Welcome Everybody – The New Digs Are A Work In Progress

Welcome everyone! 

Please bear with us as we fix up the new digs and work out a few bugs!

Same cats are all here, just a new Litterbox!

  • Ah, good, you’ve installed Disqus. Excellent!

    Might I suggest you reduce the font size of the titles, they’d a tad on the large size.

    • Yup that’s next next on the agenda!

      • Excellent.

      • Good work. Probably it will be expensive to maintain the new site, but at least Google won’t be holding its Muslim censorship gun to your head.

      • Arnie, you may want to check this (I don’t know what your host is but it might be relevant). https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MkEBexRxE_g

        The bash they mention is the Borne Again Shell, they don’t really explain that because they’re obviously not that technical. Haven’t looked up details of this new hack either but it might be an idea to switch shells to one of the C ones like tcsh, if your OS is one of the Unix flavours this hack involves. Of course, it may also have a lot to do with the web server (which they don’t mention but I suspect is probably Apache).

  • The pages are also a little too black and white. A very faint coloured background might look nicer and ease the eye strain.

    • Frau Katze

      It is less than 24 hours since the content warning!

      • So?

        • Frau Katze

          He was able to import the old blog, since Google did not actually pull it.

          Now we have to worry about security and DoS attacks. But I will leave that to him.

          • Whoever’s hosting it will probably have a firewall. Best check for known TurdPress exploits to see what the risks are.

    • Frau Katze

      He had a grey colour but I could not read it all. So I told him to go for white. One could experiment with pale cream or something, I agree, but I am not sure I have the privilege to do that.

      • A very light blue or cyan would be the easiest on the eyes. Even a cream or off-white would be better than pure white.

        But, overall, it’s good. The column is wider. At least the comments section is. Still doesn’t look like you can put up larger videos.

        How does the font size look on your iPad?

        • Frau Katze

          I have not looked yet. I woke up at 4 am and saw a tip that Anjem Choudary had been arrested.

          So, I have been at the computer since 4 am. starting to feel a little wiped out and it is only 9 am (both times are local).

          • I note that the posts aren’t staying in chronological order but jumping around. Very odd.

          • Frau Katze

            There was a time zone problem. It seemed to be on greenwich mean time when he started. When I pointed this out and he fixed the time zone, the new posts were coming out below the old ones.

            But I think he has the order right now. I wish it show the time of the post. It is very hard for me to keep track.

            We are doing categories. I am using a simple scheme like we used to use. You do need one for every country though.

            I have already added “sport”.

          • I had another look and it’s only this one that’s actually moving around.

          • Frau Katze

            He might be trying to keep it on top.

          • Seems to be doing it manually. Anyway, after 2am here, time I went to bed.

            I notice there’s some sort of recent comments list in the sidebar. Tell Arnie if he wants the Disqus code for it (since it’s no longer available on their website) to shoot me an email and I’ll forward it to him.

          • Frau Katze

            OK, will do.

        • Frau Katze

          It has to be VERY pale. That is the key. I wish I had the ability to experiment with it.

          • I used to and know what works.

          • Frau Katze

            The New York Times uses plain white. So does WSJ. In fact, all those news sites seem to.

          • The ABC went from an off-white to grey for some reason.

          • Frau Katze

            I don’t like grey. You had a nice colour on the old blog.

            In other news, I think I have all my subscriptions updated after my credit card was hacked. I had to make an overseas to the UK for one of them though.

          • Just be careful.

          • Frau Katze

            Yes, I am not on notifications whenever the credit or debit card is used — I get an email

  • Santos2

    Looking very good. Bookmarked the new address. Thanks for all the hard work.

  • Lloyd Snauwaert

    Right on BCF et al…screw Google!

  • Linda1000

    Wow, that was fast. Congratulations. Just a few more cosmetic changes and your site will be looking great.

  • Norman_In_New_York

    Good. I will be changing my bookmarks.

  • missy

    Looks nice so far! I had to do a double take to make sure I was where I meant to be

    • Thanks Missy, It still shocks me after so many years on Blogger!

  • moraywatson

    Well done Arnie!. Freedom is a beautiful thing!

