Author Logistics Thread

This thread is for communication between and among AUTHORS about grunge stuff, scheduling, etc. Blog work. It is public to deter any kind of abuse. This is like the Wikipedia “talk” section. It replaces Gab chat and MOST (if not all) “private messages to Wolf”.

Non-author members of the site are welcome to observe, but please do not comment unless asked to provide information. I want to keep these proceedings very efficient.

Enjoy!

W

Pull up a chair and let’s talk. Yes, there are spies in the cafe, but we’re in PARIS, friends! Enjoy the show!
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SteveInCO

I find that extremely irritating, actually.
The web programming books I have read (all many years in the past) advised you to ALWAYS include in your code that brings in an image, the size of the image so the browser could immediately size it.
Twitter loads so effing slowly, though, that I often see a plain text version before the image of the tweet loads. And those worthless toads do not include, with the text version that they definitely had to write special code to generate, code to generate the size of the damn graphic!
Of course a decent browser would let you re-click on the link number after it’s done spazzing out, and go to where it actually is–or not scroll there until it’s DONE loading.
So there’s blame to go around.

thinkthinkthink

You can turn off rendering of twits before clicking the link to get to the place you want in the page. I’m not sure on other browsers, but Firefox has a shield icon to the left of the URL address box that allows you to enable tracking protection. When tracking protection is on, twits show up as blockquotes.

thinkthinkthink

AWESOME! … but how’d you get all our photos like that? πŸ˜‰

thinkthinkthink

As for logistics, I’ve noted this elsewhere, but will put it here for the record. My family schedule has changed such that I’m getting up much earlier and more IRL stuff to do. I am not one that can do well without good rest.
Mainly what this means for my regular Dear MAGA Open Thread for Sunday is I regretfully won’t be around to engage or help with hospitality until late Sunday.
My weekends have a little more free time and so for now my plan is to set aside time on Saturdays to set up the Sunday Open and try to catch up on some the week’s events. Then late Sunday I’ll try to read/reply on the Sunday Open.
This place is way too much fun to not peek in sometime during the week, but I really am busy now.
As always, great work protecting us Wolf!

thinkthinkthink

I dd stick around last night long enough to verify it posted and like the first couple of comments. πŸ™‚

thinkthinkthink

Oh, and as I’m going about my day I keep thinking of new topics worthy of writing about. You have unleashed my inner author. How nobody gets hurt.

thinkthinkthink

Hope, not How in that last sentence. πŸ˜‰

thinkthinkthink

Snort!

wheatietoo

Wolf…are you not checking in and reading Gab Chat anymore?

wheatietoo

I hope you will go and read one last time before you abandon it.
πŸ˜‰

wheatietoo

“LP and Michael can’t get in.”
_______
Trying to understand here…
So Gab won’t let them enroll in just a ‘regular’ account now, without giving IRL info?
If so, then that sucks.
It wasn’t like that two years ago, when I opened a Gab account.

wheatietoo

Ah…so this is something new.
Because you were able to invite the rest of us, as a non-pro-account, right?

SteveInCO

All he did was invite us into the chat and he didn’t have to be a pro to do that.
We were able to sign up for Gab (the site itself) ourselves.
Apparently, now you can’t even get into Gab without an invite from a “pro.”

wheatietoo

Yeah…and that sucks.
Especially since in order to have a Pro Acct, you have to pay money and give out personal information.

SteveInCO

Yep.
I thought the system was a good one, but it has been destroyed.

wheatietoo

Thanks for this, Wolfie.
I had no idea what those ‘orange’ comments were…so I have always clicked on them, just to clear the ‘orange’ out of my notifications list.
They have usually been from regulars, people who have been posting here for a while.
But recently…I did click on one that was ‘new’.
Their comment was small and seemed friendly enough.
Haven’t seen any more comments from that one, but I may have missed one.
Rest assured, now that I know what those ‘orange’ comments are…I will never click on one again!
πŸ˜€

wheatietoo

I will now avoid those ‘orange’ comments that appear in my notifications…like they are RADIOACTIVE!
Haaa.
I guess you didn’t know that we were getting those, huh?

wheatietoo

As it should be…since this is Your Blog, after all.

thinkthinkthink

Ah Ha! We do have more power than we know!

