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By: clearlakemike , 3:58 PM GMT on April 07, 2014

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sandiquiz — Tuesday April 1, 2014 — London, United Kingdom

A new blog for the beta experience and the scroll finger.


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Fukushima Radioactive Aerosol Dispersion



Godzilla coming!!!!





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RADIONUCLIDES IN THE FOOD CHAIN: The Real Risk From Fukushima



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Two Weeks of Terror in Ka'u






Lava flows that reached the ocean during 1868 eruptions near the Kahuku ranch on the southwest rift zone.



Seals, Sea Lions Across California Turning Up Sick or Injured at Record-Setting Pace

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42. WunderAlertBot (Admin)
6:26 PM GMT on April 19, 2014
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41. calpoppy
4:55 PM GMT on April 19, 2014
Happy Easter, Mike!

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40. clearlakemike
2:35 PM GMT on April 19, 2014
Thank you, Sandi and Pros!! Beautiful photos! Happy Easter weekend to you both!!
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39. Proserpina
1:16 PM GMT on April 19, 2014
Easter 2014 @Maria photo PicMonkeyCollageEaster2_zps7ce90ddc.jpg

Wishing you a blessed, joyous and peaceful Easter.

Easter spells out beauty, the rare beauty of new life. ~S.D. Gordon
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38. sandiquiz
9:38 AM GMT on April 19, 2014


Hi Mike,
Hope you, G, Leah and all the kitties have a relaxing Easter... and not too much chocolate! :)
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37. clearlakemike
1:08 AM GMT on April 19, 2014
Thanks, Briar. I will try and find that reader on WP and attempt to add tags.

We try to harvest rainwater off of our metal roof into a catchment tank. But in reality most of it is trucked in from nearby county wells by water haulers. We pay $160 for 4k gals. That lasts about a month and a half more or less. This year we have been getting free refills from the rain for the last couple of months. One winter in the past before severe drought set in we went about 5 months getting free water off the roof. We treat the water with UV and filter with a sediment filter. A pump brings the water out of the tank and pressurizes it in a smaller tank before it goes through the treatment and into the house.

Yes, surprising that some of the wells there are that deep and that there are limits sometimes.

The news about California's water situation sounds dire: desalinization, new water projects, etc. We use to joke about California being reclaimed desert but it really is true.

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36. BriarCraft
10:31 PM GMT on April 18, 2014
from #28:
I am going to post the EO link over to my WP blog. I have been trying to work on adding categories and tags but am not quite sure how to go about it. Never got the hang of that on Flickr either. Do you make up your own? I was hoping for a drop down list but didn't see one. I guess you create your own.

If you go to the WP Reader, in the sidebar you''ll see a section of tags. If you click on "explore" at the top of the tag box, you'll get a page of seemingly random words in various font sizes. If I understand correctly, those are the tags trending currently and the bigger the font, the more common the usage. And at the top of that page, there is a search box.

In my WP blog, I want only a short list of tags. It seems logical to tag my state and my primary interests, but before I actually make a tag, I look on the Explore Tags page to figure out if I should to a "photo" tag or a "photography" tag, as an example. So the tags on my blog are of my choosing, but they are also tag words in use by others. Hope that helps you to make more sense of it.


from #32:
We haven't received much rain the last couple of weeks. I think the rainy season here is ending now. May - June are usually the driest months with March being the wettest. So, will probably be back to irrigating soon. But we are enjoying an abundance of wild flowers, lilies, lehua blooms on the Ohia trees, plumeria blossoms and more this year after getting normal rainfall this past winter. The previous two winters were severe drought winters.

Just plain curious here about your water source. Are you on a well or piped in water? What is availability/cost like where you live?

We are on well water, with a shallow 43 foot deep well. The water source is Mt. Rainier. Consequently, I can irrigate all I want. Strange as it may seem for the rainy Pacific NW, wells in nearby areas are up to 500 feet deep and many towns have to limit water consumption in dry years.
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35. clearlakemike
6:49 PM GMT on April 18, 2014
Quoting 34. GardenGrrl:

Hi Mike, posting from NU WU and trying to get the hang of it. Recently I bought the 8.4 inch Galaxy Tab. As a pinball junkie and unable to afford an entire machine, let alone have room for it, at the last convention I found a site that does amazing video reproductions of ALL my favorites. They even kind of play like a real pinball machine.

