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  1. Yikes. Before you even said it, Dan, I was thinking you might have slipped into the fifth dimension. Glad you managed to get the rare happy ending that eludes so many TZ characters!

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    1. There are a couple episodes where people lose a bit or all of their identity. Of course, those started flowing to the front of my mind, Paul. And you’re right, I’m glad Serling wasn’t writing this episode!

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  2. Yes, I was thinking of that song, Dan. I got introduced to music of The Who by a friend during high school and have loved the group ever since. Identities and passwords are an almost inevitable hassle when using a computer. I sometimes have to think hard about the answers to the security questions that come up when I use a different computer. Some of my friends have gotten the new iPhone with facial recognition and I worry that I would encounter your error message if I got such a phone and it decided it no longer liked my face. Imagine that, unfriended by your own phone.

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    1. I would prefer to avoid facial recognition as long as I can, Mike. My phone tracks enough of my life, I don’t need Apple having a 3-5-10 year composite of my changing face.

      I have been a fan of The Who, almost from their start.

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  3. My comment does not exist. Yup, I had written a nice “something” for you and in one quick stroke of a fat finger and stupid laptop, it disappeared. So, I’m simply going to say that I’ glad you exist for everyone’s sake because what would the world be without doors and tools and bar conversations and walks with Maddie and edits from the Editor? Kind of boring, right?

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  4. If anyone can handle the Twilight Zone, it is you, Dan. I’m not wishing you more snow to clear, but I’m sorry Mt. Maddie melted. And, yes, if you are going to have a croissant, go all the way and use some butter. :-) Okay, so you don’t exist on WordPress, and I’m having some kind of freaky coding issue with every photo I upload. At first, it was a screenshot, then it was a photo someone else passed to me, and now it is any photo I load. I have lines and lines of some kind of gibberish (to me) that tags along. If I don’t go into “text” view and delete it all, it either shows up on the post as code or it shows up as ‘save, save, save, save, save’ on Facebook when it posts. I’ve talked to several nice Happy Engineers and at least now I can recognize it so I can delete it, but I’d sure like to know how to prevent it. More than anyone wanted to know I’m sure. :-) If you are getting that snow today, travel safely.

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    1. We are getting snow, but not nearly as much as had been forecast. I actually had to return from a couple days in Burlington, MA. I left early, because I was worried about traffic on 128 (which others may not understand, but I’m guessing you do).

      I haven’t had problems with photos. I’m glad, because that would drive me crazy. I never like having to fix the HTML in text mode. One fat-finger (as Mary mentioned) and you can do some damage. I’ve been having to repair our company’s website that way, since the theme we use went off the rails. We are in the process of rebuilding.

      Mt. Maddie will get a little help today, and the croissants will have butter. Thanks!

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        1. Not exactly, but a blog could be affected by a computer that is infected. A published blog could also be hacked and made to include bad stuff. Our company website was hacked once and the evildoer was able to insert links for his (or her) site selling imitation Ugg Boots.

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  5. What the hell is going on with WP lately?! It seems to be one thing after another, and now they make you un-exist?!
    How did they bring you back from the Twilight Zone? I don’t understand the email thing.

    Glad to hear you’re “back”. Did you learn anything on the ‘other’ side? 😉

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    1. The email thing worked. The Happiness Engineers don’t understand why, because it’s tied to the identity that didn’t exist. If you can’t login, you can ask for a link via email. That link is sent to the email address associated with your account. It’s a live link! I clicked that and I was in my Admin screen. Happy and a little nervous.

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  6. I know you got some great doors for tomorrow too! Oh I have brushed the Twilight Zone of WordPress many times. Hubby gets so mad when I get frustrated and screech at the laptop. Lol. Until he does it himself and I say,”Is there something I can help YOU with?” lol i feel your pain. Glad you made it home safe and sound and that it warmed up enough to melt the snow. We are looking at a white landscape todayand an extra day off from work. 🙊🙈

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    1. Thanks Cheryl. We’re back to white on the ground today, but warm rain looms in the forecast. Poor Mt. Maddie isn’t getting much of a start this year.

      I do have doors for tomorrow. I hope Norm remembers me.

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  7. Don’t the glitches amaze you?!! Posts I publish one day, show as being published weeks before, posts disappear altogether, posts don’t go to the Tags, comments of regulars suddenly go to Spam, etc. The WP crew certainly keep us on our toes!!

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  8. Wow! I’m so glad I’m just a follower and not a blogger! And that I am not involved in any of the social media sites. Of course, that’s only because I’m technologically challenged! Sounds like a nightmare.

    By all means Dan, butter that croissant, by any means necessary.