wheatietoo

I’m still wondering How Daughn was able to delete some comments that time, in one of her threads.
She doesn’t remember how she did it.

wheatietoo

No, I was referring to a comment that doxed her.
I doubt that it was in moderation…there was nothing about it that would kick it into moderation.
But it was a bone-headed thing for that commenter to do…and I was so glad that she was able to delete it.

wheatietoo

Okay…I haven’t discovered that button yet.
Not even sure on Where To Look.
πŸ˜†

thinkthinkthink

Yes, she said it at the time, she wildly whacked at the offending posts with Sylvia’s shovel until they went away. πŸ˜‰

wheatietoo

Does this mean that you are disabling your PRIVATE_MESSAGE_TO_WOLFie feature, that automatically kicks the private message into moderation?
It is still a good feature, I think.
But it should be known…that it should only be used in a ‘Wolfmoon Thread’.
Otherwise, it will be seen by whomever authored the thread.

wheatietoo

Okay, good.
But when we get a ‘new one’ that appears in orange…should we notify you?
And how would we do that?
Use the PRIVATE MESSAGE trigger in one of your threads?
That would work, wouldn’t it?
We could copy-paste the ‘new poster’ comment into that PRIVATE MESSAGE post to you…so you could see it too.

wheatietoo

Oh! Great!
Good to know.
The all-seeing Wolfie sees everything.
Haaaa…I love it.

wheatietoo

Cool.
That’s easy.
πŸ˜€

Aubergine

Wolf, I honestly cannot remember if I ever clicked on an orange link, but if I did, I’m sorry, and I will not click on one again!
Glad I checked in here and read, as I am planning to drop another one tomorrow.
I am also glad you are so careful about who is allowed to comment here. Keeps the riff-raff out. Thanks for all you do!

SteveInCO

We should set up a special system where your comments all show up in the notifier colored like an eggplant!

Aubergine

Lol! I love it!

SteveInCO

I always imagined blue being your color, perhaps because of your avatar(s).

SteveInCO

When I did the Friday thread (Georgia joked that I was like a dog salivating at the thought of MOAR SHUTDOWN a couple of days earlier, so I just couldn’t resist) I wasn’t able to “curate” it during the day very reliably–which means I wasn’t responding much or even hitting like all that often. That’ll probably be true for any other thing I author in the future (though I promise not to disable comments again–boy was that a bad call on my part).

SteveInCO

…And I suppose if I need to send a private message to Wolf, I should do it here! At least it won’t *accidentally* be made public though Wolf might *deliberately* do so.

SteveInCO

Good idea about the permalink…I had already bookmarked it.
I wonder if there’s a way to make that permalink visible only to authors?

Marica

OH GREAT LEADERS!! NEW Q!!!!

michaelh

I’m going to insert this pro-tip, in the hope that no-one here on the author team ends up like John Podesta with a hacked email account.
If you haven’t already done so, please ensure that your primary email address is configured to require 2FA.
2FA stands for “Two Factor Authentication”. What would happen if a bad actor got your email password? They could get all your email! Unless, of course, you have a second token that sits on a key fob, a USB key, or on your phone.
It’s easy to set up, and easy to use, and gives you extra assurance that your accounts are safe.
Here’s a great list of sites that support 2FA:
https://twofactorauth.org/
A lot of folks are using Gmail for email – fortunately Gmail is very easy to set up 2FA for:
Google 2-Step Verification
https://www.google.com/landing/2step/
If you haven’t already done so, please take a moment to do so. It’s better safe than sorry – an easy way to protect yourself from identity theft.
(P.S. Obviously I have a lot more security PSA’s – in the future I’m planning to more fully developed them into posts.)

