Wordsearch moves to LOGOS — Guam Christian Blog

I’m thrilled to welcome Wordsearch users into the Faithlife family!   We’re partnering with LifeWay to transition Wordsearch to Logos Bible Software, to protect your investment and to expand access to Wordsearch, LifeWay, and B&H content.   We’ve been building Logos since 1991, and we understand how important Bible study software is for […]

Wordsearch moves to LOGOS — Guam Christian Blog

Thank you for the heads up.

If you had a Wordsearch account, they created a Logos account where you can access your ebooks on Logos. Click Forgot Password and it will let you create a new one.

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Commonplace Fun Facts – Featured Blogger of the Week September 18, 2020

For this week’s Featured Blogger of the Week, I chose Commonplace Fun Factshttps://commonplacefacts.wordpress.com/ as the Featured Blogger of the Week.

I have been reading the blog since March 2020.

About post  – https://commonplacefacts.wordpress.com/about/

 Social Media Links:

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/commonplacefacts/

Twitter: https://twitter.com/commonplacefact

I re-blogged several posts:

The World’s Most Complex Game is Too Complicated for a Computer — Commonplace Fun Facts Direct link: The World’s Most Complex Game is Too Complicated for a Computer — Commonplace Fun Facts

How the Wilhelm Scream Became One of Hollywood’s Biggest Easter Eggs — Commonplace Fun Facts Direct link: How the Wilhelm Scream Became One of Hollywood’s Biggest Easter Eggs — Commonplace Fun Facts.

Can You Crack the Code that Stumps the CIA? — Commonplace Fun Facts Direct link: Can You Crack the Code that Stumps the CIA? — Commonplace Fun Facts.

How a Video Game Pandemic is Teaching Us How to Cope With a Real One — Commonplace Fun Facts Direct link: How a Video Game Pandemic is Teaching Us How to Cope With a Real One — Commonplace Fun Facts.

The Strangely-Spelled Road to the Lowest-Grossing Movie in History — Commonplace Fun Facts Direct link: The Strangely-Spelled Road to the Lowest-Grossing Movie in History — Commonplace Fun Facts.

The Heroic Pigeon of WWI Who Saved Nearly 200 Lives — Commonplace Fun Facts Direct link: The Heroic Pigeon of WWI Who Saved Nearly 200 Lives — Commonplace Fun Facts.

Visit the Museum Where Peanut Butter is Art — Commonplace Fun Facts Direct link: Visit the Museum Where Peanut Butter is Art — Commonplace Fun Facts.

Combining Cuteness and Horror — Meet the Chinese Water Deer — Commonplace Fun Facts Direct link: Combining Cuteness and Horror — Meet the Chinese Water Deer — Commonplace Fun Facts.

The Secret Mission Behind the Discovery of Titanic — Commonplace Fun Facts Direct link: The Secret Mission Behind the Discovery of Titanic — Commonplace Fun Facts

He’s Red Dead, Jim: How Likely Are Star Trek’s Red-Shirted Crew Members to Die? — Commonplace Fun Facts Direct link: He’s Red Dead, Jim: How Likely Are Star Trek’s Red-Shirted Crew Members to Die? — Commonplace Fun Facts.

Eight Years Trapped at Sea: the Story of the Yellow Fleet — Commonplace Fun Facts Direct link: Eight Years Trapped at Sea: the Story of the Yellow Fleet — Commonplace Fun Facts.

The Six Million Dollar Mummy — Commonplace Fun Facts – Weirdness Wednesdays March 11, 2020 Direct link: The Six Million Dollar Mummy — Commonplace Fun Facts.

Past Featured Bloggers of the Week: https://upsdownsfamilyhistory.wordpress.com/tag/featured-blogger-of-the-week/

 

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Let’s Support Small and/or Sustainable Businesses When Possible — Retrospective Lily

When we need to buy our friend a birthday present, it’s easy to pop in Walmart and grab a candle, a knick-knack, a planter, etc. But items that are handmade or made responsibly are way cooler! Let’s discuss why we should support small and/or sustainable businesses, and I’ll share pics of some recent purchases. Small […]

Let’s Support Small and/or Sustainable Businesses When Possible — Retrospective Lily
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Having Some Issues Accessing the Internet and Posting – September 18, 2020

I also had to install the latest Windows update which helped some, but something else is going on. I removed a program that was a heavy drain on connecting to the Internet. This helped a bit, but not much. I ran several diagnostic and anti-malware/spyware programs that revealed nothing was going on in those areas.

