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    Google has finally removed the 30+ penalty

    After I finished the redesign on my site I submitted a sitemap in Google's webmaster tools. I also submitted the site for reconsideration (used to be called reinclusion). According to my SC stats someone from G visited the site yesterday and now I'm starting to show up for some searches. I'm...
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    wrote small polling script - need testers

    For a long time, I've wanted to add a way for visitors to rate the poems on my site. I never found a simple script like I wanted to use so I wrote my own. It's not completely debugged yet and there are some features I want to add, like making the rating form disappear after the first vote for a...
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    may be a bug...

    I happened to notice a visitor from the statcounter forum and I clicked on the link to view the thread. It took me to another site. I looked at the visitor and discovered that the link shown was the first one they used to get to my site and the underlying url was actually for the second site...
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    went live

    lots of little problems to fix and changes to make. None of the pages with query strings have meta tags. There are probably some broken links, too. I think the images are all there. Whatever is left can wait for tomorrow. The contact form works. I'd appreciate some critiques and comments...
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    Finally decided to do a redesign

    The current design on my site is three years old. I thought it was about time to give it a face-lift. I've only shared the new design with a couple of people on here while it was in the early stages. Christina helped me work out some early bugs with the gallery pages and Mark took a look at...
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    Thank you for the flowers...

    They were beautiful. I wonder if someone specifically asked for some of these? I wish I had paid more attention to what flowers were in the basket. I'll try to take a closer look tomorrow, if I think of it. What I do remember are a lot of white roses, the asters or whatever those are, some...
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    Sad news about Gina's health ordeal

    I’m sorry to have to report that Gina passed away shortly before 2:30cst. The infection in her liver spread to her blood system and she had sepsis. That proved to be more than she could fight off in her weakened condition. The end came painlessly. I was holding her hand when she took her last...
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    cautious optimism...

    I've said more than once that the ordeal Gina and I are going through was like a rollercoaster ride. Well, since the last time I made a hospital report it's been more intense than any rollercoaster ride in existence. It's not all bad news so don't get too discouraged as you read this. This is a...
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    Just dropped in to wish everyone a Happy Thanksgiving

    Happy Thanksgiving to everyone - whether you deserve it or not. :wink: Gina is still in the hospital. There has been little improvement. We will be spending the day together so I have something to be thankful for despite everything. Hope everyone takes the time to appreciate their friends and...
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    another hospital report...

    I'd like to thank all of you who have sent good wishes our way. Those wishes show that we are not alone in our ordeal. That is something we should never forget. Latest news: Gina has been back in the hospital for more than a month. She has improved somewhat. The doctors attempted to perform a...
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    More complications... :(

    Sorry I haven't posted anything in the last month. Unfortunately, it isn't because things were progressing smoothly. Gina managed to stay out of the hospital for over a month. Now she's back in there. At first, things were going well. After a couple of weeks she seemed to hit a plateau. While...
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    health report from the home front...

    I'm pleased to report that Gina has been doing well since she got home. Progress is slow, but it is definitely in the right direction. She has been off antibiotics for 3-4 days. We are starting a new regimen today to reduce the other meds she's been taking, with the goal of eliminating as many...
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    home from the hospital...

    Gina was discharged around 8pm last night. We stayed up late watching tv and talking. It was probably the best day she's had in months and months. She feels very optimistic about her recovery. She's already making plans. I had to get some of her summer dresses out for her to try on last night...
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    Slow, but steady progress...

    The gradual improvement I noted in my last post got sidetracked for a few days. Gina started to get severe nausea that caused her to throw up several times a day when it was at its worst. After about four days of that, each worse than the day before, the doctors made major changes to her...
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    Anyone going to The Open?

    I would love to jump on a plane and go to Carnoustie to watch this play out. The only other golf tournament that interests me as much is the Masters, but it's almost impossible to get tickets for that. I hope John Daly wins. Only because he has a restaurant here in little ol' Olive Branch...
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    Fascinating article from the BBC...

    Anyone read this article? http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/science/nature/6904675.stm What I find interesting isn't the geological or geographic aspect. I'm more interested in how this ancient event plays out in today's political and social world. Many Britons do not consider Britain a part of Europe...
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    another hospital update...

    In the last update I said - I guess I was being prescient when I wrote that. I spoke to one of the doctors the next day and he seemed quite casual about the fever spike. I let him know I didn't agree with his assessment. In a quiet, non-confrontational way, of course. :) Later that day they...
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    What do you use for a pointing device on your desktop?

    I was using a wireless mouse for awhile. It was way too jerky for fine work so I went back to my Logitech optical mouse. Now that seems to be dying. My system keeps saying that the new hardware is installed. Hmmm... Maybe, it's my 4-port usb hub that is failing. I'll have to test by plugging the...
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    Should I move the hospital posts to a blog...?

    I've been thinking that this isn't the right forum (pun intended) for the posts about Gina. Do you think I should move the discussion to a blog? It wouldn't take long at all to set one up. I could start it fresh or move the threads from here over there. I doubt Aodhan would mind me copying...
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    Making progress on the hospital front...

    They moved Gina from the ICU to a step-down room yesterday evening. The infection seems to be under control. She's still battling nausea and pain, however the pain from the surgery is becoming more tolerable. It's still no picnic. She has trouble eating. She says everything tastes funny...
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