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  • ross1948 10:46 on January 2, 2020 Permalink | Reply
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    Jakarta Flooding Affects My Bloggery! 

    I had intended to spend the day on bloggery, but with the street outside my garden gate currently resembling a brown lagoon, I’m distracted.

    That photo, of another area in West Jakarta, was taken 4 years ago. It’s worse this time,

    Thousands have had to flee their homes and the death toll is in double figures, and rising, sadly.

    Busily texting friends around Jakarta to see how their areas have been afflicted…


    .and lifting important documents, cherished photo albums etc, to a safely high level, e.g. atop my wardrobe, in case the levels rise to those seen in the horrific tv bulletins in East Jakarta, and other parts of city and country…


    …I have no time, nor inclination, to play with my Ipad.

    Yes, it’s sunny now –  but that is no guarantee there will be no more downpours like last night’s.

    Local readers who have escaped the worst effects should find out where they can hand in clothing and other supplies for those who have lost everything.

    So the blog will be running itself till the weekend, at least.

    There are several items already scheduled, but not much brand-new being composed right now!

    • Chrissie Miles 17:55 on January 2, 2020 Permalink | Reply

      I hope your dry wit remains unaffected by the flood.


    • Santi 18:57 on January 2, 2020 Permalink | Reply

      We too are looking for the help post with things that people can use who have no homes and only what thay can carry.
      Ask to your RT, Ross, he will know.


  • ross1948 23:28 on April 16, 2019 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: bad new system, blogging, , Gutenberg, ,   

    Gutenberg Geeksters – WordPress, Fire Your BLOCK-heads! 

    WordPress geeks need to learn that people do NOT appreciate being bullied into fancy tekky stuff that is no improvement on existing systems and in fact is ludicrously more complicated.

    This post uses blocks from the new editor

    There IS no ‘new editor.

    I am the editor and don’t appreciate usurpers….

    Image result for wordpress block editor

    …especially so-called ‘experts’ who have the nerve to ‘borrow’ the name of the great 15th century print pioneer Gutenberg, whose glorious achievement was to expand readership, not to hamper bloggers – though we didn’t of course exist back then!


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    I had to spend more than an hour yesterday, trying to extricate my blog from a brief nightmare heralded by that alarming ‘BLOCK’ message you can see at the top of the page. 

    It took a while, because the demented ‘BLOCK’ system totally screwed up a perfectly simple post I was drafting.

    In the end, I pressed the ‘help’ button and I suspect they have had thousands doing the same, exasperated by the hardships imposed by whatever snooty twits conceived the bloody ‘block’ beast.


    A pity the high-handed Gutenberg Geeksters are now giving us a two-year ultimatum, but as said earlier, a greater pity they didn’t ask us if we wanted this absurd innovation.

    As bad as Yahoo, which has long treated users with similar disdain.

    Left-Controlled Yahoo Bullies Users Into New Inferior Version – Again! 


    YahooOath? Actually, It’s Clinton Fund-Raiser Verizon! 

    …though I’ve no grounds (yet) to speculate if there are any political undertones to the mess they have dumped on us.

    Anyway, for other disgruntled users, here you are, a way to get you out of the Gutenberg morass.

    It’s worth pointing out that Gutenberg editor is the future of WordPress and it’s here to stay. The WordPress team will continue to support the Classic Editor through the end of 2021, giving you plenty of time to get familiar with Gutenberg.

    Story image for wordpress block editor from ValueWalk


    • Tiny Tim 13:55 on April 17, 2019 Permalink | Reply

      WordPress was great until they got these fools in, who just want to show off their technological talents and give no thought to the average user.
      I am going to start lookng around for a customer friendly alternative to WordPress unless they cancel that 2 year ultimatum.


  • ross1948 07:00 on January 28, 2019 Permalink | Reply
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    One Day On The Funny Farm – Guardian’s Oz-Day Page 

    Some of you still ask why I so often use the far-left UK Guardian as a source for my bloggery.

    It is one of the most appalling examples of the Enemy Media.

    If you are not familiar with its pinko-drivel content, here’s a snapshot from it’s Australian internet page this weekend…


    See what I mean?

    Their big story was all about how ‘tens of thousands’ of Un-Australian undesirables went a-marching ( more like a-shuffling and/or a-mincing!) to protest against their country’s national day…

    …while millions of normal Aussies got on with the seriously enjoyable business of patriotic celebration.

    But that’s precisely why I use the Guardian.

    Too many bloggers either don’t link to any source, or else to patriot/populist media that share their own goals and values. Such sources may well be accurate and reliable, like Breitbart, but their use will be cited by left-liberal attackers as evidence that we, the good guys, are just echo-chambers.

    Of course sometimes it’s inevitable that we use media that report things that the left-liberals suppress, like this weekend’s arrest of Roger Stone, covered widely by the left, gloating at the gestapo tactics, the pre-dawn-raid…



    …but not so much hue and cry over how some Deep State slug in law enforcement leaked the timing of the raid to the Trumpophobes of CNN.

    ‘Amazing coincidence’: CNN’s convenient presence at Roger Stone’s arrest raises questions
    The CNN producer at the scene said he was there on a hunch – his “journalistic instinct” kicked in… 

    The Enemy Media are quite brazen when they flout their duty as journalists…


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    …like that bigoted old German bat we often show you.

    But it’s good to use them when we can.

    If nothing else, it demonstrates due diligence on our part

    • Jacko 18:42 on January 28, 2019 Permalink | Reply

      What kind of people read tosh like that?
      I never touch the Guardian because I dont own a barge-pole.


    • Pamela 22:12 on January 28, 2019 Permalink | Reply

      The Guardian is a blot on the landscape.
      That headline about the joy of being a trans-freak is a gem.
      But I do understand why you use its horror stories about us wicked normal people, and those we admire, as sources.
      Even so, it must be very hard work wading through sick sludge like that every day.


  • ross1948 00:27 on January 10, 2015 Permalink | Reply
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    Flogging for Blogging – Saudi Savages At It Again! 

    Saudi blogger Raif Badawi Badawi
    This man will reportedly be flogged weekly until he has received 1,000 lashes
    Being a blogger does not always earn one songs of praise. It wasn’t that long ago that some cowardly communist, skulking, as is his wont, behind a pseudonym, suggested my death!
    Despite my enormously self-indulgent enjoyment of the recent holidays, I remain alive, and relatively unscathed!
    But the same cannot be said for this poor Arab, who has been sentenced by what purports to be a court of law in Saudi Arabia, a ghastly hell-hole, to one thousand lashes and a fine, for  ‘cybercrime and insulting Islam.’


    Mind you, in 2013 he was cleared of apostasy, which could have carried a death sentence.  http://www.bbc.com/news/world-middle-east-30744693 

    Hard to believe – if you don’t live in a country which allows such barbaric nonsense to blight its international reputation.


    acehnightmare Aceh – masked coward brutalises young girl

    Aceh’s backward and primitive provincial shariah system is infamous for its public whipping of men and women for similar innocuous ‘offences.’ 

    Flogging in and of itself is no bad thing. The grooming gangs in England would be ideal subjects for such punishment, regular whippings throughout their inadequate sentences, though of course death would be a more just punishment for what they did to those little girls.

    Meanwhile, our Western Governments still grub about for defence contracts and curry favour with the ignoramus regime there.

    sod that



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