Short Stuff: 05/23/20

Cache dump of off the cuff brief thoughts, ideas, recommendations, and observations from Grumpy.

2020-05-23:  Even though the state government(s) allowed some businesses to reopen, with strict rules to be followed, I will remain in full quarantine mode.  As much as I miss seeing family and friends it still all seems all too risky to me.  I’ll continue to support restaurants providing takeout, and as many other businesses as I can.  But for the most part, a hermit I will be.

2020-05-23:  WordPress advised (warned?) earlier this week that a new version of the Post and Page editor designed for the block method (as opposed to ‘classic’) would be the default editor starting June 1.  They have been pushing the block method for over a year but also advised that the new editor still would provide for the classic approach.  

2020-05-16:  I spent some time this morning reading news articles on the privatization of the United States Postal Service.  One stated that the USPS was recently forced by the Federal Government to preload a retirement account to cover the next 75 years.  Are private sector large delivery businesses regulated to do the same?  I’m going to take a slightly deeper dive into this, but for right now I’m leaning towards thinking USPS Privatization is not a good idea.  Make changes, start new policies, but keep it as the U.S. Constitution intended.

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Come on Boss, Wake up!

I like cats AND dogs but will admit that my fondness for dogs arrived much later in life.  During my youth I made no less than 3 visits to the hospital emergency room to get a shot after getting bit in the ass while trying to run away from a dog.

I came across the above photo on Imgur a little over a month ago and at first glance burst into laughter.  This scraggly young kitten with oversized whiskers it may never grow into, in it’s owner’s face demanding to know, “What are we doing today, Boss?”.  

I have a collection of about 80 cell phone wallpapers and I usually rotated through them on a loose 2 or 3 day schedule.  I installed this cat as a wallpaper about 2 weeks ago or more, and rotation has stopped.  No lie, every time my screen lights up to this image it puts a smile on my face or a chuckle escapes.  And it lightens the Quarantine Blues.


These pics were collected from various websites or from my libraries.  The gallery will be updated every few days, usually on Tuesdays and Fridays.  New entries will appear as the first item in the gallery, pushing the one at the last position off the post.