SteveInCO

Of course, gmail is google.
My email password is long and complicated, unlikely to be cracked with any dictionary attack. I should remember to change it more often.
If nothing else, protect your e-mail password since it’s generally the key to getting all other passwords reset.

thinkthinkthink

I set up 2FA for a couple of accounts and realized after a few days that some of the schemes are ripe for disaster. At least in my world. If the fob gets lost… If the phone gets reset… if the 2FA app gets hacked… if someone social engineers the kid at the AT&T store and moves your phone number to a different device.
Well, anyway, that last scenario is the really, really bad one. I’m practicing good password generation and rotation schemes. As time goes on I’m weeding out some of the older accounts and updating passwords for lesser used logins. It could be a full time job if I let it be. Anyway, those are my thoughts.

michaelh

Ideally you’ll use one that can generate emergency access codes, which most of them support, so that helps keep the risk to a minimum.

thinkthinkthink

Good point. πŸ™‚

Gail Combs

Wolfie, Thank you for a great blog.
I want to warn you about a guy I have tangled with for years. Jim (Underline Jim)
My favorite UK Socialist, Richard Courtney, over at WUWT will give you a better discription than I link
He followed me from WUWT to Tony Heller’s Blog and then showed at CTH so you may see him here.
(Tony Heller booted him)

SteveInCO

A very good question. The current Q post is still only at 2833. I’d start a new one if I weren’t at work.

SteveInCO

Apparently there’s a 2839 out and has been for a while now. Don’t know how you missed it.
I’m thinking we should start a new Q thread if he makes a post after about 10AM, then put everything from that day there (he seems to be a bit of a night owl or I’d say midnight).

SteveInCO

Yeah, that’s a good point. And I think even position five means no one is looking at it any more (other than me).
My thoughts as of right now: As long as we’re in a Q blizzard, there’s no point in a separate thread. If he goes silent for days at a time (again) then pops up with a couple of closely related posts–THAT might be worth its own thread, especially if it’s a “breakthrough” sort of situation (something totally unexpected).

thinkthinkthink

Could go either way.
If it stays in the Open, Wolf has less churn in his life.
If it gets into a new article we have a separate record to refer to if other sources go dark.
Not sure we need to worry about the second scenario.
So that leaves the question of does using the Open get messy?
I think we handle messy pretty good around here, so maybe that’s the way to go.

SteveInCO

I guess there could be a pinned (like this one is) post that’s nothing but Q extracts for reference (Including pasting in tweets, etc, that only show as links in the original Q source), with replies disabled–the idea being to talk about them over on the daily but have the extracts for reference.
Of course that might be kind of superfluous. Consider this brainstorming where I put out silly thoughts in the hope that something I say will trigger a good thought.

thinkthinkthink

A mind is a terrible thing to waste. Keep up the brainstorming!
Is that what they mean when they say a Storm is Coming?

SteveInCO

On the other hand one should make sure not to confuse a brain fart with a brain storm.

thinkthinkthink

The former is a short burst of incoherence, the later a wild but strangely coherent series of events.

wheatietoo

Wolf…could you please delete this comment:
https://wqth.wordpress.com/2019/02/23/dear-maga-20190223-open-topic/comment-page-1/#comment-81910
It showed up Orange, but I thought that Singingsoul had opened up a WP account and was posting that way for the first time…so I clicked on it to release it.
She has posted below this comment, that she used her Email account to post that comment.
And she is asking for it to be deleted.
Sorry.
I didn’t realize that was her email account!
Like I said…I just thought she had opened up a new WP account, and that’s why her comment was Orange.
Thanks.

wheatietoo

PS: I clicked that comment again…to remove the ‘Like’ and Disapprove of it, like you instructed.
But that didn’t work.
Comment is still displayed.

wheatietoo

Oh good…that’s a much better solution!
Thank you!

wheatietoo

Thanks!

SteveInCO

Can I do the daily for Tuesday the 5th?
(And no, it’s not just because the “No shooting at the nuclear warheads” has been lounging around too much.)

SteveInCO

I’m going to figure the deafening silence is my answer. I should NOT do the daily on Tuesday.

SteveInCO

OK.

SteveInCO

I had to have an answer one way or the other just so I’d know we wouldn’t both do it!

SteveInCO

Done!

SteveInCO

Got a post sitting in draft mode…waiting for a slow day.

