Word of the Day


Pronunciation /əʊvəˈrʌɪt/
overwrote, overwritten
[with object]
1 Write on top of (other writing)
1.1 Computing Destroy or lose (data) by entering new data in its place.
2 Write too elaborately or ornately.
3 no object (in insurance) accept more risk than the premium income limits allow.


Correction fluid like Liquid Paper™ was a student’s go-to answer for typographic errors and other similar mistakes requiring overwriting in their essays…both handwritten and if typed. Then came word processors!

Visually Inspired

Every week (what a trooper!), Lyn Thorne Alder posts a writing prompt using an idiom, encouraging each person to write and post a micro fiction of a specific length (the challenge). She calls it “Thimbleful Thursday“. Go and check it out: https://thimblefulthursday.wordpress.com/2021/01/21/thimbleful-thursday-challenge-55/

I see the challenge “sideways”, seeing the idiom as a rebus-like puzzle long before a story comes to mind. Here, therefore, is the way I see it. Go and do your own writing and leave the comment at Lyn’s Site, sharing what you have written.


While it will have NO impact on those who routinely do me the kindness of clicking the buttons below these posts (for which I truly thank you), today was a day when almost nobody got an email from me. They got a respite from my old-style tech connection.

In the morning, when a newsy email goes out to some family and friends, my outgoing email stopped working. Every time I tried throughout the day, I’d get the same message, telling me the connection attempt had failed part way through.

I re-checked all my own email settings. Email was coming in just fine. I was able to log in to the web mail service and send from there, so it was clearly an issue with the service known as Simple Mail Transport Protocol (SMTP). It’s been around since 1982, definitely “old tech”. Still, it appears one of the most dominant email providers, AOL can break it.

I hope I’ll find out what took most of the day to fix. Maybe I’ll even let you know what I find out.

You might not care, of course if you’re just here for my rhymes!

Visual Music Punning

Visual Music Punning

On December 30, 2019 a few of us in the fediverse had what I thought was an enjoyable exchange of visual punning with a music theme.

It began when I posted this:

the start

Things moved along over the next hour or so. Some of the response images were created on the fly.

Yes, good eye. You can see sharp.

For those who really wanted it, here’s the whole note.

From here on I’ll just be resting.

In keeping with the unofficial Fediverse/Mastodon Coda conduct, think this should come to an end.

Why can’t I just let things end?


[As you have certainly decided by now. I get wrapped up in my own foolishness. Go on, now. Get on with your own projects!]