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Tropical Weather

While Invest 90 [11.5N 29.6W 30mph moving West] and Invest 99 [18.6N 44.5W 35mph moving West] are messing about in the Atlantic with not a lot of real vigor, there is a new area of interest on the map.

Invest 91 [29.5N 87.0W 30mph moving South] popped up in the Gulf of Mexico. It is due South of Pensacola and in a decent environment for gaining strength.

Louisiana and Texas need to start watching the weather.

August 2, 2008   1 Comment

Changing Directions

After Friday’s little foray into the power of profiling with computer algorithms that resulted in a whole lot of annoyed people and little progress in the War On Terror Spam I think more people now understand why I don’t hold out much hope for getting anything worthwhile from all of the data the Hedgemony is hoovering up, and a need to set up back-up blogging locations for all of the hardcore addicts who went cold turkey for approximately 24 hours having been reduced in rank from bloggers to commenters.

One of the things that occurred, it that while no new posts could be written, people had access to their templates. This allowed people like skippy, Elayne, Roy, et al. to tell people what had happened. That was enough for most people, but the hardcore bloggers needed to let the words out.

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Nice “Hearts & Minds” Campaign

Obama doesn’t have to worry about sacrificing principles, he doesn’t have any. CNN reports Obama shifts on oil drilling?

ORLANDO, Florida (CNN) – Barack Obama said Friday that he would be willing to compromise on his position against offshore oil drilling if it were part of a more overarching strategy to lower energy costs.

“My interest is in making sure we’ve got the kind of comprehensive energy policy that can bring down gas prices,” Obama told The Palm Beach Post early into a two-day swing through Florida.

“If, in order to get that passed, we have to compromise in terms of a careful, well thought-out drilling strategy that was carefully circumscribed to avoid significant environmental damage – I don’t want to be so rigid that we can’t get something done,” Obama said.

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August 2, 2008   12 Comments

Sitemeter Problem?

There are a lot of people complaining about Sitemeter and problems.

Guys, they said they were moving to a new platform on May 1st and talked about possible anomalies as this occurs.  They are in the middle of that transition and depending on your server number [mine is S20, the first three of the account number] you will be affected on a rolling basis.

Sitemeter isn’t down, and IE7 gets to my site fine, but if your server is being moved, there will probably be problems.

You can disable Sitemeter by commenting out the code in your template and reactivating it later.

Server moves and updates are part of the business, and three months of lead notification is extremely generous.

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