Site Note
Bill Quick

Got called for jury duty tomorrow. Things will be in and out here due to that, although they will eventually boot my ass out of there once they find out I am a supporter of the Fully Informed Jury Association. … Continue reading

Site Note – New Comment Edit Function
Bill Quick

I’ve added the ability for users/commenters to edit their own comments for up to 90 minutes after the original comment is posted. Hope everybody finds this useful.   … Continue reading

Just to Let You Know
Bill Quick

I hate the writing process (though I love having written) and so my twisted mind will seize on anything as a plausible excuse to avoid writing for “more important things.” Lately, I’ve been telling myself that this election is that.  … Continue reading

Big Storm Here Today
Bill Quick

And Comcast, of course, has been down. Seems to be up now. So let’s take a look at what’s going on in the wide world today. UPDATE: Apparently my internet connection is going to be very erratic today. Just went … Continue reading

Site Note, And a Request
Bill Quick

Folks, I’m pretty happy with the upgraded comment system, and a very much like the “like/dislike” widget I’m now using here. I think it works very well. So let’s all start using it.  If you see a post or comment … Continue reading

Problems With Comments?
Bill Quick

If you were having problems in leaving a comment, I think I’ve tracked down the problem, which was with the settings on the new editor. In my case, when I tried to post a comment, I got a mysterious message … Continue reading

Site Note: New Comment Editor
Bill Quick

Like is says.  Of course, it doesn’t work with the autopreview I was using, but it does have a preview function. See what you think. UPDATE:  Also added new like/dislike buttons for both comments and posts. … Continue reading

Comments on Comments
Bill Quick

Hot Air to move to Facebook comment system « Hot Air For almost ten years, Hot Air has utilized a proprietary, members-only comment system. In 2006, this kind of system made much sense, but Internet standards and technology have moved … Continue reading

Site Notes – My Cold
Bill Quick

Still got it.  Still taking various nostrums and potions.  Still sniveling like a baby. But I’m at my desk and trying to blog. Should be interesting.  Can’t wait to see what sort of horrific typos and other outrageous errors I … Continue reading

Site Note
Bill Quick

I’ve apparently contracted one of my very rare colds, and feel pretty like like reheated crap, so, not much blogging today.  Sorry.  I hope to be up and running tomorrow, though. So, if the world ends today and I’m not … Continue reading

Site Notes – Today’s Issues
Bill Quick

Sorry for the problems.  Something has filled up my entire container on the server, to 100%.  Since the usual level of usage is in the neighborhood of 35-40%, and this additional load occurred within the past few days, I can … Continue reading

I Realize That This Blog Has Been All Trump, All The Time, Lately, But…
Bill Quick

Come on.  He’s the single biggest political phenomenon to come down the pike in ages.  Yes, even  bigger than Barack Obama, who promised to be transformational, but wasn’t, and who was really an accidental president in the first place..  And … Continue reading

Sorry, Database Issues Again, Same As Last Time: We’re Back Now, Though
Bill Quick

This time I couldn’t even get at the Plesk control panel to take a look at the database itself.  The Panel which controls the server container was available, and I managed to get around the problem, first by restarting the … Continue reading

Sorry For the Outage
Bill Quick

Several hours ago, I began to see an error when I tried to load Daily Pundit:  Unable to connect to database. So I tried a couple of things, with no luck.  Then I called Hostgator tech support and got an … Continue reading

Attention Razorbacker and SteveF
Bill Quick

I’ve deactivated the Aksimet plugin.  Please post a test comment to this thread and see if it goes through.  If it ends up in spam, that would narrow things down somewhat.   Thanks! … Continue reading

Just Saying…
Bill Quick

I feel myself succumbing to a curious political lassitude as Christmas draws closer. Christmas has always been my favorite holiday, and with it looming, it’s getting harder to give much of a hoot about the inside baseball wonkery of the … Continue reading

Hey, emdfl!
Bill Quick

Email me at iceberg@iw3p.com or icebergwtq@gmail.com. The hotmail addy I have for you is bouncing everything I send you. … Continue reading

Site Note:
Bill Quick

Due to the fact that the scheduling function of my preferred blogging editor is brain dead, several posts I had scheduled for earlier today didn’t appear.  The problem is that when the month clicks over, anything I’ve scheduled in October … Continue reading

Hey, JB
Bill Quick

Email me at iceberg-at-iw3p.com.  I’m trying to get your login issue fixed and the email I have for you doesn’t work.

