Tracking has gone odd — primarily because I switched off all search engines, the WordPress tracker has melted down. Statcounter (which is more accurate) is saying there is traffic here. The statcounter number is now at the top of the blog. Google analytics seems to track with statcounter. Much less spam this week. Perhaps switching […]


Really old poetry for a Yankee holiday.

If you thought that Anne Locke was old, this dates from two hundred years earlier, and for the 4th of July, a paen to freedom seems appropriate. Freedom A! Fredome is a noble thing! Fredome mays man to haiff liking;[1] Fredome all solace to man giffis, He levys at ese that frely levys! A noble […]

Life New Zealand


Just in time for the 4th of July and the big social media strike, Gab has released their browser, Dissenter, which is apparently a fork of Brave. I’ve not been able to do well with brave. Before one does this, one updates — and on this test machine, running Manjaro Linux (and Deepin) that can […]


4 July 19

21 Manasseh was twelve years old when he became king, and he reigned fifty-five years in Jerusalem; and his mother’s name was Hephzibah. 2 He did evil in the sight of the Lord, according to the abominations of the nations whom the Lord dispossessed before the sons of Israel. 3 For he rebuilt the high places which Hezekiah […]