Cher Public

I couldn’t kill a fly

Vera MilesHappy 86th or 87th birthday actress Vera Miles

Born on this day in 1904 soprano Irma Beilke.

Born on this day in 1949 composer Stephen Paulus.

Happy 60th birthday director Francesca Zambello.

Please note that the new Disqus commenting system is in place. When you want to reply to a post or a comment, the system will prompt you to log in or to create an account. For more detail on how to use Disqus, please see yesterday’s posting on this subject.

  • manou

    Just trying it out for the heck of it…

    • manou

      Works OK -- but comments no longer appear on Comments Feed.

      • aulus agerius

        It’s always something, ain’t it?

        • Sanford Schimel

          But at least now, we get notifications of subsequent comments.

          • manou

            Indeed -- and there are comments appearing further down on the left.

      • La Cieca

        Comments Feed is now enabled.

        • chicagoing

          This isn’t working for me. I can no longer visualize comments under the headings on the home page. Not so good at change. I may have to be going.

          • La Cieca

            I’m not sure what you’re talking about. How do you mean “visualize comments under the headings on the home page?”

            • chicagoing

              Comments now DO appear when I click on the red box which notes how many replies there are for a topic but I am still struggling to adapt in other ways. Is it necessary to leave that page to post a comment now? I wonder what the long term impact of this change will have on participation rates on the site.

  • Sanford Schimel

    This is a test.

  • erstegeiger

    So happy you are moving to disqus! Now we can up vote awesome comments and reply directly to them! Thanks!!

  • For someone who types as badly as I do AND has second thoughts all the time, it’s great to be able to edit.

    • But the thread is called “i couldn’t kill a fly” and here I am in my avatar slaying a dragon…

  • La Cieca

    Note also, cher public, that by clicking the little “photo” icon at the lower left corner of the comments box, you can insert an image into your comment.

  • La Cieca

    You can also insert a YouTube video simply by pasting the URL into the comments box: no “httpv” required.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_igg4ZC_vDk

  • Cicciabella

    Congrats on the update to Disqus! Happy to report seamless comments flow to newsreader feedly.com.

  • grimoaldo2

    Just trying out new system and avatar.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jYEkKXjjoRI

  • grimoaldo2

    Nice to have the ability to add images again!

  • manou

    I heartily recommend this

    http://www.theoperaplatform.eu/en

    which I saw at Garsington.

    It starts in two hours.

  • DonCarloFanatic

    Giving this a try. My internet is slow as molasses today, so maybe no Opera Platform for me.

  • Lohenfal

    Just trying out the new system. It looks promising. The edit feature is a definite improvement.

  • WindyCityOperaman

    Testing . . . testing . . . and I’m in!

  • goodbyenoway

    I love Vera Miles!!!