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Pewsey White Horse

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         This is as close as we could get to the horse on Midsummer  Eve 2006, and we were constantly being buzzed by the police helicopter trying to stop hippies camping on sacred sites all around the Marlborough area. The photo doesn’t show either how high up this is or how steep the paths were. It was a glorious day though, hot but breezy and we managed to annoy a witch trying to meditate in a bell barrow. Funny but she looked remarkably like Barbra from Bubble Boy….

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February 5, 2009 - Posted by | culture, drawing, events, fun, life, nature, personal, photo, random, Viv's Art | , , , , , ,

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  1. Great photo, Viv!
    Amazing and almost mystical this white horse laying on the grass…
    And Barbra? who knows where that little Witch is hanging around…

    Comment by Miki | February 5, 2009

  2. It was hilariously funny, the witch incident. We’d left the dog at home in Leicestershire and so we were wandering the downs around the Marlborough area sans chien, but somehow acquired a manic cavalier King charles spaniel who attached himself to us in the absence of his real owners. As we tripped along the edge of one hillfort, the dog went whizzing madly around, in big circles, and at the end of the fort, there was a dip, a probable dish barrow(i think) wherein sat the witch. We’d seen her set off earlier, by a different route, and she was sitting crosslegged in a meditative state when the dog rushed up to her, licked her face and ran away. As we caught up, Nigel glanced down and saw her, face like a smacked bum, glaring back at us, obviously furious that “our” dog had ruined her ritual. I forked fingers at her behind my back to rebound the curse back to her and we hurried on down, trying not to laugh out loud. At the bottom, the owners of the errant spaniel appeared and we helped round him up.

    Comment by viv66 | February 5, 2009

  3. I just had a peep on the stats page and for some unknown reason, unfathomable to me, this post has had 47 hits on it today, mostly referred from alphainventions.com or something like this. Wild or what?
    any ideas why?

    Comment by viv66 | February 5, 2009

  4. About Alphainventions

    “Hello Curious People,

    First off my name is Cheru Jackson, and I’m just a regular working guy with an apartment and an old car with a big imagination. I don’t think like anyone in this world, because if I did I would not have been able to create alphainventions.com I just ate a McChicken, and I’m a little sleepy.

    The blogs and links appearing on my site are just the most recently updated blogs from people like yourself.

    At first I was frustrated to have to go through with getting an account with Word Press just to explain how my site his more helpful than harmful, but I’m now glad I have an account, and this might stimulate you to check out the site more often. I’m a friggin blogger now yay!

    Ever thought of this?

    If you were to comment on a blog right after the webmaster published (updated) it, you would get a faster response, because most likely the webmaster is still online, and shocked to see that someone has commented so quickly. This is either very simple, or I’m an advanced human.

    It’s just an experiment to help webmasters (bloggers) connect in real-time. It looks simple, but it took me 3 months of coding to build this thing. I’m bored, in my 20s, and this thing is cool.

    The more exposure to the site means more traffic to your blog you from alphainventions.com when you update it.

    That’s how the site is made to work.

    The huge truck got stuck under the bridge, and many men tried to get it out for hours and failed until the creator of alphainventions.com told them let the air out of the tires to set it free.

    If you are concerned that it’s a scam, then contact the government, or whatever it takes, because they are going to tell you how cool it is when they get done with the investigation. I may even link to this post.

    I’m great at coding the site, but at the moment not so great at explaining it’s benefits and features. I tried to make it as simple as possible to understand, and I didn’t even put that many buttons, links, or fun junk on the site. but I know people have a craving for more understanding.

    I might as well make this post my about page lol 🙂 . Real laughter out loud not the text message kind.

    Here is how it works. (simple as possible I hope).. Ready?

    Let’s go…

    If you update or publish your blog at the same time my visitors are browsing blogs in my site then my visitors will get a chance to see your blog in real-time. BAM! (the entire blog is in their face instantly) It’s not even annoying to watch. Is it alpha addicts??

    I also provide a link to your blog in case they want it to open your blog in a new window, or bookmark your blog . The links provides your title, and description to help my visitors get a better understanding on what your blog is about, and get more interested. Alphainventions.com is useful for wordpress.com , typepad.com, spaces.live.com, and blogger.com I love it, and want to grow it like a tree. Yahh!

    To get more traffic from alphainventions.com just keep your blog updated or go to the homepage, and notify readers about your blog. It’s so simple.

    More..

    A realistic goal of mine for alphainventions.com is to provide a way for us to see only blogs that we are interested in update in real time, because this will provide more quality, and blogger interaction.

    Interaction part is why I built the site. It’s fun to see people come to your site and find it interesting as soon as you update or publish, so I want to provide a faster ways of doing this.

