Quora plus

The absence of posts does not indicate lack of activity. The past three months have been oriented toward getting acquainted with, and using, Quora (more below). The past week, I prototype’d a change to a website for a D.A.R. Chapter using the HTML/CSS framework with just a little Javascripting for the last update date. Right…

To code or not to code

Last year, about this time, I was looking to reconfigure the Thomas Gardner Society, Inc. site, a little. The theme of that work was a continuation of discussions related to “Content versus configuration.” I started the site in 2010 using a packaged deal from a major play who took away our playground a few years…

World wide mind

The title comes from the “World Wide Mind” project (see w2mind.org). How this project comes up and how it relates to the work of TGS, Inc. deserves some attention (see below). As an aside, I have already mentioned truth engineering¬†in the context of our intent. Too, referring to the w2mind project can help bring out…

Friendly to the mobile crowd

Today, I saw that Google had a test for web masters to see if their site is mobile friendly (see Mobile-Friendly Test). So, I decided to give it a try. Here is the result (after a minor adjustment to the HTML). So, the bot sees the site as mobile friendly (at least, the first page;…

Gardner questions

In the Society blog, we touched upon one fact of life (depending upon one’s view). That is,¬†questions outweigh answers (say, in cardinality of the associated sets – ah, you might say – they are both countable). Some humans seem to live with more answers than not ( is this not the privileged class? as in,…

Technical issues

Today’s focus was getting the “Not found” to work on the site. I found during a browsing session that some stale links are still out and about. So, if someone hits these, the proper thing to do is let them know and to suggest where to go next. Now, that was technical from a web/cloud…

2014 in review

The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2014 annual report for this blog. Here’s an excerpt: A San Francisco cable car holds 60 people. This blog was viewed about 400 times in 2014. If it were a cable car, it would take about 7 trips to carry that many people. Click here to see the…

barque Bostonian

A little time was spent, recently, tracking down the owner of the ship that wrecked in 1850 along the Oregon coast and tracing the history of the ship. First, the owner was H.D. Gardiner; the ship was the barque Bostonian. This post deals with details (see H.D. Gardiner post) that have been collected. There is…

Gardner’s Beacon, Vol. IV, No. 4

Today, we published Gardner’s Beacon, Vol. IV, No. 4. Per usual, we have the page at the TGS, Inc. site with a PDF file; too, there is a blog post summarizes the contents. — One thing that we are researching deals with the namesake of Gardiner, OR. The boat was owned by Henry Dearborn Gardiner….

Web site

Today, the thomasgardnersociety.org web site is not available. The service provider put out a message on their status page, but there is not time stamp (what is with that webhostinghub?). Too, I noticed the outage about noon CST. It is not 5:51 pm CST, and the site is down. There were supposed to be regular…