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September 2015

[Gothic BC] Site update: Blowing out the Cobwebs

Haven't done a site update for few months. I've kind of forgotten some of the things I have fixed. There have been tweaks to the automatic feeds out to social media. I've fixed up the inactive user maintenance and added some additional hoops to trip up spambots and some other back-end stuff that probably only I ever noticed anyway.


The Daily Colonist, August 3–11, 1915

#dailycolonist1915 #WWI - The news out of Victoria, British Columbia, 100 years ago. 

German savagery and terrorism, the anniversary of the British Empire declaring war, fall of Warsaw, American occupation of Haiti, and the creation of the Revelstoke internment camp. [I planned to cover more days in this installment, but the Internet Archive is down for maintenance today.]


Some early morning bird-watching for Tharsis. #cat
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This morning I walked by a sidewalk ad for the #UBC #Thunderbirds website GoThunderbirds.ca and read it as "Goth Underbirds"...

Julietta Dika, singer and comedienne, 1915.
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The Daily Colonist, July 29–August 2, 1915

#dailycolonist1915 - The news out of Victoria, British Columbia, 100 years ago.

Honours for the Canadian Prime Minister, genocide in Syria, new and horrible war technologies, a famous electric chair execution, legal haggling over Kits Point, progress on the world's largest telescope, news of a good whaling season, Victoria man's body killed in the sinking of the Lusitania recovered in Ireland, and amazing entertainment at the Pantages.