comments section having problems

I can't leave a comment?!? Oh, bother!

If you try to leave a comment and get an error saying “That email address is associated with an existing WordPress.com account, please log in to use it”, that’s because WordPress (the blog hosting software and platform) recently updated their comment system, and they changed something.  A cursory glance online reveals many sites across the blogosphere are having this issue.

So if you had a problem leaving a comment, please try again.  If you do have an account, you should be able to login and leave a comment.  I don’t have any way to see the info from who logs in, so don’t worry about that.

I’ve discovered this also happens for e-mail addresses that have a Gravatar account (which is for the image that goes with your name).  That seems to be a bug, as far as I know.  So in the meantime, you can either use an alternate e-mail address (or make one up), or just wait until it’s fixed.

Sorry for the inconvenience.

the new theme

As you might’ve noticed, we’re testing a new graphical theme here.  It may still have some design issues to work through, but I’m not gonna keep putting it off until everything is perfect.  It’s not like the last one was perfect, anyway.  🙂

The background image will change, perhaps numerous times.  For starting out, it has a picture of lightning that I took.  If anyone would like to contribute custom images for the background (that are copyright-free, of course), they will be considered.  The header image will change, too, from time to time.  Change is good, right?

I know this post doesn’t say much, but it’s announcing change.  And from working in a large IT company a few years ago, I learned that a reorg (reorganization) is a sign of progress, even if nothing actually changes.  It sounds productive, anyway.  Maybe it promotes increased “synergy”, whatever that is supposed to mean.  So consider this progress toward making this a better blog.  🙂

Buffet o’ Blog — Now with better graphics and more synergy!*

* Contains more synergy than the average leading brand.  Your mileage may vary.  Standard blog disclaimers apply.

Where’s the posts?

More posts are coming... Such antics aren't necessary... Really, quit, because you're scaring me.

For the regular readers here, you may be wondering where all the new posts are.  Don’t worry, for they are still in the pipeline.  The R&D department continues to send along e-mails full of randomness.  It’s just that I format and publish it all, and I’ve been crazy-busy the past 2 weeks with my recording studio.  Things should be back to normal this next week.

There are posts coming up about trains, trucks, prison, and rain.  Hmm, sounds like it should be a country song!  There are also upcoming posts about explosions.  Y’know, there should be more songs about explosions.  At least the music video would be awesome!  (Do people still watch music videos anymore?)

I just wanted you to know what’s up.  The upcoming posts queue is filling up, and soon there may be a deluge of new content, so hold on.

Is this not the page you were looking for?

If you came here from a search engine looking for a specific page and this isn’t it, rest assured that it has not been moved.  Sometimes the search engines use a link that is no longer valid.  With blogs, there are multiple ways to link to a single post, and for whatever reasons, sometimes those other ones turn up in search listings.

There is a search box just for this blog to the right in the sidebar, and if you perform your search again, you should find the post you were looking for.  (You may also find other posts of interest, like if you’re searching for something about bacon, we have quite a few articles about that.  Mmm… bacon…)

Thank you, drive thru…