B&P – New and Improved!

We’ve migrated this site and Bits of Wisdom  to a new server as part of a managed hosting package from our hosting provider.  What does this mean ?  The server is set up specifically for WordPress, the software platform running the sites. The site should be faster in loading and there should be less chance for downtime and […]


B&P Site Problems

Bits & Pieces was down off and on quite a bit on Friday but seemed pretty normal over the next couple of days.  This morning it was experiencing frequent down time and delays in loading.  I contacted the hosting tech support and they said the server was being very erratic and that they’re working on it […]


B&P Problems

Bits & Pieces was experiencing some slowness and even not being able to access the site at various times yesterday.  I spent much of the day unable to post using Blogjet,  my normal blogging software.  I maintain four sites, three of which are hosted at GoDaddy.com.  The fourth site is hosted elsewhere.  The sites hosted […]


New Star Rating System

I’m trying a new Star Rating plugin for posts and comments.  I was having some issues with individual posts and some other issues when I posted things to the Best of Bits Facebook page. 

Some of these rating systems don’t fare well when used on a shared server so we’ll see how […]


B&P turned 12 yesterday

It was twelve years ago yesterday that the very first post  appeared on Bits & Pieces. 

Thanks to all of you who visit –  whether you stop by every once in a while or whether you’re here several times a day.  Thanks especially to those who take time to comment.  For without you this site would not […]


B&P Downtime

Bits and Pieces was down this morning because its deadbeat owner didn’t renew the hosting plan that expired February 21.  A quick search of past emails shows a couple of reminders that were apparently ignored or at best put on the back burner of my brain to be dealt with later.  An even quicker credit card […]


B&P Notice

 Bits and Pieces will be closed February 29 thru February 31.

We will return on March 1st.

Sorry for any convenience this causes.




Issue with comments on Bits of Wisdom resolved

I hadn’t received any comments on Bits of Wisdom for a couple of months and Tim emailed  me and said he tried to leave one and couldn’t. I checked it out and was able to leave a comment.  So today I delved into it a little more and apparently a plugin that is supposed to help minimize spam […]


Website changes…

Thumbs Down:  I’ve disabled the Thumbs Down button at the bottom of posts on a trial basis.  We have a few trolls who down-vote every post so the tally isn’t very accurate or helpful.  For now we’ll keep the Thumbs Up button so readers can see what posts others seem to like.

Amazon.com Links:  The links […]


The Wayback Machine

The Wayback Machine is a digital time capsule created by the Internet Archive, a non-profit organization, based in San Francisco, California. It is maintained with content from Alexa Internet. The service enables users to see archived versions of web pages across time, which the Archive calls a “three dimensional index”.

Here’s a look […]

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