Archive for the ‘I think…’ Category

The spammers are getting to know me!

This morning while looking at my spam, I came across a piece labeled “minoxidil.” REALLY!?

Someone is slipping

Usually when the premiere professional football team in Chicago wins a game, tangents is treated to a post from it omnipotent(?) admin. Well… they have won two games in just one week. Soo… (hopefully my shout is approved BEFORE the unthinkable happens.


yes, after much need – the spam filter is back.

The Backend Has Been CHANGED!

Hello All,
I just wanted to let you know that the Tangents back end has been changed significantly. You will get used to it soon enough! Remember to STAY AWAY FROM THE PLUGINS!!!

It is going to be ROUGH for a couple of weeks until we get everything in order and until we get all the bugs worked out! If you have any problems let me know — or better yet, email Lisa. You all know her email address.


PLUGINS: No looky-no-touchy!

You may notice that recently your plugins screen has been available.  Please do not go into the Plugins screen and do not touch any plugins.


Lisa’s Wish

Lisa has asked me if there is a way to subscribe to comments — so when she comments on a blog and someone responds she is reminded via email to take a look.  So now you will see this by the COMMENTS area:

“Notify me of followup comments via e-mail” — just check the box and you will get the updates!

YOUR PASSWORD – and the Polls

Hello – if you’re having trouble logging into your account, try using your NAME in all lower case as the password.  You can then, in the admin area, change it back.

The polls SHOULD REALLY be working now.  I changed your PWs so I could test them, so you will have to change them back.

Ok – I Think Polls are Working Now?

Let me know!

Have some fun – Make a poll!

I have added the ability to make a poll — look for the example on this page.


Click the “Polls” link at the top of your dashboard.

Choose to “Add a Poll”

Fill out the poll details.

Save the Poll.

Then, go to your “Design” link and then choose “Widgets”.  Then add the “Poll” widget to one of your sidebars.  You can edit it to make is show the most recent poll, and a lot of other choices.

Then make sure to go back to the poll you created and click the “Open Poll” button at the bottom — and viola!!

Hopefully that explains it well enough.  Let’s see if you guys can add some good polls.

NOTE: You can also add a poll to a POST — let’s see if you can figure out how.

HINT: [/poll id="2"] where the number (2) equals the poll number you want to show.  Also, remove the / — it is only there so my post doesn’t show the poll!

I Feel Like I Am Already Sleeping In An Igloo

I came across this really cool website the other day which is essentially a list of unusual hotels from around the world.  Given the frigidity of the outside temperatures here in NW Ohio lately, I could hardly bear to check out the ice and igloo resorts on the site.  But I especially liked the Dog Bark Park Inn in Idaho which is a hotel shaped like a large Beagle.   The Crane Hotel in the Netherlands looked really cool – your room is off the ground and contained in a huge working crane!  How about the Canopy Tower Ecolodge and Nature Observatory near Panama City?  You sleep in a converted radar dome in the middle of a rain forest with views of the Pacific entrance of the Panama Canal.  And then there’s the Marmara Antalya in Turkey, a revolving hotel offering spectacular views of the Mediterranean Sea.  For some reason, I’ve always been fascinated by the Mediterranean; it was always my favorite region to study as an elementary school student.  Is it fate or coincidence that my husband and kids have Greek ancestry?  I also absolutely LOVE Mediterranean food.  So even if it’s not the most interesting of the unusual hotels, I would love to stay at the revolving hotel in Turkey that overlooks the Mediterranean.  Check out the rest of the hotels for yourself, which are your favorites?  Would you like to spend the night in a treehouse or underwater?  How do you feel about paying to spend the night in prison – voluntarily?!?