Wednesday, October 4, 2017
by Frank McPherson Wednesday, October 4, 2017

For some reason, I am not getting a menu bar when loading the editor. It appears the code is trying to load scripts from that it is no longer has access to. The problem is also visible at, you will notice there is no sign on option. Fortunately, for now the menu bar does appear on rendered blog sites, the problem is just appearing with the 1999 editor. Also, obviously, I am still able to write new stories, I just don't have a menu bar. Update: Problem fixed! 

Google's Event

Google had their Pixel event today, during which they announced new Pixel phones. After checking out the store, I am leaning towards a Pixel 2 mostly because I see that Google will give me $150 back for a trade-in of my Nexus 6P. It's disappointing that the white version of the phone will not ship until the end of November. I hope the trade-in offer will continue through that time.

I think it is interesting that Google still has the original Pixel in the store.

The Pixelbook is pretty, and I get the reaction to the idea of spending $999 for a Chromebook. The storage sizes are interesting (128 GB minimum SSD up to 512 GB) What if there was a real easy way also run a Linux distro? Does that make the $999 more palatable? I've been reading some interesting ideas relating to virtualization and containerization and the Pixelbook.

All the other hardware announcements are meh! What's up with those cameras?