Chaos Manor Mail Sunday June 26, 2011


Chaos Manor Mail Sunday June 26, 2011


New Format




The new format works very well for me. Reading on my iPad in Landscape, the new format is easier for me to read because the length of the lines is shorter and easier to read by just scanning down.


I am looking forward to seeing how the new format looks with Chaos Manor Reviews.


Keep up the good work. Your Site is loaded with INFORMATION CRITIAL TO THE SURVIVAL OF OUR REPUBLIC!


The View From Chaos Manor and Mail should be required reading for EVERY member of Congress.


Bob Holmes

Sent from my iPad=


I will keep trying. Mail will probably undergo a lot of changes over time. Thanks for the kind words. In particular I need to work on backgrounds and colors, neither of which I find as satisfactory as I did in the old system.


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Suggestion for the new format


Message Body:


I think you might be better served to stop thinking of your “blog” as a “daybook”. Sticking strictly to a (nearly) everyday post of mail and views isn’t necessary.


Instead, just post reader mail as it comes in along with your own comment – each in a separate post. I would think this would be simpler for you, too, by eliminating the compilation step.


Then, just intersperse your own view posts as your feel the need. They don’t have to come every day… just when you feel motivated and have the time.


The other key benefits to this is: 1) readers can reference and link to a specific reader e-mail since it will be in it’s own post, 2) moving to a user comment section would be easier so that comments could focus on a single topic, 3) finding the post that you last read would be easier.


Here’s an example of a blog that uses this style and I think fits what you’re trying to do:


Hope this helps! Thanks for all of your work!


Thanks for the suggestions, but in fact the present system feels right to me. I want to make it easy to determine the difference between Mail and View, and what’s my contribution and what is comment on someone else’s stuff. But I am open to suggestion and discussion here. Probably not today. Today was a bit exhausting.

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The new Mail format




I’m sure you have many many items to work on, but I’ll add this: when a user sets the normal font size in Firefox to 24, your comments expand to a reasonable size, but the mail does not.


I don’t know why this is happening, but I have to change my Firefox settings when I go to this new site.




I don’t know what causes that. It’s an item to add to the list to work on. Thanks.


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Navy Plans to Scrap First Experimental Stealth Ship


Check this out; an adventurous photographer accidentally found the Sea Shadow in the Mothball Fleet.




Entropy runs fast with boats…


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Using the front sight!




I just saw video on FOX news from Libya. The rebels have stopped firing into the air. While most are still firing from the hip using the spray and prey method of gun fighting, a few are actually putting the butt stock to their shoulder and may be using the sites. It is fortunate for them that I’m going under the knife for a new pacemaker Monday. They’d be up shit creek without a paddle if Someone such as myself was there with a .50 BMG Barrett with a couple dozen cases of ammo. It would be like hunting sage rats.


Jim Crawford


Possibly an explanation for why Qadafi is rumored to be seeking a negotiated way out. He wants to stay rich and out of jail. We want him out. Rich is a relative term, but given what we are spending, a week’s worth of war is a lot of money, and although it’s not oil sovereign rich, one could live on that quite well – it beats a Dutch prison.


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“In 2008, historian David McCullough spoke to seminar of some twenty-five students at an Ivy League college, all seniors majoring in history, all honors students. “How many of you know who George Marshall was?” he asked. None did.”


Steve Chu


Decline of the West. Actually, isn’t Decadence a proper term? Barzun’s Dawn to Decadence is a big book, long, not hard to read but it does take slow reading to understand. The West had a good run. We’ll see what happens.


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Compare and contrast


Steve Chu


Which may be illustrative of the previous point. Thanks.


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