SteveInCO

If you can read it let me know what you think.

thinkthinkthink

Hey, I’m up for doing and ASH Wednesday Open if desired.
Let me know!

thinkthinkthink

Crafted and in the Queue.
Another “effortless effort” post.comment image

thinkthinkthink

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wheatietoo

Thank you!
πŸ˜€
Are you feeling any better?
Hope so!

wheatietoo

If you’re having any congestion…take stuff to dry that up.
I don’t like to take drugs, but my doc fusses at me…says “you have to keep that shit dried up or you’ll get an infection!”
Heheh.

thinkthinkthink

Unsolicited tips from your friend Think*3… If it’s sinus crud, Arm & Hammer has a saline spray that may help. I have a friend that swears by putting his face over a steaming bowl of water with apple cider vinegar added.

thinkthinkthink

If it’s a head thing, I can sympathize. I’ve developed many tricks to try and help restore a normal state. Something as simple as pulling air briskly in through my nose to stimulate a nerve that can reset the vagal system to chicken broth with salt added. Menthol or essential oils. Epsom salt baths. Vanilla ice cream. πŸ™‚

thinkthinkthink

Sometimes, it works. And sometimes I’m just more comfortable while I wait for something else to work. πŸ˜‰

thinkthinkthink

Looks like I will need to be scarce for a couple of days. Will try to check back in when I can. And should be good to go for a Sunday Open as usual.Wishing everyone here well in my absence.

wheatietoo

I was going to repost the new Super Amended version of ‘Wheaties Rules’…
But in light of recent events, boss…I thought it might be a good idea to ixnay any mention of “nukes”, “shooting at nukes”, or any such things that the Loserfarians might try to use against this site.
I know it is all in good fun.
But these people have no sense of humor.
However…if you think I am being to cautious, Wolfie, I will add those other 4 things to the list.
No problem.

wheatietoo

Thanks, boss.
Sorry you went through all that.
Damn!
They underestimated your intelligence level, bigtime.
The rat bastards.
They say what doesn’t kill us makes us stronger.
But this is little consolation while you’re going through all that ‘strengthening’.
I cried for days in 1996 after Clinton was reelected.
I knew they were evil.
The must be brought to Justice for all their crimes!

thinkthinkthink

Sunday OPEN queued up … nearly just in time. Some outdoor projects kept me from getting to it until just now. Lots of balls in the air at the homestead.
Not planning to update my consistent open banter as I happen to really like it the way you crafted it to begin with Wolf and now is the not the time for me to get creative beyond me original commitment.

thinkthinkthink

As a teacher, Rick has been consistent quality. As a mystic dreamer and visionary, Rick’s brought some of the deepest impact on my own walk with the Lord. The book detailing some of his early visions, The Final Quest, rocked my world in the best possible way. The revelations therein delivered me from long standing bondage and set me on a course to become extremely dangerous for Jesus.

thinkthinkthink

Tomorrow’s Open is queued up for midnight-o-one!
I do mention the ultimate MALWARE. πŸ˜‰

thinkthinkthink

Something like this happened to some of our regulars a few weeks ago. Someone “not like us” hit “Like” on older posts by us back OT. That WP account was Postcards from Russia and their website did claim to be from Russia.
Today it’s likes on 9 posts from the 3/17/19 Open by WP account triarianiindah, with a website at https://triarianiindah.com which appears to be only one month old and seems to be incomplete, but definitely painting pretty picture of young female “menjani” (young virgin dancer). Not sure what it’s about, so, reporting here for your Wolf review.
A post with a like from this account:
https://wqth.wordpress.com/2019/03/17/dear-maga-20190317-open-topic/comment-page-2/#comment-102245

thinkthinkthink

BoW gives a thread today to expose derp shade entrapment scheming online…
https://twitter.com/BardsOfWar/status/1111677940981514241

thinkthinkthink

Still got technology wrangling going on. Can another brave soul take on the Sunday Open tomorrow? Wheatie?

thinkthinkthink

It’s not the sketchiness, it’s the time crunch. Now that all is settling in, I’ve got the time. And with Holy Week upon us, I am shoving some other things to the side in order to contribute here.
As you well know, keeping up with the comments can snow one under when life is pulling you in 20 directions. πŸ™‚

thinkthinkthink

Ok, I figured out why some posts that seemed fine were flagged. The person wasn’t logged in correctly and so their posts were in moderation due to not being an approved user.

thinkthinkthink
Covadonga

Yes, I would like to be an author.
I have normally been using an iPad to access the site. But I have a desktop computer with wired internet ready to go, if necessary.

