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Hey, gang!
Check out my interview that just dropped on the Primo Nutmeg Show! It's... well, PRIMO!
youtube.com/watch?v=0c-XeIvZ_8

@Gargron Mastodon: It's Like Twitter, Except That People Enjoy It

every time another person joins this and moves away from hellbird I become more powerful

The Creator Of Mastodon Won’t Follow Me Back And It’s Probably Because My Posts Are Bad: A Memoir

Wow, fancy that. Web ad giant Google to block ad-blockers in Chrome. For safety, apparently - via The Register theregister.co.uk/2019/01/22/g

Kamala Harris has announced that she is running for U.S. president. Who is she? 137 documents from @WikiLeaks:… https://twitter.com/i/web/status/1087741855444406272

"If National Geographic has a message about the human exploration of Mars, it is that nobody will have any fun." thespacereview.com/article/364

"Trump is no Martin Luther King, Jr., but he’s certainly disruptive. That, not some cockamamie theory about a Russian mole in the White House, explains the FBI’s declaration of war on his presidency." counterpunch.org/2019/01/22/no

**Now More Than Ever, It’s Clear the FBI Must Go**

"The New York Times reports that “[i]n the days after President Trump fired James B. Comey as F.B.I. director, law enforcement officials became so concerned by the president’s behavior that they began investigating whether he had been working on behalf of Russia against American interests.” That’s an interesting way o…"

counterpunch.org/2019/01/22/no

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An article talking about the systemic barriers to non-white authors rooted in how books are sold to publishers:

lareviewofbooks.org/article/co

Novels (less so non-fiction) is sold on comps: books similar to previous books. It’s proof the book has a market. It determines advances and whether the book gets acquired at all. So... what happens if nobody acquired books from non-white people quite like yours? What then?

"Emanated from the graphics team"?
Please. As someone who was with any number of graphics teams over 30+ years, I can assure you we do NOT "emanate". sputniknews.com/viral/20190122

THE WASTE WING: Old Bougie Hollywood Knob Responds After Ocasio-Cortez’ Fiery Twitter Post - via Sputnik Internatl: sputniknews.com/us/20190122107

BREAKIN' IN BIRDLAND:
Black Youth Harassed, Threatened With Gun At "Bikes Up, Guns Down" Event In Miami
twitter.com/Dreamdefenders/sta

WHAT I'M DIGGING NOW:
no. 605, "Colossus And The Headhunters"

"A steel piñata?
That could take HOURS!"
-Crow T. Robot
youtu.be/KEQSNLSzh8A

Y'know, just thinking now... what's kinda sad about all this is that when I first got on Twitter about 8 years ago, I could tweet questions like that and have at least a dozen SQL and WordPress ninjas chiming in with suggestions and answers. It really was that cool.

I didn't even bother tweeting about this issue over there this time.

So, while my pal and I scratch our heads over this... if anybody out there isn't ultra-busy, could you take two seconds to hit
sinkers.org/stage
...and tell me if you get either a normal page load, or the Database Connection Error message?

...and in the meantime, btw, my backup is at flugennock.blogspot.com , so I'm not totally out of it.

What's really odd, though, is that I can't get it on my iPhone, either, and my hosting guy tells me that it comes up fine on his iPad and other phone/phablet-type devices

This just "magically" started happening a couple of nights ago. Aside from blog entries and backups, the installation is essentially the same as installed in late '09. Haven't fiddled or otherwise messed with any kind of stuff I don't know about. (contd)

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