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Special Note to Fellow BloggersPlease be aware that there are now wonderful tools, like Akismet (http://akismet.com/), for blocking spam comments that drive bloggers nuts. Actually, the number of blocked spam comments to this blog far outnumber the number of legit comments. I occasionally check to see if perhaps a legit comment may have been mistakenly blocked - I've never found one yet! I say this only because, as a heavy blog reader and commenter myself, some of the spam blocking devices (such as Captcha and other word verifiers) used by bloggers are both irritating and noneffective as well. And I always wonder if blog authors who use those devices realize that they often drive potential readers and commenters away. Think about it folks, if you use a word verifier, you are undoubtedly losing many readers and commenters.
Monthly Archives: January 2010
Now that I’m settled in my winter enclave, I’m ready to start baking again – Task one, go out and find some “real” flour for bread. Non-bakers will not understand that the stuff sold at the local grocery simply won’t … Continue reading
Have I ever mentioned how much I love to drive? Yup, I do – often think that if things hadn’t worked out the way they did for me (I’m a very fatalistic individual, but not of the religious ilk; more … Continue reading
Five days on the road can do bad things to your body. We left early on Sunday morning from home, and averaged 10 hours driving a day – that really wasn’t smart. We had agreed early on that we’d take it … Continue reading