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  • Xue 20:41 on 07/06/2018 Permalink | Reply

    I think the main website is done!! (OMG)

    Now to tidy up MU Talk a bit! πŸ˜€

    • Michael J. Masucci 20:57 on 07/06/2018 Permalink | Reply

      Great work Xue, looking forward to all the innovations and expansions of MU in the years ahead. Congrats to all involved

    • Christa M. Forster 13:27 on 08/06/2018 Permalink | Reply

      Wow! Fantastic. No wonder we haven’t heard from you in a while. You’ve been SUPER PRODUCTIVE!!

      • Vanessa 17:34 on 08/06/2018 Permalink | Reply

        Hello Xta & Michael! It’s so great to “hear” your voices! πŸ˜€
        The official announcement is waiting for all the cleanup work to finish (we’re working on this Talk site today!)
        But the news is that we’re rolling all the disparate elements of the MU umbrella into just 2 MU main sites, the main site itself, and this talk site.

        In the case of PBR, as you know, I bought that “.re” domain name, “practicebased.re/search”. .re is the country code for Reunion Island (Indian Ocean east of Madagascar) but like other country codes, it’s used for domain name hacks. The Tuvalu country code, .tv is often used by television stations. And the Reunion Island country code is used by Real Estate agents! πŸ˜›

        Anyway, I had to get it from a funky domain name registrar since most of the normal registrars don’t, (or didn’t anyway) carry the .re tld. Not a big deal, and it wasn’t expensive at all, but each year I’d forget to renew it, and so the PBR sites would be down for a month or three till I remembered to renew it.

        Meanwhile, it’s gotten quiet at the various MU units. We’re largely in hibernation mode – at least formal MU is – many of the peeps who’ve participated are, not surprisingly, working on all kinds of awesome projects! So this seems like a great time to consolidate all of the content we’ve strewn across cyberspace. As you probably know, I make way too many websites in the first place! πŸ˜› And now in quiet mode, it seems like a lot of sites dilutes things. By collecting all of the content we’ve produced, it should be easier to find things, and easier to maintain.

        Be sure to see our handy Table of Departments:

        it’s a great way to quickly navigate through a lot of content!

        Also, at the bottom of every MU page, you’ll find that same table of departments, plus a chronologic archive, tags, and my personal favorite, This Week in MU History which lists the posts from different years that were published during this week in the calendar.

        Once we finish with the reorganization, I’ll be inviting all of the ~60 authors who’ve participated in the various MU projects to make a What’s up [with me] now? post and share whatever they’re inclined to. I’m excited discover what all of our wonderful friends have been doing.

        So great to hear from you Michael ‘n Xta!

        What’s up [with you] now?

        ~ Vanessa

  • Xue 03:58 on 02/06/2018 Permalink | Reply

    I’m fixing up the MU website.
    (OMG, about time! πŸ˜›

  • Xue 22:17 on 29/03/2018 Permalink | Reply

    Hi, everyone! Hope you’re having a great Spring ’18! Hope 2CU in-world one of these days!

    • Elle 23:37 on 30/03/2018 Permalink | Reply

      Thank you, Xue. Happy Spring to you too!

  • Xue 18:23 on 30/03/2015 Permalink | Reply

    Talk Tips 

    annotated screen cam of Medici University Talk using the Houston theme for WordPress discussions

    Hi guys! Here’s a few tips for things you can do here on MU/Talk:
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    • Neeva 19:33 on 30/03/2015 Permalink | Reply

      Thanks for this Xue. Handy info. I’ll try to update my profile and get a Gravatar pic up tonight.

    • Pearl Grey 19:26 on 31/03/2015 Permalink | Reply

      I’ve tried to link my MU blog in my profile five or six times now. I started yesterday and thought it might take a while to show up. I see the URL in the field and the “profile updated” but my previous comments look the same.

    • Pearl Grey 19:28 on 31/03/2015 Permalink | Reply

      Oh I see; it will show up moving forward.

      • Xue 22:44 on 31/03/2015 Permalink | Reply

        OIC Pearl, IDK that myself! πŸ˜€

        So all new comments are good, then? But the older ones are “already baked” with the old info?

        LMK if you have questions or if anything else comes up.

        Happy Wednesday!

  • Xue 05:44 on 24/03/2015 Permalink | Reply


    psst… if anybody’d like a cool photo icon instead of those blue, sideways “G” thingys, it’s super easy!

    Just drop by

    Make a free account with the same email that you signed up on MU/Talk with, paste a photo there, and voila! Your awesome mug will populate all your stuff over here!

    • Myra 19:39 on 24/03/2015 Permalink | Reply

      You can also get your gravitar icon through wordpress.com when you register on their site. You get a freebie blog, there, when you do, so it’s an option worth considering.

