We say Ook Ook when we do something impressive in our work. Most of the time it is something that we have been trying to figure out for days.

Here’s an example. I insisted on adding a segment to our url many years ago, and now we have discovered it is wrong for the website and has to be undone. FYI, if you are interested in the terminology:
• https:// is called the “protocol”
• whatever.com is called the “domain name”
• everything after the domain name slash is called the “path”

Easy Peasy…days later, we are down a rabbit hole and all of a sudden there are more things we are finding to fix. What?! We don’t have Yoast on some of the inner pages? Now Linda is checking broken links. I am searching online for articles on “installer-data.sql”, which means very little to me. Linda thinks she hand-coded it in the php (techie), and I think the problem is in WordPress setting (not techie).

Back to our goal: We find a promising article that calls the middle section of a url a “chonky thorax”. Really? The article says “the long tail has exploded”. Linda ominously warns, “We might break the site if we do this.” I ask clueless questions like, can’t you just undo? Linda asks me how far in years does Chrome history go back- maybe we can find the original article that got us into this mess? And then…. it’s fixed. I asked her how she did it, and she tries to explain, but I was already moving on, “Great work Linda! Ook Ook!”

Then, we laugh for five minutes and I write “chonky thorax” in our co-list that we are compiling of our silly tech history together.
(And, by the way, in the end, the answer was non-techie, found in the page settings of WordPress, and easily editable.

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C&O Noteable Tech Moments:

It’s called a Chonky thorax
Linda pretending she has a macro lens again
I am so freaked out and I want to kill Go Daddy
I schedule all my chron jobs at the same time
Psycho refresh
Nothing so satisfying as figuring out your password
You had me at Malware.
I am going to have to just go back and fix it pixel by pixel.
How can a dropdown menu be sexy? That is ridiculous.
I was going to do that but I got distracted by Russian Spam.
some days I miss that domain.
Your logo looks like spam
you are spiking my resources
I have GDPR
The first thing that I always install is my spam protector.
Oh. I have done this. The all in one integration plug-in. It’s a savior!
I am going to go into my c-panel and kill my php processes – it won’t hurt anything
Bots can’t activate parsers.
Oh no, oh dear. I shouldn’t have done that with the gutter.
Woo commerce Menu structure -I gotta get outta here
Mail Chimp Humor- How can I drop a large content block if I can’t even see it?
Put that in the Divi why is this messed up document
If we had a cool saying we could add a big drop shadow to it and put it up in the sky. But it would have to an awesome saying.
I just cleared out all the homeless articles from our site. They are transient.
Love when I find a tutorial that uses The Worm Tower (home composting system) to show me how to add an unlisted video to a youtube playlist!
Photoscape. That must be a fancy program.
I want to make a tutorial so badly for dynamic pages on Wix. But I hate Wix. (note: we now LOVE Wix- want to do WIX sites – For hire!) I am only doing it because I am forced to.
just say no to logos
General Data Protection Regulation, known as GDPR, has come into effect.
This setup’s designed to be used literally 12-16 hours a day; everything about it is rigged so that it’s all in arms reach and ultra-comfortable. I can (and have) slept in here before.
the day Linda changed my yahoo password
I have a super arousing content idea that will surely make a great addition to your site and provide a lot of value to your visitors. If you are interested, then please let me know your thought.


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