Here is a little PHP application I wrote that lists my comments chronologically. Enjoy!
Date: 2013-11-19 17:20:27 GMT
Comment left by: Ginger on Gun control is inevitable
Excellent piece…again! Addressing your last two lines, much as I’d like to see this happen I’m about 99% sure it never will. But what I would like to see happen in that case it it being defined. Let’s face it, regardless of what the gun lobbyists, the NRA & the gun lovers say, the meaning of this amendment, in particular the portion (not) defining the intent of the well regulated & trained militia. How this can be interpreted by any sane mind to mean the man (or woman) on the street is really pushing the boundaries but this is how it’s perceived by those wanting people to have guns.
If you’ve studied this amendment along with the others as I have many times, what American needs is not a repeal of the second amendment but a lesson in history & what the amendment truly means.
Date: 2013-11-14 22:30:55 GMT
Comment left by: AJ on It’s official: SiteMeter no longer gives a damn
My stats have been off for months! I have sent them no less than ten support requests, and they have ignored EVERY SINGLE ONE! My “details” show the last visitor on August 18, but TODAY’S “summary” says I have had…well just look:
Average Per Day 3
Average Visit Length 0:00
Last Hour 67
This Week 24
95 visitors today?!? Impossible! My site rarely gets more than 1 or 2 a day, if ANY. And how could I have had 95 hits today, but only 24 for the entire week?? The basic math is just fugged up. Still, they ignore my requests. I am really looking for a different monitoring service so I can stop paying these clowns for a shitty service that doesn’t work!
Date: 2013-11-07 15:58:46 GMT
Comment left by: Mark on A short walk on Fairfax County’s Cross-County Trail
Thanks for the complements, Ginger. I am glad someone reads my blog regularly, particularly when it actually gets read instead of scanned.
Date: 2013-11-07 14:13:24 GMT
Comment left by: Ginger on A short walk on Fairfax County’s Cross-County Trail
Aaaah, this was wonderful! To be able to vicariously wander the trail with you was exactly what I needed on this dismal, rainy & windy day. Stepping out to feed birds plastered my clothing to my body & to the delight of my cats I came back indoors with sodden leaves stuck all over me from our woods. I do need to find a trail such as yours. Our little one here provided by our community is nothing more than a dirt path across fields leading to a retention pond. If you’re lucky you might catch a deer or fox having a drink of water, but why would I do that? I have dozens in my backyard.
I’m rambling…thank you once again for a well written & pleasant tale… it made my heart happy! ♪
Date: 2013-10-24 03:19:55 GMT
Comment left by: Ginger on How healthcare.gov failed: the programmatic aspects
Oh Mark! Thank you for this! It is so nice to get an explanation from someone who knows what they’re talking about! I can’t even imagine what kind of undertaking something like that site would be, but I’m savvy enough to understand it would be like trying to swim thru’ concrete! Thanks again for stepping us thru’ it!
Date: 2013-10-21 04:05:52 GMT
Comment left by: Rita on Healthcare.gov and the problems with interactive federal websites
Good, article. I agree, there should be government people doing these things rather than contracting out. Also, call me naive, but the powers that be might have considered contacting creators of Facebook or Twitter or their like to get some good, user friendly ideas as opposed the clumsy website that was developed. If people can bank with apps, why not an app for healthcare.gov as well. The program definitely needs young people to buy into the system in order to success. Young people use apps all the time. Anyway, thanks for listening.
Date: 2013-09-26 04:00:43 GMT
Comment left by: Ginger on Republican anarchists try to shut down the government
Oh my Mark! You’re beginning to sound an awful lot like me & I’m not sure that’s a good thing. Don’t get me wrong. Truth is a very good thing & you have told it. It’s just that so many people don’t like to hear it. Look at any Right winger…any Fox listener…like Jack said…’you can’t handle the truth!’
You omitted one other thing they are too. Something that is highly illegal, yet they get away with it. They are extortionists. They are threatening the president with defunding to their own ends…& willing to harm a great amount of the country with clear consciences.
The way I see it, is they don’t hate America! They don’t even think about America. At least not beyond the political, personal & financial gain it affords them.
And then there’s McCarthy…oops sorry Cruz!!!
Date: 2013-09-23 19:30:49 GMT
Comment left by: Simon on Craigslist Casual Encounters: now officially a complete waste of time
I did manage to hook up with someone via CE about five and a half years ago but aside from that, I’ve received a few tentative nibbles but that’s been it.
But I also agree that CE is largely a waste of time, especially if you’re a straight male.
It’s been so badly infested with spammers, escorts since the demise of Erotic Services, wannabe sugar daddies and sugar babies, self-deluded idiots who are willing to pay for sex but won’t go see an escort, pic collectors, trolls and predatory gays that it’s pointless to post an ad.
Date: 2013-09-17 11:31:51 GMT
After all I got this interesting article, this is my hobby to surf on internet for various subjects. I notice this, only professional bloggers maintain quality of content. I am redirected here from delete craigslist account web page.
Date: 2013-09-15 13:59:58 GMT
Comment left by: Jeff on Craigslist casual encounters weirdness: September 2013 Edition
Why do you put so much emphasis on what Google Analytics tells you? I use a add on that blocks tracking for various reasons and it works quite well, but that’s not my point.
