Site Maintenance: Updates


Just a warning, I’m updating WordPress and some plugins and hopefully fixing false-flagging of some comments.  I’ll comment when the updates are applied; I shall wait a few minutes after this posts to ensure no one loses work on posts or comments (save your work, folks!)


I’ll be doing some other tweaks later this week, and hope to have a surprise or two, but that depends on my time and how things go.

Be well.

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    Another Scott says:

    Can we say Boehner Pills yet?


    Thanks for your efforts!


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    Alain the site fixer says:

    Gracias. I’m going to update in a minute or two now. Lots of plugins and hopefully I can solve the comment issues quickly.

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    Amir Khalid says:

    @Alain the site fixer:
    Please enlighten us: what do the decorative glass fish signify?

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    Alain the site fixer says:

    @Amir Khalid: Nothing, I just like Murano glass and I especially love fish (as a symbol, as art, as food, as a sport, as pets, etc.), and so have a small collection of them. I try to include some imagery in posts and it seemed whimsical.

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    Alain the site fixer says:

    @Amir Khalid: Ooh, and before I forget, I hope the guitar is going well! When you’re ready, record an MP3 and I’ll be happy to post it! :)

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    Alain the site fixer says:

    Updates completed and I poked around at comments. Things look ok.

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    Mike J says:

    @Alain the site fixer: It was thought in the last thread that Stein was a magic word of power that b0rked things. Still true? I guess we’ll find out.

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    Jeffro says:

    @Alain the site fixer: So if “Ste*n” is still triggering me, but not the filter, I guess that technically counts as progress…

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    SiubhanDuinne says:

    I guess you fixed whatever was going on around 6:15-6:30 this morning (EDT), and for that I thank you.

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    Fair Economist says:

    Can’t blame WP for not wanting to hear any more about Jill Stein, can we?

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    Ha, you guys weren’t allowed to talk about Jill Stein? Such a loss!

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    Amir Khalid says:

    @Alain the site fixer:
    It’ll take me a while. I’m a southpaw learning to play right-handed, and my right hand is still getting up to speed on basic strumming. I’m still practising major and minor chords and learning the first few things about music theory. Today I got my start on learning notation. The Girl is right there along with me.

    There’s one little thing on the site that I hope you can get around to fixing. When I hit the Reply button on another comment, I get scrolled down to the comment box, but with the Post Comment button below the lower edge of my laptop screen. I must left-click outside the comment box and scroll down a bit more, to pull up the Post Comment button so that I can post my reply.

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    Mike J says:

    @Amir Khalid: You could hit the tab key four times, then press enter.

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    Alain the site fixer says:

    @Amir Khalid: I’ve got to update the theme tomorrow, so I’ll see if that remains an issue. I’ll try to fix if so. Once done typing, you can hit Tab and then enter and that should post your comment

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    chopper says:

    hopefully fixing false-flagging of some comments.

    we don’t get to make comments about false flags??!?

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    realbtl says:

    @Amir Khalid: Strumming and chords are essential for muscle memory. When you feel more adventurous check out (if you haven’t already) tablature for guitars. Most of them are quite transparent for runs etc. Good luck. 60 year player here.

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    ruemara says:

    Can you turn off that annoying flash commercial? Every time it refreshes I hear a car commercial. Even hitting the stop button on the embed won’t make it stop.

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    @ruemara: I Adblock it. Apparently cole loves the thing.

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    My CNN alert says trump has said North Korea “will be met with fire and fury like the world has never seen”, so, been nice knowing y’all.

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    Van Buren says:

    @Major Major Major Major: The last thing millions of Americans will see and hear is a FOX panel agreeing that it’s Obama’s fault.

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    Jay S says:

    @Mike J: Thanks, my chromebook screen is 1366X768 and cuts off after email address. I hadn’t considered tabbing. Works for me.

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    @Van Buren:

    The last thing millions of Americans will see and hear is a FOX panel agreeing that it’s Obama’s fault.

    And on CNN, we’ll be subjected to Chinchilla’s analysis.

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    Jay S says:

    @Jay S: Ha, it depends on where the comment box is relative to the post I reply to, Here a part of the comment box is visible and the screen does not scroll at all. if the box is off screen I am scrolled to the comment box starting at mid screen, with the “leave a comment” header at about 2/3 from the bottom.

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    Alain the site fixer says:

    @Jay S: are you viewing desktop site on a phone or using
    A small screen chromebook or something like that?

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    J R in WV says:

    Well, I was on my way to lunch, Pad Thai at the newest,. best, most Thai place in the valley. Ummm it was good!

    Then I did some food errands (wine, bakery, fishmonger) and then to the Equipment Supply for a part for the BushHog, which I borked last week by hitting something hard, repeatedly. The shear bolt sheared, but bent the shaft the slides over the BushHog drive shaft. So new part: $150+shipping. The shear bolt was $1.97, but the two shafts won’t slide together since the outer shaft is bent. Darn! Better to fix it right, tho.

    I’m back now – and a Pie Filter using fool!!!!!!!!!!!!

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    Doug R says:

    @Amir Khalid: Did you get those fish in Colorado, perchance?

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    Alain the site fixer says:

    @Doug R: think you meant me. Nope, they were purchased in Venice.

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    Jay S says:

    @Alain the site fixer: Acer R 11 Cromebook, 1366×728 HD screen.

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    Alain the site fixer says:

    @Jay S: thanks I don’t have one but I’ll try to simulate the view and see what I can do. I’m sure it’s theme tweaking for certain viewport dimensions or something or other.

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    Alain the site fixer says:

    In case anyone’s reading this, if you use RSS are you having issues today?

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    Jay S says:

    @Alain the site fixer: I get the same behavior on Windows 10 when I set that resolution. It’s a common screen size for low cost laptops.

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    Jay S says:

    @Alain the site fixer: I haven’t noticed RSS issues. Although the post updates are a bit lagging the blog, but that isn’t uncommon. I’m using INOREADER if that makes a difference.

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    Percysowner says:

    @Alain the site fixer: I’m having RSS issues. Firefox 54.0.1 (64-bit) on Mac 10.12.6. Nothing on my RSS feed since early yesterday.

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    Alain the site fixer says:

    @Percysowner: is it better now?

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    SWMBO says:

    Alain, every time I go to refresh a page (using IE), I get the popup that this site does not have a valid certificate.

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