B&P Problems

Bits & 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 [...]

New Star Rating System

I’m trying a new Star Rating plugin for posts and comments.  I was having some issues with individual posts and some other issues when I posted things to the Best of Bits Facebook page. 

Some of these rating systems don’t fare well when used on a shared server so we’ll see how [...]

B&P turned 12 yesterday

It was twelve years ago yesterday that the very first post  appeared on Bits & Pieces. 

Thanks to all of you who visit –  whether you stop by every once in a while or whether you’re here several times a day.  Thanks especially to those who take time to comment.  For without you this site would not [...]

B&P Downtime

Bits 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 [...]

B&P Notice

 Bits and Pieces will be closed February 29 thru February 31.

We will return on March 1st.

Sorry for any convenience this causes.

 

Issue with comments on Bits of Wisdom resolved

I hadn’t received any comments on Bits of Wisdom for a couple of months and Tim emailed  me and said he tried to leave one and couldn’t. I checked it out and was able to leave a comment.  So today I delved into it a little more and apparently a plugin that is supposed to help minimize spam [...]

Website changes…

Thumbs Down:  I’ve disabled the Thumbs Down button at the bottom of posts on a trial basis.  We have a few trolls who down-vote every post so the tally isn’t very accurate or helpful.  For now we’ll keep the Thumbs Up button so readers can see what posts others seem to like.

Amazon.com Links:  The links [...]

The Wayback Machine

The Wayback Machine is a digital time capsule created by the Internet Archive, a non-profit organization, based in San Francisco, California. It is maintained with content from Alexa Internet. The service enables users to see archived versions of web pages across time, which the Archive calls a “three dimensional index”.

Here’s a look [...]

B&P Turns 11

It was eleven years ago yesterday that the very first post  appeared on Bits & Pieces.  It’s been a wild ride at times.  I’ve posted some interesting, weird and funny things along the way… many of which you’ve contributed.  Thank you.!

I’ve met a lot of interesting people, both online and in person.  I’ve heeded [...]

More Website Problems

You may have noticed that B&P has been a little sluggish in loading the last day or two.  With what little skills I have, I’ve determined that someone in the Ukraine has been trying to hack into the site.  I’ve found and inserted some code to block anyone from the Ukraine from accessing the site…. or at least [...]

 
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