Mary Karr’s Poetry

Mary Karr photo by Deborah Feingold/HarperCollins

I’m really enjoying the poetry of Mary Karr a contributor to the New Yorker. From her short bio: Mary Karr teaches at Syracuse University and lives in Manhattan. Her New York Times best-seller, “The Art of Memoir,” will appear in paperback this fall. I first read The Crotchgrabber her article “On a shockingly casual case of sexual assault”.… Continue reading Mary Karr’s Poetry

Encrypt iPhone backup

I’ve updated my Apple iPhone to a 6S and adjusted the custom iPhone backup location on my external HDD. This time I’ve enabled the Encrypt iPhone backup feature in iTunes. Apple does not backup important data to transfer to a new phone if you don’t encrypt your backups. Things like: Account passwords WiFi passwords Health app data HomeKit data iCloud backs… Continue reading Encrypt iPhone backup

Banned Domains list

Stop Spam or I will shoot! Michal Zacharzewski, SXC

I’ve created a page for Banned Domains on this server. Any spammers that get through the blocklists will be added to the list. To get off the list comment below. If your comment is spam I’ll add you to a popular blocklist.

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Server woes

Broken Time 1/e_anka

Last updated on February 24th, 2016 at 06:30 pm Sorry to those of you whose emails I’m not receiving. Unless I’m receiving them and you’re in the smaller group of people who can’t receive my emails. Unless you’re in a non-intersecting group of people who are connecting to an older server (in which case you… Continue reading Server woes

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ZagZ redesigned

Symbol home from hands isolated on white

Last updated on February 17th, 2016 at 04:06 am During a hasty server relocation I discovered that the database that stores ZagZ.com was slightly corrupted. Not badly enough to affect the performance of the site. But enough that the backups didn’t notice it and reported themselves happily complete. The actuality was that the posts and… Continue reading ZagZ redesigned

Crowd Funding for Independent Film (Series)

Army of Dollars,by Svilen Milev, Bulgaria, http://efffective.com/

Last updated on July 6th, 2015 at 04:15 am I am writing a huge series of articles on crowd funding for independent productions. The emphasis is on international projects outside the USA. Taken together they form a comprehensive plan you can follow to launch your own crowd funding campaign. Crowd funding works even when it… Continue reading Crowd Funding for Independent Film (Series)

Good Review for Beijing Punk by The Impaler Speaks

Beijing Punk by Shaun Jefford ? Poster

Last updated on March 27th, 2017 at 02:18 pm Truly insightful analysis of the movie matched with deep knowledge of history & currency of punk. This guy gets it. “Beijing Punk” is fast-paced and fun, with a fantastic selection of music from the cream of the Chinese punk scene being heard the majority of the… Continue reading Good Review for Beijing Punk by The Impaler Speaks

I Will Not Let An Exam Result Decide My Fate||Spoken Word

Last updated on July 6th, 2015 at 04:13 am I?m enjoying the spoken word piece I Will Not Let An Exam Result Decide My Fate by Suli Breaks. It?s a great track with an amazing video. Follow him on twitter at?https://twitter.com/sulibreaks I?m a father and have raised my kids (I hope) to value self reliance… Continue reading I Will Not Let An Exam Result Decide My Fate||Spoken Word