B&P Problems

bandp problems2Bits & Pieces was experiencing some slowness and even not being able to access the site at various times yesterday.  I spent much of the day unable to post using Blogjet,  my normal blogging software.  I maintain four sites, three of which are hosted at GoDaddy.com.  The fourth site is hosted elsewhere.  The sites hosted at GoDaddy are the ones affected.  I can post through the WordPress dashboard but that is a lot slower for me as I’m not used to using it.  

Yesterday afternoon I found a plugin that had updated recently so I tried deactivating it.  That did the trick.  I could post normally.   The sites seemed to be running normally.  

Then this morning I’m having the same issue… I can’t post using Blogjet.  The suspect plugin is still deactivated so I don’t know what the issue is.  I’ll try deactivating other plugins one by one to see if it’s a plugin problem.  I’ll also contact host support if it’s not plugin related.  

I have a couple errands to run and when I get back I’ll be try to figure out the problem.    So there might be fewer posts for a while this morning.  

Sorry for any inconvenience this might cause you in getting your “fix” of B&P.



B&P Downtime

Time to renewBits and Pieces was down this morning because its deadbeat owner didn’t renew the hosting plan that expired February 21.  A quick search of past emails shows a couple of reminders that were apparently ignored or at best put on the back burner of my brain to be dealt with later.  An even quicker credit card transaction brings B&P back online for another year.

I’m sorry for any inconvenience this may have caused anyone.  It sure had me panicking.



Help Krisgo find a name for a new blog

Dear Bits and Pieces readers,

krisgo (Jonco’s daughter) here–Hello!

I’m planning on starting a blog and I’m asking for your help. I intend to do similar content as Bits and Pieces with some anecdotal writing, humor, trivia and light editorials from my perspective. The trouble is– I can’t come up with a good blog name that isn’t already taken or ‘for sale’.

A little about me – in case you are one of the unfortunate readers to have missed the first BABBQ, and didn’t get to meet me. 🙁
First off – I’m ef’f’in awesome. I use to not know that, but now that I’m older and wiser I’ve learned it. I’m in my early 40’s, married, 2 kids almost all ‘growd’ up, school volunteer, student of arts and crafts and cooking. I love to read and relax, and take semi-long and/or short walks on the beach. I love to laugh, play board games, and I dislike confrontation, religion and politics. Dad and I have a similar sense of humor, a lot of times we crack each other up!

I currently blog at doitandhow.com – but I’ll reserve this blog for recipes, crafts, and unique miscellaneous instructional posts.

I’d appreciate any ideas you all come up with!   Got any clever ideas?

Thanks a bunch,



Gawker.com has article about half a toilet on B&P

Half toiletAdrienne LaFrance, a reporter for Gawker.com called the other day about a photo that’s been going around recently that purports to come from Sochi Russia along with the other bathroom photos and stories coming from there since the Olympians arrived this past week.  It had been traced (and mentioned) by the Huffington Post as coming from Bits and Pieces last August.  The image of a half-toilet that has been retweeted by thousands of people, including journalists from the Wall Street Journal and the Washington Post.

The Gawker article is debunking the “Bullshit on the Internet This Week”. Here’s a link to the article: http://gawker.com/antiviral-here-is-whats-bullshit-on-the-internet-this-1517797044

Here’s our original post: http://bitsandpieces.us/2013/08/08/caption-contest-483/

Gawker and The Huffington Post are pretty big sites so it’s nice to get a little recognition.

Thanks Blake