Friday January 13, 2017

Friday the 13th it is.

Time is quickly passing as per usual and I am making only a small amount of progress. Of course it would surely be helpful if I knew where I was going. Yes, I do realize that is a sad statement to make and I really would rather not admit to the fact but none the less there it is.

I am working on getting all my page links to work as designd. Also noted I have set up a new format/theme/layout with the three column spread and I am working on making the site responsive. I have a lot to learn and even though I can say I once knew a lot more than I can grasp right now I am just hoping that previous studies will make the relearning a little faster.

Clemson kept pounding away and finally won a really good contest. I did not see the game as I forgot what day I was living in but I heard and read that it was indeed an excellent game; I think the final score (with only one second remaining) put Clemson on top at 35 to 31 but please don't take my word for it as I may be wrong.


Wednesday January 4, 2017

First post of 2017

This past year has literally flown by in my world. What can one say? Welcome to 2017 and I do wish everyone all the best.

Our new congress is in session and operating and we wish and hope that good things happen there. The new administration is only 2 more weeks away officially but seemingly pretty much in force already; there too we wish all the best and hope that this is a good move for America.

Lots of football been taking place and the bid for NCAA # 1 will be decided next Monday the 9th between the same two contestants as was in the last contest, Alabama and Clemson, two fine teams.


How to use this document

Therin lies the problem!


Saturday February 9, 2013...


Top 10 English language oddities

07.12.2007
 

1. “Bookkeeper” is the only word that has three consecutive doubled letters.

2. The two longest words with only one of the six vowels including y are the 15-letter defenselessness and respectlessness.

3. “Forty” is the only number which has its letters in alphabetical order. “One” is the only number with its letters in reverse alphabetical order.

4. The superlatively long word honorificabilitudinitatibus (27 letters) alternates consonants and vowels.

5. Antidisestablishmentarianism listed in the Oxford English Dictionary, was considered the longest English word for quite a long time, but today the medical term pneumonoultramicroscopicsilicovolcanoconiosis is usually considered to have the title, despite the fact that it was coined to provide an answer to the question ‘What is the longest English word?’.

6. “The sixth sick sheik’s sixth sheep’s sick” is said to be the toughest tongue twister in English.

7. There is only one common word in English that has five vowels in a row: queueing.

8. The two longest words with only one of the six vowels including y are the 15-letter defenselessness and respectlessness.

9. “Asthma” and “isthmi” are the only six-letter words that begin and end with a vowel and have no other vowels between.

10 “Rhythms” is the longest English word without the normal vowels, a, e, i, o, or u.

Source: listverse.com




Monday March 14, 2016:

More on the Jekyll Island Book

The Creature From Jekyll Island

This book is quite large and covers a lot of history. The author makes compelling arguments and comparisons of current and historical events. I have not read the text but have it as an audio-book and I have listened to it at least three times and it is a 24 hour recording. If you are interested it is on Audible.

It is my belief that one should view everything with guarded skepticism. I have been around long enough (really) to have learned something you may or may not have considered, "everyone lies". Hey I just said above that I believed you should view everything with some skepticism, if I believe that everyone lies, and I would bet a whole bunch on it, then of course you must understand that I too can, could and have lied. Enough of that, the point being that we can never believe everything we read, hear, or even see; rest assured that we, each and everyone of us, are charged with doing our own due diligence, so to speak, in all matters.

Oh, as to my editing of the website I have made a little progress but it may be a bit difficult to see. It is a work in progress and I will continue I hope. Most at fault are my drop-down menus above. I am slow at relearning about how to code some of these things and I just hope I am able to eventually prevail. Probably I am the only person that really gives a hoot.

I have a friend who, as a serious hobby, keeps track of the rain for our area; he tells me that we are nearing the 23 inch mark and I think he says that is since October 2015 working on six months and the 23 inch number is what we believe is the expected "average" rainfall for our area specifically Arroyo Grande, California. Please don't quote me or take as gospel the 23 inch number as I am pulling it from my memory and that is stored in a very crowed traffic area and could be totally wrong.


Reuters
Federal Reserve Chairwoman Janet Yellen denied she was constrained by the Bank of Japan and the European Central Bank’s recent easing moves.

Instructions

I am really mixing up content right now but I think I will be able to make it flow some in due course.

How to use this document

Be aware that the CSS for these layouts is heavily commented. If you do most of your work in Design view, have a peek at the code to get tips on working with the CSS for the fixed layouts. You can remove these comments before you launch your site. To learn more about the techniques used in these CSS Layouts, read this article at Adobe's Developer Center - http://www.adobe.com/go/adc_css_layouts.

Clearing Method

Because all the columns are floated, this layout uses a clear:both declaration in the footer rule. This clearing technique forces the .container to understand where the columns end in order to show any borders or background colors you place on the .container. If your design requires you to remove the footer from the .container, you'll need to use a different clearing method. The most reliable will be to add a <br class="clearfloat" /> or <div class="clearfloat"></div> after your final floated column (but before the .container closes). This will have the same clearing effect.

Logo Replacement

An image placeholder was used in this layout in the header where you'll likely want to place a logo. It is recommended that you remove the placeholder and replace it with your own linked logo.

Be aware that if you use the Property inspector to navigate to your logo image using the SRC field (instead of removing and replacing the placeholder), you should remove the inline background and display properties. These inline styles are only used to make the logo placeholder show up in browsers for demonstration purposes.

To remove the inline styles, make sure your CSS Styles panel is set to Current. Select the image, and in the Properties pane of the CSS Styles panel, right click and delete the display and background properties. (Of course, you can always go directly into the code and delete the inline styles from the image or placeholder there.)