      If your privacy is an issue – blogs often log IP addresses – consider trying CyberGhost. It’s free and mixes up your IP address for you.


      • Xue 18:05 on 27/03/2015 Permalink | Reply

        Yes Myra! Going to Gravatar or WP.com is more-or-less the same thing. (they’re both from Automattic) either way will get you the same thing.

        If you only want an Icon, just go to Gravatar. You can always have a blog at any time later, still free & easy.

        If you’d like a blog, as Myra said, you can go to WP.com and do both. And of course, you can sign up for a free blog without any obligation to use it! :+]

  • Xue 03:36 on 17/02/2015 Permalink | Reply


    Just a geek moment here – when you have Open Registration as we do here on MU/Talk, after a couple of days, the spambots find you and you’re flooded with bad registrations and spam posts. We’ve installed a “honeypot” that’s designed to block those registrations and it does block most of them. But some get through. So we manually delete those. If you register and find yourself unregistered the next day, just message Izzy or myself and we’ll fix that. Sorry for geek speak! And TY for your participation!

    • Newton 07:27 on 17/02/2015 Permalink | Reply

      Thank you for the heads-up!

  • Xue 12:12 on 27/01/2015 Permalink | Reply

    Need Any Help? 

    portrait of Xue Faith in greenish-yellowish false color acid tones and mounted in a museum matte

    Hello all, I’m the webmaster here for Medici University & MU/Talk. I’m also a college student at King’s College in London, so I’m definitely not a pro, but if you have any website questions or need any help with anything, I’ll try my best.

    Go MU!

    • AlexandreLois1 13:31 on 27/01/2015 Permalink | Reply

      Hello, Xue
      I’m experimenting with web design and I have some very unusual pages. You can see how my web design is pleasant?

      • Izzy 13:50 on 27/01/2015 Permalink | Reply

        Hello Alexandre, is there a link or URL to see your experiments?

    • AlexandreLois1 14:59 on 27/01/2015 Permalink | Reply

      I do not give these links open viewing. I can give only privately in the world.

    • Newton 23:16 on 28/01/2015 Permalink | Reply

      Thank you for taking on this important role. I have submitted a faculty application, however I noticed that in Google Chrome on Mac OSx, the application form seemed to just reload on submit. I’m not certain as to whether my inquiry was received. Sorry for the customer service annoyance, but I think i’m directing this to the right expert.

      • Xue 00:30 on 29/01/2015 Permalink | Reply

        Hi Newton. So sorry about that! Did you restart Chrome & restart your Mac? That often helps! We use “Ninja Forms” which seems to work pretty well. I can try it out on Mac/Chrome tomorrow and see if I can replicate whatever happened for you. Did you try Safari?

        We did receive a Staff application from, perhaps your sister, just fine. But sadly, I don’t see a Faculty application from you in the cue at this time. Keep me posted and I’ll see what I can sort out on this end!

        TY / Sorry!

        • Newton 01:33 on 29/01/2015 Permalink | Reply

          Thank you for your speedy response in this matter. Your answer regarding having not received it is tremendously helpful and I shall submit it anew in a different browser, posthaste. All the Best.

  • Xue 17:48 on 25/01/2015 Permalink | Reply  

    Hello world! 

    Welcome to WordPress. This is your first post. Edit or delete it, then start blogging!

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  • Xue 21:31 on 20/08/2014 Permalink | Reply  

    Hello world! 

    Welcome to WordPress. This is your first post. Edit or delete it, then start blogging!

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  • Xue 03:44 on 10/08/2014 Permalink | Reply  

    Color Posts Test 

    avatar dancing

    Photo: Cho Balanced by Luminis Kanto

    This is only a test!

    The β€œColor Post” plugin sets a coordinating background for your post.

    I don’t think there are any choices / settings.

    Results may vary depending on your theme. In .Re/act’s case, you won’t see it on the home feed, but you will see it on any individual post that has at least 1 image.

  • Xue 19:16 on 13/11/2013 Permalink | Reply

    Hello all There was an update to Google… 

    Hello all! There was an update to Google Chrome which is temporarily not letting you post here. If you use Firefox, Opera, or most other browsers you’ll be fine till the Chrome issue is resolved. Also, if instead of using the “Whatcha up to?” box, you use the +New>Post, then even Chrome will still post here. Sorry for the hassle! We’ll keep you updated.

  • Xue 02:36 on 02/11/2013 Permalink | Reply  

    Hello world! 

    Welcome to WordPress. This is your first post. Edit or delete it, then start blogging!

    • Mr WordPress 02:36 on 02/11/2013 Permalink | Reply

      Hi, this is a comment.
      To delete a comment, just log in and view the post's comments. There you will have the option to edit or delete them.

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