The point is why not rely more on reader feedback to determine interest in your posts rather than on some lame software analysis that really only tells you that people looked at your page, but you don’t know if they actually were there for more than a second, so you really don’t know if your post was actually read. Just curious.
Date: 2013-08-30 21:40:36 GMT
Comment left by: Vicky Sanders on Planning for the best time in life
When I moved to NYC I didn’t know anyone and had no family here… it sucked. My coworker showed me cliqie.com and I’m a big fan of that over the others in terms of actually meeting people vs. just entertainment. It has a different approach that feels less sketchy cause you and your friends essentially act as “wingmen”. I like that it helps you find things to do too. Skout’s okay too, but still has it’s fair share of creepers
Date: 2013-08-11 05:48:41 GMT
Comment left by: Ugh… Facebook on Facebook’s appallingly bad user interface
Just found this 2 year old article because after managing to not use FaceBook ever before, I’ve recently been forced to mange a FB page for my employer. Fortunately the majority of my posts will be automated by a blog, but just getting everything setup has been a struggle.
From the very beginning FB has a make a page link on it’s signup page, but after filling everything out and hitting submit I was returned with an error telling me I had to login (to personal acct) first.
After that, I can never seem to find the correct settings, or worse, I somehow get switched back to my personal acct when changing my page.
I don’t know how they’ve been so successful, but after all these years I though these issues would be fixed.
Oh BTW, is it me or do some errors seem to use horrible grammar?
Thanks for confirming I’m not the only one baffled by FB!
Date: 2013-08-01 12:01:09 GMT
Ginger, I appreciate your perspective. Statistically though weight loss and exercise don’t go well together and exercise can be a factor in undermining weight loss.
As part of weight management, exercise has lots of benefits which I outlined. If nothing else you will appreciate a healthy body in old age, when you are less likely to fall and more able to move without walkers and canes than others in your age group.
Date: 2013-08-01 02:56:09 GMT
Comment left by: Ginger on Keeping off the weight
As a stroke survivor & a life long exerciser, moreso in the last 12 years, I have to say that exercise is not just important to your body, but vital to weigh LOSS! Honestly…I would not steer you wrong. Ask any doctor! Ask any physiotherapist. Reason? Muscle boosts a person’s metabolism, so a pound of muscle will burn more calories at rest than a pound of fat. What does this mean? It means that even when you’re not exercising…maybe just reading or watching TV, sitting at your computer…or sleeping, you will be burning more calories just by having more muscle!
Muscle has other benefits too, aside from the obvious ones like looking good. It’s critical in improving bone density & helps prevent the loss of muscle mass that occurs with aging. If you don’t lose that muscle, you are able to stay active as you age…which of course keeps you trimmer & healthier.
Cardio is good…lifting (light) weights is better. And throwing away all the stupid diet books in the house & just using common sense will lose your fat for you…& keep it off.
Date: 2013-07-20 13:11:14 GMT
Comment left by: james rogers on God gets revised
This was an excellent review and as UU myself and someone who was at that same GA workshop I understood every word. Mr. Guengerich has been an inspiration to me just as people like Christopher Hitchens has been. Therein is the paradox, we must find a middle way and he outlines it perfectly in the book. I am working on a review of my own for Examiner.com.
Date: 2013-07-07 01:45:28 GMT
Ginger, it’s a qualified success. I’ve taken off weight lots of times. Keeping it off is the hard part for all dieters. For taking weight off, it’s great albeit somewhat expensive. For keeping it off it remains to be seen.
Date: 2013-07-07 01:36:48 GMT
Comment left by: Ginger on Thirty pounds and two months later
Well first & foremost, congratulations! That is a substantial loss & you’re right, if you use weights or work out to develop muscle, it can actually show as weight gain because muscle weighs more than fat! And sometimes the scale will show a weight loss that you don’t see, but you feel it with how your clothing fits.
I had never even heard of this diet plan until reading you just now. I will pass it along to people I know who are struggling with regular diets. Perhaps they’ll have the same success that you’ve seen.
I do hope you’ll follow up on this too. I love a success story. =}
Date: 2013-07-01 07:41:18 GMT
Comment left by: Robin on Facebook’s appallingly bad user interface
Ha ha. I just went to the Facebook career page which says:
We have a saying: “Move fast and break things.” The idea is that if you never break anything, you’re probably not moving fast enough. At Facebook, we’re less afraid of making mistakes than we are of losing opportunities.”
Probably explains their UI; it is broken and they sped past it and left it in the dust. Lol
Date: 2013-07-01 07:24:11 GMT
Comment left by: Robin on Facebook’s appallingly bad user interface
I hate the Facebook UI.
Surely they could afford better UI designers.
It feels like it was designed by a bunch of drunk, high, college students. Time to grow up!
I just recently delved into the developers docs.
They are also horrible.
Date: 2013-06-25 18:29:50 GMT
Comment left by: Jesse Cornwell on Wild, wonderful, impassible West Virginia
Just wanted to comment on this story, being a West Virginia transplant from the Chantilly area. People here don’t measure travel in distance but instead as time. Nothing is ever “a couple miles away” it’s instead, “about 20-30 minutes or go the back way around the mountain and that’s an hour.” Loved the article, love the blog.