wheatietoo

Wolf…I made that ‘Poetry Tree’ thread that we talked about, and have had it in Draft.
Could you take a look at it and let me know if you think it’s okay?
I kept it simple.
And took care not to put our Bakocarl on the spot.
My thinking on doing it…was simply to have a place to collect the wonderful poetry that Bakocarl has gifted us with.
It is not meant to ‘replace’ the posting of his work in our ongoing threads.
It’s merely a place to chronicle them…and have a place where we can revisit them…and also for people who may not have seen them when they were posted.
I also threw it open to any Other poetry that people would like to add.
So anyway, please take a look at it and see whatcha think.
If you think it’s not a good idea…that’s cool…and I will trash it.

wheatietoo

Okay, cool!
I just read through it again and cleaned up some wording where I had dropped out some words that I’d intended to be in there.
Heh.
I am bad about doing that sometimes.
I think I might work on the Tree pic in the header just a bit…try to center it better and see if I can get the trunk to appear in the Thread View.
Then will post it.

SteveInCO

I am very, very good at completely forgetting to do categories and tags.

wheatietoo

I don’t think it’s cool…at all…when one Author steals another Author’s pictures out of the media file and uses them before their thread is posted.
This is an abuse of Author privileges.
Consider this a formal complaint.

wheatietoo

Okay, I see what happened now…
I loaded some images into the media file and used them in the Memorial Day Open Thread, which I then scheduled to drop at the end of the day on Sunday.
FG&C came along and uploaded some of the same images, then used them in his own Memorial Day thread.
I guess he didn’t check to see what had recently been uploaded into the media file.
It would’ve been nice if he had.
I apologize for accusing him of “stealing” them…but that’s what it looked like, when I saw the same pics used that I had just loaded in.
Sorry, FG&C.
πŸ˜”πŸ˜Ÿ
Don’t go away, you do a lot of great work on your Friday threads…and I would hate to be the cause of your leaving.

wheatietoo

No…it wasn’t You, boss.
Heheh.
And I doubt that you would ever use images that someone has already scheduled in to post.
You have the superpowers to look and see what is in scheduling.
And besides…you’re the Board Owner, so you can use whatever you like!

thinkthinkthink

I know that sometimes when I’m loading a particularly delicious photo I am grinning thinking of you swiping it for one of your posts Wolf. Makes me happy to imagine my pick is going to be used more than once. πŸ™‚
Oh! and I’ll try to remember to resize big photos to take up less space and remove photos I don’t end up using.

thinkthinkthink

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wheatietoo

It was a couple of pics…
He used the Eagle-sitting-on-gravestones as the Featured Image in the Header.
Then used the Eagle with it’s head bowed, in the main post.
I was faced with either re-doing my scheduled thread…or leaving it and letting it look like I was the one using his pics.
Sorry, I overreacted.
But it was like I had been hit in the forehead.
It’s been a rough week.
I try not to whine about my own health problems, but I’ve been struggling with some.

wheatietoo

No objections from me, boss.
He posted this in TTT’s Sunday thread, in case you haven’t seen it yet:
https://wqth.wordpress.com/2019/05/26/dear-maga-20190526-open-topic/comment-page-3/#comment-158396
Rather than reply to him there and further trash TTT’s thread…I tried to keep it here in Logistics.

thinkthinkthink

Removing duplicates is going to be tricky because you won’t know if all of them are in use in links. Unless you crawl under the hood and check each one. Not going to happen.

thinkthinkthink

Hang in there Wheatie. Big weekends have their own stresses even if we don’t realize it at the time. Have some chicken soup and romaine salad if you can. Always works for me.

wheatietoo

Thanks, TTT.
πŸ˜ŒπŸ™‚
Stress I can handle…but throbbing pain is another thing entirely.
πŸ˜’
I don’t always make the best decisions when my brain is preoccupied with ignoring pain.

thinkthinkthink

Believe it or not, dehydration makes pain worse. Celery, lettuce, cucumbers, chia seeds are all good hydrating foods… along with chicken soup.

thinkthinkthink

What we need isn’t a rule as much as an awareness.
And one important step.
We need to NOT use drag-n-drop, but always use [Add New] button so that we SEE what is most RECENTLY added.
Any new photos are likely in the draft posts of other authors.
This one awareness will likely be all we need.

wheatietoo

Agree…that’s a good step, T3.
I usually scroll down and take a peek at what’s been added.
But that’s just me…and my curious-cat nature.
Encouraging this step going forward, would cut down on the possibility of duplicates and misunderstandings.
πŸ˜‰πŸ™‚

thinkthinkthink

Wolf’s comment about there being a drag-and-drop method of adding photos explains how someone could be using a similar photo and not even know it.

