How to use my bLog

Episode #615

November 14, 2020

This bLog (webLog) is located at any one of my domains:

The name of the bLog is iMentor® Hints and Rants.
It is a weekly bLog that i have written for 12 years.

This is episode #615.

The topics of the bLog were heavily focused on Apple tech hints at first.
Over the years the bLog has evolved into my musings on the human condition

To read the bLog, open an Internet browser and navigate to one of my domains.

Alternately, you can find the bLog with a Google search for “theimentor blog.”

You may find some references to This is not me.
If you are on my reminder list you will be reminded with an email of every week’s entry. The email contains links to the episode. Ask to be added to the list at

i also announce the bLog each week on my LinkedIn and Facebook pages. Ask to be my friend, but mention iMentor. My name is Rick Thues.

When you arrive at the home page of the bLog you will find thumbnails of the six most recent posts. Click on any one of these to read that post.

To read older posts, leave the search field blank and click on the blue “Search” button. This results in a page with a list of the six most current entries. Click the “<Previous” button at the bottom of the page to see the next six older entries.

To search more specifically, type a key word into the search field.

A search for “Artificial” found six episodes that mention “Artificial Intelligence.”

A search for the word “code” found nine episodes.

When you are on an episode page use command-F in Safari to search for key words in the article.

Archives from July 13, 2019 and older are listed by clicking on the “BLOG ARCHIVES” or “GO TO ARCHIVE” buttons in the header of my bLog.

For a complete list of episode titles click on the “GO TO ARCHIVE” button in the Archive page. The episode titles in this list can be searched with a command-F.

The archive listing goes all the way back to episode #1, February 7, 2009, “COMMAND TAB.”

Every episode includes an embedded song of the week. The song will be connected (however loosely) to the topic of the bLog. i have an eclectic taste in music so brace yourself. Some users play the song in the background while they read the episode.

Don’t forget to play the embedded videos in the bLog. Once the video is playing you can click on the “YouTube” logo in the bottom right to see the video on its native web page.

All the illustrations contain links to interesting or entertaining web pages. Click on the illustration to open a linked article in its own window. Close the window (or tab) to return to my bLog.

i love to read your comments. They help me to imagine future topics for the bLog. At the bottom of each episode page is a “Leave a Reply” form. Write a comment, fill out your Name and Email address. i will approve your comment if you are not a robot or if your comment is not spam. 

When you fill out the comment form a Google technology called “reCAPTCHA” determines if you are a robot. Sometimes you will be presented with a captcha. Captchas require you to identify something in a graphic to prove you are a human. Before i added reCAPTCHA to my bLog i was getting 5-6 spam comments per day… mostly from Russian bots. Maybe i will write a bLog episode about captcha some day.

It has never cost money to read my bLog and it never will. i tried adding Google Ads to my bLog, but did not always like the content that they provided. i have considered adding a donation button to the page… maybe some day.

i really enjoy writing the bLog and that is motivation enough.

Your feedback helps me identify future bLog topics so let me know what you think.

Please tell everyone you know about the bLog.


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