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Why I Love Weeding

I often tell people that I find weeding very therapeutic and Zen-like, and then they tell me how much they hate weeding, or else they smile in a vague sort of way and change the subject.

Last week, a member of our local gardening group on the book of faces shared a cartoon that I wanted to show you. Somebody out there knows exactly how I feel about weeding:


(The google-machine finds this picture in multiple places, and I can’t find any attribution. Thank you, Unknown Cartoonist!)


WordPress Changes – Your Poll #1 – Herded ?

For those of you affected by the new WordPress “enhancements”, plz add your vote & thoughts to GrahamInHats’ post. He may be able to help us. More voices may get TPTB to listen.

For others, please excuse the meta. The WordPress blogging interface is being changed, and mostly for the worse and with much consternation amongst the small bloggers (such as myself), and without “consent of the governed”. I’d like to keep this blog going, and the changes will make that cumbersome. More than the “stats” page is involved…

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Duck back 2This is your opportunity to vote on the recent changes to WordPress and there are two vital reasons to do so.

Firstly, the survey is unlikely to be published, so this is your opportunity to be heard. Secondly, by ourselves it is unlikely that we can bring about improvement but, investors and allied businesses do not like management that alienates it’s customers and fails in new endeavours.  They can make a difference.

Our endeavour is to rescue WP, for desktop users and for the new mobile market.

Workarounds are here , more articles are here and, for surety, you might wish to note my standby blog:-

The subjects for these polls will include: Herded ?,  Democratized Blogging,  Transparency,  The New Interface Failures,   Misleading Claims,  Censorship,  Privacy/Security and Management.  Each will have a Link when available and I will post every couple of days.  So if you don’t…

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About WordPress Changes and What We Can Do


WordPress is implementing changes. Feedback concerning these changes is uniformly negative. In fact, the changes make it impossible to for me to tell if you have seen my posts unless you “like” them or comment. So please: I know you have been reading, but in the future I will not be able to tell, so again please, drop a “like” or comment (even if empty), to let me know you came by. Thanks!

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For Help with the changes (workarounds) please click here.    This content is about Underlying Motive, The Problems, Probable Cause, How We Can Make a Difference and Remaining Questions.

*** There is now a reply from CEO Matt Mullenweg, (Jan 29, 2015 at 17:57) in comments and your very welcome to respond. ***

Underlying Motive

Matt Mullenweg, owner and recently appointed CEO of WordPress, has himself indicated a wish to pursue the mobile market which is made clear in and interview with Forbes click here ! (page 5/6) .  However that interview does not indicate any intention to abandon desk top users.

Add to this, Tiger Global now have at a total of $110 million invested in WP here !.  Tiger Global also have investments in the expanding Indian and South American mobile and e-commerce markets.

Amended/Addition:  From WSJ/Digits  “We both have a long term…

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Hurricane Odile Update

Photobucket Pictures, Images and Photos

Out-Take: 8/13/14

Looking for a picture of new growth on the tree, I caught this guy (top left):

Spur-throated Grasshopper (Melanoplus ponderosus)

Spur-throated Grasshopper (Melanoplus ponderosus)

As Aesop told us, those grasshoppers just love to watch everyone else do work!

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