They only play well on X-Boxes, Playstations and Android/ Iphones. Not on PC's unless it is a PC NASA would like to borrow. Have no idea why 2rams of memory on an android can play this game better than my PC.

Anyhow, the larger screen is great albeit you would need to carry a man purse to tote it around. It is the perfect replacement for a small laptop although it only has Wi-Fi and no phone feature. So many toys.


LOL, GG...I hate carrying anything in my hands or having something slung on my shoulder, lol, much less a man purse!! Not that I don't think men should be able to wear them or anything it is just a "fashion police" issue for myself, lol. I wear a backpack only when I have to. I have noticed messenger bags making a comeback...maybe that is why. To carry around these bigger gadgets and toys. I thought about getting a Galaxy Tab last year when Costco had them on sale. But had bought the camera for my trip to California and decided enough was enough. I am not a gamer but I would like a bigger screen but with a phone. I will have to go into the store when the new iPhone 6/Phablet is released in the fall and see how they fit in my pocket. Sandi has already warned me that it won't, lol. I am pretty sure she is right about the Phablet. I might squeeze the 6 in though. G has backed off on his insistence on my taking his 5s but will see how that goes...Costco has some good deals on the Samsung phones sometimes and a friend bought one and likes the bigger screen but misses the Apple software. I think I would too.
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34. GardenGrrl
5:15 PM GMT on April 18, 2014
Hi Mike, posting from NU WU and trying to get the hang of it. Recently I bought the 8.4 inch Galaxy Tab. As a pinball junkie and unable to afford an entire machine, let alone have room for it, at the last convention I found a site that does amazing video reproductions of ALL my favorites. They even kind of play like a real pinball machine.

They only play well on X-Boxes, Playstations and Android/ Iphones. Not on PC's unless it is a PC NASA would like to borrow. Have no idea why 2rams of memory on an android can play this game better than my PC.

Anyhow, the larger screen is great albeit you would need to carry a man purse to tote it around. It is the perfect replacement for a small laptop although it only has Wi-Fi and no phone feature. So many toys.
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33. barbamz
9:04 PM GMT on April 16, 2014
Still something left to detect in the depth of the oceans "near" your place (lol) ...



Weird and mysterious: scientists find new shark species
Mongabay, Chris Samoray, April 16, 2014

A long snout with teeth jutting from the sides? Check. Catfish-like barbels dangling from its chin? Got them. Gills on the side of its body? It has those, too.

These are characteristics of a bizarre group of sharks known as sawsharks (family Pristiophoriforidae). And until recently, only seven species were recognized. However, following examination of specimens caught in the western North Pacific, researchers discovered that the number of species should be raised one more.

Currently, the new species (Pristiophorus lanae), which was described from six females and one male, is only known to inhabit waters near the Philippine Islands. The authors of the study, published in Zootaxa, write that these sawshark specimens have several distinctive morphological features that separate them from other known species. ...


Read more at http://news.mongabay.com/2014/0416-samoray-sawshar k.html#UifSMs15fZwhteOL.99
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32. clearlakemike
3:12 PM GMT on April 16, 2014
Quoting 30. sandiquiz:

Where have I been??
Not one comment form me for days, forgive me, but real life got in the way, I thinks!
To tell the truth, the visitor i had on Saturday got me to sign up to Words with Friends on my Ipad, and I have been playing a "type of Scrabble" with her on and off for four days! It is addictive!
When I play scrabble against the computer on my phone, I can do a game in about 9 minutes, but against someone else, with other things happening as well, like work, food preparation, laundry and sleeping, a game lasts over 24 hours! I might get bored pretty quick!
Hope you are well... did you get any more rain?

I like the new WU - it will take some getting used to commenting at the top and bolding at the bottom, and not vice versa, but like Flickr... the new set up makes me THINK, which has to be good for the little grey cells!


