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I’m testing a new anti-spam program. I was satisfied with Akismet, but after updating today, they told me that I had to re-register with WordPress.com. I humored them up to the point where I saw a Google “Lazy G” appear. To hell with that.

I’m trying out a new plug-in, so there may be problems as it gets ‘acquainted’ with y’all.

If anyone is in a European country, I envy you and I’m not tracking you or anyone else. I have enough trouble tracking down my phone and my socks to worry about other people. I don’t knowingly use cookies for anything other than snacks, but I assume WordPress uses a session tag of some sort to keep track of things.

If you are commenting, your chosen user name and a web site, if you chose to include one, are the only things displayed. The e-mail addresses which have to be reasonable but not necessarily real, are used to make spoofing of commenters more difficult.

The GDPR took effect today It appears to be a melding of the worst ideas of the former GDR {German Democratic Republic] and the DPRK [Democratic Peoples Republic of Korea] in that it is officious, intrusive, and ‘for your own good’ whether you want it or not. Despite the fact Cinco Bayou is still in Florida, I have been getting e-mail from everyone I have ever done business with telling me about their new privacy policy.

I guess I’ll go batten down hatches for Alberto’s arrival tomorrow morning.

May 26, 2018   8 Comments

Subtropical Storm Alberto – Day 2

Subtropical Storm AlbertoPosition: 23.9N 84.6W [10PM CDT 0300 UTC].
Movement: North-Northeast [015°] near 13 mph [20 kph].
Maximum sustained winds: 40 mph [ 65 kph].
Wind Gusts: 50 mph [ 80 kph].
Tropical Storm Wind Radius: 140 miles [220 km].
Minimum central pressure: 1001 mb ↓.

Currently about 120 miles [195 km] West-Southwest of the Dry Tortugas.

A Tropical Storm Warning is in effect for the Dry Tortugas in the Florida Keys; the west coast of the Florida peninsula from Bonita Beach to the Anclote River; and the northern Gulf Coast from the Aucilla River westward to the Mississippi/Alabama border.

A Tropical Storm Watch is in effect from the Mississippi/Alabama border to the Mouth of the Pearl River.

A Storm Surge Watch is in effect for portions of the northern Gulf Coast of the United States from Crystal River, Florida, westward to the Mississippi/Alabama border.

Here’s the link for NOAA’s latest satellite images.

[For the latest information click on the storm symbol, or go to the CATEGORIES drop-down box below the CALENDAR and select “Hurricanes” for all of the posts related to storms on this site.]

May 26, 2018   Comments Off on Subtropical Storm Alberto – Day 2