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I can't leave a comment?!? Oh, bother!

If you try to leave a comment and get an error saying “That email address is associated with an existing WordPress.com account, please log in to use it”, that’s because WordPress (the blog hosting software and platform) recently updated their comment system, and they changed something.  A cursory glance online reveals many sites across the blogosphere are having this issue.

So if you had a problem leaving a comment, please try again.  If you do have an account, you should be able to login and leave a comment.  I don’t have any way to see the info from who logs in, so don’t worry about that.

I’ve discovered this also happens for e-mail addresses that have a Gravatar account (which is for the image that goes with your name).  That seems to be a bug, as far as I know.  So in the meantime, you can either use an alternate e-mail address (or make one up), or just wait until it’s fixed.

Sorry for the inconvenience.

comments section having problems

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As you might’ve noticed, we’re testing a new graphical theme here.  It may still have some design issues to work through, but I’m not gonna keep putting it off until everything is perfect.  It’s not like the last one was perfect, anyway.  🙂

The background image will change, perhaps numerous times.  For starting out, it has a picture of lightning that I took.  If anyone would like to contribute custom images for the background (that are copyright-free, of course), they will be considered.  The header image will change, too, from time to time.  Change is good, right?

I know this post doesn’t say much, but it’s announcing change.  And from working in a large IT company a few years ago, I learned that a reorg (reorganization) is a sign of progress, even if nothing actually changes.  It sounds productive, anyway.  Maybe it promotes increased “synergy”, whatever that is supposed to mean.  So consider this progress toward making this a better blog.  🙂

Buffet o’ Blog — Now with better graphics and more synergy!*

* Contains more synergy than the average leading brand.  Your mileage may vary.  Standard blog disclaimers apply.

the new theme

Where’s the posts?

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More posts are coming... Such antics aren't necessary... Really, quit, because you're scaring me.

For the regular readers here, you may be wondering where all the new posts are.  Don’t worry, for they are still in the pipeline.  The R&D department continues to send along e-mails full of randomness.  It’s just that I format and publish it all, and I’ve been crazy-busy the past 2 weeks with my recording studio.  Things should be back to normal this next week.

There are posts coming up about trains, trucks, prison, and rain.  Hmm, sounds like it should be a country song!  There are also upcoming posts about explosions.  Y’know, there should be more songs about explosions.  At least the music video would be awesome!  (Do people still watch music videos anymore?)

I just wanted you to know what’s up.  The upcoming posts queue is filling up, and soon there may be a deluge of new content, so hold on.

Is this not the page you were looking for?

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If you came here from a search engine looking for a specific page and this isn’t it, rest assured that it has not been moved.  Sometimes the search engines use a link that is no longer valid.  With blogs, there are multiple ways to link to a single post, and for whatever reasons, sometimes those other ones turn up in search listings.

There is a search box just for this blog to the right in the sidebar, and if you perform your search again, you should find the post you were looking for.  (You may also find other posts of interest, like if you’re searching for something about bacon, we have quite a few articles about that.  Mmm… bacon…)

Thank you, drive thru…

missing new posts

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I hope no one has been feeling too big a void since there have been no new posts here for the past week.  I figured there’d be more outcry, but I suppose everyone just held it in.  🙂

I have lots of perfectly valid excuses, not least of which was devoting several full days to recording the next hit record*.  Yeah, “work” got in the way.  Someone has to do it.  🙂

I could give even more great excuses, but the one above is sufficient for you.  And instead of continuing this rambling, I’ll just spend the next few minutes making a real post…

* Hit record not guaranteed.

our 5 year anniversary

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It has been five years since we started Buffet o’ Blog, and we’ve went from obscure to world-renown.  If you think about it, 5 years in Internet years is a long time.  To celebrate, we wish we could offer everyone a free bacon-themed meal, but that’s simply not possible.  See, for the Buffet o’ Blog restaurant (tentative name), we’re waiting on just one more investor… specifically, someone with about a million dollars to invest in our dream, and then it would become a reality and be perhaps [dramatic pause] the greatest restaurant of all-time! [Imagine a loud clasp of thunder right there.]   So if you’re that investor with money burning in your pockets, have your people contact my people.

So since there’s no big worldwide party possible at this time, the staff met at a local BBQ place for lunch, then there were some “fireworks” afterward.  It was a good time.   For those who couldn’t make it, you should go eat a pizza in our honor.  Or better yet, invite us along, too!

Perhaps there will be some new features added in the next week or two in honor of our anniversary.  So stay tuned!  In the meantime, here’s some stats summing up what we’ve done so far (for the nerdy types — you know who you are).

Posts: 966
Comments: 5,052
Spam Comments Automatically Deleted: 88,125
Daily traffic: 565 pageviews (average for 2011 so far)
Total pageviews: 605,958 hits

Those last two boggle my mind, that over 500 people are reading my ramblings every day and that this blog has been viewed over half a million times in just 5 years!  Out of that many people, surely at least one or two think I’m actually funny!  🙂

And last but not least, I wanna send a big shout-out to all the regular readers and subscribers here.  I’m amazed that people actually come back!  🙂  It’s only gonna get more awesome — and I don’t even need a crystal ball to see that.  I’ll keep on writing because I am too legit… too legit to quit!  (Yeah, that’s kinda lame — please don’t unsubscribe!)  There’s some cool stuff already in the pipeline… some exclusive content you won’t find anywhere else.

Peace out… adios… buenos nachos…

new ways to share posts you like

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The Buffet o’ Blog Important* Administrator has now enabled some sharing tools for each post.  This is handy for when you read a funny post and would like to share it with your friends.  When you’re on the page for a particular post (i.e., not the home page), there’s a Share button below the post, and clicking on it will show options for sharing, such as e-mail, Facebook, Twitter, Digg, StumbleUpon, and a few others.   So now it’s easy to share a post with your friends.  And we would appreciate that.   Maybe they could use a little more laughter in their life, and perhaps this site could help them with that.  Think of it this way — a few clicks of the mouse (and perhaps a login if necessary) and you could help make the world a better place.  How easy is that?

* Of course I’m important, but since everyone trumpets their importance (like the Important Doctor, Important Evil Genius, Important Psychologist, Important Democrat, etc.), I figured I’d add that to my title.  Why not?

If any of you have any issues with this post, feel free to skip reading the rest of it.  🙂