SteveInCO

If you are an author here…you can upload pics to your own (dormant?) site’s media page, instead of to here, and then put in a link to that instead. That will save Wolfie some storage.

wheatietoo

Have a question for you on Gab, when you get a minute.

wheatietoo

Wolf…Patrick/PHC could use a little help with something.
Remember back in the beginning, when we would post videos here…and they would show up HUGE and overlapping out into the margins?
It was right after you set up this blog.
Then…you adjusted something…and the videos posted normally after that.
Would you mind going over to Patrick’s site and imparting your blog-knowledge to him on that?
People are posting videos and they are dominating the page.
I mentioned it to him…and he said he would appreciate it.
Here’s a link to his current thread:
https://phc.home.blog/2019/06/04/after-midnight/

wheatietoo

I understand, boss.
Sorry…I didn’t mean to add to your load.
Let me know if there is something I can do to help.

wheatietoo

I set up my WP account several years ago…2013, I think.
It was back when I was hanging out over at AoSHQ…and their blog would go down sometimes, so they set up a Alternate Site here on WP.
I didn’t use it much at all until I stopped lurking at CTH and started posting there in 2016.
Does this help any?

wheatietoo

I’ve seen where some people get the idea that they have to “set up a blog” in order to have a WP account.
It was not a requirement when I signed up.
But I’m wondering if something has changed since then.
Do you know if it is a WP ‘requirement’ now…to set up a blog in order to have a WP account?

wheatietoo

Well, it’s the reason that quite a few people give…for not signing up for a WP account.
So I wondered.

wheatietoo

Will do, boss.

thinkthinkthink

Wheatie, Wolf,
I’ve got Sunday’s post written and queued up for 12:01 am ET Sunday.
But I’ve got a packed weekend and may not be around to keep an eye on things.
could you check that my Sunday open posts okay?
could you keep an eye on things if I don’t make an appearance?
I really enjoyed putting together this one.
Shavuot and downstream celebrations all in one place. πŸ™‚

wheatietoo

Will do, T*3.
πŸ™‚πŸ‘
If it doesn’t drop on time…I’ll do a tap dance until it does.
And I’ll keep an eye on your thread, for as long as I can.

thinkthinkthink

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thinkthinkthink

When was the last time you checked the Gab chat?

thinkthinkthink

Wolf, FG&C may need a little tutorial about reloading photos filling up the database. Take a look at the media library for duplicates. Not sure how to fix this after the fact. If duplicates are deleted, they will no longer appear in the comments/posts where they are linked. The links could be edited after the fact, but that is a burden on Wolf. So I think he just needs to know going forward so we don’ burn through this platform too fast. p.s., pls check Gab chat at your leisure. Non-urgent info for you.

thinkthinkthink

It’s all good.comment image

thinkthinkthink

Did I get this right?
When the media/content in the database gets to the free wordpress limit then we toss the sight into deep freeze and will need to start over on a new one, right?