  • David Murrell

    Good work Cat and Frau!! So far, the new digs look great — still think we should find ways of getting mad at Google! We should get back at em.

  • eMan14

    Looking Good BCF… Looking Good!

  • David

    Excellant timing and nice new format.

  • Looks great!

  • Congratulations! Here’s a link at my lil blog to help my dozens of readers find the new BCF headquarters:

  • Jay Currie

    Looks fabulous on my phone, should look even better on my laptop.

    Amazing in 24 hours. Now it will just be tweaking and it is always tweaking.

    Dumping Google will, I suspect become a bit of a trend as their PC sensibilities cloud their capacity to just deliver the product.

    • Let’s hope it snowballs. But I still need a way to move off YouTube. 😉

      GooglePus, of course, is a huge joke. So no need to worry about that.

      • Try MRCTv or Liveleak, Vimeo is worse than Google for being PC.

        • Sorry, I meant sourcing the news videos I rely on. It’s all on YT and will stay that way for a long time (although I really hate YT now – gotten slow as hell too).

    • I think so, I am amazed I lasted as long as I did, in a sense it was a good thing as it forced my hand.

  • Bregh

    ‘Grats on the move; keep up the good work that caused it to be necessary!

  • Maggat

    Looks good BCF, congratulations!

  • Waffle

    I just love a new litter box– looking forward to scratching!

  • Martin B

    Looking good! And your new litterbox has handy monthly archives. Much appreciated.

  • Guest

    Should I still be seeing the warning page?

    • I don’t think so, you should just be redirected here automatically.

      • Bono

        Nope – thought it was fixed?

      • The warning comes up before the redirection. What a pack of clowns and amateurs they are.

  • Man_with_Hat

    Yea! The dates are back. Carry on the good fight you two plus the other as yet here unnamed mods.

  • Dave In Guelph

    Looks great Blaze! I’ve just subscribed via RSS so I wont miss a single post. Oh, also this..FUCK U GOOGLE!!!

  • stepped out of my reader (I read ’em all even if I don’t always drop by to say so) to say looks very nice, congrats and keep up the good work.

  • Xanthippa Socrates

    Good luck in your new litter box!

  • I just noticed I had redirected – goodbye warning notice. 🙂

  • Alain

    Well I continue getting the warning page and have to click in order to get here. Also I have had nothing but problems with Disqus for some reason. I had no problem using it before now.

    • What browser are you using Alain? Try clearing the cache.

      • Alain

        I did clear the cache, and I use Safari (iMac). I then typed in BCF in full in the search bar at the top and still ended up with the same. I think it does use Google for searching but don’t know how to change that. I am far from being a computer wizz which doesn’t help. If I have to put up with the warning every time, I can live with that but can’t understand why.

      • Alain

        I finally got it resolved. I made sure my browser used Yahoo this time for the search and got here directly without going through Google. I’ll add this to my bookmarks and deleat the old one. I appreciate all the help and advice from everyone in getting it sorted.

    • simus1

      Also try putting in a new bookmark, deleting your old bookmark, and restarting your computer.

      • Restart the computer? Seriously?

        • simus1

          Just had to redo my bookmark again on Firefox Beta 33. Flipped into comments only for some mysterious reason. Probably use of old decrepit trackball mouse with a hair trigger doesn’t help much.

          • Try a wireless mouse. I had one from Logitech that did Bluetooth. It was alright at first but then Bluetooth decided to get strange and play up. Eventually, I had to give up and disable Bluetooth (this is on W7). Then got a wireless one from Logitech that needed a dongle. It works better but I lost a USB port in the process. The new one didn’t seem as “sharp” as the old one at first but I got used to it. Probably didn’t help that I bought the cheapest one in the range this time.

  • truepeers

    Right on!

  • born_bred_canadian

    Love the new house BCF!! 🙂

  • Clausewitz

    Does make me feel at home. Disqus is still flakey. Looks good so far.

  • Destroyer-Drone

    What the hell happened? Oo

  • Brett_McS

    Fantastic! What a great layout. I still got the content warning though. Interesting to see if I get it on my other computer at home.

  • Canadian

    Real nice!

  • Looking Good!