Category Archives: Administrivia

ADMINISTRIVIA: Google doesn’t scrape that often


In dupe checking, I rely on Google.

For example, “…78400.78400.0.81441.….0…1..64.psy-ab..0.0.0….0.JS5kJDU22vo” is my key dupe search.

Today I found that I was about to duplicate a story from 10/8 because Google didn’t show it. 

In prepping it, it looked “familiar”.


It was a dupe.

So, please forgive me if a dupe slips through. Not much I can do about that.

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ADMINISTRIVIA: GSS has a Christian Brothers’ event


2017 10Oct 08 GSS

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[JR: Editorial license?]  

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ADMINISTRIVIA: Mass cards are available to support the retired Brothers


FROM SUMMER 2017 LaSallian Notes

Brother William Martin
St. La Salle Auxiliary
PO Box 238
Lincroft, NJ 07738-0238

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[JR: The DLSAUX site uses a script to redirect to a longer static link. I shortened it to no trigger “redirection security” alerts.]

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ADMINISTRIVIA: Alma Mater alumni page on Facebook … …


Alma Mater alumni on Facebook … …

… … has been closed to comments completely now.

(Guess they want total control of the messaging to alums. I foresee just boring old updates about fund raising, donations, and their events.)

The impact is that I can NOT post the weekly link there. So, if folks want it in their email, then they have to “subscribe”. If they just want to read it, then it’s always linked off of

Sorry. Not my fault.

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The ability to post has “reappeared”. But those post are NOT displayed on the main page. You have to go to a sub-page to see them. Argh!

There you will find “visitor posts”.

Argh! Argh!

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ADMINISTRIVIA: My positraction didn’t post but some old ones did


Yesterday’s POSITRACTION didn’t post. Had to manually readd it?

And, some old drafts, that, for some reason, were never posted, were.

Go figure. Magic. Great Brother Jasper’s Ghost, or just my ineptitude?


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POSITRACTION: Photographer gives his skill and then some to poor children


Photographer Offers to Take Free Graduation Photos for Kids Who Can’t Afford Them
by McKinley Corbley – May 18, 2017

2017 05May 27 Kids Graduating Facebook

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Richard Wah doesn’t have any photos of his high school graduation – that’s because he didn’t have the money to pay for a photographer when he was a teenager.

Now that he’s 44 years old, however, he wants to give other kids the opportunities that he never had.

Richard, who works as a photographer in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, is offering free graduation photoshoots to youth who can’t afford them. All the grads have to do is send Richard an email, grab their cap and gown, and show up for the shoot.

The photographer has even hired a barber and two makeup artists to spruce up the grads’ look.

The Philly resident first got the idea for the free photos when he was riding the public bus and saw a group of high school grads sporting caps and gowns – except none of them had any parents or family there to support them.

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OK, it’s not Bill Gates style charity, but maybe IMHO it’s worth more. It’s personal. It’s the Good Samaritan type charity.

It makes the world a kinder place for those that need it.

All it requires is a little sensitivity to the needs of others.

Dona Nobis Pacem

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ADMINISTRIVIA: Catholic/Christian Professionals Mix & Mingle 7/16/17 Bryant Park


The Catholic Fellowship of NYCThe Catholic Fellowship of NYC
Independent Religious Institutions Professional

Friday June 16, 2017 6:30pm to 9:30pm

Catholic/Christian Professionals Mix & Mingle Charity Event at the Bryant Park Lounge in Manhattan.Come meet other Catholic/Christian Professionals at this Mix & Mingle Charity Event benefiting Catholic Charities on Friday June 16, 2017 from 6:30pm to 9:30pm. The event is held at the Bryant Park Lounge at Residence Inn Marriott – Times Square in Manhattan. Event details, click here:

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[JR: Only remotely linked to Jaspers. Call it “editorial license”. Maybe a Jasper can meet a future spouse? I depended upon the “old nana’s network” (i.e., a loose consortium of Irish / Italian / Jewish /Puerto Rican grandmothers who’d say “he’s / she’s a nice boy”. And they’d make a Shidduch! (Unfortunately, I don’t know the Irish / Italian word for it. My English grandmother used the word. So as far as I’m concerned it’s the “queen’s english”)]

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