Yes, scrabble can be addictive! G and I killed many hours on a trans Pacific flight to Australia playing on a miniature travel scrabble board, lol. This was back before iPads and even laptops were not that common. He and his family would play scrabble into the wee hours when we use to visit them when his parents were still living. I have never been very good at it and develop a headache rather quickly although I persisted with it out of sheer boredom on that long flight.

We haven't received much rain the last couple of weeks. I think the rainy season here is ending now. May - June are usually the driest months with March being the wettest. So, will probably be back to irrigating soon. But we are enjoying an abundance of wild flowers, lilies, lehua blooms on the Ohia trees, plumeria blossoms and more this year after getting normal rainfall this past winter. The previous two winters were severe drought winters.

I like the new WU. As for the new Flickr, I don't like the white type on the darker background as it is harder for me to read. And the little boxes are annoying. I have gone back to the English speaking world's version and tried to accept it as the French was giving me a headache. But I think I just traded in the headache for an eye ache!! lol

Yes, thinking is good for the little grey cells. Good to keep them active. No pain, no gain! :)
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31. clearlakemike
2:56 PM GMT on April 16, 2014
Quoting 29. Cloudyinthewest:

Hello Mike,

Those are great photos. The one photo of the radioactive aerosol dispersion is very interesting, is this happening now?

Sincerely,
Dave


Hi Dave, that was the aerosol dispersion on March 20, 2011 after the initial event when one of the reactors exploded, I think. I believe the official explanation was that it was a hydrogen explosion. The earthquake and the tsunami were on March 11, 2011. And then everything there started to unravel...
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30. sandiquiz
1:07 PM GMT on April 16, 2014
Where have I been??
Not one comment from me for days, forgive me, but real life got in the way, I thinks!
To tell the truth, the visitor i had on Saturday got me to sign up to Words with Friends on my Ipad, and I have been playing a "type of Scrabble" with her on and off for four days! It is addictive!
When I play scrabble against the computer on my phone, I can do a game in about 9 minutes, but against someone else, with other things happening as well, like work, food preparation, laundry and sleeping, a game lasts over 24 hours! I might get bored pretty quick!
Hope you are well... did you get any more rain?

I like the new WU - it will take some getting used to commenting at the top and bolding at the bottom, and not vice versa, but like Flickr... the new set up makes me THINK, which has to be good for the little grey cells!
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29. Cloudyinthewest
9:59 AM GMT on April 16, 2014
Hello Mike,

Those are great photos. The one photo of the radioactive aerosol dispersion is very interesting, is this happening now?

Sincerely,
Dave
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28. clearlakemike
12:06 AM GMT on April 16, 2014
Quoting 26. BriarCraft:

I WUnder if WU isn't having some serious problems. I tried to post the short comment below in NuWU and it timed out. Then it took 27 seconds to load your blog in WUclassic, which is normally super fast for me. Hmmmmm.

I'm glad to read that there haven't been any 2-headed whales. Hopefully no 2-headed sharks either!

Unless you're totally thrilled with NUnuWU, they have a special place to post requests and/or vote on other folks' requests.
http://help.wunderground.com/forums/233172-new-si te-design


I tried to look at Barb's blog this morning on my iPhone, Briar, and gave up. The scrolling was too slow and then it would crash...nuNUWU be gone. But other than that I like the nuNUWU generally. Although, the new logo is "drippy" and not attractive. After viewing Barb's blog finally on my PC she has stated that they have borrowed the color scheme from her WU avatar. I think the design of her avatar, which apparently is from an age of better taste, is much more attractive than the ugly modern logo of nuNUWU. The new logo reminds me of every dripping faucet I have ever had to deal with and does not conjure good emotions for me.

Thanks for link...I will check it out. No two headed or one headed sharks thankifully. I did see a shark fin out in the bay last winter that was too close for comfort but fortunately did not get a closer view.

