• Being seen

    Even though any of our new Blog entries brings an onslaught of mostly Russian spam about casinos, porn, and drugs into the Comments for Moderation area — endemic to the WordPress structure — we just keep pushing this river uphill.  These “bots” scan for new entries and start their attack on us — not you […]

    Date posted: 21 September 2021 | Comment (1)

    Being seen
  • https

    OK, school is open now.  If you already know what “https” means, you can skip ahead … or, just keep reading and be grateful it’s not happening to you.   If you’re on the internet, look near the top of your screen, and you’ll see the address (URL) of whatever site you’re visiting.  Most likely […]

    Date posted: 25 August 2021 | Comment (2)

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  • No-No’s

    Decades ago, a pop song’s lyrics went “It’s my party, and I’ll cry if I want to …”  Well, it’s our website and we’ll post what we want to — for all sorts of reasons, good and bad.  Sometimes, we don’t want to.  Sometimes, we can’t.   This is meant, generally, to be a family-friendly […]

    Date posted: 29 May 2021 | Comment (1)

    No-No’s
  • Mail

    This virus is like the house guest who promises to stay for three days, then not only doesn’t show any signs of leaving but starts inviting relatives over too.  Most of us — and we include you, wherever you are — are learning to accommodate all the small and big changes, restrictions, and effects of […]

    Date posted: 13 February 2021 | Comment (2)

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  • Now the “New Normal” in Hong Kong

    Ah, Hong Kong, our home.  Definitely, the past year, it’s not been boring here.  Not at all.  Especially not in the past week.   This will be a short entry.  We need to make a small adjustment to some cards on the site.  (If you’ve been following the news, you can guess which cards they […]

    Date posted: 4 July 2020 | Comment (1)

    Now the “New Normal” in Hong Kong
  • Spam! (No, not this post)

    Сегодня вся планета Земля переживает очень сложный период в жизни. Многие лишились …..  don’t worry, the rest of this entry is in English and we are not going to sell you holiday timeshares anywhere.  This was a small excerpt of one of the daily attempts by various people to infiltrate the Blog with links for […]

    Date posted: 15 June 2020 | Comment (2)

    Spam!  (No, not this post)
  • Ad cards

    Who’s immune from advertising?  Definitely not us, though our overall lack of visibility makes it look that way.  So it was time to do something about that, and we thought:  ad cards, easy to produce, easy to distribute.  Hah!   The first question:  what picture to use?  We’re in Hong Kong, and even if many […]

    Date posted: 18 May 2020 | Comment (1)

    Ad cards
  • Coming Soon!

    After wayyyyyyy too many false starts, we think we’re on
    track now to rebuild and redesign the site. Brighter! Mobile
    responsive! Google might find us! More modern!
    ___________________! (We’ll bet you can think of something else that needed doing.)

    Date posted: 29 November 2019 | Comment (2)

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  • Update

    We won’t send out a general notice about this entry, because it’s not really of postcard interest, but if you stumble onto this at least you’ll know we are still alive. We know the lack of mobile responsiveness in the site’s structure works against us, and we really want to fix it. The overriding problem seems to be that we haven’t found anyone who (A) works in Hong Kong, and (B) can migrate all the information into a new format. We’ve written about this many times.

    Date posted: 15 November 2019 | Comment (0)

    Update
  • Missing out

    If you think our list of 103 themes is long, you can easily find competitors with many more.  We describe cards so that our own search engine will lead determined collectors to what they want.  But even so, here are some categories we wanted to try but that didn’t make the cut.   #6:  Aquariums.  Our goal […]

    Date posted: 22 May 2019 | Comment (3)

    Missing out