BLOGS, SPAMS, and EMAILS

In 2019 things are a bit different Back around 2007 blogs were more popular and email was widely used as a tool for communicating information. My old blog Wheels Sift seemed like it had actual people looking at the posts, […]

I HAVE NO FRIGGING IDEA

Are we really in the shit with cryptos, and on Steemit, and about to get our arses spanked? After two years and three months on Steemit, I went from being a nobody, up to maybe being a small somebody, but […]

Bitcoin, Dash Can Now Be Spent at 40 Million Stores Worldwide

Bitcoin, Dash Can Now Be Spent at 40 Million Stores Worldwide Digital currency could quite possibly be transformative, providing a paradigm shift in the world’s interactions with money and finance. As Jihan Wu, CEO of Bitmain, recently blogged: “[Bitcoin] essentially rolls […]

Best Linux Distro

Best Linux Distro for the Desktop in 2017, or How to Choose a Linux Distro  If you want one short answer to this question (which Linux distribution is the best in 2017) – there’s no such Linux, there isn’t one best Linux distribution. […]

Major Problems With Linux

Major Linux Problems on the Desktop 2017   I have found this to be true each time I’ve tried to use Linux – Ubuntu, Mint, Zorin, PCLinuxOS – each time some new problem or other… In this article, which is without […]

Why Windows 10 Sucks

WINDOWS 10 IS UTTER BULLSHIT There are several issues with Windows which, at present, make Spyware/Malware OS 10 inappropriate and even outright dangerous for a lot of people. The most egregious, of course, is a total abandonment of any form of […]

Is Pinterest evil?

Has Pinterest become another evil social media site like Fakebook? As recently as not long ago Pinterest was just a cool place where I went to look at amazing pictures and collect them like downloaded movies in my own folders. […]

THE EVOLUTION OF BILL GATES

THE EVOLUTION OF BILL GATES  The mainstream media has been saying lately that Bill Gates is the richest man in the world and is set to become a trillionaire. What the MSM don’t mention (ever) is that the richest man […]

A BUNCH OF STUFF ABOUT STEEMIT

STEEMIT – All sorts of random stuff This post is one of those occasions when I just want to put a lot of information in one place, so here goes, useful stuff about Steemit, copied from other people’s posts and […]

THE DEVOLUTION OF WINDOWS

THE DEVOLUTION OF WINDOWS Windows stopped for me at 7. When the disaster that is Windows 10 was released, I updated the classic evolution of windows meme to include it. While it would have been more appropriate to use a […]

Paper before processor

Paper before processor For me, the biggest block to posting anything on Steemit, is the computer itself. I realize this is probably a fairly atypical observation among Steemit users, so I’m certainly not posting this as some sort of creative […]

THE LONGEST COMMENT

THE LONGEST COMMENT Is there any point in posting long comments on Steemit posts? After reading a very interesting Steemit post and upvoting it, I continued down and started reading the comments. Eventually I came to one that was literally […]

GOOD ETIQUETTE ON STEEMIT

GOOD ETIQUETTE ON STEEMIT Steemit is an ancient and long established art form, with a widely accepted set of guidelines as to what is acceptable. These rules go back more than 100 days, so are carved in stone. One of […]

SIX CHANGES I’D LOVE TO SEE ON STEEMIT

https://steemit.com/steemit/@sift666/six-changes-i-d-love-to-see-on-steemitSIX CHANGES I’D LOVE TO SEE ON STEEMIT Not being a tech boffin, I have no idea how to do any of this stuff or even if it would actually work. Very possibly there is a chat area filled with […]

Did Facebook kill off email?

Did Facebook kill off email? Up until around 10 years ago, email was a popular means of communication – we sent emails to people we knew, and they sometimes replied to them. But as Facebook really started to take off, […]

STEEMIT VS WORDPRESS

STEEMIT VS WORDPRESS Some people are saying “Steemit will replace WordPress”. But I think they can co-exist happily, and I plan to keep using both. (This is my WordPress website, but this post was first published here on my Steemit account) […]

INSTAGRAM HAVE GONE A STEP TOO FAR

Facebook own Instagram. Facebook have bought over 50 companies, including Instagram which they bought in April 2012 for $1 billion. Instagram owns the rights to every photo on the site Instagram owns every photo you post on the site. Effective […]

How to fix system restore in Windows 7

This worked for me so I was very pleased: How to fix System Restore issue – ComPlusStaging error – Windows 7 This solution requires deleting past restore points, but if you’re willing to sacrifice this aspect for a System Restore […]

I HAVE FINALLY QUIT FACEBOOK

So Long, and Thanks for All the Facebook On the 1st of July 2016 I logged out of Facebook and stopped using it. It’s been a month now, and I’m pleased to be free of its grip. I haven’t closed […]

LINUX MINT

A LINUX OPTION FOR 2017 For me, there is no future in Windows past Windows 7 because M$ has blatantly lost the plot and started practicing satanic worship publicly rather than behind closed doors. So here’s an option for up […]

The New Mind Control:

The New Mind Control “Subliminal Stimulation” – Controlling People Without Their Knowledge The internet has spawned subtle forms of influence that can flip elections and manipulate everything we say, think and do. Over the past century, more than a few […]

DEVOLUTION OF WINDOWS

DEVOLUTION OF WINDOWS. I have updated the classic “evolution of windows” meme to include windows 10. It would have been more accurate to use a picture of a bucket of shit with a massive leak in the bottom, but I […]

How to get spellcheck to work on draft posts

WHERE IS MY SPELLCHECKER? – My spellcheck underlines were disappearing when I saved posts to draft. And there was no spellchecker ABC icon on my toolbar. It seems that the WordPress spellchecker used to be supplied by Google and they discontinued it. Luckily Jetpack […]

OUR NEW FROT ICO

THE FROT ICO The square profile basic image works well for a variety of uses, and has become popular because it works well on phones and is used by Instagram.  Sizes used on Instagram are explained here. This is my own Instagram gallery. […]

OUR NEW WORDPRESS WEBSITE

NOW WE HAVE GONE ALL WORDPRESS When we did our first website in 1998 we used FrontPage 98 and posted our pages on a Paradise Homepage. In 2004 we switched over to Dreamweaver MX2004 and moved our pages to Free […]