Sylvia Avery

Wheatie had asked me some time ago to provide some things for a memorial thread to PHC that she wanted to put up when the time came. She suggested I post it here for her. Patrick had a health crisis in the night and is closing his blog at midnight tonight so the time is drawing close. I should have posted this sooner, but I have found it difficult.
So Wheatie, this is what I’ve got. I hope it helps. I’d also like to suggest you might post a song that had a lot of meaning for him, Kris Kristoffersen’s Why Me, Lord.
Wheatie, you may use all of it or none of it or pieces of it…whatever you think best and however you choose.
*********************
PatrickHenryCensored started out OT as PatrickHenryRevisited and ultimately became PHC.
Some basic biographical facts:
Patrick lived in Central Texas for most of his life. He received a college scholarship but rejected his father’s plans for him to be a doctor and enlisted in the US Marine Corps, instead. He served during the Viet Nam war. When he returned, he lived in New Orleans for some time.
Both grandfathers were in the construction business, and that’s what Patrick wanted to do with his life, so he became a builder of custom homes as his main business. Along the way he also owned a couple of bars and was a partner in a limosine service.
Patrick played guitar, sang, and he drew and painted, and we all know he could write. He drank Crown Royal and he smoked Pall Malls. He owned and thoroughly loved a Harley Davidson Softail motorcyle that he put more than 100k miles on. He was a car enthusiast and owned various collector vehicles including a Bentley. He loved birds, owning and training several along the way including at least one African grey parrot. He also loved the wild birds around his home. The cardinals and the wrens were the most tame. He went out every morning to fill up the feeders with cracked corn. If he was slow with the feeding, the male cardinal would come into his shop and let him know he’d like his corn.
Patrick was preceded in death by a son. He was married for 45 years to his wife whom he adored and called his Angel. He is survived by his daughter and another son, and grandchildren including a new one born recently.
He was a Christian man of deep faith which helped him make the transition from this life to the next.
Patrick was a complex man, and he was so much more than these simple facts can reveal. He was funny, and his humor was intelligent, and often ribald. He was kind, unfailingly courteous, patient, generous of his time and helpful. He was strong and compassionate and brilliant and cared not one bit what others thought of him or how he chose to live his life.
Some sides of him may seem paradoxical. He loved his Angel faithfully for 45 years, but he loved all women, so women were naturally drawn to him. He said many times some variation of this comment he made recently:
β€œGod made me to love women.
Can’t argue with The Man
Fine work, if you can get it.
Love the job.”
Patrick’s Angel knew her husband well. When she came to visit him she would read the blog and enjoyed laughing at his flirtations.
Reading Patrick’s cryptic comments and seeing his likes pop up in our side bars brought a lot of joy. We’ll miss him even while we look forward to what he called, β€œThe Reunion.”

wheatietoo

Thank you, Syl…this is very nice.
If you don’t mind, I will add this and quote you.
I am still unable to post a comment on his blog.
It’s weird…it’s like I am ‘banned’ from there…WP doesn’t allow me to comment.
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Sylvia Avery

Wheatie, you may use this however you choose. You can quote me or not, I leave it all in your capable hands. If it helps, I’m glad. Smiley provided a nice eagle picture…the eagle is flying into the light…he changed his avatar to that this morning. I don’t have the pic but Smiley could provide it. I don’t imagine it will be long now…

Sylvia Avery

wheatie, one small correction…I said he liked to drink Crown Royal but it is Crown Royal Black Label. An important distinction, apparently! TY for being patient with me. This has about crushed me.

wheatietoo

I’ll make that correction, Syl.
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*Hugs*
I know what you mean about being crushed…this is so very sad.
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Sylvia Avery

Thank you, Wheatie.
I feel like I let you down not getting it to you sooner, but I guess part of me was having a hard time facing reality. Is STILL having a hard time facing it. Thank you for doing this Wheatie. Hugs, Sylvia

wheatietoo

You didn’t let me down, Syl…not at all!
I added your bio of PHC to the thread post.
It’s perfect.
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wheatietoo

Reporting in, boss…what’s up?

wheatietoo

I hadn’t noticed that you put up a new thread…so I just clicked on it and it looks it’s been taken down.

michaelh

I saw it, but only b/c I had the all seeing eye turned on.

wheatietoo

I am looking at FG&C’s post on my WP Reader tab…which was open when he posted it.
So as luck will have it, it’s still there since I haven’t refreshed that tab yet.
There is no mention at the top of the post, that it is entirely a ‘reprint’ of another article…from WSJ or anywhere.
So it ‘looks’ like it is written by FG&C.
Which is a no-no.
Granted, he puts a link to the article at the very bottom…
But he still did not make it clear that the entire post was a complete reprint of the WSJ article.
You’re right, Wolf…it’s a great article!
And I am enjoying reading it, since I cannot see it behind the paywall at WSJ.
Heh.
But that is what crosses over into copyright violation territory.
So yeah, it could’ve gotten us in Big Trouble.
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wheatietoo

Are those images still in the media file?
I haven’t checked…
But those were from the paywalled article, so…maybe they should be deleted.

thinkthinkthink

I get the near disaster you just averted Wolf, but people (including me) post images, text, sometimes substantial text of small freely available articles (with attribution) all the time. I get why it is an especially big problem for WSJ and similar, but I’m going to have to review copyright policies again as this gets me wondering…