Web Publishing

Atahuapla Dead after 15 Years

Out with the old and in with the new. I started this blog 15 years ago and began using a WordPress template named Atahuapla. I had no idea what that name meant, but I liked the template as it has (had) a lot of custom configuration built in. Found out later Atahuapla was the last Inca Emperor during the times of the Spanish conquest. Actually killed in 1533, 479 years ago! Maybe I should have paid...

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Some Space in the Attic

The BLOG for “The Hobbyist Machine Shop” has lived with it own private URL (http://thmsblog.com) since conception. It always was a bit extravagant for it to have a private domain. I was young and reckless in those days and new domain registrations were cheap. Now retired, I look for more conservative ways to do things. A blog for “The hobbyist Machine Store” should live in a sub-domain of “The Hobbyist Machine Store”. It does not...

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Register.com

These folks took over my domain registrations from reg-discount.com.  I think they may have been one-in-the-same but there is no way I can verify that.  I don’t know whom to ask… But in any case, all my domains were suddenly switched to Register.com. At first I thought someone was hi-jacking my domains as they did a very poor (like zero) effort to inform before the fact.  That’s why I assume they may be the parent...

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Facebook 2020

I did some heavy editing on Facebook yesterday. Had to dig deeply into the back-end and clear out all the standard settings on advertising preference, privacy, people I don’t want to “follow” (I never chose to follow any of them). I am so tired of Facebook trying to analyze my activities and judge what I want (they want) me to “see”. I am this close  –> . <– to shutting down Facebook again for at...

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