Your lesson for today is a Texas saying: All hat and no cattle.
It means pretentious. Like a guy who just bought himself an expensive cowboy hat, but doesn’t have any cattle.
Used in a sentence, generally after some pontificating dork has just left the building, in your best Texas accent, “That guy is all hat and no cattle. My family has known his family since his grand-pappy and my grand-pappy were toddlers and they ain’t never had a pot to piss in. There’s no way in God’s Creation that kid has sixteen oil wells on his property. He don’t have no property!”
That’s it, that’s the lesson for today. It has nothing to do with the rest of this post.
Then what am I writing about? A very serious matter: My visitor and blog stats have dropped by over fifty percent during the last month or so.
I agree, it’s tragic!
My writing isn’t the most scintillating or magnetic, but that hasn’t seemed to stop most of you from coming back anyway. So we can’t blame my writing – this time.
The drop in visitors to my blog is possibly due to a trojan. Sadly, I don’t mean the prophylactic trojan. I’m referring to the much less enjoyable internet trojan.
I swear I didn’t put it there! I hate pop-ups. I may crowd my page with ads in the misguided hope I might someday make enough money to pay for this blog’s web hosting, etc., but I’m not holding my breath – or adding obnoxious pop-ups. (At least not until I get really desperate.)
I’ve heard from a couple people this pop-up type of trojan, a viagra ad not-so-coincidentally, seems to affect only iPhones, iPods, and maybe iPads. Basically most Apple products – but not all. It seems that the vulnerability is in some Apple products when viewing WordPress blogs, maybe other sites, too.
I’ve cleaned my blog with WordFence, and then polled my friends and readers on Facebook. They tell me the monster is still there.
Some have suggested Apple users need to update their software to stop the vulnerability.
(While checking this issue, I also noticed a PassportAmerica.com “security certificate warning” pop-up on my Android phone. I’ve removed the link to Passport America until they fix the issue, but they are a reputable site. So sorry!)
So I’m sure you see why I’m so concerned… What? You don’t? Ok, never mind.
*puts on big hat and goes to look for her missing cattle*
I could use your help… If any of you better bloggers or tech-savvy folks know anything about the Apple/iPhone/Wordpress issue, please leave the info in the comments. Thank you!