Caffeine and Cajones

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The dawn breaks and the first pale light dulls a million stars.  The Fiery-Cheeked Nightjar’s  “Good Lord deliver us” call fades to give way to the melodious song of a Cape Robin-Chat. These opening bars cue-in the avian orchestral fanfare,

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The Prime Meridian has Moved

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Holy Crap! I recently travelled to London, and stayed at a hotel in Canary Wharf. As part of my morning routine, I run. One morning, as I headed across the Isle of Dogs alongside the River Thames, I was presented

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ScrapeAZon Review (A WordPress Plugin)

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In March 2017 I installed ScrapeAZon to my blogs. My requirement was to display Amazon Kindle reviews for Jane Paterson’s book, Gatekeepers of the Grapevine, on her author site at janepaterson.com. This review takes into consideration that I am a

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Eco-empathy

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This picture is a combination of two pictures smashed together using the Enlight app i have on my iphone. The underlying photo is of a tulip flower display at the 2017 Philadelphia Flower Show. Actually, the flower show theme was

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postie Review (A WordPress Plugin)

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I recently installed Postie to my blogs. My requirement was to simplify the process of posting a blog entry. Instal process was simple. This is good. Basic Product is free. This is good. Product is extensible: This is good. (Add-ons

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Execute Auto Socialize via Email process

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To initiate publishing of a post from your blog, there are a few prerequisites, namely: 1. You must have registered as a blog user, with an email address that you will use for autoposting 2. You must have an email

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Author Setup to use Auto Socialize via Email process

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To setup an author so that they can execute the Email Initiated Post and Publicize process, you must complete the following steps: 1. Create a user mailbox from which all post requests will be sent. The assumption here is that

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Overview of Auto Socialize via Email process

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I wanted to create a simple process for an aspiring author to write and post an article which, when executed, would automically create a blog post and subsequently autopost to the authors various social networks. To do this, I built

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Watch What You Eat

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This picture is a combination of two pictures smashed together using the Enlight app i have on my iphone. The underlying photo is of a tablescape at the 2017 Philadelphia Flower Show. The layout and symmetry of the table are

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The Leap Second

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Holy crap! I learned today that we all need to worry about the work of the International Earth Rotation and Reference System Service based in Paris France. Apparently they think the rotation of the earth is slowing down and as

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