Okay, I’m Back
Bill Quick

I don’t get the stitches out till Tuesday, but I’m sitting up, taking nourishment, and spitting bile, so I guess I’m pretty much back to normal. I’d like to thank all of the editors who helped fill in the holes … Continue reading

Getting Fixed Tomorrow
Bill Quick

I’ll be at the hospital having a hernia repaired tomorrow (Wednesday), so, depending on how I feel, posting may, or may not, be light. If they give me enough heavy-duty pain meds, posting might not only be light, but even … Continue reading

Site Notes: Bunch of Mis-Dated Posts
Bill Quick

I’d scheduled a bunch of posts last night, but in the date switch from August to September, my blog editor re-dated them to October.  I just fixed it, so they all now appear.  The first one is at 5:30 AM … Continue reading

Site Notes: Bunch of Mis-Dated Posts
Bill Quick

I’d scheduled a bunch of posts last night, but in the date switch from August to September, my blog editor re-dated them to October.  I just fixed it, so they all now appear.  The first one is at 5:30 AM … Continue reading

UPDATE: FIXED! — Note to My Emergency-Preps.com Forum Members and readers.
Bill Quick

Yes, I am aware that the site is down. I spent three hours trying to find a fix on my own, and failed.  So I put in a new ticket to Hostgator tech support, which they haven’t gotten to yet. … Continue reading

Update About the Site Malware: FIXED!
Bill Quick

So, I finally got Hostgator to accept my money and run a manual scan on my server yesterday afternoon.  Eventually I received the following reply: An invoice of $37.50 has been generated for your account. We have completed our investigation … Continue reading

State of Play Here at Daily Pundit: Happily Married Gay With A Closet Full of Guns (And Considerably Fewer Readers)
Bill Quick

Folks, first off, this is not a fundraising or click-my-ads-for Amazon plea.  Those of you still with me are actually clicking through and buying at a higher rate than before, for which I am incredibly grateful. But facts are facts. … Continue reading

Site Notes: Malware Infection
Bill Quick

UPDATED UPDATED UPDATE (7/5/15 9AM}: I removed every ad from the DP main page that had any java code connected to it, including the Amazon ads. I cleared the caches in both my browsers, FF and Chrome. I rebooted the … Continue reading

Did You Get Blocked as Spam When You Tried to Post?
Bill Quick

Sigh. It’s my Stop Spammer plugin. I have to do something, because I get thousands of spam comments and registrations a day on this site. Unfortunately, anything that actually works inevitably blocks a few legit commenters. I’ve just allowed everybody … Continue reading

Hey, SDN – (Site Notes)
Bill Quick

I have no idea why extremely long-time readers and commenters are suddenly finding their comments shunted to the pending bin. I just saw three of yours, and okayed them immediately.  I hope that fixes it for you. If somebody else … Continue reading

Site Notes: Comments
Bill Quick

Folks, I’m sorry for the slowness in approving comments. WP used to notify me when I have comments pending, but it stopped doing that, and I always forget to check. Henry C., you especially. I have no idea why it’s … Continue reading

Need Some Help With SEO (Search Engine Optimiztion)
Bill Quick

Over the years (almost 15, now!), what with 70,000 posts and 200,000 comments, not to mention thousands of incoming links, Daily Pundit had built up very powerful “SEO juice” with Google and other search engines.  Almost any search that touched … Continue reading

The Ice Cream Will Be Sparse Today…
Bill Quick

Since I’m trying to recover my work machine from having tried to roll back Windows 10 (which recent updates have turned into a dog for me) to windows 8.1. Like a good boy, before I ever upgraded to 10, I … Continue reading

Site Notes
Bill Quick

If you look over in the sidebar to the right, you’ll see I’ve added a link to “Old Daily Pundit Archives.” This is essentially everything in the old site from 12/2001 through the first week of February, 2015.  It includes … Continue reading