linking, WordPress will now search my entire blog for related content and present a list of possible internal links.
This is seriously cool.
In my last post about ICOO, it suggested two Chinese iPad Mini Clone Notes posts that were relevant. I wouldn’t have otherwise thought to include those.
I can also enter a word or phrase in the Search box to find previously published stuff too. That is one hell of a time-saver.
This is not something I ever thought I needed. It turns out I’ve needed it badly!
Well done, WordPress!
A personal matter and extreme heat in NYC (thermometer outside in direct sun registered over 120F yesterday even though the “official” temperature hit just 95F) interrupted things. Not that there was anything to blog, but still.