    Earlier in the project I tried to make a fair, and logical way for people to submit their link every so often to get more readers for a short period of time, but so many people didn’t understand how the site worked so I guess they may have overlooked it. I’m thinking they didn’t know why they should submit their link.

    Help please…

    Everyone wants their blog to be read instantly, and I want to provide everyone with that experience.

    If anyone here can provide an example of a full explanation on how the site works in better terms it will be greatly appreciated.

    Good job to those who do understand how alphainventions.com works. If I looked at it from outside of my webmaster box I’d probably be a little confused about what alphainventions was at first sight.

    Many people have their blogs set to ping services like weblogs.com when their blog has been published or updated. Visit http://alphainventions.com/block to block your blog from being read if you’d like.

    If someone is on Alpha Inventions when you publish your blog to the public, it will be read by a visitor(s) of mine.

    I have no problem helping you with the situation. Contact info is available on the site.

    The entire time reading Please keep in mind that mostly bloggers, and webmasters use alphainventions.com , and not the average googler, or reader. This should help you to see how the site is more beneficial to people like you. You are thinking in terms of SEO, and things of that nature, and Alpha Inventions is designed to be more on the Instant communication side of things, but I will make adjustments to improve targeting as mentioned in previous posts.

    I do take your feedback seriously.

    Alpha Inventions is far from a robot, because it’s controlled by the visitors, and blog publishers. If you don’t publish a blog nobody will see it. If nobody is on alphanventions.com nobody will see the blogs you published or updated. Simple. It was coded this way to avoid being a spam site. Once the site has grown more, I will get more into the coding part with you, so you can better understand how it works.

    It’s just not about finding something interesting to read.

    The purpose of Alpha Inventions is to connect bloggers with each other in a faster way, so there are no gaps in communication. Targeted communication will improve.

    The fact that someone knows that they can contact you, or provide feedback to you almost instantly make your blog more interesting even though they did not search for your content.

    Youtube.com , and weblogs.com uses a similar method.

    Again for the records the adjustment will be made in the near future to provide more targeted results.

    As the site grows I will implement a system that will show readers blogs very similar to blogs they have created themselves. This will be cool.

    If you still have your doubts I would like you to keep me informed on small things I can do to make the site better for you while still keeping everyone who benefits from it now happy.

    If I can’t help one person with a small problem, how can I help millions?

    I’ve recently changed the languages to English only for a few days to see if things improve for English speaking bloggers. Just a test.

    I will be working on a way for readers to toggle languages.

    Thanks for the positive, and valuable feedback everyone. Good job. Keep it up.
    I suggest people get the most out of alphainventions.com before too many people start to benefit from it. This will take about a year, so don’t panic.

    The site does not refresh the page over and over. This would be spam, and I hate spam as much as anyone else. Quality first.

    You may have had computer errors, because there is no possible way that your site appeared and disappeared in less than 2 seconds unless someone submitted a blog right after you submitted yours.

    or

    You may have hit the “play” button too many times, or a user may have hit the “who’s on alphainventions.com now” button too many time while you were on alphainventions.com

    I apologize for the inconvenience, but this is not how alpha inventions works. Please continue to work with it, and let me know if you experience this again.

    The fact that someone loaded, or clicked (there are links too) your page from alphainventions over 100 times is no fault of mine.

    This is the same as someone clicking your site from Google, or Yahoo 100 times. They can’t help it either. I wish I could help. Just because I’m not a popular people tend to pick on me. (a little)

    When someone submits their blog, then your blog will be removed automatically. There is no database.

    If you don’t want your blog shown, don’t submit it to alphainventions.com, and it will never be show on alphainventions much. This has been mentioned before. Read the threads.

    There are many people who get plenty of comments to their blog from visitors, and I’m sorry nobody found your blog interesting enough to comment on it. People do have to be interested in order for you to get comments. This is no fault of mine. If you went to the store looking for beans, and a clerk tried to sell you rice, then you will reject him or her.

    I ask you all to get a better understanding on how blogs work before we get emotional. A lack of understanding can ruin things for everyone.

    I hate to seem so direct, but I guess it’s needed. If anyone else has stat counter, or analytics please verify that the readers are real readers located from different IP address and different places around the world.

    The site is designed to help, and not hurt. If you have any ideas to improve it let me know. Great job providing me with your feedback.

    Please let me know if you have any ideas on making the site more interesting, and beneficial. Please post in public, because I’d like everyone to be involved.”

    Comment by Miki | February 5, 2009

  5. What is this all about Miki?

    Comment by Michael Pokocky | February 8, 2009


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