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This month on In The Now

How many jobs have you had in your life? I counted. Depending on criteria, I’ve either had 27 or 28. That seems like a lot. Some of them ended well, some of them ended in disaster. Some of them just fizzled out.

Anyway, with last year’s 20 posts to 37, I used a scatter-shot of personal anecdotes, from my pugilistic history to embarrassments here and there. This year, with 20 posts to 38, I’m going to blog about a series of jobs that I had that ended. I don’t know about you, but I’m looking forward to it.

You are warned.

Liam

 
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Posted by on April 3, 2014 in METABLOG

 

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And the Performance Hits Keep A-Comin’

This week has been an extremely frustrating one for In The Now. You may notice that the theme has changed. I’m not concerned about that. That’s a small change to make.

What has been frustrating is that intermittently, or not so intermittently, my site would take, sometimes, up to two minutes to load. Why? There isn’t generally anything but text on the site. But DreamHost, my patient and helpful internet provider suggested I cache my content with a wordpress add-on. Then I got rid of Google Analytics, which I never use anyway, and Jetpack Site Stats, which I don’t entirely trust anymore.

Still with the performance issues. So I looked at my site’s code and it was still embedding a link to Google Analytics.

Turns out that the Analytics thing is also enabled on a domain level, so I had to go and unselect that as well. But the performance problem came back.

Anyway, it turns out that there was a problem with the apache service that was serving up my web pages, but that DreamHost has fixed that. I don’t know if there’s anything I can do for myself if this happens again but it appears to be fixed for now.

In the future, I have plans to update the theme and appearance of the site. I just hope I don’t have to fight with performance again.

As you were,

THE MANAGEMENT

 
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Posted by on December 19, 2013 in METABLOG

 

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Summer Blog Challenge Day 28 Digest

Submitted without comment. Except that one. And that one and this one.

  • Liam sets the bar incredibly low.
  • Natasha provides visual stimulation.
  • Zita grabs some intellectual stimulation
  • Peter is the spider man.
  • Christine takes the day off.
  • April on the road again.
  • Cliff with a great rant.
  • Hethr takes the day off.
  • Karen takes the day off.
  • Tracy fosters great friendships.

Enjoy (and that one)

 
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Posted by on September 18, 2013 in METABLOG

 

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Daily Digests

I have to wonder how many people are actually reading the daily digest and/or using it for navigating the posts. Of course, I’m wondering this because it’s extra work to get these posts out. I’m also wondering because I’ve missed a couple of them and it’s really hard to stay on top of them when it seems like nobody even uses them.

Let me know if they’re of value. If they are, I’ll get back to them. If not, I’ll just leave them behind.

 
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Posted by on September 16, 2013 in METABLOG

 

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Summer Blog Challenge Day 23 Digest

Yes, I missed out on the summer blog challenge digests for a number of days. Ah well…

  • Liam reads a book.
  • Natasha takes the day off.
  • Zita doesn’t hold your gaze against you.
  • Peter sees the big picture.
  • Christine takes the day off.
  • April doesn’t have all the answers.
  • Cliff takes the day off.
  • Hethr takes the day off.
  • Karen takes the day off.
  • Kim has bowed out of the challenge.
  • Tracy makes friends at school.
  • Stacy has bowed out of the challenge.

Read on, MacDuff!

 
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Posted by on September 13, 2013 in METABLOG

 

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Summer Blog Challenge Day 19 Digest

12 more days to go!

  • Liam discusses a goal dropped and picked back up.
  • Natasha takes the night off.
  • Zita worries about what the future brings.
  • Peter sicks up some sun.
  • Christine contemplates quality.
  • April gets further away.
  • Cliff takes the night off.
  • Hethr takes the night off.
  • Karen rings in the new year.
  • Kim takes the night off.
  • Tracy talks up another challenger.
  • Stacy takes the night off.

Keep up the good work!

 
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Posted by on September 9, 2013 in METABLOG

 

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Summer Blog Challenge Day 18 Digest

Grumble grumble

  • Liam loses it a little bit.
  • Natasha takes the day off.
  • Zita loves her son.
  • Peter takes the night off.
  • Christine takes the night off.
  • April gets it from her kids.
  • Cliff tries to understand the internet.
  • Hethr takes the night off.
  • Karen wants to know who you aren’t wearing.
  • Kim takes the day off.
  • Tracy with a mid-challenge check-in.
  • Stacy takes the night off.

Grumble grumble

Liam

 
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Posted by on September 8, 2013 in METABLOG

 

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Summer Blog Challenge Day 17 Digest

Well, I posted my post late but I forgive me. Internet connectivity can be a little sketchy out here sometimes and it went out the one night I had a photo-intensive post. So, we accept, and we move on. Undaunted, here are the posts from the Friday that was:

  • Liam shows off his new computer
  • Natasha with the week in feminism.
  • Zita is in someone else’s shoes.
  • Peter is ahead by a century.
  • Christine takes the night off.
  • April hard a mifflindorkrin drag.
  • Cliff hops out of a gaming rut.
  • Hethr takes the night off.
  • Karen gives us the 50-cent tour.
  • Kim takes the night off.
  • Tracy and her people-collection.
  • Stacy takes the night off.
  • Enjoy the Saturday!

     
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Posted by on September 7, 2013 in METABLOG

 

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Summer Blog Challenge Day 16 Digest

Another weekend is upon us. You should use some of that time to catch up on some reading, linked below.

Oh, and don’t forget to drop us a line. We love comments.

  • Liam may also like to boogie, though that’s never been conclusively shown.
  • Natasha takes the night off.
  • Zita has some soul pancakes.
  • Peter looks to the positive on a less-than-great day.
  • Christine takes the night off.
  • April keeps it real.
  • Cliff REALLY finishes off his NFL picks. And a nice little Superbowl fantasy.
  • Hethr takes the night off.
  • Karen rings in the new year.
  • Kim takes the night off.
  • Tracy and the neigbour kids.

Have a good weekend!

 
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Posted by on September 6, 2013 in METABLOG

 

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Summer Blog Challenge Day 15 Digest

Halfway, my friends! All downhill from here. (Effort, not quality)

  • Liam kicks some ideas around for next year’s challenge.
  • Natasha illustrates some of her kid’s skills.
  • Zita says it all.
  • Peter shows us godzilla in car-form.
  • Christine takes the night off.
  • April struggles with the right words.
  • Cliff finishes up his NFL picks.
  • Hethr takes the night off.
  • Karen takes the night off.
  • Kim takes the night off.
  • Tracy and her first Alberta friend.

Read on!

 
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Posted by on September 5, 2013 in METABLOG

 

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