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March Blog News

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Thank you for reading The Life and Times of Bruce Gerencser. What follows is the March 2015 Blog News.

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You can also read this blog in a browser or access it via Twitter and Facebook.

Mobile Theme

I am using WPTouch Pro to handle mobile devices. Almost 50% of readers use a smartphone or tablet to access this site. If you would like a feature added or experience a glitch please let me know.

Added Facebook Page

In response to readers requesting it, I have added a Facebook page for The Life and Times of Bruce Gerencser.  Every post will be published to this page. If you are on Facebook, I’d really appreciate you clicking LIKE.  This page is NOT my personal Facebook account. If you would like to be BFF’s on Facebook, please click here.

Social Media

Facebook

Twitter

Google+

Pinterest

Health Update

Not much to report here. Right now, I am tired of tests and doctors, so I am taking a wait and see approach to things. While I was certainly glad to find out I didn’t have pancreatic cancer, I am no closer to finding out what is really going on. Something is not right, so the hunt for answers continues. These problems are in addition to the chronic, unrelenting pain and debility I live with every day.

Is wait and see the right thing to do? I don’t know, but I have reached a point where I am flat wore out from the tests, doctors, new prescriptions, and huge medical bills. Spring is on the way, so I hope to get out more. This will help to take my mind off of my health. It won’t cure me, but it will help me die in a better frame of mind. (there’s that famous Bruce Gerencser gallows humor again)

Donations

Donations are always appreciated, never expected or required. You can find the donation form on the right sidebar at the bottom.

How to Contact Me

You can contact me via the contact form. If you would like to text me from time to time, please use the contact form to send me your cellphone number. Once I receive your number, I will send you a text. I text back and forth with several people who read this blog and I’d love to do the same with you. I promise, no naked selfies. Maybe me in a speedo or me showing off my 36 pack, but no naked selfies.

Domain Switch Over

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Currently, this blog is hosted by NameCheap, the registrar I use for my domains. It is a cheap package, so the cost is right, but page load times are way too slow for my liking. So, at around 1:00 AM EST, I plan to switch over to Flywheel, the company I used before. You should notice a big change in page load speeds. I hope that the changes will propagate quickly, but there could be some sporadic unavailability tomorrow. I apologize for this if it happens to you. Any unavailability will be temporary.

After tomorrow, if you still can not access the site please let me know. You may want to flush your browser cache before contacting me. Sometimes, an outdated browser cache can result in page errors. (as can an incorrect IP address in the DNS cache, though this rarely a problem)

Facebook and Twitter

facebook and twitter

I decided I need some virtual human contact so I signed up for a personal Facebook account. This will be the place I hang out with family and friends, so don’t expect deep discussions about atheism or religion. Expect light discourse, pictures of the grandkids, and exposure to the “rest” of what makes up Bruce Gerencser. If you would like to be friends, you can friend me here.

As far as Twitter is concerned, I am not a big Twitter fan but I know others are, so I will do my best to accommodate the Twitterites by posting my writing to Twitter. You can follow me here.  Please don’t expect long 140 character discussions. I am not built for such discussions. I get too snarky. I am better suited for long, friendly discussions over coffee, wine, or a good meal.

Old Posts

Several readers have asked about reporting my previous writing. I will not be reposting my past writing, except for 20-30 old posts that I think are important and will give context to those reading my story for the first time. I want to revisit some of the things I wrote about years ago. Over the past 8 years I have changed a good bit and I think my writing should reflect this change.

Thank you for your understanding.

Bruce

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Mailing List Signup Form

There is a mailing list signup form on the right sidebar. I am using MailChimp to handle email subscriptions.  If you signup for the mailing list you will receive a daily digest of every new post. The mailing list will be sent out at 6:00 P.M. Eastern every day there is a new post. You can also signup via this link. There is also a check box at the bottom of the comment form. All you need to do is check the box when you comment and you will be added to the daily digest mailing list. No matter how you sign up for the mailing list, you will receive an email verifying your email address. All you have to do is click the link in the email. If you want to unsubscribe, there will be an unsubscribe link in every email.

I am still working on the mailing list template. It looks “ok” but I want to tweak it a bit.

Mobile Device Support

I am trying a responsive theme for mobile devices rather than using WP Touch Pro. Supposedly, the theme should scale to whatever device you are using. If you are accessing this site with a smartphone, iPad, Kindle, iPod, etc, please let me know how things look. If you see any design issues or quirks, please let me know and I will do my best to fix them. You can contact me via the contact form.

Design

I am still working on the site design. I think I have most every thing the way I want it, but I will likely fiddle with it until I break it.  If you see anything that doesn’t look right, please let me know.

How to Contact Me

You can email me via the Contact Form. I will respond to you as soon as possible.

Thank you for once again reading my blog. You love and support is greatly appreciated.

Bruce

Bruce Gerencser