I noticed last night my favorite Internet cafe Wi-Fi was responding a lot more slower than normal. That’s true on the one phone I access using the Wi-Fi. I am careful on using the Internet because too much use can get me banned. That’s one thing I noticed about free Wi-Fi at restaurants and fast food places; it tends to have limits. I am hoping it’s a temporary thing as I ran CCleaner, restarted my computer after a full shutdown, and it hasn’t done much to improve speed.

It doesn’t help when I re-blog about half the time, it creates a blank post instead of the re-blog post. This started after they added the new editor as it wasn’t an issue earlier. I may pull an older laptop out of storage and see if it works any better than this laptop. I haven’t used it much since getting this used laptop.

If Congress gets its act together and passes a second stimulus check, I plan on using part of the money to get a replacement laptop as this one I acquired almost two years ago. A few months ago I tried to buy a mobile hotspot, but the cell phone company was out of the mobile hotspots and it didn’t look like they were ordering replacements. I tried another cell phone company today and it’s out of stock on the reasonably priced hotspots.

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Bedrock City and Raptor Ranch, Williams, Arizona – September 18, 2020

I talked about Flintstone Village in several posts – Bedrock City, Arizona to Become Raptor Ranch Soon – September 12, 2019, Putz-n-Glo Indoor Black Light Miniature Golf, Rapid City, South Dakota – Weirdness Wednesdays April 10, 2019, and Dinosaur Park, Derby Kansas November 29, 2018. I noticed on Roadside America that Bedrock City and Raptor Ranch https://www.roadsideamerica.com/story/11289 is now open. Check with them before visiting to see how COVID-19 is impacting the area. Took a lot longer than expected. I checked for both Raptor Ranch and Bedrock City.

Official Website: https://raptor-ranch.com

PHONE: 928-635-3072 • 332 State Hwy 64, Valle, Arizona

Hours

Not seeing hours

Address:

PHONE: 928-635-3072 • 332 State Hwy 64, Valle, Arizona

Admission: $5 for visiting Bedrock City before renovations are complete, RV parking depends on a number of things.

Atlas Obscura: No listing located https://www.atlasobscura.com/places/flintstones-bedrock-city

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/raptorranchgrandcanyon 

Flickr: https://www.flickr.com/search/?text=Bedrock+City+Williams+Arizona  (Some listings located)

Foursquare: No listing located https://foursquare.com/

Gluseum: No listing located https://www.gluseum.com/

Google Maps:  Google Maps Williams, Arizona (Street View available) I went with the Satellite view that included both locations as they are both nearby

HMDB: No listing located https://www.hmdb.org/

Hometown Locator: Two listings located https://arizona.hometownlocator.com/nearby/place-details,z,86046,p,raptor%20ranch,i,8409w26b-79f28935173840158ce5b453363a0bcf.cfm and https://arizona.hometownlocator.com/nearby/place-details,z,86046,p,flintstones%20bedrock%20city,i,8409w26b-1f5e52422961414885639dd0bc641a8b.cfm

Inspirock: https://www.inspirock.com/united-states/williams/bedrock-city-a920330989

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/raptorranchgc/

Landmarkhunter: No listing located https://landmarkhunter.com/

Linkedin: No listing located http://www.linkedin.com/

Museums.us: No listing located https://www.museums.us/

National Register of Historic Places: No listing located https://npgallery.nps.gov/

Only In Your State: No listing located except an article about it closing https://www.onlyinyourstate.com/travel-news/flintstones-closing-travel/

Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/RaptorRanchGrandCanyon/

Roads and Kingdoms: No listing located https://roadsandkingdoms.com/

Roadside America: https://www.roadsideamerica.com/story/11289

RoadTrippers: https://roadtrippers.com/magazine/bedrock-city-sale-raptor-ranch/

Silly America: No listing located https://sillyamerica.com/

Snapchat: No listing located https://www.snapchat.com/

Trip Advisor: https://www.tripadvisor.com/Hotel_Review-g31407-d20323800-Reviews-Raptor_Ranch-Williams_Arizona.html

Trip Hobo: No listing located https://www.triphobo.com/

Trip Shock: No listing located https://www.tripshock.com/

Tumblr: https://www.tumblr.com/search/Bedrock+City

Twitch channel or search: No listing located  – https://www.twitch.tv/

Twitter: https://twitter.com/search?q=Bedrock%20City%20and%20Raptor%20Ranch%20Arizona&src=typed_query

