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 [...]
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 [...]
I’m trying out a rating system for posts. It has 5 stars so you can choose how much you like a particular post with 5 stars meaning that you like it a lot. This is a trial until I get a feel for how well it works and if it creates any problems for my ISP.
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 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 [...]
From time to time we open up the B&P Shameless Plug Line, where you can plug your own website.
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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