I first learned about WordPress post revisions when I began wondering why my blog entries aren’t consecutive numbers. For example, this entry is numbered “1599″ — something that WordPress does automatically. But the previous entry was “1576″. Shouldn’t this one be 1577? No, because WordPress uses the in-between numbers to save “post revisions”. That means[...]
I already own a home on a tiny little property. I like it. I plan to live here at least until it’s paid off. But, like many people, I enjoy browsing through the “Free! Take One!” home sales magazines you’ll often find stacked in corners of supermarkets. You can always dream of buying that well-appointed,[...]
One of my many pet peeves is shortened words. Well, words or phrases that are shortened poorly. For example, “cellular telephone” has been shortened to “cell” in the U.S. Fortunately, many people actually say “phone”, which is much better. Why? Phone already means telephone. Cell, on the other hand, never meant telephone. It referred to[...]
It’s always bugged me when a reporter (either in print, on the web, or on TV) uses himself or his/her news organization in the story — except for the rare case where it’s actually part of the story. And of course, when I actually got a job as a reporter, I learned it’s generally a[...]
Two decades ago, I was ahead of the times, even among my own generation. Now it appears I’m way behind. Though it was a conscious decision, it sometimes feels like the wrong decision. Discuss:
Two weeks ago, I mentioned the kinds of photography blogs I don’t like to read, and listed two specifically that I do like. Now I’m retracting part of that statement.
There seems to be quite a bit of confusion as to the origin of the phrase “Indian giver”. Wikipedia says it arose from the white man’s misunderstanding of Native American trading practices. Other sites of reference point to the Native practice of demanding a gift be returned if the recipient later dishonored the gift. Still[...]
It really bugs me when people make blanket statements about a region of the country (or part of the world) that not only is inaccurate, but shows that they’ve never been there — or worse, weren’t paying attention when they were there.
I’m getting tired of Google. No, I’m not the type of person who moves on to the next website simply because it’s there. I don’t follow trends or fads and I never have — even as a teenager. I like to find something that works for me and stick with it. Call me old-fashioned. That’s[...]
“Smart phone” users are starting to be more annoying than Facebook users. (Why I’m not on Facebook.) Perhaps the most annoying characteristic of a Facebook user (at least the ones I know) is that they can’t comprehend why the rest of us aren’t part of it — and of course they ignore the fact that[...]