    Terrific shots of Maddie. Jeez Louise, did WP get to Mt. Maddie too and send it into the Twilight Zone? You sure it was the warmer temperatures?! —-Ginger—-

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    1. Warm temps and two days of steady rain took away the snow, Ginger. What’s left of Mt. Maddie isn’t giving her much of a view. We did get some additional snow today, so I’ll try and build it back up.

      All croissants will now be buttered.

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  9. I also have the Doors song in my head: come on out to the other side…..or something like that. Weird, Dan. Or Undan. That cracked me up. So everything is fine now, or are you still among…..the missing?

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    1. I appear to be back among the people in this dimension, Lois. Of course, this could be Undan and you could be Unlois…

      And yes, “Break On Through (To The Other Side)” is a great Doors song. Now I listening to that.

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  10. I expected, at the very least, to see 5.15 come up on one of your clock displays….

    The pets look happy, probably because they don’t have a blog (do they?) Total bummer to not be recognised by your own blog… that sometimes happens to me when I’ve updated my browser and accidentally deleted the browser’s personal settings, or forgotten to also update the cookie permissions for the blog. Bet you’re glad you can get through to a Happiness Engineer and not have to depend on the forum… ;-)

    Butter on croissants… absolutely!

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  11. I must admit your WP glitch to me beats all I’ve ever had. *sigh* What a horrible feeling to not be able to get into your own blog and told YOU don’t exist. Sorry but I’m giggling … Stop, Amy! It’s really NOT funny. There my alter ego just stepped in to give Undan support. Geeze! What next, WP? Honestly! 😬

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  12. Maybe the reason that I often “don’t exist” is that I travel back and forth between Blogspot and WordPress. These two do not have an agreeable relationship:) Or, who knows, it’s a weak internet connection because the guy at the service provider in the tiny town nearby is napping. I’ve gotten used to it (but I don’t get an email!) that I don’t exist and keep clicking via via, till I do, haha:)

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  13. For the last few months, WordPress has been very wonky when accessed on my phone or tablet. I wasn’t sure who to blame – WP or Apple – but now I think it’s WP. I couldn’t quite tell what was happening in the shot of your phone when you hit Like, but when I hit Like it does a little flippy thing and then takes me to a log-in page. WTH? That never happened before. Now, I pretty much stick to my desktop.

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    1. Sometimes when I press Like, the screen goes dark and flips or turns and I see a shadow of a different blog that I follow. If I clear Safari’s cache of remembered sites and login information, it works. I still can’t figure out who’s to blame, but it isn’t me.

      It works more reliably on my desktop, but if I don’t use my phone for reading, I wouldn’t bd able to read half the blogs I follow.

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  14. I’m having issues liking posts and being able to comment when using my Kindle and cell phone, but since switching to a new theme knock on wood things are working alright on my desktop computer.

    I’m glad you didn’t lose everything and were able to get back into your site. I would have been in a panic.

    I now want a croissant stuffed with lobster filling! Yum! I’m looking forward to lobster season and He-Man grilling up some tails and I’ll make a filling with the leftovers.

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    1. I was in a panic, Deborah. It was such an awful feeling. I knew everything was there, because I could browse my posts, but I was worried that someone had hacked in and taken control (why anyone would want to, I have no idea).

      When you fill those croissants, don’t forget the butter.

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  15. Unperson! LOL I know I’m tired, but this had me in stitches! I’m totally giggling at The Twilight Zone type thoughts you surely had :D
    Those steps look perilous! I hope you had your flats on! ;)
    Also, Dude, hook me up with those stuffed shells! :P

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    1. I don’t normally wear heels while traveling ;-) I was having some zonal thoughts. It was early, and my mind was wandering in all the wrong directions.

      The shells were really good. At first, I wasn’t excited about the broccoli but that was a very nice contrast.

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  16. Great music and horrible story!! Once a month since I stopped blogging in the library and started blogging on my phone (stolen purse, summer of 2016) I have been told by my phone that my WordPress is not in synch with my phone. I go to Verizon and they do a few things I don’t understand and then, Voila! My phone recognizes me! Time goes by, and once again I am heading into Verizon store. The girl who sold me my phone has actually rushed out of the shop once to get her lunch and another time hid in the bathroom. It makes me feel bad. The back up guy went to BG in the 90’s so is close to my own grown children’s age. He takes pity and fiddles around and somehow my password is accepted again. I have to go on the internet to be recognized on others’ blogs (?) while if on my own blog I do just fine on WordPress 29 of 31 days. Arggh!

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    1. It’s scary when these services mess things up, and we are left without access or the ability to do simple things. We set aside time to read/comment/publish, and then we spend half of that time fixing problems.

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