Vimeo channel or search: Some videos located https://vimeo.com/4828939

Waymarking: No listing located https://www.waymarking.com/

Wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bedrock_City_(Arizona)

Yelp: https://www.yelp.com/biz/raptor-ranch-williams

YouTube: channel https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCHhUVlZ7Gz2X44z5dQ5agGQ

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The Many Theories and Conspiracies Related to Jack the Ripper – Released today. — Writer & Writing Coach

FREE BOOK FOR THE WEEKEND Much has been studied on the most popular cold case ever, Jack the Ripper. There are limited facts on the case and many of the original documents are missing. They have mysteriously been lost, stolen or destroyed. There is, however, surprisingly a large amount of information known, on a murder […]

The Many Theories and Conspiracies Related to Jack the Ripper – Released today. — Writer & Writing Coach

Sam has made the ebook available for free on Amazon. I don’t know if it’s temporarily free, but I would grab it now. The link is to the Amazon U.K. site, but I changed the .co.uk to .com and it took me right to the ebook. It’s only 30 pages long. It does go into some details that aren’t for those who are squeamish or don’t like want to read the details of the murders.

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Brand new travel records and feature enhancements – FindMyPast Fridays September 18, 2020

I checked last night and saw it posted. It usually shows up Thursday or Friday at  https://www.findmypast.com/blog/newI shortened it a bit as the new editor is being more a pain than the old editor.

Here’s the direct link – Brand new travel records and feature enhancements:   https://www.findmypast.com/blog/new/migration-records

Niall Cullen 18 September 2020
 
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Findmypast’s migration month continues with the arrival of vintage ship posters and records from Colonial America.

Along with brand new records and newspapers, a nifty update to our search experience is now live. Here’s what’s new this Findmypast Friday.

Genealogical Guide to Early Settlers of America

With indexes unique to Findmypast, explore three volumes of detailed information on the families and communities of Colonial America.

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With our clever record search, you can pinpoint an early American family by name, year, town, or state. And the optional keyword search can help you refine your results even further.

Step back in time and see the eye-catching adverts your migrating ancestors saw, digitized in full color.

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This collection can give you rich insight into where your ancestors went and how they got there. If your relatives traveled on any of the featured vessels, why not add the poster to your family tree? A dash of color can really bring the stories from your past to life.

We’ve added over 200,000 more newspaper pages with five brand new publications and updates to 16 others. New to the collection are:

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The Quote Editor Requirement – September 18, 2020

The Quote Editor has one requirement to work. You have to add the citation link before moving on. I usually add it first before adding the quote.

It doesn’t have this requirement if you copy a post that has a Quote Block before the new editor was added. Simply replace the quoted text in place of the old text. I always used a link to the original article even before the new editor was added.

This makes it easier in some ways. I created a template as tables can be a pain to replace in a Quote Block.

Where I noticed an issue is if you add a list in a Quote Block. It doesn’t matter if bullet points or numbered list. It posts it as a regular text block. A solution is to either copy/paste in Notepad or a similar program, then copy it from Notepad to WordPress. At that point, you can number it by placing a number in front of each item.

It’s a pain and sometimes I leave it as copied instead of adding numbers.

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‘Sigh of relief’: Sally spares a Mississippi gator ranch — Mississippi Business Journal September 17, 2020

As rain and wind from Sally started reaching the Gulf Coast, the manager of a Mississippi alligator ranch was just hoping he wouldn’t have to deal with a repeat of what happened during Hurricane Katrina. That’s when about 250 alligators escaped their enclosures as storm surge pushed water over the grounds. But this time, the […]

‘Sigh of relief’: Sally spares a Mississippi gator ranch — Mississippi Business Journal.

In a place that’s in Hurricane Alley, this business needs a back-up plan on what to do with the alligators if a hurricane hits or gets close enough to cause the alligators escape opportunities.
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WordPress Quirk – Has This Happened to Others – September 17, 2020

Bit of background – I don’t remember when WordPress switched me to the new block editor. At the same time, it switched my phones to it at the same time. I have the WordPress app, but use Chrome when posting. When I started to re-blog a post, I had a notice to switch to the new block editor.

When I started this new post, I didn’t get the notice to switch. Of the 2 posts I scheduled on this phone this morning, it was the new block editor. The 7 posted from my laptop were the new editor as well.

Seems to be a one-time occurrence or possibly rare as when I did the re-blog as tomorrow’s first post after having to start the post over, it didn’t show back up.

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