About This Blog
A blog about my life, universe, etc. At any given time you might find something endlessly interesting or just me ruminating on something else, which no one (not even myself) finds interesting. That's the way blogs go, I suppose. Anyway, I was eleventh in line, and you weren't. Hah!
Scripture of the Moment 2 Nephi 2:27 Wherefore, men are free according to the flesh; and all things are given them which are expedient unto man. And they are free to choose liberty and eternal life, through the great Mediator of all men, or to choose captivity and death, according to the captivity and power of the devil; for he seeketh that all men might be miserable like unto himself.
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-- If I mention something that's been published and is still available on the Internet, I will link to it. Well, if I know it's there, anyway.
-- Once I've posted something, I will not make substantive changes to the body of the post. Any changes will be noted with an "EDIT" tag at the bottom of the post in question, or will be noted in a subsequent post. Typos, stylistic errors, and link updates will occur, without time limit (though if it's been a while, I'll let you know). If I really really regret a post, it's likely I'll post about cats or something for a while in pennance. You've been warned.
-- If I find something through the efforts of another blogger (in fact, of anyone I can link to), I'll credit them with a link (the style of such a link is pretty much up to my mood, so don't expect consistency in that area).
-- My comment policy is listed below.
I like comments, and I'll keep them activated. HOWEVER, if you want to start a flamewar, go somewhere else. If you want to get me to start arguing with you about Ohio State vs. Michigan, whether Mormons are Christian, how stupid being spoiler free is, or pretty much anything else inflamatory (inflamatory is in the eye of me in this case -- if you don't trust my judgement, too bad), go somewhere else. All links to pornography, all instances of vulgar language, and anything else I don't think is appropriate for my sisters, brother, neice, and nephew to see (ages 1-18), or quite frankly appropriate for ME to see, will be edited as I see fit (probably with links to something else, or alternate words, or what have you). All spam comments, including blatant off-topic self-promotion, will be deleted. If you've been banned, feel free to email me; if you're uncivil, please know that I'm interested in finding out exactly how many people I can add to my killfile without bringing my processer speed to zero, and don't mind using your address in my experiments. I reserve the right to delete and/or ban anyone I want. If you need to say it that badly, go get your own blog. They're free, you know.
A Note About Chatting and Emails
I'm not what you would call an extremely social or extraverted person. As a matter of fact, I tend to test 100% introvert on Myer-Briggs and other personality profile tests. Therefore, please be aware that most of the time, if I don't already know you (either in person or through weeks/months/years of email contact) the chances are I won't be very talkative if you IM me. I like having a long time to consider what I say, and that goes double for what I say to total strangers. Please don't think me scary, rude, hateful, or even just someone in a perpetual bad mood, if chat efforts are unsuccessful. Quite frankly, it's probably better for you to go find someone else to chat with, unless you have something significant to say. And if it's that important, you should probably email me. Which reminds me to let you know now that if you do choose to email me, it might be days, weeks, months, years, or never before I email you back. It takes a lot of energy for me to come up with replies to random inquiries from strangers, and most of the time there's something I'd rather be doing instead. Your understanding is appreciated. I'm not saying don't try, I'm just saying -- have minimal expectations, okay? Thanks. Oh, and if you DO know me, don't treat this statement as an excellent excuse not to talk to me. You know who you are.
FORGET ADMINISTRATIVE SUPPORT, IT'S ALL ABOUT THE READERSHIP...
Sometime ago (about the time my third desperate plea for assistance to the folks that run Blogger went completely unnoticed for six months) I gave up on the notion of depending on them (meaning technical admin types) for survival. Why would they help me, a girl who refuses to pay for a blog until she can reliably prove she'll actually write in it consistently, with high-quality content and so forth, for an extended period of time? I won't buy a domain and then let it sit unused; for heaven's sake, look how badly I treat the free ones I already have.
Anyway, in the hopes of getting a real solution implemented sooner rather than never, I've emailed Blogger_User_Support (the folks who helped me last time), which is a Yahoo Group filled with blogging expert types. I sent them the text of the "please help me" message I sent to User Support, and now I'm going to reprint it here, mostly to demonstrate the phenomenon I'm complaining about (my YG has an open archive, which documents clearly the double email situation). I don't expect you, my Honored Duo of Readers, to actually help out much, because neither of you is all that skilled in the Bloggery goodness that is Blogger. But listen to me whining anyway, because it builds character.
"I can post and publish my posts just fine -- they appear on my blog exactly as I want them to -- but after I've hit Post and Publish (or even just Post, and then hitting the yellow Publish button separately) the entire text of the post stays in the editing box. When I try to close the Explorer window, or go to my template settings, the Java box pops up and says "you have an unsaved post" even though I haven't made any changes to the text in front of me, and the post was published successfully.
Moreover, when I post a new entry, the email (which was going to my private account [firstname.lastname@example.org] but is now going to my email list [email@example.com] so you can see the archive [http://groups.yahoo.com/group/eleventhinline/] for yourself) from the previous entry is doubled. That is, when I post a hypothetical "The Story, Part III," not only is "The Story, Part III" sent to the email list, but the previous entry, "The Story, Part II" is also sent (even though it was sent before). And if I post "The Story, Part IV," then the previous post, "The Story, Part III" will also go to the email list. You can now see the activity clearly in the group archives, as I'm posting this message to the blog to help demonstrate. I can't see where in my settings it would indicate any preference to have old messages re-posted to an email address that already got the message once, but I'm no expert."
Okay, I feel better now. It's amazing how cathartic cut&paste operations can be, sometimes. posted by Sarah at 9:44 PM. |