Sunday, June 18, 2017

The Heat is On

Don’t take this politically, but the weather has been rather warm so far this season, and this Wednesday is only the first day of summer. I work in a factory that is hot in the winter and even hotter in the summer, and to be honest, I really hate the heat. On the bright side, my tomato plants are looking amazing this year.

I’m experimenting with hanging tomato pots. Don’t be dense and confuse them with the “Topsy Turvy™” As Seen on TV stuff. This is where you take a hanging flower pot, cut out the grill on the drainage hole, fish a small tomato plant through, then backfill will a high-end potting soil. I’m testing seven different varieties this year. So far the Supersonic is the largest, but the Sugary has the most fruit. The rest are doing OK, but they’ve fallen way behind the other two.

And I’m falling behind as well… The heat makes me lazy. It’s after 8pm this Sunday, and I’m just getting around to writing this so called “rant”. It’s not really a rant. I’m too hot and tired to rant. Here in a moment I’m going to take a cool shower and get ready for bed. You know, I worked yesterday, so sleeping in today was an obligation. It just started raining outside, so I ought to sleep good tonight. Sometimes you need that extra rest.

The kk Star Rating plugin was updated this past week. That’s a good sign. It means that this plugin might just be around for a little while. I also had time to check it out a little. It doesn’t create its own database. Instead, it stores the ratings inside the posts’ metadata. After looking at the metadata it generates, I can safely say that it stores visitor votes with an encrypted hash. This means it does not store the actual IP address, and there would be no way for me to ever tell who voted for what. That’s kind of a bummer for me, but at least you know your privacy is protected if you decide to rate a joke… or comic… or rant…

OK, so the jokes are queued up, and I pretty much don’t care what happens. I gotta be at work in the morning, and it will likely be another 6 days of mostly 10 hour shifts. Hopefully I’ll get around to actually working on those profile pages some time this week, but don’t hold your breath



update Wed, Jun, 21:

Happy longest day of the year and all… It seems like some hosting companies were abusing the privilege, so I’ve started blocking feeds. If this negatively affects you, just drop me a line and I’ll restore it.


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