Migration Notes, 6/4/2019

On we go: 302 posts published, 2,758 in draft (i.e. not yet re-formatted). I’ll update later with the totals for the day as we continue.

UPDATE 1: I’ve already spotted a couple of problems with the el-cheapo migration service I used: first, they didn’t necessarily put all of the spaces between words where they were supposed to go. This will be annoying but I doubt I’ll be going back through all 3,000+ posts to clean that up. And, additionally, some of the quotes I did show up in an italics font that’s . . . rather big. I probably won’t go back and clean that up either.

Well, maybe I’ll go clean up some of the posts, like the Journeys. After I get done migrating the lot of them.

UPDATE 2: I’m up to 759 posts published, 2,301 in draft. A good day.

The Migration Continues!

You may notice that there’s actually activity here at Medary.com. I’m finally getting around to moving the old Geeklog articles over here to the shiny new-ish WordPress site. This requires some minor editing of the old posts so that they don’t look too weird here.

I’m trying to put the articles into WordPress by the same date that they were originally posted on the old Geeklog site, so you’ll eventually see a lot of months showing up over there in the “Monthly Archive” section. I probably should be categorizing the articles as I go, and putting tags on them too. But it’s going to take long enough just going through and doing the minor cleanup editing I’ll have to do. I suppose I’ll then go through them again and classify them by category and putting tags on them, once things are more or less migrated.

There’s just over 3,000 posts that need to be edited by hand, one by one, in order to get things back into good order, so this will take a while.

And then, there will be the backlog of Journeys posts that has built up since my enthusiasm for blogging waned a few years back.

UPDATE 3 Jun 2019 6:15 pm(ish):

I’ve done around 300 of the 3,000 posts so far, and that seems like enough for one day. Again, things will look a bit weird around here until everything gets where it’s supposed to be. A work in progress!

Eating fruit could damage your DNA?

Well, probably not, although everything else you can eat is bad for you, so why not “an apple a day?”

ScienceDaily[*1] :

In an advance toward understanding the contradictory health effects of bioflavonoids, scientists in Tennessee are reporting that these natural components of fruits and vegetables poison a key human enzyme critical for the normal function of DNA.
. . .
In their laboratory study, the researchers showed that bioflavonoids poison topoisomerase II in cultured human cells. This enzyme plays important roles in many critical DNA processes and removes knots and tangles from the genome. The enzyme acts by making a double-stranded cut in DNA, passing another segment of the double helix through the break, and reconnecting the broken strands.

If you’re seeing this post . . .

You’re either in the right place, and 1) Medary.com’s migration from the Geeklog platform to WordPress is . . . well, not exactly complete, but it’s passed a major milestone, or 2) somehow managed to find the new site before it’s gone live. Either way, stay tuned . . . more new (and old) stuff to come!

A couple of stray thoughts

Why do people voluntarily expose their social lives (via “social media”) to an anonymous, third-party, for-profit corporation? And why do they allow that for-profit corporation to dictate to them the “appropriate” behavior?

On another subject much in the “news” lately: When’s the last time you expected somebody to act respectfully towards you after you were disrespectful to them? Why would you expect this to work in the first place?

A totally sincere e-mail

I just read this e-mail. I’m totally, completely convinced it’s 100% legitimate. I also have a bridge in London (or is it Brooklyn?) that I can sell you at a very, VERY advantageous price.Here go

es: BG Group plc
Thames Valley Park,
Reading,
Berkshire,
RG6 1PT
United Kingdom

Dear Partner

It is a fact that we have not met before neither have we had any previous business dealings, but I strongly believe that with understanding and trust we can have a successful business relationship. I am a principal staff with Oil & Gas Company{BG GROUP} in United Kingdom. I have access to very vital information that can be used to transfer funds out of the project account to a secured account outside United Kingdom .I have the required machineries to get it done since I am still in active service. If it was possible for me to do it alone I would not have bothered soliciting for foreign support, ultimately I need an honest foreigner to play an important role in the completion of this business deal. I look forward to meeting you in person and doing good business with you and please treat as confidential .

I wait your letter of intent to partner with me

Sincerely
Simon Lowth

Snookums in the news

The redoubtable Snookums, the better half of the proprietor of this establishment, was interviewed recently on a Sioux Falls, SD television station about her volunteer efforts for the Summit League college basketball tournament.

The link is here: Summit League volunteer travels from Kansas City, MO to help out[*1] .

There’s a flash video at the linked page there for all to see and enjoy!