|What the British say||What the British mean||What others understand|
|I hear what you say||I disagree and do not want to discuss it further||He accepts my point of view|
|With the greatest respect…||I think you are an idiot||He is listening to me|
|That’s not bad||That’s good||That’s poor|
|That is a very brave proposal||You are insane||He thinks I have courage|
|Quite good||A bit disappointing||Quite good|
|I would suggest…||Do it or be prepared to justify yourself||Think about the idea, but do what you like|
|Oh, incidentally/by the way||The primary purpose of our discussion is…||That is not very important|
|I was a bit disappointed that||I am annoyed that||It doesn’t really matter|
|Very interesting||That is clearly nonsense||They are impressed|
|I’ll bear it in mind||I’ve forgotten it already||They will probably do it|
|I’m sure it’s my fault||It’s your fault||Why do they think it was their fault?|
|You must come for dinner||It’s not an invitation, I’m just being polite||I will get an invitation soon|
|I almost agree||I don’t agree at all||He’s not far from agreement|
|I only have a few minor comments||Please re-write completely||He has found a few typos|
|Could we consider some other options?||I don’t like your idea||They have not yet decided|
They will try to make:
- Nonsense into something
- Something into nothing
- Nothing into something
A troll is someone who deliberately tries to disrupt, attack, offend or generally cause trouble by posting certain comments, photos, videos, GIFs or some other form of online content.
For your consideration: Trolls are posting that the song: “Baby, It’s Cold Outside” is about rape. https://www.rollingstone.com/culture/culture-news/baby-its-cold-outside-controversy-holiday-song-history-768183/
There is no antidote for idiocy or extremism.
The adapter on Amazon:
UPDATE: I contacted Moread Support through Amazon. They asked a few questions, I sent a link to them as attachment (Amazon scrubs links from emails). They sent me out a new adapter. We connected it, changed the refresh rate in HD Graphics, and it worked. Thank you Moread!
Maybe the adapter got knocked around during shipping, maybe it was defective. Moread made it right!
Summary: I used 2 monitors and 2 laptops to test your converter. The converter did not work with either laptop or either monitor.
Both Monitors Max Resolution 1024 x 768
Both laptops have 1366 x 768 native resolution
Nice Response from Vendor after I asked for help:
1080p/1080i (1920×1080), 1600×1200, 1280×1024, 720p/720i (1280×720), 800×600, 576p/576i (768×576), 480p/480i (640×480)
I tested with 2 monitors, 2 vga cables and 2 laptops and the Moread Adapter
1. Physical Connections:
Monitor (1 and 2) – VGA cables – Moread – Laptops a and b HDMI female
2. Monitor Specs
Emachines TFT15oPS https://www.pcliquidations.com/p64755-emachines-tft1560ps-15-lcd
standard vga cable:
Dell E153FPc https://www.amazon.com/Dell-E153FPC-15inch-Computer-Monitor/dp/B0182S4XAE
different standard VGA cable:
The PC with the problem HP 15-F233WM:
Model Name: R705-P35 Part Number: PT314U-017018 UPC: 883974584376
3) Tests: I used 2 monitors and 2 laptops to test your converter. The converter did not work with either laptop or either monitor
I) Laptop a – Moread – Monitor 1
Result: monitor frequency out of range seen on monitor
II) Laptop a – Moread – Monitor 2
Result:Does not detect monitor on laptop
III) Laptop b – VGA – Monitor 2
IV) Laptop 2 – Moread – Monitor 2
VGA Cable Part 18759 vga cable
by Roland Van Deusen
- Arlington Memorials
- Courage to Resist
- GI Rights Hotline
- Golden Rule Boat Project
- Homeless Veterans Working Group
- Iraq Veterans Against the War
- Iraq Water Project
- Iraqi Student Project
- King Condemned US Wars International Awareness Campaign
- Korea Peace Campaign
- Military Families Speak Out
- The National Network Opposing the Militarization of Youth (NNOMY)
- National Priorities Project
- Peace In Our Times
- School of the Americas Watch
- Service Women’s Action Network (SWAN)
- Stop These Wars
- United National Antiwar Coalition
- Vietnam Agent Orange Relief & Responsibility Campaign
- Vietnam Veterans Against the War
Suicide Prevention Hotline
If you can use a word processor, know what styles are and have put images and charts and tables and such in a document, you can probably set up a passable WordPress site.
Go here https://wordpress.com/free, sign up for a free site and create one.
There are thousands of themes and and widgets. To start, pick a free theme, then create a page, then create a post. Add some graphics to your pages and posts, and add some widgets to sidebars. Don’t go crazy searching for a theme. You can change your theme for a simple site without much trouble. Look at the footer, get used to the Visual Editor and the Dashboard. Fiddle with some settings and Bob’s your uncle. Of course, that is for getting started. It is the equivalent of creating a vinegar and baking soda rocket as the first step to NASA, but we all have to start somewhere. You will have a WordPress site, you will know something about what it takes to create and maintain and add content to a site. Go for it.