Thank you also for Earth Observatory link about Kilauea. I had glimpsed the recent outbreak news on one of the local blogs but haven't gone back to read the story. I did get caught up more on your EO link. Interesting news about its potential move towards the northeast. There is a lot of housing in that direction. I am going to post the EO link over to my WP blog. I have been trying to work on adding categories and tags but am not quite sure how to go about it. Never got the hang of that on Flickr either. Do you make up your own? I was hoping for a drop down list but didn't see one. I guess you create your own.
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27. BriarCraft
11:42 PM GMT on April 15, 2014
Thought you might be interested in this about Kilauea from Earth Observatory.
http://earthobservatory.nasa.gov/IOTD/view.php?id =83472&src=eoa-iotd
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26. BriarCraft
11:11 PM GMT on April 15, 2014
I WUnder if WU isn't having some serious problems. I tried to post the short comment below in NuWU and it timed out. Then it took 27 seconds to load your blog in WUclassic, which is normally super fast for me. Hmmmmm.

I'm glad to read that there haven't been any 2-headed whales. Hopefully no 2-headed sharks either!

Unless you're totally thrilled with NUnuWU, they have a special place to post requests and/or vote on other folks' requests.
http://help.wunderground.com/forums/233172-new-si te-design
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25. clearlakemike
3:43 AM GMT on April 12, 2014
Quoting 22. GardenGrrl:
Yes hooray for photography. My hands don't work so well anymore either. I used to be a pretty good tattoo artist.
WE adapt, we evolve and find new things that make us feel connected to art, which is really life, after all.


GG, I really liked your comment, WE adapt, we evolve and find new things that make us feel connected to art, which is really life, after all. I think one of most interesting and enjoyable studies in my university was Art History. I took two semesters of it.

Whether you study in an academic setting or just on your own it is a fascinating and revealing subject about humankind. From the earliest cave paintings to the present, art has provided us a look back into time and glimpses into the future. I think its value is reflected in the keen interest in art worldwide. The story Barb has been following about the art found recently in Germany and elsewhere says a lot about its power over us also.
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24. clearlakemike
3:22 AM GMT on April 12, 2014
Quoting 23. BriarCraft:


Whatever you decide to blog about at WP, there are no censors (moderators or approvers). I did find a setting where you can designate the maturity rating of your blog (G, PG, R, X, XX) and, presumably, if someone complained about you posting porn on a G-rated blog, you might get in trouble.

Anyway, my point is that your blogging is only limited by your imagination. A family crisis is boiling among my inlaws and husband, I blog about end-of-life planning to get it off my chest and maybe give someone a wake-up call. Actually, I plan on blogging about 3 main topics: wandering around with a camera, gardening, and whatever is on my mind. Even I don't know what I'll blog about next, but some thought or inspiration will pop into my head. I'll bet it does with you, too, once you open your mind to the possibilities.

For that matter, why not blog about all the radiation in the waters around Hawaii? You could explore the subject in greater depth. The blue ball with the colorful swirls is striking, but what does it mean for Hawaii and the sea life thereabouts???


Hi Briar, I read your interesting blog about end of life planning. Personally, me and G have taken care of that, including medical directives. I left the type of funeral, ie cremation or burial, up to who's in charge. I will be dead and/or reincarnated...maybe in heaven or hell, who knows...I think my mother has her affairs in very good order also.

Yes, I am discovering that I am blogging about different things. But like you, it will probably be some wandering around with the camera and whatever.

This where I have been wondering currently,

My wordpress blog

No porn yet...so I am still at a G rating, lol.

From what I have studied so far, there has been no significant increases in the levels of radiation around Hawaii yet. No two headed whales washing up on beaches such as happened in California. Not exactly sure yet what the testing of local fisheries has revealed yet. Personally, I haven't noticed anything. I saw about 6 sea turtles the last two days whilst out swimming in the ocean. No sharks, fortunately. I haven't seen the dolphins in awhile at one of the beaches I swim at. I have noticed less fish and crabs. Not sure if the fish count is due to tropical fish collectors or who knows? Not sure what is up with the crabs either.

The first plume of the initial water borne radiation isn't supposed to come into Hawaiian waters until next year or so. Yes, I will be trying to keep up on its effect as I continue to study it. And will post here and probably on WP also.
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23. BriarCraft
9:55 PM GMT on April 11, 2014
Quoting clearlakemike:
Bug, I don't know what I am going to blog about over there at WP. If anything. I guess I might come up with something or another. As I mentioned to Briar, I was thinking of doing something different. Other than the predominant themes of what I focus on here. I was thinking of being more "up beat" over there. Or at least, something other than Fukushima, etc or all my social issues on FB. If I were back in California, as I had hoped to be, I could do a lot of local stuff like the prairie woman blog you read and kind of what I used to do often here. Not interested in doing that in my current locale. So, just not sure at this point.


