So, WordPress introduced an unexpected modification into the theme I use. There is now this thing called “infinite scroll” which means if you scroll down on the homepage, you don’t get to a footer and a little link that says “earlier posts.” Oh no. Now you just get more posts.
I would not care about this, but it appears to have had an unintended consequence, to wit: it has disabled my little map widget. (The name of the widget is “Clustrmap.”) The little map widget is sort of like a goldfish. It stopped moving this morning, and I thought, well, maybe it’s just resting. But no. The internet is sprinkling food in the tank in terms of hits, but the little map . . . the little map is not just resting. It has passed on. It is pushing up daisies. It is a Dead Widget.
And I really do think this is an effect of the alteration that WordPress made to this theme. The timing is so well correlated, and I can’t think of anything else that might cause this.
I will admit to being a little bit miffed here. I liked my little map widget. It wasn’t much, as widgets go. Its code was simple, its options limited, and sometimes it lost its little dots — this is the html version of mange, I suppose — but it worked, and we were used to one another.