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Since I can't allow anonymous comments, even with an email address required, without getting slammed constantly with spam comments I've changed the settings.  Captcha doesn't like me (and I can't remember how I got it to work last time ((did I post how I did it because I can't remember that either... ))) so I've allowed people to either sign in with movable type, typepad, a few other choices or create a user id.  I *will* be moderating the user id creation because the last thing I need are the spammers creating accounts to ... well, do their spammy thing.

So, over there in the left hand sidebar, under the calendar, is a 'Sign In' widget thingie.  Click Sign In.  It will take you to the sign in page, then you choose what site you want to sign in using.  If you don't want to use a site, click the Sign Up at the bottom right of that page.  Then when you come back you would sign in using the MovableType login option.  Easy, yes?  Well, easy enough that you won't need an Easy button for it.

Enjoy and happy (non-spammy) commenting.
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Something very exciting is happening right now. I am writing this post from my phone. That's right!  Now you understand the title of this post as well. I find it exciting that I can write from my phone. So, expect a random post now and then about up to the minute events.

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bug-pbmt-red.jpg I have a thing about 'matching' when it comes to the layouts here on Disillusioned.  So I took the MovableType logo (which I have done before) and matched it to the layout.  It's actually supposed to be showing between the Useful Sites and Amazon Favorites Widgets.  But for some reason, even though the permissions are correct, the url for the image source is correct and it shows up when I pull up the url directly, it will not show in the widget sidebar.  It seems to be the only thing I am having an issue with at this time.  Since it won't display in the widget, I thought I would write a post so that everyone could see it. So there you go, the matching logo.  Feel free to steal it.  It's in jpg format instead of png because... well I prefer it that way.  Later.

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Life Goes On and on and on...

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Cover of 20th Anniversary Edition

Cover of 20th Anniversary Edition (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

So life took over for ... wow.. a long while.  It's not that I haven't wanted to write, it's just that every time I came here I didn't know what to say, so I didn't say anything.  That's usually how things work with me.  Recently (last couple of months) things have gotten really busy as well.  The Little Lady has turned 18.  That's always a huge event.  She went out to dinner with friends on her birthday, but that's it so far.  

I'm also seeing someone.  Her father.

Yes, the man I haven't talked to in 18 years and avoided quite well reached out and contacted me (again).  After all these years and trying to move away from the anger I keep around like a warm fuzzy blanket (not towards him) I replied to an email.  It was a long emotional email but I said quite a lot.  Oddly enough he still wanted to talk to me, so after a couple of days and stressful (for me) emails, I called him.  I waited because I'd been sick with a head cold thanks to a season change.  

The first few phone calls were awkward.  How do you talk to someone you purposefully avoided for so long?  It was painful and emotional and we got through it.  Things are still hard but we are working through everything one day, one conversation, at a time.  

Then came the best part... the fact that even after all this time, we still loved one another.  Oddly enough, I find it perfectly amazing.  He accepts me for who I am now and that means the world to me.  It's hard to find someone who doesn't want to change you in some way.  There's a lot of other details about this but I won't be posting them here, personal blog or not, I tend to be fairly private about a lot of things.

I'm off for now.  
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So I wanted to upgrade to the latest and greatest version of Movable Type because I'm loyal like that and all but it turns out I can't. Thanks to Hostmonster only allowing 15 MySQL connections at once and MT requires at least 20 it won't upgrade.  After going back and forth with them regarding on how to fix it, being told to turn on FastCGI and turn on persistent connections/turn off persistent connections, uninstall plugins, etc etc, nothing worked.  Obviously I'm not going to spend more money when I'm hardly here so I rolled back to 5.14.  For now.

Stay tuned.

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