Late summer purge

The purge is happening on two fronts. One, Kat has decided it’s time to go through all the books and toys and clothes and gear we’ve accumulated and get rid of the stuff we don’t use, need, or want. We watch a lot of those shows like Clean House and I totally see the value in getting rid of stuff you don’t need — just on a karma level, you should be giving it to someone who will use it if you aren’t going to use it yourself — but instead of taking it a room at a time, Kat has started a multi-room purge, so the place is kind of a wreck. I borrowed some mail bins from work, then some more, then some more…we’re up to 15 of them now, just to sort things. This is in addition to all the Rubbermaid containers in the garage, which are also being audited at the same time. Since the garage is full of stuff to be sorted, it is not full of, say, a car. Most of the stuff will simply be given to friends or charity, but a few things are going on eBay. So in addition to selling my netbook on eBay, that’s what I’m doing this weekend!

The second purge is happening here on the blog. You may or may not have heard about all the security problems with WordPress lately, but I’m safe and, since having a few small hiccups behind the scenes a few weeks back, I’ve been diligent about keeping my software patched and up to date. However, it did get me thinking about all the users who have registered and never posted, or have plausible but unlikely usernames or email addresses. Since this is really a personal blog, I know (or know of) many of the people who have posted here at one time or another, and you’re all safe — I recognize your names and logins just fine. But if you’re a lurker ready to come out of your shell and you find your login has been removed, I suggest not registering with a name like “GranthaRdoe” and adding a Gravatar or something so I know it’s really a real person. I deleted well over 100 dud accounts by hand, so I’m hoping real people were not among them — but better safe than sorry.

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