Thanks to the extreme capabilities and generosity of my Roommate, who not only found an old laptop for me, but, spend many hours rebooting/reconfiguring the router so we could again enjoy the wonders of the Internet!
There IS a learning curve, as this is a Windows 8 machine, and none of my blog prep files have yet found there way here, but, I AM BACK!
Thank you for your patience.
…says it’s March 6.
This means Guffaw in AZ has been annoying you daily for THREE YEARS, TODAY!
Some never thought it would make it this far. Especially me! And, while I don’t have the blog following of my blogmothers like Brigid or Tam, I’m still very happy with the results.
236 followers in 125 countries and an average viewing of 150 views per day with a single day high of 379.
For those new to my humble blog, I write about my life, my careers, my experiences and my relationships. I am on medical disability, but I used to investigate credit card fraud. I’ve also been a private investigator, CCW trainer and firearms collector. I also
steal borrow material from other fine bloggers, like Rev. Paul, Murphy’s Law and many others.
And I search the Internet for tasteful photos of beautiful women, cartoons, quotes and material to make my little blog appear more interesting.
Hope to see you all around for at least another year! – Guffaw
The Top Ten
Below are links to my top ten favorite blog posts of the past three years. In no particular order. Based on what I like – it IS my blog!
See ya around – hopefully? And thank you for stopping by. I’m still surprised by the following and support - your obedient servant, Guffaw
Tamara (the Mistress of Snark) reconfirms her title yet again, with a post on fascism, of epic snark!
Therefore, when zampolits come to the American broadcasting industry, they’re not going to be Sam Brown-wearing extras from a documentary about the RMVP:
See, when The Censor shows up, she’ll have nothing so crude as a red grease-pencil or a razor blade. She’ll be wearing a nice business suit, not a brass-buttoned black uniform and shiny jackboots — and she may well have no idea what she’s really there to do. It’s the soft fascism of dim expectations.
And here’s the line which wins the Internets!
American fascism is of the smiley-faced, good for you, eat-your-vegetables, low-fat, mandatory fun variety. In the USA, it’s already a borderline crime to do unhealthy things and not like people.
Amen, one-of-my-blogmothers, amen.
You should go and read the whole thing. Of course you should be stopping by her blog multiple times daily, anyway.
Lest she hurt you.
I’m a reluctant Windows guy. Could never afford the Apple. Over the past couple of years, I’ve used IE 9, 10, 11, Firefox, Chrome and Opera browsers. And seem to keep picking up ‘bugs’ on each browser. Such that spending 20 minutes setting up my daily blog post (with a today’s quote, funny, beauty and You Tube clip) has almost doubled to 40 minutes because of software ‘issues’. I keep having to switch in mid-publish because a window locks up, or won’t open, or won’t allow copy/paste of instructions…yatta, yatta, yatta. PITA!
YES, I’ve cleaned up my registry, removed malware. Regularly. I run Kasparsky. I even uninstalled FF and Chrome as they seemed to be the most buggy. I recently installed Mozilla WaterFox, because it purportedly works better with 64 bit machines. But some of the same buggery happened. (Pun intended).
Then, I installed Comodo IceDragon. Also from Mozilla, but tweaked differently.
Thus far, no apparent bugs. (Knock-on-wood)
And here’s my question(s) – am I doing anything wrong? Should I look to an entirely different browser, or blogging software? I’ve been much happier with WordPress (over Blogger) two of the past (almost) three years!
REMEMBER, when you answer – I an NOT a geek, I only pretend to be one on the blogosphere.
PS – IceDragon seems to be working well (after two days of blogging and browsing)! Who knew?
I’ve not had a chance to review it thoroughly, but I did review it enough to link it on my blog, with a slightly different graphic than I previously used.
Guess I was jonesing for the original in my daily internet travels.
PS – There aren’t as many links as the previous GBBL (i.e. Mike didn’t carbon-copy North), but I’m certain it will grow and change as the last one did.
Good Luck, Mike!
Posted by North – Gun Blog Black List on 08.07.13 at 9:36 am edit
No. Mike stole my graphics and copied my content. I’m not too happy that he just copied all of the work that I did.
THIS JUST IN - North has graciously turned over management of GBBL to myself (OldNFO), JayG and two other yet to be named individuals. s/Old NFO
This certain solves the GBBL issue, at least for me! - Guffaw
For some unknown reason WordPress won’t allow me to post my daily You Tube video.
Every time I hit ‘save’. it deletes the entry.
I hate free, unresponsive software! At least everything else worked (knock-on-wood)
(my apologies to The Onion)
As my regular readers know (as well as those suffering digestive distress) I surf the Internet looking for news, opinion, rights violations, and fellow libertarian travelers (to
steal borrow from), especially when the guffaw well is dry.