Whatever you decide to blog about at WP, there are no censors (moderators or approvers). I did find a setting where you can designate the maturity rating of your blog (G, PG, R, X, XX) and, presumably, if someone complained about you posting porn on a G-rated blog, you might get in trouble.

Anyway, my point is that your blogging is only limited by your imagination. A family crisis is boiling among my inlaws and husband, I blog about end-of-life planning to get it off my chest and maybe give someone a wake-up call. Actually, I plan on blogging about 3 main topics: wandering around with a camera, gardening, and whatever is on my mind. Even I don't know what I'll blog about next, but some thought or inspiration will pop into my head. I'll bet it does with you, too, once you open your mind to the possibilities.

For that matter, why not blog about all the radiation in the waters around Hawaii? You could explore the subject in greater depth. The blue ball with the colorful swirls is striking, but what does it mean for Hawaii and the sea life thereabouts???
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22. GardenGrrl
3:28 PM GMT on April 10, 2014
Yes hooray for photography. My hands don't work so well anymore either. I used to be a pretty good tattoo artist.
WE adapt, we evolve and find new things that make us feel connected to art, which is really life, after all.
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21. clearlakemike
5:18 PM GMT on April 09, 2014
Hi WW, yes, I noticed you and I were flying in about the same time, lol...no, like calpoppy, if I did one you wouldn't know if it was a bird or a dog either, LOL.

I use to be able to draw quite well...a long, long time ago in a galaxy far, far away as they say. I was still sketching on canvas a bit up until not too long ago for getting ready to paint. But in recent years I can't do either well. So, photography to the rescue! :)
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20. WeatherWise
4:52 PM GMT on April 09, 2014
Hi Mike, Just checking by - noticed you were over on Barb's and several other blogs as I flitted about with my snowy owl sketch this am.

In honor of Draw A Picture of a Bird Day, very late last night after going to bed but before falling asleep, I sketched a snowy owl. Just a simple drawing! Did you do a sketch?










Hope you had a Happy Draw a Picture of a Bird Day!
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19. clearlakemike
9:19 PM GMT on April 08, 2014
I saw that...lol, and that she had "added value to it" lol..
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18. sandiquiz
7:33 PM GMT on April 08, 2014
Hand Me Down Rose LOL

I got my first iphone that way! C updated to a 4 and I got his 3G.

Talking of phones, this is a copy of something I wrote in Brair's blog:)

"Actually, here is a funny phone story for you. Four or five years ago when C's mother was visiting, her phone broke, so I gave her my old one, a Samsung, flip top.

Last weekend when we were visiting his mum, his niece, aged 11, and his nephew 7 where also there. Nephew had a new phone he was playing with. Jean said to him, "Isn't that the phone I gave to Annie?"
It seemed the phone I gave Jean, she gave to Annie and Annie SOLD it to her brother for £2! Now that is what I call young Enterprise! lol"

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17. clearlakemike
5:56 PM GMT on April 08, 2014
G and I both have been coveting the "Kardashian iPhone", the gold one...but they didn't have it here, lol. Hopefully, when he gets his 6 they will have it...and then one of these days I will get it, LOL
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16. clearlakemike
5:46 PM GMT on April 08, 2014
Source.

Apple planning 6-inch 'iPhablet'?

I spent a weekend with a bloke who had a Galaxy thingy, it was BIG, and with a sturdy leather case to protect his pride and joy it was MASSIVE!! So large it didn't fit in his shorts pocket so he had to carry it around when on the beach, so big he couldn't hold it in one hand and use his specially designed human thumb to operate it, no he needed two hands. Couldn't eat his dinner and use his phone at the same time, his meal went cold....

