I mentioned recently that changes are coming to the Harvey Mercheum. One of them happened a little sooner than I expected. If you have not heard, Google is shutting down Google+ on April 2. I noticed today that the Google+ script to display the badge had stopped working, so I removed it from the “Follow the Mercheum” section of the sidebar. Apologies for any inconvenience this causes. More changes to come!
As usual, my timing is terrible. It was just back in September that I created a Public Status Page using Pingdom, and now I have had to take it down. As of February 6th, Pingdom discontinued all free services, including the ability to serve that page. The link has been removed from the footer, apologies for any inconvenience this causes.
UPDATE: The WordPress 5.1 update fixed this problem for me, I now see my content in a “Classic Block”.
I mentioned recently how I was having problems with the new WordPress editor, Gutenberg. Gutenberg is based around “blocks”, and, in theory, existing content was supposed to be converted to a “Classic Editor” block and be backward compatible. As a computer programmer by trade, I suspected that this would not be the case, and I was correct. After the update, all my posts and pages gave errors:Continue reading →
Well, I did it again. I was planning a big exhibit for this weekend to celebrate the 125th item posted. Then I reviewed my notes, and realized I had only counted one of the two Little Lotta Mini-maquettes. This means that the Artist Proof of the Richie Rich Mini-maquette was actually the 125th exhibit. I am actually rather happy that this great exhibit ended up being an important milestone, I just wish I had acknowledged it.Continue reading →
Back in August, I touched briefly on the fact that the new Bit.ly shortened URLs that I am rolling out contain “campaign parameters”. Of the five types of marketing campaign parameters commonly in use, I am using UTM parameters for best integration with Google Analytics. Web marketing agency KWSM recently published a blog post, “What is a UTM?“, which does a nice job of explaining UTM.
While browsing the online collections of the Strong National Museum of Play, I found a page for the Casper the Friendly Ghost game. I wanted some way to tie this new information to the exhibit, and to the BoardGameGeek link I had shared on the original post.Continue reading →