testing, testing…

A test posting for table building. All of this was hand built HTML and CSS using the HTML view of the advanced WordPress web editor. There is no default table building capability in the WordPress editors, and my readings on the subject always leads to the installation of a plugin, which I refuse to do due to security issues. Too many WordPress hacks are due to bugs in any number of third-party plugins.

Header 1 Header 2
Content Cell 3 Content Cell 4
Content Cell 5 Content Cell 6
Content Cell 7 Content Cell 8
Content Cell 9 Content Cell 10

And here’s what the table HTML and CSS look like.

<table style="width: 75%; border: 1px solid #cccccc; border-collapse:collapse;">
<tbody>
<tr>
<td style="border: 1px solid #cccccc; padding: 4px; background-color: #fadbd8;"><strong>Header 1</strong></td>
<td style="border: 1px solid #cccccc; padding: 4px; background-color: #fadbd8;"><strong>Header 2</strong></td>
</tr>
<tr>
<td style="border: 1px solid #cccccc; padding: 4px;">Content Cell 3</td>
<td style="border: 1px solid #cccccc; padding: 4px;">Content Cell 4</td>
</tr>
<tr>
<td style="border: 1px solid #cccccc; padding: 4px;">Content Cell 5</td>
<td style="border: 1px solid #cccccc; padding: 4px;">Content Cell 6</td>
</tr>
<tr>
<td style="border: 1px solid #cccccc; padding: 4px;">Content Cell 7</td>
<td style="border: 1px solid #cccccc; padding: 4px;">Content Cell 8</td>
</tr>
<tr>
<td style="border: 1px solid #cccccc; padding: 4px;">Content Cell 9</td>
<td style="border: 1px solid #cccccc; padding: 4px;">Content Cell 10</td>
</tr>
</tbody>
</table>

Note that in the table tag style definition I had to defined “border-collapse:collapse;” in order to get the tight lines in the table. I discovered that the mobile version (Chrome on Android 7 on a Moto G4 Plus) of this site showed the cell borders separate (i.e. with white space) from each other and from the outer table border. The collapse removes all white space and allows the table to render the same across multiple browsers executing on multiple platforms.

Also for future reference: I finally got rid of the onslaught of comment spam by turning on the 14 day limit on comments. I left commenting on posts unlimited, and that’s where the spammer’s would come in and dump their crap. I have no idea why, but once the limit was turned on the number of spam comments dropped to zero.

hiatus

dumpsterfire2It’s been a few weeks since I’ve bothered to write; the fire in the belly to write anything has pretty much gone out. That’s because the raging dumpster fire of a presidency is pretty much sucking the oxygen out of just about everything else around it.

I’ve a lot on my plate as it is for the next few months, and I have to prioritize how I spend my time. Spending it here writing is unfortunately not the best use of my limited time, so blog writing goes to the absolute bottom of the stack of tasks for me to do.

That doesn’t mean I’m not engaged with the world or I don’t care. Believe me, I am and I do. If, for whatever reason you feel the need to follow my pearls of wisdom, then you can look for me on Google+, Facebook, or Twitter (@wbeebe4). But if you don’t, well, I certainly understand.

If you’d like to follow someone a lot more interesting and who consistently publishes, you can follow the science fiction author John Scalzi on his blog, http://whatever.scalzi.com.

with honor vsco selects

Something different from VSCO this time.

WILLIAM BEEBE — Your work has been curated to VSCO Selects — a showcase of exceptional content from around the globe. Use this link to view and share your work. See it among a selection of the finest content online in VSCO’s Collection.

https://vsco.co/vsco/collection/goto/588a9c861d3a137450617d93

The photo above is part of a larger collection. I am indeed honored. This makes the third time in less than two months that VSCO has recognized some of my work published to their platform. Photo was taken with the iPhone 7 Plus.

the trumpabet – the letter ‘j’

Jealous
adj. Unduly concerned about the preservation of that which can be lost only if not worth keeping.

Jester
n. An officer formerly attached to a king’s household, whose business it was to amuse the court by ludicrous actions and utterances, the absurdity being attested by his motley costume. The king himself being attired with dignity, it took the world some centuries to discover that his own conduct and decrees were sufficiently ridiculous for the amusement not only of his court but of all mankind. The jester was commonly called a fool, but the poets and romancers have ever delighted to represent him as a singularly wise and witty person. In the circus of to-day the melancholy ghost of the court fool effects the dejection of humbler audiences with the same jests wherewith in life he gloomed the marble hall, panged the patrician sense of humor and tapped the tank of royal tears.

Justice
n. A commodity which is a more or less adulterated condition the State sells to the citizen as a reward for his allegiance, taxes and personal service.

Selections taken from the Devil’s Dictionary by Ambrose Bierce as they apply to the 45th president of the United States.

annie turns 2

Dreamboat Annie, the Labradoodle, or just Doodle for short, turned 2 today. She celebrated with her big sister Ruby Tuesday, a yellow Lab female, with extra treats and a nice long walk. Living with a Doodle has been a “learning experience.” I’ve been living with Labs for the past 35 years. The Doodle is a cross between a Lab and a Standard Poodle. I can see the Lab traits in her, but the other traits I have to ascribe to the Poodle side; wild exuberance well beyond even a Lab is the primary difference between her and Ruby. She’s also extremely intelligent. This I attribute to the fact she’s the product of two of the brightest working dog breeds around. The only breed brighter then either the Poodle or the Lab is the Border Collie. And I shudder to think what might come with a purposeful interbreeding that includes the Border Collie.

Annie’s been a challenge in a good way. She is energetic and demanding of interaction from her people. Except when she wears herself out playing and interacting with everyone including Ruby. Then they both do some hard core napping on their Orvis beds. They’re well made, tough, and easy to clean.

And another surprising characteristic of living with a Doodle is she loves the two Ginger cats. They come up and rub her all the time, and she nuzzles them. I’ve seen them several times napping right next to both Annie and Ruby, but especially Annie.

And if I had to describe what Annie looks like, I’d have to say she’s my living Muppet, both in looks in personality. I love her curly coat and all the various colors. If she were a male, I’d have named him Jacob because of Jacob’s coat of many colors. I was told Annie was turned down because she wasn’t a pure color. That kind of reason is so wrong on so many levels. What those possible owners have missed by not having Annie, and what I’ve gained.