Some Beginner Tips:
Some things are not applicable to free WordPress Sites. You can’t upload video or audio files to a free wordpress site or add small bits of Code to Add Features. Read on to the “One thing you can’t do...” section below for how to link to a video or audio file.
WordPress is due for a major new release in 2018, WordPress 5.0. The tentative release date is set for November 19. One of the big changes will be “Gutenberg”, the new editor. It is a major overhaul of the current visual editor. For more see:
- Gutenberg on WordPress.com – below
– you will be able to use the existing editor if you want!
Before venturing into the world of publishing on the web, I would read this. Multiple email accounts can be useful. https://garyjohnson53.wordpress.com/2017/01/26/a-smart-thing-to-do-for-with-your-email
One thing you can’t do with a free WordPress site is create an embedded video. You can use a picture as a link to a YouTube video, which in some cases works better and is free as well. Example, click on the picture below (View a video …) to go to a Youtube video.
It does not hurt to show another link to your content (see Watch the Video above). As of September 28, 2018, to create a picture as link:
- Insert the picture onto the page.
- Click on the image, then click on the “create link” or “insert or edit” icon in the editor toolbar.
- Put the url you want to link in the popup.
Another issue with free WordPress sites is that you cannot install plugins. Plugins are extensions to WordPress. For simple sites this is not an issue, except for setting up contact forms. You can set up a simple contact form with the: “add” button “add” contact form: https://en.support.wordpress.com/forms/contact-form/, however, it does not offer advanced features like the google “Are You Human” options etc that are available with some plugins. The alternative to setting up contact forms with anti spam features is to provide an email address on the site. Be prepared to get hit with some spam. See https://codex.wordpress.org/Protection_From_Harvesters
This example will defeat most harvesting software. It is a simple image, I write the text and format it in word. I used the snipping tool to then make an image of it.
Another possibility, take a picture of your business card.
You can have a perfectly respectable website — and for free. Unless your name / business is a digitally distinct name, picking a website url can be a tedious process. I don’t mind saying my website is https://garyjohnson53.wordpress.com. When you sign up for a free plan, your user id is used as the first part of your default website, with wordpress.com as the second part. If in the future, you want a custom domain name, it is not difficult to set up, but it does cost money.
Are you ready to get started? Go here https://wordpress.com/free, sign up for a free site and create one today!
Gutenberg on WordPress.com
We are currently testing the implementation of Gutenberg on WordPress.com and working out how and when it will be enabled. Once we start rolling it out for use, there will be posts and support pages explaining how everything is going to work.
But for now I can tell you no one is going be stumbling into Gutenberg by accident, and there’s not going to be an instant switch the moment it launches in Core.
Initially Gutenberg on WordPress.com will be opt-in only, and the opt-in option will not be available for someone until we’ve added support for blocks to the theme they are using.
The classic editor should also still be available, and it should be possible to edit a Gutenberg post in the classic editor, just like it currently is in Core, and will be via the Classic Editor plugin once Gutenberg becomes the default there.
Eventually Gutenberg on WordPress.com will become opt-out rather than opt-in, but details around that are still being discussed internally.
If you’ve been keeping up with Gutenberg, as it sounds you have, you’ll know Automattic is heavily invested in it, and it’s also very important for us that it’s a success on WordPress.com, so we’re not rushing things and will make very sure the transition for WordPress.com users are as smooth as possible.
As for your questions above regarding how Gutenberg will work in WordPress 5.0, you can ask the Core team directly at https://wordpress.org/support/plugin/gutenberg.
You can also see the detailed documentation, which includes a FAQ, at https://wordpress.org/gutenberg
About the Gary GMGJ Johnson, the author of this post:
You’re reading this on my free WordPress site. Here is a link that I use to demonstrate what I do when I develop a more advanced site: https://cookdotcom.com.
for the Brat, with love
Winnie the Pooh
“How do you spell ‘love’?” – Piglet
“You don’t spell it…you feel it.” – Pooh
On the importance of the little things:
Sometimes, said Pooh, the smallest things take up the most room in your heart.
On being present:
“What day is it?”
“It’s today,” squeaked Piglet.
“My favorite day,” said Pooh.
On the futility of worry:
“Supposing a tree fell down, Pooh, when we were underneath it?”
“Supposing it didn’t,” said Pooh after careful thought.
Piglet was comforted by this.
On knowing by simply being:
Sometimes, if you stand on the bottom rail of a bridge and lean over to watch the river slipping slowly away beneath you, you will suddenly know everything there is to be known.
The things that make me different are the things that make me.
On the difference between knowledge and understanding:
“Rabbit’s clever,” said Pooh thoughtfully.
“Yes,” said Piglet, “Rabbit’s clever.”
“And he has Brain.”
“Yes,” said Piglet, “Rabbit has Brain.”
There was a long silence.
“I suppose,” said Pooh, “that that’s why he never understands anything.”