OK, he could do things my son needed a tablet for but fuchrissake why do we need so many chuffing gadgets that take up so much space? -- ExasperatedMe



Personally I think any device that's this big as a phone device, constitutes for a swift hard kick to the nuts or to have your credit/debit cards taken away for good. People are seriously going back the 1980's motif of "Bigger is better." Remember the big brick cellphones we had in those days? Some folks liked it, many hated it. So why the change? We were going the way of "pocket mobility" and now it doesn't even fit in a pocket anymore. Who would use this? -- Snow

And my favourite, lol...

phiblet, phablet, phoblet - for phucks sake.... --
grollies
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15. clearlakemike
4:35 PM GMT on April 08, 2014
Quoting 14. sandiquiz:
My 4s contract comes to an end in May, so I was hoping perhaps the 6 might have been out, so the 5 would be cheaper!

But no, not released until 20th September apparently!

Can't make up my mind whether to hang on or not....??
Don't want the 6, it will be too big for my pocket. The 5 will be a push, but I need the ios 7 so it is compatible with my Ipad, the 4s hasn't enough memory to take the new ios 7!!


That is one nice thing about the 4s' size is its pocket-ability (is that a word?) Why yes, with a hyphen. But anything larger might be too big for the pocket. Maybe they sell belt cases. I usually wear a belt. G has the 5 and you said C has the 5. The camera is a lot better with the 5 also. The 5 is just longer.

I think the decision was already made for me it was announced. G will leap again to the 6 off my phone's expired contract, also ending after May, and Hand Me Down Rose will get the 5.

I would really like the Phablet but how would I carry that thang around. It is too big even for a belt, lol.
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14. sandiquiz
10:25 AM GMT on April 08, 2014
My 4s contract comes to an end in May, so I was hoping perhaps the 6 might have been out, so the 5 would be cheaper!

But no, not released until 20th September apparently!

Can't make up my mind whether to hang on or not....??
Don't want the 6, it will be too big for my pocket. The 5 will be a push, but I need the ios 7 so it is compatible with my Ipad, the 4s hasn't enough memory to take the new ios 7!!
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13. clearlakemike
1:16 AM GMT on April 08, 2014
Bug, I don't know what I am going to blog about over there at WP. If anything. I guess I might come up with something or another. As I mentioned to Briar, I was thinking of doing something different. Other than the predominant themes of what I focus on here. I was thinking of being more "up beat" over there. Or at least, something other than Fukushima, etc or all my social issues on FB. If I were back in California, as I had hoped to be, I could do a lot of local stuff like the prairie woman blog you read and kind of what I used to do often here. Not interested in doing that in my current locale. So, just not sure at this point.
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12. clearlakemike
1:02 AM GMT on April 08, 2014
Glad you no longer get the error message, Bug. I usually don't use the beta programs but I am using this one as I like it, except for the bugs or in your case, glitches. Like you said, they will fix it all eventually. Actually, this looks like the "Yoko" template I chose for my WP blog. Lots of white with the "Tiffany blue". I like how much bigger the photos appear on this format. The print is larger and easier to read. The navigation takes some adjustment.

Briar, thank you. You can comment on them on my blog here or there on WP, if you wish. Or on Barb's blog, lol....Sorry for the typo caused problem.
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11. BriarCraft
10:55 PM GMT on April 07, 2014
WP link mystery solved!
I figured out the problem with the link you left in my blog -- a couple of extra spaces. This is the link:
http://koamike.wordpress.com/2014/04/07/b oth-sides-now/
Notice the spaces between the b and oth

Now, if only I spoke French...



BTW, I love the Mauna Kea and Coconut Palm photos, even if I can't comment on them.
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10. palmettobug53
10:29 PM GMT on April 07, 2014
The only WP blogs I been visiting on a regular basis are Bayou Woman and The Task At Hand. I periodically check thinkingcowgirl. She can go weeks between posts, so there's no point in daily visits.

I was visiting another WP blog occasionally but it would take SOOOOOO long to load and I had problems with my scrolling and it would lock up on me, so I finally gave up. It was someone that posts regularly on The Task At Hand, which is how I found her. Her posts were very interesting with lots of history about the area she lives in. Handcrafts, old buildings, the old time ways of life, etc. She was somewhere out on the prairie.

