2017 The Year in Birds

January 1st, 2018

eBird tells me I saw a moderate 287 species last year. There are probably a few here and there I didn’t report. 169 of those were in Kings County. I didn’t travel to any new locations this year, so I only managed four life birds (and three if you don’t count the invasive Pin-tailed Whydah) but they were all really good ones:

  • Hammond’s Flycatcher Central Park–The Ramble US-NY 02 Dec 2017
  • Corn Crake Cedar Beach, general area US-NY 08 Nov 2017
  • Parakeet Auklet Land’s End–seawatch US-CA 25 Jul 2017
  • Pin-tailed Whydah Canyon Park US-CA 17 Jun 2017

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Now Also on App Engine

November 24th, 2017

If you can see this, then the migration of the site from pair.com to App Engine Standard worked. This was more complex than the equivalent migration of cafe.elharo.com due to the subdirectory and static files.

I still need to repoint the DNS. So far I notice one bug. http://www.elharo.com/blog/ works but http://www.elharo.com/blog doesn’t. Probably need to fix a handler in app.yaml.
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Why I Don’t Let My Kids Go Trick or Treating

October 28th, 2017

Just in time for Halloween, Unnerving has published my latest short story, “Why I Don’t Let My Kids Go Trick or Treating”, in their Extended Halloween edition:

Unnerving Magazine Issue #4

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Holding the Door

September 4th, 2017

Fiction River has published my latest short story, “Holding the Door”, in their Editor’s Choice anthology:

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HTTPS and WordPress

October 2nd, 2016

Does anyone have detailed instructions for how to convert a site such as this one (WordPress + Apache, custom domain, multiple plug-ins, on a shared host, specifically pair.com) to HTTPS?

This is still way too complicated. Might consider moving to another host since the last time I asked pair for help with this they were actively dismissive of the need.

wordpress.com itself is not an option last I checked because they don’t allow plug-ins.

Out of date. You keep using that word. I do not think it means what you think it means.

May 19th, 2016

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