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 [...]
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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 [...]
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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As many of you know I’ve been trying to switch my internet, phone and TV service to cable. I had two installation appointments but the installed couldn’t do the installation because there was nothing to hook up to on my end of the street. I hadn’t heard anything… nothing at all from the cable company [...]
We don’t get a lot of real mail at B&P so I don’t check my post office box too often but I did yesterday since I had to go by the post office to drop off some mail. Amongst the many flyers and junk mail that was in there was this letter from Peggy who lives [...]
I made a few changes in the settings of a couple plugins for WordPress to see if that might slow the spam comments. The main one is that I’ve disallowed commenting from behind proxy servers.
If you have any trouble leaving a comment please email me and let me know.
I’ve gotten almost 1,100 spam comments overnight. That’s a record. The vast majority of them have links to one site. Those comments don’t see the light of day as they go straight to the spam folder. I’m trying to find a way to bypass them even going in there so I don’t have to keep deleting [...]