I've visited Rosemary's Blog there a few times, as she is new to wearing hearing aids. Linda told me about her. Though I'm doing the implant thing, a lot of what we're going thru is the same. Plus, I've been able to offer her some encouragment and tips for a new aid wearer.
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9. palmettobug53
10:20 PM GMT on April 07, 2014
ACK!

I just remembered I forgot to tell you that I used your link and the error message I saw the first time around is now gone.
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8. palmettobug53
9:27 PM GMT on April 07, 2014
I agree; I think once the testing is done and we go live and WU Admin/IT or whoever works on the remaining glitches it will be fine.

The big thing is to play around in BETA and make constructive suggestions on the Production Team's blog. Bring things to their attention that may not be working.

I'm going through the same thing at work. We're getting ready to dump our old DOS program for something new. The programmers are still testing and will be all the way up to July 1st, when we go live.

They've set up a testing 'playground' for us to play around in and told us all to give them feedback. My problem with that is finding time but I've been trying to get in there once a day, even if it's for only 10 or 15 minutes.

The Powers That Be have strongly urged us to use the playground. The more we know about navigating this new program, the better off we'll be after Go Live. Time is money and our job involves bringing in that money. If someone is sitting there, staring at their screen because they don't know how to get around in there, there's gonna be problems.

There's always going to be some aspect of the old program that this person or that liked better than the new but life goes on and everything changes. We just have to do the best we can to keep up!
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7. clearlakemike
8:37 PM GMT on April 07, 2014
Yes, that is my problem, as loathe as I am to admit it, with the iPhone, lol. Hence, my campaign for the new iPhablet (rumoured to be released in May or September of this year and at about 5.1 or 5.7 ".)

Thank you. Meanwhile, résistance.



I have received your communiqué on Flickr France and have répondu in your native tongue. Sort of.
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6. sandiquiz
7:15 PM GMT on April 07, 2014
Hey, according to the WUProduction team they have just re-enabled "spreading" on a tablet or phone screen... and it works! I tried it!
So now I can see to read the blogs on my Ipad.... the Iphone is too small for me these days! After tomorrow, and the eye test, maybe the new glasses might help!!
Oh, the joys of getting old!!!

BTW - Once Flickr France succumbs to the rest of the English speaking word, I will be a whiz on New Flickr, so will pop over and give you lessons... talking of Flickr - I wrote you a Flickr mail earlier today:)
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5. clearlakemike
6:38 PM GMT on April 07, 2014
I don't tweet. WP is time consuming, Sandi. As long Flickr leaves Flickr France alone, I'm good.
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4. sandiquiz
6:27 PM GMT on April 07, 2014
Being so involved with Flickr, running my group and entering competitions, I have no time for anything else but WU. I do not Tweet, I do not use FB, I use the computer to write my stories, so haven't time to keep something like WP going as well.

Thanks for including my silly April rabbits in your header! lol

I believe the new NUWU will be fine once the tweaks have been ironed out.
It might take months...like it did for Flickr to sort out the missing delete X on the photos in the group pools down the right hand side. They were lost behind the borders, but now are on full view....but took several months!!
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3. clearlakemike
5:26 PM GMT on April 07, 2014
Ok, Bug, try this...Link
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2. clearlakemike
4:56 PM GMT on April 07, 2014
Hi Bug, yes, not sure what that is about yet. There are so many bells and whistles on WP, and links and this and that...it made my head spin, lol.

It is definitely in the tweaking stage there...and probably will be for awhile. But thanks for bringing it to my attention. I was/is, at this point, just curious about WP. Where and if, it will all go there, is at this point a mystery also.

Briar's blog looks good there!! I am not at all upset about the changes at WU as she is. I just thought it wouldn't hurt to start exploring at WP.
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1. palmettobug53
4:10 PM GMT on April 07, 2014
Hi, Mike.

I see you've set up a WP blog, as a backup to WU, what with all the upcoming changes.

I took a look.

It's there but I also see a "Page not found" error message on your home page. It doesn't stop me from reading your entries but you might want to tweak things.

Briar's blog there doesn't have it, so maybe she did something different from you when she set her's up.
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