Category: Blogging and cyber things

housekeeping and issues in blogging


1. Cromerty ‘I Do Voiceovers’ York @Cromerty points out:

When the Queen crosses this lawn she can go diagonally and up and down #RoyalWedding:

2. This was partly what I was referring to yesterday:… More here ...


1. Interesting one – Philip Cross:

133,612 edits to Wikpedia have been made in the name of “Philip Cross” over 14 years. That’s over 30 edits per day, seven days a week. The operation runs like clockwork, seven days a week, every waking hour, without significant variation. If Philip Cross genuinely is an individual, there is no denying he is morbidly obsessed. I am no psychiatrist, but to my entirely inexpert eyes this looks like the behaviour of a deranged psychotic with no regular social activities outside the home, no job (or an incredibly tolerant boss), living his life through a screen.

2. I have absolutely nothing to say to this:

Catching Feelings is a dark romantic comedy which follows an urbane young academic and his beautiful wife, as their lives get turned upside down when a celebrated and hedonistic older writer moves into their Johannesburg home with them.

Director: Kagiso Lediga
Writer: Kagiso Lediga
Stars: Kagiso Lediga, Pearl Thusi, Andrew Buckland

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May 18th, 2018

You may have noticed emails coming to you from various organizations about the new GDPR the EU is inflicting on us. This site has always respected privacy of reader/commenters and is, frankly, not interested in identifying you, nor using that information.

However, WordPress does note some information:

The Admins can view your IP address, the email you supplied and [if you’ve filled it in] your website. No one below Admin status has access to this information and none of it is passed to any third party.

However, the new regulations require us to inform you, the reader, of what is going on and so we’ll start with a short report by Ken Craggs []:

The European Union General Data Privacy Regulation (GDPR) comes into effect globally on 25 May 2018. And there’s a somewhat vague category called ‘legitimate interests’. GDPR regulations also mean that organisations based in the EU won’t have to be as aggressive getting consent for data collection outside of Europe.

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And another thing

There are some truly sick people around:

Marina, a transgender woman who works as a waitress and moonlights as a nightclub singer, is bowled over by the death of her older boyfriend.

Haiku considers this fascinating:

Designed to fail:

Thank goodness for the New Europe Coalition:

[H/T the boys]… More here ...

Bits and pieces

Le figaro had a poll:

Quite sure you need not be good at French to work that one out.  As for the father – OK, three stents is many but he should still be able to wheelchair her down the aisle [or whatever it’s called].  Think it’s pathetic if not.

Now, this truly bizarre idea of Blocked Dwarf that the EU does not mean rampant migration without borders.  It very much does and the sooner we’re out the better:

Europe is set to absorb massive waves of migration “for the decades to come”, the EU Commission has declared, vowing the continent will “never become a fortress”.
Speaking in Brussels on Wednesday, EU migration chief Dimitris Avramopoulos stressed that the European Commission would oppose any plans to build a fence on the Greek-Turkish border.

“We are against building fences, on the contrary, we are in favour of building bridges with neighbouring countries,” he said.

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1. Spray can will fix it:

2. First of the left-liberal warnings:

And another – surprising from the NYT:

3.  You know, there’s something quite off about Megs’s father.  For all the words about her scheming, conniving ways, it’s still her biggest day, her bleedin’ wedding.  It’s his little girl for crying out loud.

Now, as someone in that heart boat, I can say that the day of the operation is elective – they can artificially maintain you, he can be propped up in a wheelchair – it’s nowt to do with that. It was unnecessary for him to have it today and even if he does, he can still be wheeled in for Saturday

I’m sorry but he comes over as quite narcissistic to me, hypochondriac. It maybe that the neglect by his daughter is what it’s all about – she texts him rather than go to him?… More here ...


1. Sigh:

2. Because this is The Saker, it’s worth a read:

3. Says haiku: “Understanding the underlying explanation carefully ignored:”

4. Storing veg? Store ’em prepped:

5. Your shiny Trudeau doll available now:

6. Lastly for now, valley of the cablecars:

[H/T haiku and Chuckles]… More here ...