While you are puzzling over my wazzit post, below, in an effort to win a bushel or more of prize Lanark County rocks, please permit me pass the time with some internet diversions that I have recently come across.
This weekend, I received a friend request from a music site which I’ve barely visited in the last few years.
That’s my would-be friend over there ? ? on your right. Doesn’t she look like the kind of lonely gal who needs to solicit friends? Well maybe since I put it that way — solicit … ahem.
One fine thing about moving my blog from Blogger to my own domain using Word Press, is that I can now read spam. Yes, there’s a spam trap which allows me to peruse the offending comments before sending them into the trash of my forgetfulness. Ye visitors are spared these gems, but it’s a good thing that I can see them because on infrequent occasions I find that a legitimate comment has been identified as spam: a decision that I am able to override.
It’s pretty amusing really. The spammers go to lengths to make their comment look legitimate. Example: “Today, I went to the beach front with my children. I found a sea shell and gave it to my 4 year old daughter and said ‘You can hear the ocean if you put this to your ear.’ She placed the shell to her ear and screamed. There was a hermit crab inside and it pinched her ear. She never wants to go back! LoL I know this is entirely off topic but I had to tell someone!” Lovely comment, but the link goes to a Polish site of videos etc. I think I can guess of what ilk the videos may be, but I may be wrong. I won’t even post the link since adverting is exactly what spammers are after.
I am now frustrated, however, because what I really wanted to show you in this post is a beautiful video of time-lapse photography of the Aurora (Northern Lights) in Norway. But it’s hosted on vimeo.com, and, for reasons beyond my low IQ comprehension, vimeo is somewhat odd about sharing their stuff. I think they want me to join, but I am perverse that way. It’s now even disabled on the site where I originally saw the video, so there’s no point in me linking there either.
Wait! Eventually, I found it on YouTube. I’m so glad.