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May 26, 2009 – 10:51 PM | 24 Comments

Welcome, new/temporary readers coming in from (And any other new readers, of course.) Happy to have you, and hear your comments. New readers and longtime companions, don't forget to have a look at the …

May 28, 2008 – 11:33 AM | 46 Comments

You may have noticed the new ad bar at the top there; I haven't decided whether to leave it where it is. Unfortunately, I will have to have an ad bar somewhere, at least for …

One door closes, another door opens
May 8, 2008 – 9:12 AM | 55 Comments

I'll be closing the cheese poll shortly, so if you haven't voted yet — or want to clear your caches and take one more run at it — now's the time.
Thank you all for participating; …

That sharp pain you feel in your buttock(s)
April 27, 2008 – 7:13 PM | 6 Comments

…is the site hack/resulting rocky upgrade. I feel that pain tenfold, and I'm so sorry! I think all the content made it over here unmolested, but as you can see the links have gone back …

Vine News 'n' Notes
April 16, 2008 – 12:46 PM | 15 Comments

On a trial basis, I've decided to publish The Vine as follows: a set of "classic" Vines, mid-week; and Ask The Readers on Fridays, as usual.
I've also decided to leave the comments open on a …

Some questions, answered
December 7, 2007 – 9:40 AM | 14 Comments

"I still haven't heard from you about the prize I won/donated in the contest!"
I'm so sorry about that; I know it's taking a long time. The system I'm using to distribute the prizes is designed …

The Chronicles of Lardnia
April 13, 2007 – 11:07 AM | 19 Comments

The new digital camera arrived today.Little Joe is still fat.Prepare to be dazzled.

Fonts de Leon
April 10, 2007 – 10:10 PM | 19 Comments

You know that scene in Field of Dreams when Busfield looks around and goes, "When did all these baseball players get here?" That's kind of how I'm feeling about the font on TN right now. …

April 4: Housekeeping
April 4, 2007 – 8:53 AM | No Comment

Apologies. I don't know what happened yesterday afternoon, and I don't know how Bluehost fixed it. Sorry for the outage; thanks, Bluehost.
Archives. Still working on re-timestamping everything; hope to finish this week. Not all the …