Generation Snowflake

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Blogging is over at the main site again

Some have asked why I even have this site at dotcom. It was a case of two things – when I was leaving Blogger due to the way I was treated after a troll tried to take my site down, this site was the one on offer, plus it was necessary to have one of these to get the API key for Akismet. That key ran much more too.

Behind this site, on my account, are my biz sites from those days in the past, plus my own personal site. These were used mainly in Russia and were good during that time. There are some five sites attached to this account, plus this one here is the backup for the old N.O. [migrated files]. So it’s not just an unnecessary appendage for a blog fetishist, what you see is the tip of an iceberg.

For heavy blogging though, dotcom does not cut it and WP have designed it that way of course – the idea is that you’ll go to dotorg.

Truth is that for heavy duty blogging, the combination of dotorg plus Mac keyboard and system is superlative. I’d estimate it takes about one third the time and trouble that any alternative has offered so far. This is being typed now on my old Mac and even with its troubles, it’s been about 1.5 minutes to this point – thinking and typing.

So for now it’s back over at the main site.

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State of play as at 11.08 Monday morning

I seem to be back in at the main site but shall still blog from Blogger for the day, whilst going back through and systems checking the main site. Confused? See notice in sidebar.

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Blogging from the old site for now

N.O.’s main site is currently down, meaning neither the front page can be accessed nor the dashboard. Cloudflare has always been a problem where I/we have had sites.

Cloudflare call it a 522 error, meaning they send out some packages to N.O. to make contact, N.O. then should respond with a thing called an ACK. It is not doing so and Cloudflare surmise that it is because the host’s server has something on it hogging resources. Could be a firewall, could be a limit on processes, whatever.

Some techies might dispute the word “down”. I call “down” unable to either see or get into the site, as admin. I understand though that some people are saying they can see it. Firstly that might be a cached version, secondly they might not know if a new post had gone up or not. As for me, I’m getting only the 522 notice on all my devices, even after rebooting the devices.

The usual way to fix this is for the host to reboot but I’m also getting no response from the host. Therefore, I’ll be blogging from:

… until the main site decides to come back again. Sorry to trouble you.

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Pre-June 23rd, this might be the most important vid you’ll see

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Mar 7, 2016 N.O. down at 21:00

UPDATE TUES MORN: Main site appears to be back up, grumbling along, it’s being investigated, this site here snoozes again for now.

It’s a situation where I don’t know if you, the reader can see the main site or not – I can’t and I can’t get in to find out.

If it’s still this way tomorrow morning, I’ll blog from here tomorrow.

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The cold, dark heart of the British public

Matthew Parris writes:

What Jeremy Corbyn, like David Cameron, understands about the cold, dark heart of the British public – leave compassion to journalists and Lib Dems. Voters want a dash of acid.

Oh yes, I can relate to that and so, it seems, can the “cold-hearted” British public:

I think Mr Parris is on to something. When the little boy refugee was found drowned on a beach in Greece, the media tugged hearstrings for the plight of all refugees. But I found a much colder attitude amongst people I knew.
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The three versions of nourishing obscurity


Posted in Politics and economics

Hooked on Valentine’s

My tribute to Valentine’s Day, dedicated to Twilight and Rossa, with a certain person in mind:

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The f***ing Taxpayers’ Alliance

tpa logoTim Montgomerie ‏

The f**king TaxPayers’ Alliance – as public sector bureaucrats describe it – is 10.

My OpEd in Thursday’s Times: …

The Times of London

A decade of struggle against the State Goliath

The f**king TaxPayers’ Alliance celebrates its tenth anniversary this week. Formally there may be no F in the TPA’s title but across the public sector the campaigning organisation created by Matthew…

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I say all power to the F-TPA and should they cease to do as they are doing, cease to be an utterly frustrating pain in the butt, then they are not fulfilling their prime directive.

This is what democracy is all about, this is why we can still lay claim to being a superior nation and possibly it’s the only reason remaining – we are still allowed to criticize.

So I, for one, am not going to put down the F-TPA in anyway, nor The Freedom Association, nor The Bruges Group nor any of them doing a good job.

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Quick bites – better get ready to withdraw

[H/T Rossa’s mother]

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Wimmin on bikes N873


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Gutter blogging on Britain’s worst towns

You just gotta smile.   Least attractive towns at the Independent:

Slough, Birmingham, Scunthorpe

And then readers added:

Wallasey, High Wycombe, Milton Keynes, Edinburgh, York, Blackpool, Bradford, Hamilton, Maidenhead

Other lists had: Continue reading

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The EU, UKIP, the Harrogate Agenda, Autonomous Mind

hd4By Wiggia:

There is something very strange going on, with the three main parties worried that UKIP might at last have enough potential votes to effect their status quo, those who in the past broadly supported the party and Farage are putting the boot in.

The reasons to a degree are valid if the minutiae of things said or printed or indeed not are examined in that way.





But in the case of those involved with the Harrogate Agenda, however laudable their intentions and plans it appears to have got personal, the constant attack from Dr Richard North on his blog and now that of his supporters at what seems every opportunity has gone beyond fair criticism and become a campaign. Continue reading

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Welby is no Christian

If Welby took off his frock and gave up his sin-ecures, left the church and then turned around and said this:

Welby is no Christian

… then he’d be showing some sort of integrity, albeit a twisted one.    But as a defender of the faith, as expressed in the two books of the bible, he is unfit for purpose and is doubly damned.

The concept of venal versus mortal sin is not so difficult.   Let’s step back from the religious and look at it in society in general.    If you do something wrong, e.g. an affair, then that is venal – it is weakness of the flesh, it can be forgiven.

If you try to lead someone else into that, knowing it to be wrong, then that is mortal.   Welby must know his bible and yet he speaks things anathema to that bible.   So he is failing to fulfil that which he was appointed to do.

Which level of Dante’s hell would he find himself at?


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