Monday, April 05, 2010

TV Star Found Dead, Face-Down in Gutter

Police have no leads.

This post was to have been published on April Fool's Day, but the joke is on me, because although it was scheduled about 12 hours in advance, it never posted. One of those inexplicable glitches, I guess!

Speaking of glitches, I cleaned some stuff out of the blog sidebar today, hoping to improve loading time. I had to finally kick e-referrer out, as it kept showing x-rated links supposedly responsible for sending incoming links to my blog. When I checked those links I could find nothing in the way of any reference to this humble weblog.

I've got another glitch: a sometimes-buggy keyboard. I don't use blogger's spell-check because it screws up my post formatting, and although I proof-read to some degree, I recently noticed many more errors (than usual) that needed correcting. My friend Saki Tumi noticed that when I was typing the word "broadly" I typed it correctly, but the display showed "boardly" - so we commenced experimenting and Saki shot an impromptu bit of video with her iPhone, PROVING to me, the doubting thomas, that yes I was typing words correctly, but whatever artifical intelligence that delivers the signal to the screen gets words scrambled WHEN I TYPE TOO FAST (and we're still trying to determine the speed at which words begin to get jumbled)!

I learned a lot of neat stuff today while online - simply by using a few readily available tools and apps - and a bit of imagination! One important tip for you fellow-bloggers to remember: sites like HideMyAss.com do NOT hide anything! I won't post the details, but I was able to read IP addresses and account information on sites that came-a-visitin' via HideMyAss.com, right down to the city, country and ISP! One of my site metering tools (and I won't share which one) is able to display that info (now I'm wondering if THAT is some wonderful glitch, because it's never happened before) and I even tested it myself by using Anoymouse to view my own blog and don't you know ALL of my "details" showed up!

Next Item of Business: The Blogroll... what do you think? Are blogrolls no longer neccessary, useful and / or functional? You may comment below!

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