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Comment problems prompt changes

October 20th, 2014 · No Comments

It should be easier to post comments here beginning this morning. After receiving several complaints from people who said they had been unable to successfully post their comments in the past few days, I deactivated the CAPTCHA anti-spam software plug-in. This had been added sometime ago in order to combat automated comment spam that was […]

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Tags: Blogs · Computers

Site problems resulted from cyber attack

September 30th, 2014 · 4 Comments

If you tried to access this site earlier this morning, you may not have been able to get through. The server at my hosting service stopped responding, and as a result, you couldn’t get through and I couldn’t upload anything. What I heard back was a bit unsettling. The server, it seems, was attacked. There […]

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Tags: Blogs · Computers

Security alert led to current problem with display on iPhone and other mobile devices

July 15th, 2014 · 2 Comments

If you check this blog earlier today, you were probably surprised by what you saw. And if you were viewing on an iPhone or other mobile device, it may have been even stranger. I’m trying to get things back in order. And, yes, there is a story. My Monday started with an overnight security alert […]

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Tags: Blogs · Computers

A review of this blog’s comments policy

April 29th, 2014 · 5 Comments

Election season is warming up, and it’s a good time to revisit this site’s general policy on comments. Unlike many other sites, iLind.net still allows anonymous comments. It isn’t necessary to register and disclose your identity in order to comment. By and large, this works well. But campaign season seems to draw more frequent comments […]

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Tags: Blogs

Is “Degrowth” the Next Big Thing?

April 7th, 2014 · 22 Comments

The counterculture of the 1960s (which really dated between the 1950s and early 1970s) was in part a reaction to and rejection of the consumerist culture that emerged in western societies in the post-WWII decades. One thread in the counterculture embraced simpler styles of living, valuing nonconsumption and voluntary poverty over the glitz and glitter […]

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Tags: Blogs · Consumer issues · Economics