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Stacking the blockquotes

In the lexicon at Technopagan Yearnings, I've been "stacking the blockquotes." I've been putting one blockquote inside another.

Turns out that you're not supposed to do that. The blockquote tag is a special form of the div tag that tells the search engines and other things that what is inside the tag is quoted from another source.

Fortunately it's easy to convert the inside blockquote tags to div tags. It's just time consuming.
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New PV American Classic title

At Pagan Vigil, I've a section called American Classics. It's a collection of speeches, essays, and short films that in my mind present the best of what America has to offer.

Now making the text box work was pretty easy, but I've never been happy with the title for the text box, Until now. I've been thinking about it, and I spent Wednesday and Thursday tweaking. Here's what it looks like.

Screen Shot 2018-11-23 at 11.05.56 AM

And here's the CSS.

.titlebox {border-radius: 13px; text-align: center; background-image: linear-gradient(to bottom right, black, navy); padding: 13px; margin-bottom: 13px;}

.aclassic {font-family: Coustard; font-variant: small-caps; font-weight: bolder; font-size: xx-large; text-align:center; letter-spacing: 3px; line-height: 130%; word-spacing: 13px; color: #66CCFF; text-shadow: 2px 2px 4px #696969;}

.written {font-family: "Times New Roman", Times, serif; font-style: italic; color: white; font-size: 1.3em;}


Here's the code that goes into the entry.

<div class="titlebox"><span class="aclassic">Proclamation of Thanksgiving</span></p><span class="written"></span>by Abraham Lincoln</div>

The black to navy gradient won't be noticed by most, but it puts a nice polish on it.

All in all I think it turned out pretty sharp.

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My solution for unsoliticed sales calls

Give consumers the ability to charge for unwanted calls. You get a call, you push a button right then. Say a buck a pop.

Share it 60/40 with the phone carriers.

I promise you that in a year there would be almost no sales calls.
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Slow web publishing

As my sites have gotten bigger, I've noticed that I can't always save one as another is publishing.

Sometimes I even got the spinning beachball and the computer hangs.

I thought this was a problem with RapidWeaver. But it turns out that it's a combination of RW and Dropbox. I keep the site files on Dropbox and McFiach (my MacBook Air). The macOS daily maintenance routines sometimes make things worse, I'm insomniac and tend to keep weird hours.

The best solution I've found is to work on only one site at a time. When that is uploading, I do something else.

If I do work on a second site, it's vital not to save that second site until the uploads finish.
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Towels

I use two washcloths, one for my face and one for my shower.

I use a light colored one for my face and a dark colored one for my shower. I fold the two together.

I fold my regular towels in half and then in thirds. The tag ends up on the inside.
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Numbers are not time

Sometimes Apple makes things too helpful.

Every day I log Mom's AM blood sugar reading into one of my calendars. But iOS tries to make the number the time of the entry.

I want it in a straight list with no time assigned. It takes extra effort to make it work.

Mom shares that calendar with me, so it shows up on her iPhone as well.
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YouTube shenanigans

I don't have a smartphone but I do have an iPod Touch. I use it to watch YouTube when my feet hurt and I have to put them up.

Over the last couple of months I've noticed something strange. About every day or so, the YouTube app will act like it is disconnected from the internet. Safari works fine and so does Netflix. The only way to fix it is to turn off the WiFi and turn it back on. Then YouTube says it's connected again.

The last week or so I've read posts that talk about YouTube hanging.

It dawned on me, maybe YouTube is trying to change the internet connection to a mobile cell instead of WiFi. What's more, it's doing it without affecting the settings on the device.

Which raises the question, does the YouTube iOS app have the capability for a internet connection independent of the the actual device settings?

If so, why?

Could this be designed to happen without the user knowing?
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Connected but distracted

One of my bosses was furious that I didn't check my email every fifteen minutes.

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In defense of the flip phone

The classic flip phone handles something like 99.3% of what I need from a phone.

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Old site

I've imported the old site.

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Shortcut for Disqus commenting

It dawned on me that I can save time…

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Prepare

Things should be designed right to begin with.

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Obviously

Sometimes I get obsessed with the complication.

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See also

I wanted to make things a bit easier.

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More buttons

I've been tweaking my buttons at Technopagan Yearnings.

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Is this the best 404 page ever created?

It's certainly the best I've ever seen.

Financial Times 404 page
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20th anniversary of the iMac

One of the commercials for the original iMac

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Lexicon 3 and timetable 2 for TPY

I've been taking some quiet time and revamping Technopagan Yearnings.

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Jot

Back in my Corporate Clone days, I started with an index card case.

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Class

“Robert Downey Jr makes terminally ill boy's dream come true”

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Breaking the iPhone

““GrayKey” iPhone unlocking device revealed, could pose threat to privacy, security in the wrong hands”

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Hedy Lamarr, inventor

“'Bombshell' shatters myth around Wi-Fi inventor Hedy Lamarr”

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Cheaper and better microscope

“3D-printed smartphone microscope is good enough for scientists”

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No more eyeglasses?

“New Eyedrops Could Repair Corneas, Make Glasses Unnecessary”

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Risks of standing desks

“Standing desks 'increase pain' and slow down mental ability, study suggests”

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Better than gluten free

“Scientists Have Found an ‘Off Switch’ For Celiac’s Disease”

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