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If Only I Could Think Of A Product

It’s driving me nuts. Well, not nuts exactly, but I keep thinking of it. What is a product that I can sell, that has a market, that is easy to scale, that is easy and cheap to ship, and which I would feel pleased to market? I am due to be having a postponed conversation with someone I met who coaches on approaching problems by looking at them from an un-possible perspective. The way it works is that you define what you think is the problem and then you reverse it. So for the thing I talked about above, you would reverse it and say ‘something that is not easy to scale’ – and then look at what the options are for a product that satisfies that criterion. So for example – paintings. If I painted a picture, the market would be limited by how many paintings I could paint. Of course, that presupposes I could paint and paint something that would have a market, but you get the idea. So, I am due to …

Trying The New Posts Carousel Block

WordPress dot com have just introduced a new block that lets you display a carousel of posts. It’s called the Post Carousel block. The post that introduced it says that ‘by default, the block will display your most recent posts’. I wonder whether that means that there is (or will be) a way to get the Post Carousel block to display older posts if one wants? I can’t see a way at the moment. Maybe I am missing something. Actually, I can see one way to show older posts and that is to take advantage of the options to specify author, categories, and tags of the posts. I could tag certain posts with something that is unique – such as ‘top-charlie’ and that would force those posts to show. But that workaround is isn’t a good use of tags. A better idea might be if WP was to introduce an option to specify a date range for the posts. Carousels For Self-Hosted Sites It just so happens that over the best day or two I …

Prevent Cross-Site Tracking

I finally figured out what was preventing me liking other people’s WordPress.com posts or commenting on them. Well not exactly preventing me doing that, because I could go into the WP Reader and click ‘like’ from there. And if I clicked on the ‘W’ in the comments section on the person’s blog it would allow me to be recognised as me (as in, me on WP.com) in order to comment (but not to ‘like’) What would happen normally is that when I tried to click ‘like’, a little box would appear superimposed over the site and it would do a little drum roll as thought it was going to link to the site below, and then…. nothing. One other niggle is that when I clicked to look at who had commented on my posts, as often as not one of the tabs – the ‘Unread’ tab for example, would spin and spin but not show the content. I noticed it might be particular to this machine because of what happened when I was using our …