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adding WordPress.com site to Bing takes time — January 31, 2020

adding WordPress.com site to Bing takes time

I wanted to add my wordpress.com blog to the Bing search engine. I followed the instructions over there at bing.com/webmaster and added my URL djchuang.wordpress.com in the “Add a Site” field:

add-url

Then I copy and paste the meta tag code just like Bing provided into the WordPress admin dashboard, under Tools > Marketing > Site Verification Services ::

I click “Save Settings” to get that meta tag in the Bing field like I’m supposed to. Then I go back over to Bing, and I click “VERIFY”:

You know what happens next? I got this error message, tag not found:

try-again

I go back and forth, check the accuracy, troubleshooting, go searching on the internet for answers.

Why Bing Webmaster didn’t verify my wordpress site and find my meta tag

Turns out there’s some kind of caching or data propagation on the cloud of internet servers.

I didn’t make any additional changes on WordPress. When I went back to Bing Webmaster and clicked on the Verify & Try Again button, the site got verified. For the record, I went back 7 minutes later, after adding the verification meta tag into the WordPress admin dashboard.

There probably isn’t a standard time for how fast or how slow your website cache gets cleared or updated, so I’d suggest taking a short walk outside and come back to your computer. Your site will get verified soon enough.

Mix Your Own Essential Oils for a Reed Diffuser — October 17, 2019

Mix Your Own Essential Oils for a Reed Diffuser

Air fresheners can be had for your home at a much lower cost and a much higher quality when you go with a reed diffuser and mix your own essential oils and get your own favorite fragrance mix. What I was trying to figure out is the right ratio mix of the carrier oil and the essential oil. Here’s what I found to help me figure that out.

Homemade Air Fresheners: Essential Oil Reed Diffusers

Make your own essential oil reed diffusers for a natural fresh scent in your home! They’re cheaper and safer than the commercial diffusers, and you can customize your own fragrance blends with essential oils.

How To Make Homemade Reed Diffuser Oil

DIY reed diffuser oil is fast an easy to make at home. In no time you can fill your home with your perfect scent for a fraction of the cost.

DIY Reed Diffuser

So Many Great Reasons to Make Your Own Reed Diffuser – with recipes for 11 best essential oil blends

How To Make Homemade Reed Diffusers

“I really dislike artificial fragrances, especially those plug-in types of air fresheners that are full of chemicals. Give me essential oils any day.” – from Apartment Therapy

10 Essential Oil Recipes

Creating a DIY (do-it-yourself) essential oil reed diffuser is easier than you think ~ from 2 bees in a pod

DIY Reed Diffuser with Essential Oils

from Simple Living Creative Learning

How to Print from Windows 10 to Airport Extreme USB Printer — May 10, 2019

How to Print from Windows 10 to Airport Extreme USB Printer

Looking for a way to print wirelessly over wifi from a Windows 10 laptop to an Airport Extreme (version 7.7.8) base station with a USB printer connected. The printer is a Canon MX330 series.

I’m able to print from other Mac’s using the wifi network, including an iMac 27″, MacBook Air, MacBook Pro. Haven’t yet figured out how to print from the Windows 10 laptop.

Here’s what answers I’ve found thru web searches and will update this blog post with what works and what doesn’t, after I try them:

Airport Extreme Printing via Windows 8.1 and Windows RT

has detailed instructions [this one uses adding a printer onto a TCP/IP Port]

Windows 10 connecting to apple airport printer

says Apple changed the port they use from 9100 to 9101 [essentially, in Windows, add printer, use port number 9101] and the thread also refers to this 2013 video, Windows Printing For Apple AirPort Extreme without Bonjour Wireless wifi. (and in the video's comment thread, people have said it worked with Windows 8, 10, 7..)

To be continued…

Stay tuned and I’ll update this blog post after I test these solutions and see if any of them work, or if I have to do something different..

essential difference between hypomania and mania — October 28, 2018

essential difference between hypomania and mania

While mania and hypomania have many similar symptoms, like having high energy, rapid thinking. and such. What makes it mania, instead of hypomania. are these differentiating characters:

  1. lasts at least a week
  2. severely impaired from normal functioning, feeling debilitated
Medicinenet states it this way, from https://www.medicinenet.com/mania_vs_hypomania/article.htm#mania_vs_hypomania_facts

What is mania and what is hypomania?

  • Mania is a severe episode of elevated/euphoric or irritable mood and increased energy that usually lasts at least a week and severely interferes with the sufferer’s ability to function.
  • Hypomania is a less severe version of mania, in that it is characterized by somewhat elevated or irritable mood that may more mildly interfere with a person’s functioning to a less debilitating degree than mania.
What Stan said about the decades of a leader’s development — October 27, 2018

What Stan said about the decades of a leader’s development

Sagely insight from leadership coach Stan Endicott, who I heard at the first Thirty.Network signature gathering a few years ago—

  • In your 20’s you discover who you are,
  • in your 30’s you do it,
  • in your 40’s you get really good at it,
  • in your 50’s you train up and teach others how to do what you’ve done, and
  • in your 60’s you’re the wise old sage and you it’s then time to reinvent yourself.

The original quote as captured by Brian who’s been coached by Stan:

Stan Endicott, always reminds me about the mark of the decades…which makes growing older sound like A LOT of fun! Stan says, ‘In your 20’s you discover who you are, in your 30’s you do it, in your 40’s you get really good at it, in your 50’s you train up and teach others how to do what you’ve done and in your 60’s you’re the wise old sage and you it’s then time to reinvent yourself.

Source: BRIAN WURZELL :: BLOG