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Outstanding in his field

It looked so cold and lonely. And no, I didn’t walk all the way out to it – somebody brought it to the roadside today. Probably the farmer, whose freshly planted field this is.

It’s about a mile from home, assuming it came from the nearest supermarket – but it’s a rough old mile. Yes, I’ve contacted them. Those things aren’t cheap.

Are you getting scary security warnings when you try to read or post? I think my SSL must have expired. I forget how to fix that.

Even more fun, if I try to upgrade the PHP, the whole site flies to pieces. That’s because when I built it 16(!) years ago, I had no idea what I was doing. I just bashed on things until they looked the way I wanted them to.

Compliant to standards? Non.

Eventually, they will force me to upgrade (they identify my current version as insecure), and then we’ll see, won’t we?


Comment from ExpressoBold Pureblood
Time: September 12, 2023, 7:04 pm

Shopping Carts: the limousines and caravans of the homeless.

Comment from Mark Matis
Time: September 12, 2023, 8:10 pm

In West Palm Beach at a Publix next to a gated community, they put brakes on their shopping carts that would lock as soon as the cart reached a certain distance from their store. Not very convenient if you are parked a ways away in their large parking lot.

Comment from QuasiModo
Time: September 12, 2023, 9:10 pm

“..they put brakes on their shopping carts…”

This store in Calgary where I lived for a while, you had to put a Loonie (dollar coin) to release a shopping cart from the stack and you had to lock it back in the stack to get your Loonie back 🙂

If I was going to steal a shopping cart, I would get one from Costco 🙂

Comment from Durnedyankee
Time: September 12, 2023, 11:16 pm

Have both those security features locally.
The Kroger has carts with warnings on them telling you they’ll seize up, and a lot not big enough to trigger the Lock out, and an Aldi that you unchain carts with a quarter.

The Aldi is cute as people quite often leave the quarter for the next person.

Both methods seem to work.

Comment from Deborah HH
Time: September 13, 2023, 12:10 am

The grocery store where we shop does not use shopping cart corrals in the parking lot. You can carry out your grocery bags by hand, or a bagger will roll them out for you in the cart and roll the cart back to the store. This grocery store is directly across from a college campus, so I believe the store employs this low-tech method to prevent cart theft. It works.

Comment from Mitchell
Time: September 13, 2023, 12:58 am

I live in a small town in Florida now and nobody takes shopping carts.

I received your email the other day and sent you a note back Stoaty, hopefully you got it.

Comment from ExpressoBold Pureblood
Time: September 13, 2023, 1:05 am

ICYMI: The Commonwealth of Virginia has jumped the shark right into late Roman Empire waters, skipping completely the Pax Romana. Of note, the Virginia Assembly already has a MtF tranny as a Delegate who is also a Democrat. Before long all the letters of LGBTQI will be represented plus the OnlyFans crowd. HiiiYoooo!!!!!


Comment from ExpressoBold Pureblood
Time: September 13, 2023, 1:18 am

Katie Hopkins, everyone!


Comment from RushBabe
Time: September 13, 2023, 3:22 pm

I’ve been getting the “this form is not secure” on the site for a good six months now. I thought it was something goofy with my side of the pond! It’s no bid deal except for the nail-biting episodes of trying to enter a new Dead Pool!

Comment from durnedyankee
Time: September 13, 2023, 4:36 pm

oh noes! my ranting is not secure!

Oh nose!

Comment from BullDawgGuy
Time: September 13, 2023, 6:32 pm


I have been getting the same notice but mine just started in the last couple of months. And your right it slows you down on the new DeadPools.

Comment from Jon
Time: September 14, 2023, 4:58 pm

New Mexico sees Virginia’s late Roman Empire and raises it Byzantium by suspending 2A rights because health emergency.

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