Info for 4/22 FOODBEAST’s Meat Street Food Festival

That OC Register article, “Meat-centric Foodbeast festival,” got me salivating for this meat-fest. And if it took me extra effort to find info, let me share what I found with you so we don’t all have to search high and low for the deets. Meat Street is happening on Saturday, April 22, 11am-11pm.onlh9d-b88909997z.120170329140259000ga8m0e39.10

The website is EatMeatStreet.com where you can purchase tickets in advance; something like this has a good chance of selling out, the VIP part of it anyways. And, who doesn’t love a good early bird discount (before April 10th)?

There’s also a Facebook event page (official) and Yelp event page (unofficial)—where lots of foodies apparently connect with one another. Do you think Yelp and Facebook will reach more people than OC Register? If there were a way to track that, it’d be fascinating statistics.

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What is this event? FOODBEAST’s MEAT STREET presented by The Makers of The SPAM Brand at MainPlace Mall will feature dozens of EXCLUSIVE food items available for individual purchasing or an All-You-Can-Consume VIP ticket (that includes beer!). Prepare yourself for ALL TYPES of Meat Centric Items

 

How to removed linked blogs from wordpress.com

WordPress.com is a most wonderful gift to humanity, powering thousands and maybe millions of blogs and websites for everyday people along with some VIPs too.

One thing that’s a bonus feature in the WordPress admin is to link self-hosted (powered by WordPress.org) blogs to the global dashboard at wordpress.com for all blogs, both the ones at wordpress.com and self-hosted ones, under a section currently known as Linked Blogs. And having one dashboard for all your blogs is nice to view stats and to do other admin things in one place.

A little background for those that like context: how blogs get added to the “Linked Blogs” section of the global dashboard is using the JetPack plugin from the self-hosted blog/site’s admin, and your blog/site gets linked when you click on the “Connect with Jetpack” button.

But, sometimes a domain expires with a self-hosted WordPress blog and you can’t access it no more, or you just want to remove the linked blogs from the global dashboard while you’re here.

Some others have come across this dilemma too, as these search results indicate:

After some intensive searching, found the answer at Disconnect Jetpack Sites, where it says:

You can find step-by-step guides below that will help you remove a self-hosted WordPress site you had previously connected to your WordPress.com account thanks to the Jetpack plugin.

And here’s the answer! Remove an old site that is no longer online from your WordPress.com account. In other words, these are the instructions for how to remove linked blogs from your wordpress.com dashboard.

In case you don’t see the “disconnect site” link on the left-hand side, try selecting that site  (by clicking on blog/site title) & go down under section “Configure” & click on “Settings”. You might see this notification:

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That’s ok. Then scroll to the bottom of that page and look for this:

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There it is, click on “DISCONNECT SITE”, confirm, and you’re good.

Aside: There are clear instructions for how to delete a wordpress.com site or blog. But be fully-aware that deleting a site permanently removes it and you’ll never be able to re-use its WordPress.com address (such as yourgroovysite.wordpress.com).

 

what’s not allowed on a WordPress.com blog

It’s not the easiest thing to find with mobile devices driving web design and oversimplified user interfaces, but having a blog powered by wordpress.com does come with some basic guidelines and rules for what content is allowed or prohibited at a wordpress.com blog, known as its Terms of Service (https://en.wordpress.com/tos/). And, occasionally the terms are updated and noted in the change log, most recently on October 9, 2016. The content that’s prohibited isn’t unreasonable but they should be made known and easier to find. Thus this blog post.

Here’s a mention of what content is prohibited and not allowed on wordpress.com blogs:

“make sure that none of the prohibited items (like spam, viruses, or serious threats of violence) appear on your website”

… you are entirely responsible for the content of, and any harm resulting from, that Content or your conduct. That is the case regardless of what form the Content takes, which includes, but is not limited to text, photo, video, audio, or code. By using WordPress.com, you represent and warrant that your Content and conduct do not violate these terms or the User Guidelines.

Here’s more details about prohibited content from the WordPress.com User Guidelines—

User Guidelines

To be transparent about what is and isn’t allowed on your site, we’ve put together this set of guidelines. The following activity/material isn’t allowed on WordPress.com.

  • Illegal content and conduct.
  • Intellectual property infringement.
  • Pornography.
  • Technologically harmful content.
  • Impersonation.
  • Directly threatening material.
  • Posting private information.
  • Advertising.
  • Hotlinking to WordPress.com.
  • Spam or machine-generated content.
  • Bear in mind that these are just guidelines — interpretations are up to us. These guidelines are not exhaustive and are subject to change.

And, WordPress.com is not to be used for archiving of tweets, as noted in a previous post titled WordPress.com is not for archiving. In case your blog gets an “account suspended” notice for an unknown reason, contact the good people at WordPress to inquire, via en.support.wordpress.com/suspended-blogs.

Someone filing a complaint against you?

I just received this voicemail from ‘someone trying to help me’—

“OK yes my name is Julie Barnett you know what I can I don’t know if the phone bad disconnected are you didn’t hang up so basically I’m going to give you the name and the number of the people that are trying to find us a complaint against you for you did you want if you want to ask any questions or if you have any concerns regarding these ashes are going to be five issue we definitely need to call us immediately the number is 855-412-7708 your case number is 37### if you think this is a scam but is now so we’re just definitely trying to help you get this information if you don’t want it then we’ll go ahead and proceed to the nest and we will be forced to make a decision without your consent not once again if you’re going to go ahead and call that number whenever you can if not that’s fine I _⁠_⁠_ just go ahead and process this complaint against you I will put our hold onto your account to see if you do call and just to see if this is a scam…”

ISAAC Honoring Pastor Louis Lee

via https://www.facebook.com/tim.tseng1/posts/10154576732863094

Honoring Pastor Louis Lee at the ISAAC Forum Nor Cal on Monday, September 26, 2016Tim Tseng: “Even though Asian American Christians are still largely separated by ethnicity, denominations, and generations today, under Louis’ leadership, there was a moment in the 1990s and 2000s when a generation of diverse Asian American evangelical leaders fellowshiped and conferenced together. Louis is an honest and humble leader – probably to a fault. But these qualities are exactly what was needed to build that amazing moment in history where a pan-Asian American vision was experienced by Christians of his generation. Over the last ten years, Asian American Christianity has changed so much. We have become more silo-ed and less interested in our Asian American identity and experience. So I’m not optimistic that we’ll ever capture that pan-Asian vision again unless leaders who display the same courage and graciousness as Louis Lee rise to the challenge. But for tonight, let’s honor Louis and the remarkably transformative impact that he has made!”

Top Spotify playlists for road trips

Summertimes are great for road trips here in the USA and there are over a hundred thousand Spotify road trip playlists. The aggregated data says these are the playlists with the most popular road trip songs:

via 4 Great Road Trip Playlists Data-Crunched from the Crowd (Spotify News, 8/2014)

But (some of) the most popular Spotify road trip playlists with the most followers are:

For more road trip fun, try the Road Trip Mixtape, from the legendary Paul Lamere, Director of Developer Platform for The Echo Nest, part of the Spotify family.

And, for those of you that like more upbeat songs, like me, I’m curating my Spotify playlist — driving beat for road trips. Follow this playlist if you like it!