I had made reference to the Yoast SEO plugin back in November. While configuring this plugin, one of the changes I made to the Harvey Mercheum website based on advice from WPBeginner was to disable the author archive. I just recently realized that a side effect of this change is that clicking on the author name in the “Posted by” line of a blog post now just returns to the home screen rather than displaying the “Biographical Info” from the “About Yourself” section of the user profile.Continue reading →
To celebrate Valentine’s Day, I present a veritable bouquet of exhibits: not one, not two, but FOUR new exhibits posted!
The first is a very cute Richie Rich doll, sitting with a money bag. While that is a very common theme, this particluar doll’s bag has the words “Can’t Buy Me Love” stitched on it! The doll was made by Good Stuff, the same company that brought us the infamous “Happy Houday!” doll. They did a much better job on this one.
The other three exhibits are related. Thanks to a tip from the Harvey Comics Facebook group, I went to Target and purchased three of the “Hot Stuff Milk Chocolate Roses” they had on offer. They are all identical, except for the color of the foil used to wrap the chocolate. I was able to find red, pink, and a pale purple I am calling lilac. Did anyone see any other colors?
View the exhibits:
I had mentioned back in November that the WordPress theme that the Harvey Mercheum website is using, Suffusion, was being updated. I am very pleased to announce that I have finally performed the update, and reapplied the various customizations I had made to the theme. Everything seems to be working, but if you notice any strange behavior or appearance, please use the Contact the Curator form to let me know!
There has been a lot of activity on the Harvey Comics Facebook group recently. I am pleased to announce that I have been given permission to exhibit some of the interesting, rare items that have been featured, and hope to do so soon. However, I took advantage of the bright sunlight and warm weather here today to resume work on cleaning up my game/hobby room, which was disrupted when I painted my computer room last Labor Day weekend. Since I did not have time to post a new exhibit, I decided to post a new Jigidi puzzle. I found that it has been since last September since I did so. To apologize, I am posting not one, but THREE new puzzles, all featuring Casper the Friendly Ghost! Enjoy!
To see all of the Harvey Mercheum puzzles, use the “New Puzzle” post category on this website:
or visit the HMCurator creator page on Jigidi:
In my previous post about designing a logo for the Harvey Mercheum, I mentioned that I used the “Gill Sans MT Condensed” font. I should have mentioned that this is how it appears on my computer, which is running Windows. Further research indicates that this is the “Gill Sans Condensed” font as produced by the Monotype Imaging Holdings type foundry. Gill Sans was designed by English sculptor, printmaker and typeface designer Eric Gill, as mentioned in this post on Shorpy: Ad Man West: 1954.