Since upgrading to WordPress 3.5, I had trouble on one of my sites where I couldn’t add links, media or edit in text mode. I found a fix by adding this in the wp-config.php (above ‘stop editing here’):
No wheelchair this time! from Instagram.
By the President of the United States of America
The year that is drawing toward its close has been filled with the blessings of fruitful fields and healthful skies. To these bounties, which are so constantly enjoyed that we are prone to forget the source from which they come, others have been added which are of so extraordinary a nature that they can not fail to penetrate and soften even the heart which is habitually insensible to the ever-watchful providence of Almighty God.
In the midst of a civil war of unequaled magnitude and severity, which has sometimes seemed to foreign states to invite and to provoke their aggression, peace has been preserved with all nations, order has been maintained, the laws have been respected and obeyed, and harmony has prevailed everywhere, except in the theater of military conflict, while that theater has been greatly contracted by the advancing armies and navies of the Union.
Needful diversions of wealth and of strength from the fields of peaceful industry to the national defense have not arrested the plow, the shuttle, or the ship; the ax has enlarged the borders of our settlements, and the mines, as well of iron and coal as of the precious metals, have yielded even more abundantly than heretofore. Population has steadily increased notwithstanding the waste that has been made in the camp, the siege, and the battlefield, and the country, rejoicing in the consciousness of augmented strength and vigor, is permitted to expect continuance of years with large increase of freedom.
No human counsel hath devised nor hath any mortal hand worked out these great things. They are the gracious gifts of the Most High God, who, while dealing with us in anger for our sins, hath nevertheless remembered mercy.
It has seemed to me fit and proper that they should be solemnly, reverently, and gratefully acknowledged, as with one heart and one voice, by the whole American people. I do therefore invite my fellow-citizens in every part of the United States, and also those who are at sea and those who are sojourning in foreign lands, to set apart and observe the last Thursday of November next as a day of thanksgiving and praise to our beneficent Father who dwelleth in the heavens. And I recommend to them that while offering up the ascriptions justly due to Him for such singular deliverances and blessings they do also, with humble penitence for our national perverseness and disobedience, commend to His tender care all those who have become widows, orphans. mourners, or sufferers in the lamentable civil strife in which we are unavoidably engaged, and fervently implore the interposition of the Almighty hand to heal the wounds of the nation and to restore it, as soon as may be consistent with the divine purposes, to the full enjoyment of peace, harmony, tranquillity, and union.
In testimony whereof I have hereunto set my hand and caused the seal of the United States to be affixed.
Done at the city of Washington, this 3d day of October, A. D. 1863, and of the Independence of the United States the eighty-eighth.
Knitting on Muni.
San Francisco. December, 2010.
I miss being out with Geordi.
JetBlue is offering 2012 free flights (1006 roundtrips) out of the country if your presidential candidate loses. Basically you register with JetBlue, pick the candidate that you think will lose, and pick your destination. If your candidate loses, you’re eligible to win one of the 1,006 roundtrip tickets to one of their international destinations. The travel window is pretty small because the certificates are only valid for travel between January 8 and February 13, 2013.
Groupon (via Aluminyze) is offering Aluminum Photo Prints at the prices below. Shipping starts at $5.95.
Choose from Three Options
- $16 for $35 worth of Aluminyzed photo prints
- $28 for $60 worth of Aluminyzed photo prints
- $40 for $100 worth of Aluminyzed photo prints
Aluminyze emblazons user-uploaded images in full color on high-quality, unbendable aluminum sheets, creating durable, vivid wall hangings that don’t require a frame. Aluminyze takes over and prepares the final product, correcting colors if needed and shipping it to customers with optional mounting materials such as an easel, wall float, or acrylic pedestal. Aluminyzed waterproof prints last longer than regular photos.
I’ve never used them before, so if you get one, let me know how they are.
MUJI will open is first store on the West Coast in November right here in SF, SOMA to be exact. It will be the largest MUJI store in the US. I’ve only been to the ones in HK and Shanghai. I can’t remember if I went in Beijing.
Free beauty bag from Target. You have to “like” them on Facebook and fill out the form. Link.
Yesterday, I received an email for $5 off my next Groupon. I haven’t bought any groupons for a while, so they needed to sucker me back in. It worked. Checked out Real-Time Location Based Deals on Groupon Now! and found a $10 groupon for $20 worth of food at Cafe Ponte (since we were meeting in Noe Valley). Grilled chicken pesto sandwich, salad, and fresh squeezed orange juice= $2.50. Win.
In other news: Go A’s! AL West Division Champions!
Huang Qingjun has spent nearly a decade traveling to remote parts of China to persuade people who have sometimes never been photographed to carry outside all their household possessions and pose for him.
Huang says, “In lots of Chinese villages, the government has delivered roads and connected them with electricity. This has been a huge change. If you’ve a road, you can move about. If you’ve got electricity you can have TV, you get the news and ideas about what the outside world is thinking.
The biggest problems in rural areas now are how people can get better education for their children, and healthcare.”
Most families have already acquired a TV, a few have washing machines. The pedal-driven sewing machine which in their parents’ generation was every housewife’s dream – known as one of the “four big things” – is pushed to the back of a few pictures.
Four Big Things
- Phrase dating from 1950s for most sought-after goods for newly married couples: sewing machine, bicycle, watch, radio
- It’s since come to refer to whatever is most fashionable at the time
- By 1980s the four big things were: TV, washing machine, rice cooker, fridge
- Now consumer goods flood China’s cities, it tends to be used to describe people’s aspirations for the latest thing
Chinese spending habits
- The government has tried in recent years to boost consumer spending with discount vouchers on appliances, furniture and cars
- Many aspire to material goods, but a 2010 survey found they were more concerned with saving for education, healthcare and retirement
Next year marks the 10th anniversary of the first photograph, and Huang plans to mark it by returning to the places he visited – or those that are still recognizable – to see what has changed.
“In the last 10 years, China has seen such a fast rate of growth, I want to go back and see what the effects have been on their lives,” he says.
Photos: Huang Qingjun
I was chatting with a friend yesterday and realized I should be more proactive about sharing my deals again. Desperate times call for desperate search for deals. Not sure if the code has been used up yet, but my friend said it still worked (as of 12:30am last night).
Source: Vernon Davis
Just going through some old stuffs.
Pier 39, San Francisco.