As Megan and I mentioned yesterday, we are having serious problems with our WordPress site. We have a technical expert working on it. WordPress has mostly ignored our pleas.

In some ways, we are still trying to find out what is wrong with our Domain Name Servers (DNS). Some readers are not receiving email updates when we post new blog entries. Some are. Some are receiving an e-mail update, but it is only the digest form of the entry. Some people can see our posts in their RSS feed. Others are denied access to it.

So, if you are so inclined, could you leave a comment below telling us how you saw this entry.

- E-mail, full text
- E-mail, digest
- RSS

To ensure this post is long enough to kick the old WP into digest mode, I’ve elongated this entry with an old entry below.

Thank you. And apologies for the trouble.

*— Christopher Schwarz*

**Be Fox Mulder, Not Cotton Mather**

The best thing I can say about graduate school is that it taught me to think.

When someone presents an idea to you that is the opposite of everything you’ve read before and everything you believe is true, how do you react? Most people reject the new information like a kidney grafted to the place where the liver should be.

I used to be like that until I started reading Noam Chomsky’s criticisms of how mass media works.

Here’s the dime-store paperback version: Look for information that doesn’t match the conventional wisdom. This new information may not be correct either, but you should examine it closely because it will teach you something.

Here’s how this plays out in the workshop.

In 2007, we re-published Joseph Moxon’s “The Art of Joinery” – the first English language book on woodworking – with some commentary from me. In the book, Moxon discusses “traversing” a board with a fore plane to clean it up and remove twist. I demonstrated this operation in the book and readers on the discussion forums howled.

Sadly, posts on the forums expire, so digging up the discussion is difficult. But here’s the gist:

- “Traversing” doesn’t really mean working across the grain.
- You never work across the grain with a plane. You work “with the grain,” that’s why we have this expression in our language.
- Moxon wasn’t a woodworker so he’s wrong.
- You interpreted Moxon wrong.
- You are wrong.
- Please die.

Ten years later, it seems funny that this conversation ever happened. That’s because enough people (the Fox Mulders of the world) tried Moxon’s techniques and were able to discredit the Cotton Mathers.

After 20 years in this business, I’ve seen this happen time and again.

- A.J. Roubo’s workbench from Plate 11 is for carpentry. Not furniture making.
- The bark side of a board cups and the heart side bows? Ridiculous.
- You have to finish both faces of a board or it will warp.
- You have to alternate growth rings in a panel glue-up or the panel will warp.
- Hide glue is outdated.
- Paint is for covering poor workmanship only.
- Nails are for carpentry, not fine furniture.
- Workbenches need a tail vise.

I could go on and on. And it would soon sound like I’m giving you a list of things to believe, or not to believe. All I really want to say is my favorite Russian paradox: “Disobey me.” And I’d like add one more bit of information to that: There is a way out of the paradox, but you have to find it for yourself.

*— Christopher Schwarz*

Email, digest

Email digest. Have a fantastic day guys!

digest

(nice post, though!)

Oh, and I’m again listening to The Joiner and Cabinet Maker while dovetailing a bunch of kitchen drawers… I could just use a biscuit, but I like the process and find it satisfying.

Got the whole enchilada…

Email digest

Email full text

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This is all that sows in your email from today:

As Megan and I mentioned yesterday, we are having serious problems with our WordPress site. We have a technical expert working on it. WordPress has mostly ignored our pleas. In some ways, we are still trying to find out what is wrong with our Domain Name Servers (DNS). Some readers are not receiving email updates […]

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Same for me. I assume this is the digest version but am not familiar with wordpress so I couldn’t say

This is also what I received, last few posts have come in a similar cashion

Same

Mine, too.

Same for me.

Same here, for the last few posts.

Same for me.

Usually I would get the full text email, I think this is the first time, I got the “klick here to read more” version

Same for me

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Email, full text?

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I received email: full text.

Good luck resolving the DNS – it can be a bear.

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E-mail, full text here

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Email, digest – and good luck with these wee, webbly beasties!

Email, digest, for this one. But the AP about eating a meal had full post in my email.

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Came as an email with a link to the rest of the post.

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Email digest for me

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I think it was an email digest –with a link to the full text.

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First thing I read in the morning. Bing lookup no email. Full text. Miss the old days before Sub stack took your daily ramblings away.

Resist much

Obey little

-Walt Whitman-

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Came as a normal post, but had to use the link to access the full message.

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I got a paragraph, with last line

“Name Servers (DNS). Some readers are not receiving email updates […]”

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Hasn’t shown up in the RSS feed yet, but yesterday’s post did so it’s probably a matter of time.

No problem with e-mail

1,3

I visited your website

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I just log on to the blog. I had no idea you could get it via email. LOL. Oh, now I see it…..just below. I like to log into the blog and have set as a favourite so no issues.

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E mail OK with one paragraph. Link worked fine as near as could tell. ELF

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Email then full text in Safari

Showed up in the RSS feed around 5:43 Pacific. Full text.

I received the email. Would love to help, but I honestly don’t know what Digest or RSS mean, so I’m not sure how to tell what form is working or not. Sorry.