On knowing that you don’t need anybody else to complete you:
I was walking along looking for somebody, and then suddenly I wasn’t anymore.
Love is taking a few steps backward maybe even more…to give way to the happiness of the person you love.
Piglet noticed that even though he had a very small heart, it could hold a rather large amount of gratitude.
On comfort zones:
You can’t stay in your corner of the Forest waiting for others to come to you. You have to go to them sometimes.
On not overthinking:
Sometimes I sits and thinks, and sometimes I just sits…
A little consideration, a little thought for others, makes all the difference.
On the wealth in your life:
How lucky I am to have something that makes saying goodbye so hard.
On clearing your mind of all thoughts:
Don’t underestimate the value of doing nothing, of just going along, listening to all the things you can’t hear, and not bothering.
On the value of dreams:
I think we dream so we don’t have to be apart for so long. If we’re in each other’s dreams, we can be together all the time.
On the benefits of not micromanaging everything:
One of the advantages of being disorganized is that one is always having surprising discoveries.
On the beauty within the arts:
But it isn’t easy, said Pooh. Because poetry and hums aren’t things which you get, they’re things which get you. And all you can do is to go where they can find you.
On finding joy in everything:
Nobody can be uncheered with a balloon.
More Quotes for Life
Some important things takeaways from the book are the:
- Recognize the “Feedback Loop from Hell”
- The desire for a more positive experience is itself a negative experience. And, paradoxically, the acceptance of one’s negative experience is itself a positive experience.
- It’s okay for things to suck some of the time.
- You are responsible for everything in your Life: you may not be at fault, but, you have to take control
If your interested in improving your life, go here:
Click on the Link for Rational Emotive Therapy. If you don’t understand it , read the book.
Click on the Link for Definitions of Cognitive Distortions. Read the book and under any circumstance.
Common Monitor Resolutions
NTSC aspect ratio of a traditional television screen is 4:3, or 1.33:1.
ATSC aspect of 16:9, or about 1.78:1.
Aspect ratios of 2.39:1 or 1.85:1 are frequently used in cinematography, while the aspect ratio of a sync-sound 35 mm film frame is 1.37:1
(also known as “Academy Aperture” ratio).
4/3 = 1.33333… 0r 3 x 1.33333 = 4
|Width||Height||Aspect Ratio||PPI||1 EM in pixels||Width in EMs|
|800||600||1.3333333333333333||4/3||72||12||800 / 12 66.67|
|96||16||800 / 16 50|
|1024||768||1.3333333333333333||4/3||96||16||1024 / 16 64|
|120||20||1024 / 20 51.2|
|150||25||1024 / 25 40.96|
|1152||882||1.3061224489795917||96||16||1152 / 16 72|
|120||20||1152 / 20 57.6|
|1280||1024||1.25||5/4||96||16||1280 / 16 80|
|120||20||1280 / 20 64|
|1440||900||1.6||5/3||96||16||1440 / 16 90|
|120||20||1440 / 20 72|
|150||25||1440 / 25 57.6|
-à Fitting and image into a target resolution / aspect ratio. Do it in pixels!
resize smaller than target and then change the canvas size to get you exact size!
|Native Width||Target Height||Target Width|
|Aspect 1.5||3264||2448||3264||2176||Crop right and/or left 272 pixels or 11%|
|Aspect 1.25||3264||2448||3060||2448||Crop top and/or bottom 204 pixels or 6%|
|Aspect 1.5||3264||2448||3262||2174||Crop length 14px Crop width 274 (11%)|
|Aspect 1.25||3264||2448||3060||2448||Crop top and/or bottom 216 or 6 %|
|Landscape Mode||Native Height||Native
|Target Height||Target width|
|Aspect 1.5||2448||3264||2176||3264||Crop top and/or bottom 272 pixels or 11%|
|Aspect 1.25||2448||3264||2448||3060||Crop right and/or left 204 pixels or 6%|
|Aspect 1.5||2448||3264||2069||3104||Crop width 160 (5%) Crop length 379 (15%)|
|Aspect 1.25||2448||3264||2448||3060||Crop right and/or left 216 or 6 %|
For a 4×6 or a 12×8 in portrait mode plan on losing 5% of the length
in landscape mode plan on losing 5% of the width
Picasa – enter inches it converts to pixels!
|4 / 3||1.33|
|5 / 3||1.66|
|7 / 5||1.4|
|10 / 8||1.25|
|12 / 8||1.5|
|11 / 14||1.27 Do it as 8x 10 if you have to|
|15 / 10||1.5|
|24 / 16||1.5|
|30 / 20||1.5|
|10 / 8||1.25|
|10 / 9||1.1111111111111112|
|10 / 7||1.4285714285714286|
|10 / 6.5||1.5384615384615385|
|10 / 8||1.25|
|12 / 8||1.5|
|15 / 10||1.5|
|24 / 16||1.5|
|30 / 20||1.5|