Cleaning Up Your Website For Yourself and Readers

I routinely get rid of plugins and themes I’m not using. At this point I only use GeneratePress, so dealing with themes is as simple as not doing anything, I just have one theme and it updates itself.

If you have found one theme you like working with, get rid of the rest. Including the WordPress default themes.… Read the rest

How to Build a List of Resource Links with WordPress

I don’t think a generic web directory is very worthwhile these days. We are still keeping the old Open Directory Project going, now at curlie.org. But, now it is owned by one person who has their own idea of what matters. Software seems to matter more than getting people involved or helping them find it (again, or ever).… Read the rest

Rockhounds in Ontario and Canada

A rockhound is an amateur geologist or collector of rocks, minerals and gemstones. It’s not always about the value or selling them. Not for me. I like the history of rocks. Such ancient things, far older than even the oldest of trees. Eroded by time and the elements (mostly water) found on and under land, sea and space, small enough to fit into a pocket or far too massive to consider moving at all.… Read the rest

Rube Goldberg Machines

Did you ever play the Mousetrap game? It’s based on the idea of making a convoluted contraption to catch a mouse. The part of the game I most remember is watching all the parts of the machine work one after the other (like all those rows of dominoes people construct) to end up catching the mouse.… Read the rest

The Original Save the Dragons Campaign from GeoCities

The following is posted from the site I found many years ago and lost track of eventually. I have not changed spelling or anything else. But, I did not save all the image files. You can see the full site, as long as the Wayback Machine keeps it saved. I could not find the original source/ person from the site.… Read the rest

Lighthouses

lighthouseprescottontarioNote – This was originally posted to a friend’s site which has been taken down. The links have not been checked since 2015.

What is it about lighthouses that draws people? People collect lighthouses figurines. People paint and draw lighthouses. People will stop to photograph a lighthouse even when there could be something else more interesting which they did not even notice in the shadow of that mystical, lonely, stark looking building poking the sky.… Read the rest

Holiday and Event Calendar Sites

In no special order, just keeping the links in a place I can find them again.

https://www.daysoftheyear.com/
https://www.checkiday.com/
https://www.timeanddate.com/
https://happydays-365.com/
http://www.dates.abouttravelingtheworld.com/
https://www.awarenessdays.com/
http://www.holidayinsights.com/
http://www.holidayscalendar.com/
https://www.daysoftheyear.com/
http://nationaldays.net/
https://nationaldaycalendar.com/

I’m sure there are more. I used to keep track of them when I edited at the Open Directory Project.

Unknown Toronto Before Dead Links

These were really great links but now they are abandoned and missing. Disappointing.

Unknown Toronto

“Sarah’s journal of secret Toronto facts and mysteries: TTC lore, hidden spaces, history, art, urban wildlife, film shoots and great Toronto food, clubs, bars, galleries, museums and shopping.”

http://torontobefore.blogspot.com/

Historical photos of Toronto alongside of current photos from the same area.