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  • Jubarb, Inodes, And Always Biting Off More Than I Can Chew

    Jubarb, Inodes, And Always Biting Off More Than I Can Chew

    Herb’s Blog, Herbdate 23446 – 1204 Here’s the haps: Being self-hosted is not without its perils. I have been getting notices that my site has been down for extended periods, some people having more problems commenting, and my storage fluctuates when I run backups. People who are hosted on WordPress.com have…

  • WordPress.com or WordPress.org on NaBloPoMo #14

    WordPress.com or WordPress.org on NaBloPoMo #14

    Herb’s Blog, Herbdate 23293 – 1178 Here’s The Haps: The other day Michael, from Michael Stephen Wills Photography, left the comment, “What does ‘self-hosted’ mean? You bought a copy of the WordPress software for $xxx.xx and have it installed on a web server somewhere? What are the benefits? The answer would…

  • “There Has Been A Critical Error On This Website” – NaBloPoMo #8

    “There Has Been A Critical Error On This Website” – NaBloPoMo #8

    Herb’s Blog, Herbdate 23287 – 1172 Here’s the haps: The other day I was extolling the virtues of being self-hosted and I still think it’s best for me, but sometimes you hit something that is a mind-bogglingly annoying challenge. Earlier today (I’m writing this on the 8th to post on the…

  • Something I Learned about WordPress on NaBloPoMo #7

    Something I Learned about WordPress on NaBloPoMo #7

    Herb’s Blog, Herbdate 23286 – 1171 Here’s the haps: So, in yesterday’s post I mentioned the fact that I can import photos from my Google photos and it seemed to work just fine. The way it works is that WP imports your photo from Google to your media folder. Along the…

  • How To Make An Aluminum Foil Cowboy Hat

    How To Make An Aluminum Foil Cowboy Hat

    Herb’s Blog, Herbdate 23222 – 1155 Here’s the haps: On a blog that I follow called NOTES FROM THE CACTUS PATCH, written by Phil Strawn, a teller of tales (Occasionally tall tales) and spinner of yarns from the great state of Texas, there was a post a while back that he…

  • About Your Comments…This Website Is A Gateway…

    About Your Comments…This Website Is A Gateway…

    Herb’s Blog, Herbdate 23179 – 1144 Here’s the haps: My very dear fans, friends, fiends, foes, foundlings, frolickers, and other respected purveyors of this blog, I have discovered a few posts where you had been so kind to take the time to write a comment and I never answered. I am…

  • You Are About To Open 16 Tabs or I Have Decided AI Is Too Stupid To Be Feared, Yet

    You Are About To Open 16 Tabs or I Have Decided AI Is Too Stupid To Be Feared, Yet

    Herb’s Blog, Herbdate 22833 – 994 Here’s the haps: I got this new journal from Amazon the other day because I really liked the cover. It was one of those things that just jumped right off the page and said, “BUY ME!” I worked for a big-name insurance company in the…

  • Nonce Nonsense – Timeout!

    Nonce Nonsense – Timeout!

    Herb’s Blog, Herbdate 22773 – 987 Here’s the haps: I am getting some pictures ready from our campout but I need to find out a little unrelated info from you all, dear Readers, if you please. I was just informed by one of my commenters that when they tried to comment…

  • Blogging A – Z Challenge 2022: R is for The Robots Really Will Win

    Blogging A – Z Challenge 2022: R is for The Robots Really Will Win

    Herb’s Blog, Herbdate 22718 – 968 Here’s the haps: Many of you know that, growing up, I was a bookworm. This worried a lot of family members so much that I was sent to the grandparents in the country frequently and one whole summer I spent on my uncle’s dairy farm.…

  • Windows 11 Has Annoyed Me Just Now

    Windows 11 Has Annoyed Me Just Now

    Herb’s Blog, Herbdate 22618 – 932 Here’s the haps: I’m enjoying the opportunity to use Mrs. Herb’s new computer but I’m not particularly enthralled with Windows 11. One thing I tried to do just now was to switch my default browser to Chrome. I don’t really dislike Edge but Chrome has…

  • Missing Windows 95 & 98 Welcome Screens and Themes

    Missing Windows 95 & 98 Welcome Screens and Themes

    Herb’s Blog, Herbdate 22613 – 927 Here’s the haps: Mrs. Herb was blessed with a brand new computer today. I don’t mind setting it up and making sure everything’s updated and working properly and all her favorite programs are installed and that the printer is ready to go. She does a…

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