Posts Tagged ‘blog’
Creative Commons & Permission
Creative Commons & Permission

Some unfortunate activities have required me to remove several of my more recent posts.  I wish to be very clear.  My views, thoughts, opinions expressed on my website are my own and in no way reflect my employer or anyone else.  I take great care in ensuring the material on my website falls well within […]

New Design
New Design

I found in the ten-odd years that I’ve operated this website, that the best way to get back into regular posting is a total redesign.  This is my fourth design, and I’ve chosen an aesthetic that throws more emphasis on photos.  It also updates a number of new WordPress features that have appeared over the […]

White Screen of Death
White Screen of Death

Apparently I am not able to automatically update WordPress which was function that I had been denied for the past several  years due to security concerns from my web host.  It is incredibly handy to be able to instantly install the latest gear.  Unfortunately the site was blasted by the white screen of death on […]

Margo – Queen of Tiger Leaping Gorge
Margo – Queen of Tiger Leaping Gorge

Sometimes my RSS feed tosses a news morsel my way.  Today is was a piece regarding the passing of an apparent fixture on the Yunnan backpacking circuit. Via In the Footsteps of Joseph Rock His group were surprised – to say the least – to be passed by a lone western woman traveling at speed […]


Seven years of website fun! I suppose I could have waited until a 10 year operational anniversary, but…I needed a good topic for the first post of the year. Connected with descendents of my Great Uncle’s Typhoon squadron Was provided information regarding a memorial cairn created for my Great-Uncle in France. Acquired a long-term internet […]

Windows Live Writer

Windows Live Writer can no longer connect with my blog, at least from Leh, where I am now (something to do with using a satellite connection?  Probably not, but the writer worked fine in Delhi).  I use WLW because it is good offline blog publisher with stellar photo integration options.  Internet, being satellite, is expensive […]


First 2009 post and 308th post since 2004 when I started this blog.  Actually, I began blogging in 2003 at (without the “-“) but lost that domain, and the 100 or so associated entries because of an amatuerish mistake regarding hosting payments…make sure credit card information is up-to-date or one might find their hosting […]

WordPress 2.7
WordPress 2.7

2.7 is finally out and I’m generally impressed so far. The interface feels a lot like the old MovableType cms that I used back in the day but without all of the usual MT nonesense.  I would say this release has a far heavier feel than the previous 2.6 series but in the good way […]

Notebook Death

My old averatec officially passed away.  The monitor no longer functions thus effectively removing my ability to keep a decent journal of my activities.  The ability to sit down and type away at when I had the time is one reason I decided to make frequent posts.  Tracking down affordable net-bars just isn’t a very […]

Top Ten Buildings in Nanjing

This will be the first entry posted suing scribefire, a nifty Firefox plugin which allows direct postings from within Firefox – thus avoiding the somewhat annoying process of logging into my CMS to make an entry (one is aware of living in a “now” generation when the simple process of logging into a website is […]

Wow, you still have a website?

About a month ago (March?) I realized that it had been roughly a year since I had posted on, or done anything with, my website…except pay hosting and domain fees! Since I have some time at the moment and I’m also feeling in a somewhat creative mood, I mused that it would be a good […]

Trouble (can’t think of a better heading)
Blogging, with Chinese characteristics
Chinese Blogging Craze
Chinese Oceanic Power
A few blogs worth reading.
Confessions of a Tingbudonged Foreigner
Tie one on
Left and Right Labels

I completely lost it with someone on a forums I frequent. Their post was the last straw for me in a series of similar encounters on several forums involving similar circumstances. I ignored it, but not today. I wrote my original response in haste, but I wanted to clarify here. Over the past several years […]

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