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March 26, 2020

Public Service Announcement: Comments.Are.Broken

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Every now and then I take a moment to mention that my Comments section doesn't work most of the time.

On the other hand, most websites have eliminated comments, so I guess I should take some pride in being in the still-open minority.

I've been trying to post a comment for the past two weeks but all I get is the 404 page up top.

It cannot be fixed: I tried very hard for years, but Typepad insists that it's bad code on my part.

Since I've never touched the code nor has anyone else in the past decade, I don't buy it. 

One more thing: about once a month I get an email from an angry reader — usually male — attacking me for censoring his comment(s) by blocking or removing it/them, as if I personally put up the 404 page.

I don't do that: never have, never will.

If comments trash me, so be it: they remain up on the home page just like all the rest that make it through Typepad's eye-of-the-needle winnowing device.

March 26, 2020 at 04:01 PM | Permalink | Comments (2)

Close up and personal

March 26, 2020 at 02:01 PM | Permalink | Comments (0)

County-by-county social distancing live scoreboard

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You can too!

Above and below,

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the state of play here in Podunkville (Albemarle County, Virginia).

March 26, 2020 at 12:01 PM | Permalink | Comments (0)

National Geographic's 100 Greatest Adventure Books of All Time

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Fair warning: there goes the rest of your year.

One more thing: pack a lunch.

March 26, 2020 at 10:01 AM | Permalink | Comments (0)

Shower Beer Holder


From the website:

They say you get your best ideas in the shower.

Sometimes the idea is so inspiring that you should celebrate immediately.

Toast to your extraordinary epiphany with the Sudski, a silicone beer holder that you keep in your shower.

The Sudski is just the right size to hold a can of your favorite beer (or soda) and keep it at arm's reach without fail.

The washable sticky backing clings to shiny surfaces including glossy tiles, metal, and marble.

Plus, the nine holes on the bottom of the Sudski act as a perfect drain so your beverage doesn't drown.

Features and Details:

• Not for use on stone or unglazed tile

• Avoid use with glass bottles

• Holds 12oz and 16oz cans

• Dishwasher safe

• Mildew resistant

• 6" x 4¼’" x 2¾"

$13.99 (beer not included, except for orders from southern Atlanta suburbs — please specify choice of brewskis).

March 26, 2020 at 08:01 AM | Permalink | Comments (1)

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