Website News

After a couple of updates, we were able to reactivate the Jetpack plugin yesterday and it seems to be working okay. It had been disabled for several weeks because it was causing problems with comments. The old Like button was also disabled for the same reason. The old Like button still isn’t working so we’ve enabled a new Like button that is part of Jetpack. Hopefully, there won’t be any problems, but if there are we will disable the plugin once again.

Big Peach Pit Stop Update #2 – Dinner

Dinner at Hooters with me (Jonco), Richard, DJ, Gary, and the ever so lovely Arianne.  We enjoyed 2+ hours eating and talking and catching up. Thanks to Richard for picking up the tab for dinner.  A great bunch of people that are very comfortable to be around.  

DJ heads on down to Florida to see his 96-year-old mom who still lives on her own and I’ll be heading back to St. Louis Sunday morning. This truly was a pit stop for DJ while just a nice diversion from my daily routine.

I feel really grateful that these people and the ones we were with earlier all got to know each other through Bits & Pieces. I truly appreciate the people I’ve met here and at the BABBQs in St. Louis and our gathering in Las Vegas as well as the people I’ve met on my travels.  There are still quite a few people I look forward to meeting in person.


Big Peach Pit Stop Update #1 – Lunch

Lunch group from L to R:  Lilly and Mike (Chef-Bor-R-Doom), me (Jonco), Keith (Keith), Richard (Rick), Barry (Infidel) and last but not least, Don (DJ).  Click to enlarge.

A big thanks to Barry for covering our lunch tab.  Following a nice long lunch and good conversation with some nice folks DJ and I were treated to a ride in Mike and Lilly’s Model 3 Tesla.  Pics by DJ.  Click to enlarge.

It is really an interesting ride with its ultra-quiet engineless engine and autopilot mode.  It has a 310-mile range on a full charge and there are charging stations popping up all over the country.  The super-charging stations take about 45 minutes to charge and it costs between $5 and $9 to use. They can also charge it overnight at their home.   DJ and I were very impressed.  We’re thinking about splitting the cost on one.  We each would get it every other day. Some details might still need to be worked out.

Big Peach Pit Stop this weekend

The Big Peach Pit Stop in Atlanta Georgia will be tomorrow, Saturday, October 20, 2018.  The plan is to meet for lunch at 11 am at Ted’s Montanna Grill located near the Mall of Georgia at the Marketplace at Mill Creek.

Then tomorrow night we’ll meet at the Hooters at the Mall of Georgia at 6 pm.  Anyone who wants to join us at either of those events is welcome.  It would help if you reply to this so we have an idea of how many might show up for either gathering.

What we’re doing between those events has not yet been determined.

DJ and I will be arriving separately on Friday evening. Our hotel is located near the Mall of Georgia. 



B&P login question…

I’ve had two people in the last 2 or 3 weeks tell me they have to login with their name and email each time they want to leave a comment.  The site isn’t remembering their login info like it used to. I’ve not made any real changes to the site that would affect the login procedure.

Is anyone else having that problem?  Or, does anyone have any idea why it might be happening?


UpdateI’ve made a few changes in the comment system.  Let me know if these help

See my comment in the Comments for details.

Website Changes

We’ve made a couple of changes to Bits & Pieces…

Annoying Ad Problem: I’ve temporarily replaced the video ads (that have been affecting some readers negatively) with a static text ad.  This will most likely cut my ad revenue in half (if not more) so if you’re feeling generous you may show your support by making a donation at the link in the upper-right sidebar of the site.  I’ll continue to search for a solution to the ad problem.

Comment Likes: You can now Like comments that you, for the lack of a better word, ‘like’ by clicking the Like button under each comment.   


Problematic Ad on B&P

I’m stumped on a problem a few people are having involving the ad near the top of the right sidebar.

It’s hard to describe what’s going on but it has to do with the ad not letting the user scroll down the page.  Here’s how one person described it: 

The ad on the right side of the page is forcing my browser to have that part of the page on my screen.  I use Chrome on a Chromebook to access the internet.  Whenever I try to scroll down past it, the browser jumps me right back to that part of the page,  I cannot escape the ad.

I’ve tried Googling it but can’t really find much on the problem.  I was hoping the theme change would fix the issue but two people have told me they’re still having the problem.  

I’ve reset the Google Adsense ad code so I’m pretty sure it’s not corrupt.  Any suggestions would be appreciated.