Just Thinkin has moved.

So it’s been WordPress.com and 130 posts or so and now it’s time to move into my own WordPress install. Kinda’ like moving from an apartment into your first home which means all the problems of ownership (except at the server end of things) are now mine but on the other hand…I can fix them as well.

It also makes me free to mess things up as I see fit thus giving me badly needed training on what not to do when configuring my own blog site and for any readers I might have, a whole lot of laughs.

So for awhile I’ll put the first part of a new post here with a link to the new site and after the new site’s rank is back up I’ll stop doing that as well. This post will always be at the top.

Meanwhile, here’s the link to the new home of “Just Thinkin”:

http://just-thinkin.net

All past post have already been transferred over but like in any move some things get left behind and as such, all the previous comments seem to have evaporated into thin virtual air. Such is life. Plenty of time for more comments on this, that, and the other thing.

Many thanks to WordPress.com for hosting this small portion of my life.

See ya’ at the new site.

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Been awful busy

Sorry for the absence all, been very busy and very sick at the same time. Hate that when that happens but life doesn’t stop because of a sniffle or cough or near death or whatever.

One of the things I’ve been busy with is the moving of my main blog from WordPress.com to a WordPress install at Bluehost.

I know this sounds like a plug for my old blog but please remember this LJ blog is mainly for testing purposes for PFF and WLW though it’s been good since it has enabled me to check out all the differences between 4 different types of blog hosts and now a “hosting your own” type as well. Very scary indeed!

Take care now.

Sneak Peek!

Hello all.

I’ve got a secret…

If you want to know what it is…

Take a look over here (don’t fret now, it’s safe enough).

It’s not quite ready yet but I think it’s pretty cool.

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A picture perfect day!

I like to post a few pictures of around town when I get a chance to snap a few and a perfect day came this weekend while I was running a few errands last Friday. I had the day off in observance of Veteran’s day (one of the very few holidays my company shuts down for) and when I’m going to places like the post office and a couple of the downtown stores I usually park at the parking lot by the lake and walk to the various places I need to go since they’re all situated on or near the small Main st.

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Old PC recycling…not really?

For those of you that might be thinking of turning your PC over to the so-called PC recyclers or think that it’s such a good idea, you might want to check out this National Geographic article on what actually is happening to some of these PC’s and other electronic equipment.

And for an overall picture of what is happening to a lot of our waste products, another National Geographic article from the same issue opens our eyes to what is happening and being done without our (the general public) knowledge. Here’s a quote from the above article but read it yourselves to be sure

Nigeria, for example, has received about 500 containers of electronic equipment within the last two years under the guise of donations.

At least 75 percent of the shipment was unusable and so was hauled to open fields and burned.

Lead used in circuit boards and monitors’ glass tubes goes into the groundwater, and the burning plastics release deadly cancer-causing fumes.

“That is the constant assault that Africa is receiving,” Puckett said. “It’s happening on a daily basis.”

Stemming the tide of such shipments must be done on the export side, especially given that developing countries often don’t have an infrastructure to enforce proper waste management, Puckett adds.

“The U.S. is a glaring renegade country in this issue,” with no controls in place over such exports, he said.

About 80 percent of the electronic material U.S. consumers take to recyclers is going almost immediately offshore to developing countries in Asia or Africa, he says.

“Every country,” he said, “should take responsibility for their waste.”

This isn’t some group of radical environmentalist jumping up and down about toxic waste and nuclear power here, this is good old National Geographic. You know, the magazine that has been bringing us quality material since the late 1800’s?

The whole thing is pretty shocking but not surprising since it (as usual) all boils down to the one thing that ultimately rules above all else…money, coupled with an “out of sight, out of mind” attitude.

What was that old joke about ignorance and apathy?

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