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  • Trying out 2023

    So I’m trying out the 2023 theme from WP, which is much closer to what I want but…still…not at all there. It still wastes a third of the main site page. There’s no left or right gutter content to frame it with nav. I *think* I’ve figured out how to manage the top nav. When […]

  • Not so smooth

    So honestly not at all happy with the way pages/templates are built in newer wordpress. Really really unhappy with the hack job I’ve done, even though it works. I’ve looked around on the templates library for something that’ll work but they’re all garbage IMO. Why is the current trend to waste an entire screenful or […]

  • New look afoot, maybe, plus reCaptcha’d

    I’m working on pulling out the old theme and replacing it because it’s ancient, not updated, and doesn’t use any modern bits of WordPress. Unfortunately AFAIK there’s no way for me to prepare a complete gutting/fixing of say 2022 or the default theme and then just switch, so if you wander by over the next […]

  • Iron Gods, Iron Angels, Dragons and Sharks.

    Where were you in 1993? Me, probably at my computer. My grandfather bought me a Laser Turbo XT. 40mbyte RLL hard drive. Seagate. 640kbyte of RAM. Tiny by today’s standards. It’s specs less than a rounding error by today’s standards. But at the time, that was a lot. This was my first Iron God. But […]

  • Holy heck tempus fugit!

    Time indeed flies. I definitely have NOT forgotten about Dotblag here…I just haven’t…like had anything to write/share really. However….new hobbies starting up, I’m moving towards getting my private pilots license, and, trying out astronomy. Hopefully next year I’ll be brewing again too. Assuming I feel like it I hope to write about these things here. […]

  • So why are the big ISPs fighting against Title II now?

    I’m going to reuse acronyms and “framework” described in my Jul 15th article – ISP, CP, NSP. The claim by many on the side of 17-108 is that Title II (keeping the current 2015 final order in place) represents chafing regulation. From the side of the ISPs like Verizon and Comcast the regulation basically requires […]

  • Net Neutrality – What is it about?

    There’s been more talk lately about net neutrality. In large part due to the neutrality day thing… Many people are (rightfully) confused. There’s good arguments on both sides. I’m very much for net neutrality and having sensible regulation to make all players play fair. I’ll go into why, what the past looked like, what’s going […]

  • Internet of Shit, No It’s Not Sophisticated

    Dyn, “media”, everyone, please stop calling what happened on October 21st a “sophisticated attack.”  It’s the Internet equivalent of driving a semi truck through a house at 75MPH.  That’s how sophisticated it was.  Damaging, absolutely, impressive…Yeah probably.  Sophisticated?  Hardly.  It’d be sophisticated to see that same tractor turning donuts.  The Hoonigan‘s are sophisticated.  These attackers […]

  • This hack thinks 300GB is a lot…

    I actually found a hack that thinks 300GB is a lot.  First that’s not entirely the point (Comcast, etc, have all been selling unlimited internet for starters) – second, it’s NOT nearly as much as you think.   Third they still want YOU to pay and Netflix to pay for any Netflix traffic you use. […]