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The news today reported that Facebook was down but I haven't noticed. Have you had any issues with Facebook being down today?

I was on Facebook just now and it appears to be back up. I never noticed it was down. All this talk about fires in California has taken up all of my attention these past several days. I have been reading a lot about the fires and the men and wome
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Posted by on November 12, 2018

The news today reported that Facebook was down but I haven't noticed. Have you had any issues with Facebook being down today?

I was on Facebook just now and it appears to be back up. I never noticed it was down. All this talk about fires in California has taken up all of my attention these past several days. I have been reading a lot about the fires and the men and wome
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Posted by on November 12, 2018

American Tourist Dies In Car Crash In Northern Ireland

Regretfully, someone visiting Northern Ireland has died in a car crash in Northern Ireland. The man was from Connecticut but although his name has been published over here, I will not print it at present as it is possible some friends or others have not ye
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Posted by on September 26, 2018

Storm Ali Blew Down Our Conker Tree

We have a number of trees in our garden, one of them was a conker tree (horse chestnut) (Aesculus hippocastanum) that one of my sons grew from a conker. Storm Ali blew through today and broke a large limb off the tree, bringing most of it down. Once we had
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Posted by on September 19, 2018

Our Weird Experience with Hurricane Florence

I admit it. I tend to bury my head in the sand. On the other hand, my wife is an alarmist. Sound like a marriage made in Heaven? Well when we first heard Florence (then a hurricane) was coming head on toward North Carolina and, logically, according to pas
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Posted by on September 17, 2018

Writing articles online without using public domain images. Is this even doable?

I will attempt to write an article today without using any title image. I will do so because I thought load times might speed up a bit on social media. I will try to share this article on my Facebook wall. Meantime I think I will share what has h
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Posted by on July 6, 2018

Texas Summers are good for my heat tollerant garden plants and trees, but they need lots of water to stay heathy

WAKING UP THIS MORNING I couldn't sleep. The nose was stopped up. The CPAP-BiPAP machine could not blow air through my nose this morning due to having sinus congestion. Nothing new. It was about 6:30 and I saw the newspaper on the front lawn, so I got on
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Posted by on June 27, 2018

Rolling Blackout on our power grid today.

Here is the latest. Our area, our immediate block was no. 6 on the Oncor outage map. Power went out for 15 minutes. We had to restore power at the breaker box. This was reported to Oncor already. Surely it was an issue on their end. I called my brother, w
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Posted by on May 16, 2018

A recent news report about a package bomb at a FedEx station makes me a bit nervous.

Enough is enough! The news reported a bomb inside a package, not the first bomb to go off inside a parcel that has been termed a serial bombing and it happened in Texas and that is too close to home. I am getting a bit paranoid about ordering any
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Posted by on March 20, 2018

Spring Forward--The Time Change Is Coming!

The start of Daylight Savings Time (DST) in the United States will occur early on the morning of Sunday March 11, 2018 (that's "Saturday night" for most of us), when at the stroke of 2 am, it will suddenly and mysteriously become 3 am! Where did the missin
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Posted by on March 2, 2018

Teachers are demanding a 10% payrise!

Teaching unions in Scotland are demanding a 10% pay rise for their members, this comes just weeks after they were granted a 2% rise in pay and a promise that there would be a review of the payscale and promotion rules in the near future. Now please don't
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Posted by on January 27, 2018