1. A HUNDRED AND FIFTY SIX YEARS. Is how long A’s family has lived in that county. Not 130. Apparently all I needed to do to smoke him out of his blog-reading hole was get sloppy with my family history facts. (Hi, A.)
2. Do you back up your blog? What with all the data loss disasters I’ve written about, you’d think I’d be all ultra on top of backups of everything, but I’m not, and what’s the easiest way to extract my two hundred and some posts (such as they are) so I have them for posterity in the event that Blogger goes belly up without warning?
3. Facebook questions: Friend requests from people you do not know. For example, random high school people whose names you know but that you have no memory of ever talking to. a) Why do they do that? b) How rude is it to just ignore them? Please discuss.