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About says it all now doesn't it?
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+Stevie Dillo - Unfortunately, I'm not enough of a programmer to work it up. However, I may have talked a good friend of mine over in Ireland (another old codger like myself but familiar with PHP, CSS and such) into attempting to work up something similar in a WordPress plugin. But it would be good if I could find one of the regular WordPress plugin authors to come up with this as a plugin that could be regularly maintained though.

It certainly would cut down on the spam comments now wouldn't it?
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I'm basically sharing the latest post on my old WordPress powered blog in order to test out the new built-in sharing services in Firefox 35. I'm always a bit skeptical about so-called "new services" in any of my software but this looks like it may actually come in handy.

Not that my latest post isn't worth reading of course.
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Anyone happen to notice that Google anything (Plus, Drive, Gmail, News, Search, etc) has been acting awfully glitchy over the last couple of days? Anything in the browser (for me, Firefox 33 and Chrome 38) related to Google taking way too long load, doesn't load at all or stops loading half way through? Google Plus is throwing these random page loading errors, Drive and even Search not coming up at all or only partially.

No problem loading other web pages at all. Just anything to do with Google and Google services.
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yes it has been doing that off and on for a couple of months. I talked to Google about not being able to see my posts as public and glitch loading. They said they are working on it. >-)
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I finally realized that I had watched too much of the old Firefly episodes when a coaster became stuck to the bottom of my cup of coffee and dropped off on my peanut butter toast and I muttered, "Oh you rotten piece of gos se!"
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So, according to the list at Mashable, all my Google account passwords have to changed due to the Heartbleed bug even though Google says I don't have to. Okay, so I have 5 Google accounts and I changed all the passwords about 4 months ago.

You know something? I ain't gonna bother. I have trouble enough remembering the new passwords as it is and if I had to change my passwords every time that a new vulnerability hit the streets I'd be changing them every other week. Seems to me that these days if you go online you're immediately compromised anyway so why bother?

Am I being grumpy about this?

Anyway, here's the list.
Heartbleed: A look at which companies have issued a security patch to fix the Heartbleed bug.
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Oh, I'm always understandably grumpy even if I'm the only one that understands it. ;-)

Over 30 years in computers and all the related wonders that come with them and I'm about ready to donate both my computers to +Ken Starks (Reglue) and stick to watching old movies. I tell ya'.
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Spatry - Thanks for the review. I was rather surprised that Netrunner put out a rolling release based on Manjaro but it pleased me very much. They picked a good base to do so.

By the way. It's pronounced Manjaro as in Kilimanjaro, not Manharo. That's right from their website and the Wikipedia entry for Manjaro.
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+GrahamLinux - Hokay. Personally, I prefer the Kilimanjaro pronunciation as well.
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Maybe they should have named this latest snow storm, Pi?
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:-) Cute.
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Why is it, with Google as "smart" as it is, that it can't figure out that the Google Search page is my "Home" page in Firefox? Why is Google suddenly (within the last week or so) sticking a rather glaring blue bar at the top of my Google Search "Home" page asking if I want to set Google Search as my "Home" page?

If it's due to me clearing out all of my Firefox history including cookies, persistent cookies, DOM cookies, Flash cookies, passwords along with everything else except "Search and Form history then I guess I can tolerate it.

You see, I just love to irritate these services and sites of the innerweb that just insist on me keeping their cookies...forever. So sorry but...um...no.
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The horrid truth about mobile phones finally revealed. ;-)
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An old post of mine about how to speak to a partially deaf person. Old, but still very relevant so I thought I'd share it here since Google+ didn't exist when I wrote it.
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+Lee Forest - Same with me, cochlear deafness. Nerve damage due to a "brain-dead" incident that happened on board the US Naval fast attack submarine that I was assigned to during the Cold War. Ended up with self progressive cochlear deafness which eventually put the kibosh on my side career as a sound engineer.

Incidentally, one of the first things my wife and I intend to do after she retires at the end of this year is find and attend and ASL class.
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For anyone who is running Manjaro you need to update your openssl packages now. Please read the following forum announcement and run the one of the commands given for either the 32-bit (i686) or 64-bit (x86_64) versions of Manjaro in order to update your openssl version one that's not vulnerable. There's supposed to be an Update Pack 4 that includes the fix coming out sometime today but the entire Manjaro.org site is down (they took the servers down to fix the openssl vulnerabilities) except for the wiki and the forums so I wouldn't count on an update pack for fixing the problem any time soon
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For anyone who is running Manjaro you need to update your openssl packages now. Please read the following forum announcement and run the one of the commands given for either the 32-bit (i686) or 64-bit (x86_64) versions of Manjaro in order to update your openssl version one that's not vulnerable. There's supposed to be an Update Pack 4 that includes the fix coming out sometime today but the entire Manjaro.org site is down (they took the servers down to fix the openssl vulnerabilities) except for the wiki and the forums so I wouldn't count on an update pack for fixing the problem any time soon
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+Donald Baun Welcome.
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A lot and I was good at all of them. Then I got old. Oh well.
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Disabled vet, old geek, amateur writer, Linux user.
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Disabled vet and all around strange but decent guy, older than most but younger than some I know.

My blog (A DYI WordPress type blog) is the personal type that often goes astray and leaves the reader very confused. Sorry about that but you might find comfort in the fact that I'm probably more confused than you are.
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    Life, the Universe and Everything, 1959 - present
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