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Light Bloggage Mode

Donna and I are driving to Las Vegas tomorrow to spend Thanksgiving with our son Gregory and daughter in law Beth. And our grandson Quentin, of course. Not sure whether or not our granddaughter Taylor will fly down from Seattle; guess we’ll find out soon enough. Our daughter Polly and her boyfriend Hank should be […]


Comments Are Open (Again)

Dear Paul’s Thing Readers,

Comments are open again, which means you can weigh in on posts here at Paul’s Thing without having to register and log in.

I started requiring commenters to register and log in a few years ago after comment spammers discovered this blog. That got rid of the spammers, but it discouraged […]


Site Improvement: Air-Minded Article Index

At the suggestion of a new reader, I’ve added an index of Air-Minded posts. It seems a lot of you come here just to read those posts, and this’ll make it easier to find them.

The index is on the right sidebar, just below the “About” section. Clicking on the little F-15 image takes you […]



I apologize for the Paul’s Thing blackout yesterday. It was a bandwidth issue. Monday and Tuesday, there was a huge spike in bandwidth usage and went down. I traced the problem to one of my other blogs, where there’s a large downloadable file someone or something was downloading over and over. Not sure if […]


Minion of the Great Orange Satan

I decided to become a Daily Kos diarist (or, as my conservative friends will say, a minion of the Great Orange Satan). I started with a diary entry about the confiscation and banning of books in the Tucson Unified School District, put together from two recent posts here on Paul’s Thing (here and here).


Geeking Out

Last week I got an urgent message from the fine folks at WordPress, telling me I needed to upgrade to the latest WP release lest a security flaw in the version I was currently using bite me in the ass. They sounded genuinely concerned, so I figured I’d better do it.

I’ve never forgotten the […]


Sizing Down for Small Screens

While I was off on my Gypsy Tour (about which I will soon be blogging), I checked out my blogs on my new Android cell phone. What I saw were two-inch by four-inch versions, so tiny you couldn’t read what was there . . . like looking through a telescope backwards.

I decided to do […]


A Visit from the PC Reaper

When you see one of these, you may as well give up:

Yes, I was visited by the Blue Screen of Death earlier this week. My PC’s hard drive suddenly failed, and none of the files on it were recoverable. Fortunately, I still had all the original system CDs that came with my computer, […]