Email, full text

Email and full text.

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No problem. Reading it

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Email with a link to the rest of the post.

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That was supposed to be 1.0, not 10.

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It also came through in full text in my RSS reader.

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Email digest and RSS

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Email, full text, bunch of comments, photos, LAP promo material. I’m disappointed that the LAP emergency alert doesn’t make a sound on my phone and warn me when Megan is contemplating another cat post.

Email summary with a link to full text. No photos until I got on this site.

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Email on Gmail coming through Optimum internet service in WV

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Not one of your choices, but the LAP blog is always an open web tab (Chrome) on my phone, so always on. I hit the menu button, then the blog home button in the drop down, and Bob’s your uncle, there’s the newest entry, bright and shiny and completely normal looking. (Just wanted you to know that I follow it contrary to the crowd. Is that considered disobeying? Was responding to your survey with unsolicited information also considered disobeying?) All the best with the repairs.

Email, digest… as was yesterday’s open wire post.

E-mail, digest

Full email

I’m not sure of the technical IT term to describe what I received… but it’s an email… looks quite normal… and the best part, it’s in English… well written… and provocative. I’d give you more description but I’m afraid I have to go try to plane something across the grain!

I believe I got the lot. Email with link to read more which worked when selected. Able to leave comments. Hope you get it fixed soon.

Email digest

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RSS

Can’t seem to comment, so +1 for RSS. Glad to seem I’m not the only dinosaur.

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Showed up in facebook feed, no email

email digest but usually full text

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E-mail, digest (I guess). I had to click on the “Read more of this post” link to see it all. I’d prefer full text.

Email full text.

“Believe nothing you hear and half what you see” Repeated to me by Tommy Twaddle, owner of the News Center.

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Email, one paragraph and a link to the blog.

e-mail Was black and white.

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Got full text

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I got a digest E-Mail.

the email used to be full email but it changed, the april 23rd email was the last full one. I assume it is “email digest” now because it is an email of first few paragraphs with link to read the rest, and the link does work.

i have never used rss, or i dont know what it is (or both)

Email, full text.

E-Mail digest with the last sentence as “Some readers are not receiving email updates […]

Read more of this post” always without any photos/pictures except when the link is activated.

Email digest…

I don’t think it would be DNS server related but could be DNS records. Some email systems require certain DNS records known as SPF, DMarc, and DKIM

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Sending the team happy thoughts, great respect, and best wishes for happy days. When you write more books I will buy them.

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Went to the blog to read it.

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Came as an email with a link to the rest of the post

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Initial post with active link to full message

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Email digest, just started last week

E-mail digest – gmail address.

My regular address is signed up for the email notifications but the last one received on that address was October 25, 2023. LAP is not the only site I don’t receive notifications from. There seem to be some WordPress general problem with the address. That address is my WordPress login address.

Email with link

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Last RSS was April 9th.

RSS saw yesterdays post about Open Wire on RSS too

email digest – was getting full posts until recently when it switched to digests

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Email full text.

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Got only digest.

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Good luck!

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email, digest. The link at the bottom of the email opened the full article on the website. I usually get full text in the email

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Email, digest. Per usual

I got it by email, but I don’t know the difference between digest and full text. The emailed version did not include the entire blog entry and ended with a link stating “Read more of this post”.

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email, full text, and I like it that way

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Working OK

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Also showed up in RSS feed, but delayed from email version (this may be normal).

That is normal. If you think of email as a “push” technology, rss is a “pull” technology. Your rss reader has to ask for the latest update and typically does so on demand or on an hourly basis.

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Email full text. Canada, in case it matters

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Got full text by email

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Email digest. There have been times when your email came though as computer “ line code” unreadable. I mentioned this to Megan several months ago in an email and she had no explanation.

Correction, last name is O’Brien not O’N

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The digest version started after the screwdriver post.

Technology is great when it works! Best of luck!

Email, digest — I used to get full text before your problems started.

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Email, appears to be full text including hundreds of comments which kept loading as I scrolled down them.

Got shortened email (couple of paragraphs if that is what you mean by digest).

Also got full post on my NetNewsWire news feed.

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Received as an email.

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I received the digest version in my email.

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Email digest with link to full post. In the post there are no apparent problems with other links to the blog. This is from a Macbook Pro (2014) running Firefox 115.9.1esr (64-bit), with email @gmail.com.

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For me this switched between 4/23 (full – Classes near and far) and 4/26 (digest – flaking out Friday).

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Email digest, but was full text last week.

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Received by email. Full text.

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Email digest. Good luck.

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Rss feed

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Like others, emails were full text on 4/23 and then digest as of 4/26.

email digest. posts over the past months have been full email. this is the first digest I’ve noticed and haven’t noticed any missed email posts.

