Rare post, while we look for a new place to move The Guide.
___ ___ ___Quick status report, before the concert news...
A new publishing paradigm is now in place for all who communicate using this platform. We told you it was coming, showed you that it was universally unpopular, and shared our efforts to stop it, in common with many who operate other sites on the platform.
But it happened anyway. So, the newly imposed hegemony of Google's esoterica has disabled the publishing toolbox we used daily here for nearly 13 years.
This platform, once rich with capabilities for fresh original content, changed completely after Google bought the platform and added it to its relentless datamining of everything it can "harvest" and sell about everyone who interacts with any Google site or platform. Thus, our longtime online home has been reduced to a profoundly "un-capable" paste-and-publish pause point for those with tragically short attention spans.
Meaning we are not using it much, as is obvious if you've checked lately for new content. Happily we did get to publish one last REAL edition, on September 2nd -- just hours before Google made it impossible to do that here any more.
Here's The Guide's boilerplate as you're accustomed to seeing it.
On mobile devices, ALWAYS click "view web edition" to bring-up the left side bar with navigation tools and direct click access to all recent editions, month-by-month archives to everything this year, and each previous year since we moved to Blogspot.
in this new world of the improbable unknown...