From KGW:

Last week in Yellowstone National Park, visitors were cited for placing a newborn bison calf in their vehicle and transporting it to a park facility because of their misplaced concern for the animal’s welfare. In terms of human safety, this was a dangerous activity because adult animals are very protective of their young and will act aggressively to defend them. In addition, interference by people can cause mothers to reject their offspring. In this case, park rangers tried repeatedly to reunite the newborn bison calf with the herd. These efforts failed. The bison calf was later euthanized because it was abandoned and causing a dangerous situation by continually approaching people and cars along the roadway.

They put the baby bison in their car BECAUSE THEY THOUGHT IT WAS COLD. Sigh. Are you kidding me? Humanity is doomed.

From Reuters:

(Reuters Health) – Drinking more coffee might help reduce the kind of liver damage that’s associated with overindulging in food and alcohol, a review of existing studies suggests.

Researchers analyzed data from nine previously published studies with a total of more than 430,000 participants and found that drinking two additional cups of coffee a day was linked to a 44% lower risk of developing liver cirrhosis.

Yay, coffee!

I just realized that the contact form wasn’t actually sending me emails upon submission, so if you’ve contacted me through the form, I likely never received it. Anyway, it’s fixed now, so please feel free to contact me again and I’ll actually get it this time. Sorry about that.

Note: I struggled with making this work for a while, so I’m mostly posting this as a reminder to myself for the next time I need to do it.

If you’re running WordPress Multisite with a self-signed SSL certificate–such as on a local development site–you’ve likely seen an SSL error when trying to upgrade your network after a WordPress upgrade. In order to work around this, create a file in your wp-content/mu-plugins directory1–I called mine network_upgrade_fix.php— and put the following in it:


Save the file and run the network upgrade again and it should work.


  1. You may have to create this directory if it doesn’t exist already. 

I made a couple of tweaks to the layout of the site. If you’re on a large-screen device (like a computer or iPad), you should see a little sidebar on the left that sticks to the top of the browser window when you scroll. If you’re on a phone, you’ll see a one-column layout like before. As always, please let me know if you run into any weirdness.

From LJPUK:

Here is how to use Apple News, it’s how I use it daily and gotten the most out of it. I’ve broken the article up by TAB I.e. the row at the bottom of the app once launched.

I’ve been using News on and off since the launch and am definitely going to try some of these tips to make my feed(s) more relevant to my interests.

I’ve made a few tweaks to the fonts used on the site. The masthead font is now VT323 from Google Fonts and the body font is a system font. What you see depends on what OS you’re running and what fonts you have installed, but on OS X and iOS, you should see Avenir for the body font. Please let me know if you notice any font or display issues.