Archive for the ‘Blog Notes’ category

Blog Notes: Late Start Today

December 15, 2008

Deal with it.

Only sixteen days left to this blog anyway.

Blog Notes: End Of Today

December 9, 2008

An unexpected computing task has cut short this day.

More tomorrow.

I’m Back In Firefox 2.x

December 8, 2008

Yes, Chrome was faster.

But the UI feedback just sucks.

I had tabs sit there blank. I had one tab not want to close or switch to Google(!). I just could not get used to New Tab going to the right of the current one and not all the way to the right.

At the bottom left of Fox, when I go to any site, I get a very detailed enunciation of everyfrikkinthing that’s being switched through to build the site. With Chrome, I’d only get the the main URL. I’d have no idea of what was delaying anything.

iTweet gave me refresh errors and was slower than Twitterfox. Plus, it seemed to arrange tweets in a tossed salad fashion. I kept missing tweets. Since I’ve gone back to Firefox, I’ve found two Private tweets I didn’t see in iTweet.

So, Firefox 2.x — slow as shit, yes. But my brain has been sutured to it.

I’m Using Google Chrome Today

December 8, 2008

And I’m all bollixed up.

I’m used to the way Firefox 2.x (the only version this PC can use without going to its knees, mostly) does things. I miss the lower-right hand green progress bar.

Things are considerably faster, but it’s all also making me slightly dizzy, with everything looking and acting differently.

I had to go Chrome after being told by three people in charge of Teleread that the site in fact loads quickly — and not aggravatingly-slow as it always does for me. Chrome has confirmed Firefox is terrible.

I also miss Twitterfox.

I’m using iTweet, but it’s very disorienting. It’s giving me refresh problems and I feel like I’m not directly plugged into my Twitterstream.

Expect missed tweets and late or even no replies.

Go Slit Your Throat, You Scum!

December 6, 2008

In today’s email:

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Blog Notes: This Is A Test

December 5, 2008

This is a test post using WordPress 2.7.

Do not be alarmed.

I can do that for you!

The elements are so faint, I can’t see the border surrounding the headline and text fields!

Plus, the text field is a lot smaller than it was.

Not happy yet.

Blogging will resume slowly today.

Blog Notes: WordPress Upgrade Looms

December 4, 2008

I really want to do a post about the remake of the Terry Nation series, Survivors.

But with all the screensnap rescaling I have to do, it’d be close to the upgrade deadline of 8PM EST.

A post this involved is something I’d compose in BlogDesk, for bulk uploading.

But I’m not sure if even BlogDesk will function properly as the WordPress gnomes bang on their servers with hammers to get this upgrade going.

So, unless I find some minor stuff to blog about (oh, there’s lots of Doom — none of it minor, however!), this blog might close earlier than 7PM EST tonight.