Friday, July 14, 2017

A Chewing Through the Restraints Weekly Link Round-Up

As Denis would say, someone seems to be playing silly buggers with me, so I thought I'd give you a word of warning. Various things go into a blog's appearance. Some of the photos used for things like the background, header photo, and sidebar have to be uploaded to a photo storage website that assigns direct URLs to each photo. Then those direct URLs are inserted into the HTML of the blog.

A few days ago, I received an email from the photo storage website that I use, informing me that they noticed that I'm doing "third party hosting" and that's against the law in their neck of the woods. (I was mightily miffed because they were holding my images hostage and my blog looked downright peculiar.) Well now, boys and girls, I've been doing that with your outfit for almost ten years now, so don't try to make it sound like I've just turned outlaw. It's probably more like you've changed your rules to gouge more money out of people. (Not that I'm cynical or anything....)

After much checking and re-checking, I tried clicking on the link to see the amount of money I owed and to pay it, but it won't let me pay. (Now don't that beat all in our capitalist society?) I fixed the photos, and now I've been trying to find another storage site that will let me do the same thing and states clearly that third party hosting is legal. One said it would, but it doesn't, so the search continues. I just wanted to let you know what's going on in case you visit my blog and it looks like Kittling: Books has been buried under crime scene tape. Sheesh!

I need to head out to the corral for some peace of mind. Head 'em up! Mooooooove 'em out!

[Author's Note: The decidedly heated--but perfectly polite-- email I sent last night seems to have done the trick. My blog no longer has the crime scene tape/bleak Arctic tundra look. (It alternated.) I hate to lose my temper because I've been on the receiving end more times than I care to remember, but when I'm forced to in a situation like this, I find it helps to know how to singe the hair off the intended target's head without resorting to four-letter words!]

►Books, Movies & Other Interesting Tidbits◄

►Channeling My Inner Indiana Jones◄

►The Happy Wanderer◄

►I ♥ Lists & Quizzes◄

That's all for this week! Don't forget to stop by next Friday when I'll be sharing a freshly selected batch of links for your surfing pleasure.

Have a great weekend, and read something fabulous!


  1. OOoh, sorry that happened, Cathy. If it's any comfort, I know someone else who's had exactly the same problem and had to make some major changes to her blog because of it. TI hope you work this out. In the meantime, I'm going to start looking under sewing machines...

    1. It's been resolved, but now I'm wondering if you've found anything in your search under the sewing machines? ;-)

    2. Haha! Not yet, but I consider you a friend. If I find anything, I'll share :-)

  2. Great story about the 10-to-1 social media response to the anti-women trolls in Australia. So great that happened.

    What is with these guys anyway? Nothing better to do than criticize women? Why do they think that women trying to achieve or actually reaching goals has anything to do with them? It makes no logical sense to me -- but then again, this has nothing to do with reason.

    These are relatives of the same people here who believe "fake news' and "alternate facts" and trash women and others.

    1. Most of those people are petrified of change, but they'd be the last to admit it. And many of them don't feel good about themselves, so to make themselves feel better they have to try to bring others down, too.

  3. I looked at Clementine Ford's twitter and there are horrid racist, misogynistic, anti-gay rants up there, just awful.

    She answers them and so do others. Am so glad she has so much support.


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