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I know I mentioned it about a week ago, but invariably I have to mention it at least twice and STILL there are some who won’t get it.

Everyone knows it is part of my Liberal agenda — enumerated in the Liberal Manifesto (Third edition) on pages 14, 22-41, and 167 – to keep all of youse totally confused whenever possible.  Misha only allows me to do it once a year, and this is that time.

What is that damn Liberal tryin’ to tell us?

The new year is coming up, and I need you all to make sure you have the correct settings in your browsers and for you webmasters, the correct link to this site. 

In your “Bookmarks” or “Favorites” the URL for this site needs to read as follows:

http://www.nicedoggie.net/

or

http://nicedoggie.net/

These are the ONLY two URLs that are correct for this site. 

If it says http://www.nicedoggie.net/2007 or http://nicedoggie.net/2007 then change it so that the year doesn’t show up. 

Sometime before the beginning of the new year, I will be archiving the real estate you are currently reading, and a brand spanking new site will take its place.  The transfer will be automatically, and if you have the correct addresses in your browser, you will be able to cruise right in and view the site.

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I am going to change gears here for a thread and NOT talk about politics or carry on arguments with no clear end in sight.

So what to talk about?

Well, I do a lot of StumbleUpon. I have the StumbleUpon toolbar in my browser and when I am bored I will spend an hour just “stumbling” to see the interesting sites out there.

Today I stumbled upon a page of Vintage Advertising At Its Worst - Part 2   and was captivated enough it the examples that I saw, that I spent the next several hours Googling for more.

Here are some examples:

Nothing goes better with Christmas than Chesterfields

 Keep Pops in line with the “Thorizine Shuffle”:

Give us more, O Emperor! »

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Okay, you had my bi-partisan humor, now here is some partisan humor

Never underestimate the power of makeup

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Can you tell I am not a Hillary supporter all that much?

MY reasons for not liking her all that much are probably substantially different than YOUR reasons.

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People from both sides of the aisle can appreciate this:

While walking down the street one day a US senator is tragically hit by a truck and dies.

His soul arrives in heaven and is met by St. Peter at the entrance.

“Welcome to heaven,” says St. Peter. “Before you settle in, it seems there is a problem. We seldom see a high official around these parts, you see, so we’re not sure what to do with you.”

“No problem, just let me in,” says the man.

“Well, I’d like to, but I have orders from higher up. What we’ll do is have you spend one day in hell and one in heaven. Then you can choose where to spend eternity.”

“Really, I’ve made up my mind. I want to be in heaven,” says the senator.

“I’m sorry, but we have our rules.”

And with that, St. Peter escorts him to the elevator and he goes down, down, down to hell. The doors open and he finds himself in the middle of a green golf course. In the distance is a clubhouse and standing in front of it are all his friends and other politicians who had worked with him.

Everyone is very happy and in evening dress. They run to greet him, shake his hand, and reminisce about the good times they had while getting rich at the expense of the people.

They play a friendly game of golf and then dine on lobster, caviar and champagne.

Also present is the devil, who really is a very friendly guy who has a good time dancing and telling jokes. They are having such a good time that before he realizes it, it is time to go.

Everyone gives him a hearty farewell and waves while the elevator rises…

The elevator goes up, up, up and the door reopens on heaven where St. Peter

is waiting for him.

“Now it’s time to visit heaven.”

So, 24 hours pass with the senator joining a group of contented souls moving from cloud to cloud, playing the harp and singing. They have a good time and, before he realizes it, the 24 hours have gone by and St. Peter returns.

“Well, then, you’ve spent a day in hell and another in heaven. Now choose your eternity.”

The senator reflects for a minute, then he answers: “Well, I would never have said it before, I mean heaven has been delightful, but I think I would be better off in hell.”

So St. Peter escorts him to the elevator and he goes down, down, down to hell.

Now the doors of the elevator open and he’s in the middle of a barren land covered with waste and garbage.

He sees all his friends, dressed in rags, picking up the trash and putting it in black bags as more trash falls from above.

The devil comes over to him and puts his arm around his shoulder. “I don’t understand,” stammers the senator. “Yesterday I was here and there was a golf course and clubhouse, and we ate lobster and caviar, drank champagne, and danced and had a great time. Now there’s just a wasteland full of garbage and my friends look miserable. What happened?”