Email, full text. The issues with WordPress may not be your fault. WordPress has been all over the cyber security news lately. https://arstechnica.com/security/2024/04/hackers-make-millions-of-attempts-to-exploit-wordpress-plugin-vulnerability/

As for DNS or domain hosting, if you’re domain was hosted by Google, Google sold that part of their business off to Squarespace and I know of at least one domain that rolled over to Squarespace this past week. https://support.google.com/domains/answer/13689670?sjid=14375089934765221414-NA#zippy=%2Cfor-customers-who-purchased-a-domain-directly-from-google-domains

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Email, in digest form. I usually get emails that are full text. (It also scrolled by on my Facebook feed, btw)

Email full text

Email, 3-1/2 sentences with a link to the full post.

Email, 3-1/2 sentences with a link to the full post.

E-mail, digest with link to full post.

Facebook. I did not get an email… but I did get an email from American Peasant this morning.

E-mail Digest

Email, complete post

E-mail, full text, I think. Ain’t technology great, when it works.

And now that I’ve gone back to read the rest of the post… you remind me of the Terry Pratchett quote: “His philosophy was a mixture of three famous schools — the Cynics, the Stoics and the Epicureans — and summed up all three of them in his famous phrase, ‘You can’t trust any bugger further than you can throw him, and there’s nothing you can do about it, so let’s have a drink.'”

Email with link to full post

Email, full text.

Email with link to the full post.

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Full text email (expanded through “read more” link).

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Email digest with link: “Read more of this post” which redirected to: https://blog.lostartpress.com/2024/04/28/this-is-a-test-of-the-lap-broadcasting-system/

email digest…

E-mail, full text

Keep up the good work

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E-mail, digest (Click here to read full text)

I at least saw it on my feed using WordPress’ Jetpack app. Does that mean RSS? (I don’t think I am subscribed via e-mail, I like using Jetpack or an RSS reader.)

Email, digest. And thanks for all your publications!

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Email, digest form. Sorry you’re having such “Fun” with technology.

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The first lines with a link to read more.

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I happened to refresh the website and see this, but my RSS reader had nothing (not even old posts). I noticed that my old feed had a trailing slash, but when I removed that in feedly it worked.

Current saved RSS link did not work:

https://feedly.com/i/subscription/feed%2Fhttp%3A%2F%2Fblog.lostartpress.com%2Ffeed%2F

modified RSS link worked:

https://feedly.com/i/subscription/feed%2Fhttp%3A%2F%2Fblog.lostartpress.com%2Ffeed

You are correct. Thank you!

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Email:

Lost Art Press

April 28

As Megan and I mentioned yesterday, we are having serious problems with our WordPress site. We have a technical expert working on it. WordPress has mostly ignored our pleas. In some ways, we are still trying to find out what is wrong with our Domain Name Servers (DNS). Some readers are not receiving email updates […]

Read more of this post

Email

Email containing link to the full text (that opened right up).

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This will probably be lost in the 375 comments, but it is possible that you or your mailing list provider got on a blocklist. This can happen for many different reasons – another customer of the same provider could be sending out lots of junk mail, for example. https://sendgrid.com/en-us/blog/avoiding-email-blacklists explains how this works.

This happened at my work. MASSIVE PITA

Saw via RSS. Thank you for supporting RSS.

Rss, not sure if I subscribe to email.

I went to the website itself, since Feedly (RSS) hasn’t updated in a few days

email, full text

Email, digest but put this comment box at top of comments if you can.

Email, digest

EMAIL, “the first couple lines followed by dot dot dot”. I wouldn’t call that a compilation or summary, but I guess that’s DIGEST.

RSS and I can breathe again

Email full text on 04/23 then digest on 04/26 and forward.

Email, full text

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RSS

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email, digest, link to “read more of this post.”

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Only 3) RSS feed, no email.

Email, digest. Until recently (roughly a week ago), I was receiving all of the LAP blogs posts Email, full text.

Email, digest.

Email digest.

Email and digest I think. Click this link to read whole post

Email. I’ve no idea whether this is a ‘digest’ or full post. I thought there was a fair amount to read. Don’t know what an ‘RSS’ is, so no comment.

RSS, full text

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Got the digest form and was able to read entire post when I pressed “Read more ” button. Enjoyed it!

Email, digest, since Friday

Hi!

I received the digest form and I was able to read the whole post. Hope this helps.

Email, full text. No issues. You guys are doing a great job

Email, Digest. But I actually just come to the LAP site directly nearly everyday, so I all but ignore the email. I’d better respond to a text message than anything.

Email, full text. All good! 🙂

RSS via NewsBlur

Hello from Hobart!

Email with full text, I think. Ends with” There is a way out of the paradox, but you have to find it for yourself.”

Email digest with link to full text.

Got the RSS at 05:15 PST

I’m number 413 lucky me. Rcvd like always. Maybe fixed.

Email, full text. You are coming through to New Zealand OK

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Email full text.

Hope it sorts out soon.

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RSS, not seen any issues.

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RSS (4 EVAH).

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Email with the complete message

Email, full text. Hit my inbox at 8:16 am EDT Sunday Sunday April 2i, 2024.

Saw this first on my email. But I have been getting notifications for posts that were older as well which I thought odd. Not sure if I was getting those instead of the new updates or not.

Just a digest

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