Today is one of those posts.
I especially like finding stuff that mocks the control freaks – the Feinstein/Bloombergs of the World. And, thankfully, we STILL have the right to do so! (as of this writing)
It occurred to me that I’d not shared a particular find with you – The People’s Cube!
They lampoon all that is Left with the World, and do it well. Apparently, the main writer is a former commie who saw the liberty, free-market light.
But, there is a serious side, as well. Go and peruse. And also be amused.
Dear Americans, these are some questions I have collected in 16 years of living in your country. Please see if you can answer them for me:
If all cultures are equal, why doesn’t UNESCO organize International Cannibalism Week festivals?
Why do those demanding “equal pay for equal work” never protest against “equal pay for little or no work”?
Why has no politician ever run on men’s issues or promised to improve the lives of males?
If all beliefs are equally valid, how come my belief in the absurdity of this maxim gets rejected by its proponents?
Ever noticed that for the past thirty years, we’ve been hearing we have less than ten years to save the planet?
Much of it is reductio ad absurdum, but funny, and pointed, regardless…
I recently (due to problems I had with Firefox and IE10) opened up Google Chrome. I know, it’s the dreaded Google.
And I’ve been very happy with the result whilst blogging – lightening fast, no pop-ups. Secure and stable. A good choice. (Which coincidentally works with my new (to me) smartphone (Android – another Google product).
But, I’ve noticed not only did I not have SPAM, I also wasn’t seeing email copies of post comments by many folks – some regulars. And I finally got around to checking my SPAM files.
Huzzah! Therein lie the heretofore unaccounted emails…
Hopefully, all has been corrected, now. We shall see.
When suddenly, I start getting error messages on Outlook. To wit:
A script on this page may be busy, or it may have stopped responding. You can stop the script now, or you can continue to see if the script will complete.
Whatever the HELL THAT means! (I am not a geek – I only play one in the blogosphere!)
So, I do the standard remedial stuff…reboot…run malware software, run security protection software, update malware software and re-run the LONG version (4 hours+)!
Nothing, nada, bupkis, the big goose egg…no viruses or malware found. Still getting error messages every few minutes on Firefox. Look for solutions on the Internet. Nope.
SO, I do as I said I would never do. Crawl back to Internet Explorer 9. And upgrade it to 10. And start using that.
I miss Firefox.
And IE10 is not without it’s bugs. *double-sigh*
This Just In - After failing to properly ‘repair’ FF, and being sick of IE 9/10 silliness after a few days, I downloaded CHROME. I’m not a big fan of Google, but it seems to be working flawlessly and without a hiccup. Thanks for all your suggestions! - Guffaw
Two years ago, today, I began writing this blog.
I’d been on disability, and passed the time on the Internet reading blogs. I was frankly looking for some female friends who liked guns, and found some female gun bloggers. Unfortunately, these were in Ohio, Indiana and Idaho. They became my blogmothers. (Note-to-self: find female gun bloggers in AZ!)
I had no clue what I was doing. Some would say I still don’t.
In the past two years I’ve learned to write in paragraphs, write about those things I know, and to be disciplined. (sometimes)
I’ve written at least one blog post daily (sometimes two, occasionally three, once or twice four) every day.
And I’ve included a cartoon, a tasteful photo of a beautiful woman and a You Tube clip of my choosing, every day, as well.
And a quote of the day.
I told a couple friends locally I was writing a blog, and, before I knew it, I had followers (!)
Follower number 10 was North , the first person not actually known to me at the time. Since then he and many others have become friends!
As of this post, I have 89 followers, including a female blogger in Pakistan.
Over 164,821 pageviews! (if we include the 84K from the first year’s BLOGGER version) 5,397 comments, (some of which weren’t even from me!)
I’ve written 1,146 posts, about 2/3 of which were of my own authorship (not stolen borrowed or expounded upon from another blog).
And I’ve made many friends in the United States, and around the World.
I’m proud to say I’ve actually met some of these folks, and spoken with others on the telephone. Some have regularly communicated via email. A few have become close. One even gifted me ammunition! I’m both proud and humbled.
And still amazed.
One of my early followers was my good friend Mark Bell, who passed away February 1, 2012. He told me one of his first stops every morning was Guffaw in AZ. I like to think he still stops by.
I will continue to strive to report the facts and truth as I know them, for as long as I am able, and I care to.
And perhaps a few more PI stories.
tampered with amended The Usual Suspects to add those who have been friends and contributors and delete those who have stopped blogging. Sadly, some have passed away.
My thanks to all of you for your support.
Your obedient servant,