The devil looks at him, smiles and says,

“Yesterday we were campaigning…… Today you voted.”

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After spending HOURS under the hood here, tightening screws, cinching down bolts, and looking for vacuum leaks, I finally got things humming along at a pretty respectable speed.  In the process I even “Poped” a few rivets as I have a tendency to do every now and then.

What did I find?

I know some of you expected to find this:

Give us more, O Emperor! »

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For those of you who weren’t here giving your undivided attention to this site (BC is making a list and will be punishing you later), the load times at this site ground down to a virtual standstill for the past two days, for some unknown reason.

First it was working, then it wasn’t.

On Friday night, Misha contacted Hosting Matters and lucked out by getting Annette instead of Stacy. She told Misha the following:

“you had tons of sleeping mysql processes, just chewing up resources without doing much of anything else. I’ve restarted mysql to clear that and restarted apache as well, and that’s brought things more into line with what we want to see. You may want to check whatever app(s) you’re running and make sure they’re not using persistent connections, as that’s the major cause of this sort of thing.”

So Misha rolled up his Imperial sleeves and rooted around under the hood, pulling wires and twisting wrenches to see if he could find what the problem was. He settled on a plugin called Wassup a real-time visitor tracking doohicky that will literally “spy” on whoever comes to this site. Call it our own personal NSA listening device.

Before you start screaming “violations of privacy!”, it isn’t as bad as it sounds. The plugin just takes the same information that any server collects and displays it in real time — as you navigate through the site.

The problem apparently was that the database table the plugin created started to get fairly large — about 11 Mb. When Misha brought this to my attention, I went and emptied it and we gave each other cyber high-fives and bragged about how smart we were.

Unfortunately, a few hours later we were experiencing the same problems of slow, lethargic responses. THIS time it wasn’t Wassup causing it. So I just went in and pulled the plug on everything, and deleted all tables that were non-essential stock, out-of-the-box WordPress issue, and put the default theme in place.

That was last night.

Now, I am going to start bringing things back on line. I have a SQL response thing at the top of the page so I can keep an eye on the SQL database. Last night, even with everything turned off and running stock, the SQL server would take up to 25 seconds to do 43 queries. (Ideally it should be under a half second, and three seconds is considered “slow”)

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I posted this in a thread, but Hardclimber gave me a great idea. Why not use it for a Caption THIS?

Warning: Might not be suitable for the weak at heart…

Give us more, O Emperor! »

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Mike M posted a link to this hilarious YouTube video about Hitler being banned from a forum.  It was so fookin’ funny that I just HAD to post it here.

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Some of you may remember the Troll Caps that Management could put in a comment to quickly identify those people who came here to disrupt things.  Those comments were easily identified by the following symbol:

The problem was that it was Management who had to manually do it, and eventually it just got forgotten.

Well, now the fun is back.

Most of you know we’ve had a recent visitor coming here sounding more like a cartoon plant than a true believer.  But nevertheless, a little like the person who steps into the room to fart, then leaves the smell behind for everyone to choke on.

I am not a fan of redacting — it takes a lot of the fun away.  But I think that everyone should have a say as to who is leaving behind those smelly comments.

So now you have a chance to VOTE whether a person is a “Troll”.  Right now, five negative votes will award that person a “Troll-Cap”.  I may adjust it later depending on how many “false trolls” we wind up with.

You will notice the two choices:   for Troll and  for a good comment.

The more people voting for the good comment will make it harder for someone to vote for the Troll.  Hopefully it will keep someone from maliciously marking someone just because they can.    But like I said, I can increase the threshold in case that is happening.

Okay, go forth and have fun!

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Okay, now is the time for some feedback.

I figure I have about two more days of off-and-on tinkering before I will be done. It would be good to hear some thoughts and concerns as I finish tying everything together here.

The instant chat isn’t going to remain on the front page as a permanent fixture. It can be toggled on and off there whenever it is needed, but normally it will be accessable from its little tab at the top of the page below the header.

In case you didn’t notice, I changed the URL for the music picks. If you are bookmarked, you might want to change it now. Also, I have an RSS feed set up. I already have the entire week’s picks queued up to post at midnight ever day. Tuesday’s is kind of a fun one.

I still have some sidebar work to do. Once all of this is done I will make a second copy of this theme that those of you with older monitors with the low resolution can pick.

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