Water heater, no blinky

Despite my disclaimer to knowing anything much about water heaters, WTFGUY writes to ask: I must say that the video and trouble fix methods I’ve read here are brilliant and I held faith in their effect … but, no worky for me and mine. 1 point to note – the status light is not, will …

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Sasquatches in Chicago?

Someone “memed” a comment of mine on Facebook, so possibly you’re here to find out about my series of YA books which include (among many other oddities) a gated community of Sasquatches in a Chicago suburb. I wrote two books in this series so far, but they’re not published yet. Publishing is a long drawn-out …

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Slider quiz for clients

Same quiz on phone screen

Professionals who see clients may want to measure the effectiveness of whatever they’re doing by a quick survey before and/or after each session. If you’re there in person, you can hand them a paper form, but if, as is often the case these days, you’re talking with them by online video, you need a way …

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New Publication: The Badger’s Game

My first publication on WattPad is a doggie noir very short story, The Badger’s Game. I hope you’ll enjoy it!

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Notes from the Westerns of the 2000s panel

The overall trend in Westerns seems to be a branching out into different moods and styles, and cross-genre efforts. The moods/styles list, with examples: Gritty realism — the miniseries Godless is an example. Greater historical realism — too many examples to count. Seems the bar has just generally been raised. Some of this may be …

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How to make menu items into buttons

SHows location of Additional CSS in Customize

Occasionally, in your WordPress website, you’ll want to highlight certain menu items by giving them a button-like appearance. I don’t know of any plugin to help with this (though there are so many plugins, who knows, there might be one). I do it with CSS (Cascading Style Sheets). Most themes let you define your own …

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Review of “Another Life”

I watched the first episode and part of the second. After that I had to stop to avoid breaking my tablet. The stupid, it burns. The show opens with a nice special effect. The alien spacecraft looks cool and alien if not overly practical. The thing it turns into looks like a Christmas tree. It’s …

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Hiding the credit footer in Graphene theme

Install plugin: Real-Time Find and Replace by Marios Alexandrou. In the WordPress dashboard, navigate to Tools > Real-Time Find and Replace Click Add button. In the Find field, type: Made with <i class=”fa fa-heart”></i> by <a href=”https://www.graphene-theme.com/” rel=”nofollow”>Graphene Themes</a>. In the Replace with field, type: <!– Made with <i class=”fa fa-heart”></i> by <a href=”https://www.graphene-theme.com/” rel=”nofollow”>Graphene …

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What can I say when people say I look familiar?

Sirius Mann of Someplace in Cleveland asks: I’m no good at recognizing faces, and when people tell me I look familiar, I tend to freeze up because there’s a pretty good chance we’ve met and I have no recollection of it. What can I say? Mr. Mann, You’re missing some golden opportunities here. There are┬ámany …

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Super Bioreactor will save us?

Dear Tyler (writes Edwin Meath of Sarasota FL): I keep seeing news pieces like this one that claims some little machine removes carbon from the air equivalent to a small forest of trees. How does that work? https://futurism.com/the-byte/bioreactor-captures-carbon-acre-trees Edwin, As time goes on, expect to see numerous companies making these ridiculous claims, because lies like …

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