Archive for the ‘Blog Notes’ category

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.

Blog Notes: WordPress 2.7 At 8PM ET Tonight

December 4, 2008

I’ve already noted my reluctance for this switch.

I’ll shut down this blog at 7PM ET tonight.

When the switchover happens, I’ll do a bit of testing.

Your best bet is to monitor the backup blog at Blogger in case things have gone horribly wrong here and I can’t do any more posts with WordPress.

Blog Notes: WordPress Upgrade Tomorrow

December 3, 2008

2.7 Gets Here in Two Days!

As promised, here is the advance notice that WordPress 2.7 is coming to, and will go live on Thursday, December 4, 2008 at 8pm Eastern Time. That’s 5pm Thursday in California, 1am Friday in London (UTC), 8am Friday in Jakarta, noon on Friday in Sydney…

This could get ugly:

A note on browser capabilities: WordPress 2.7 makes extensive use of JavaScript to create the user experience outlined here. If you have JavaScript turned off in your browser, some features may not be available or may work a bit differently than described here. In addition, using a recent standards-compliant browser will ensure that you have an optimal experience. Older browsers that are not supported by their manufacturers any longer may not look as expected; we recommend Firefox 3, Google Chrome, and Safari 3.

Emphasis added by me.

I tried Fox 3. Had to dump it.

Google Chrome lacks the extensions I depend on with Fox 2.x.

Safari? On a PC? Noooo!

So, since I’m sticking with Fox 2.x — because everything else crawls on this wretched Microsoft-sabotaged PC — things might not work out well, blogging-wise.

On the other hand, fuck it! This blog stops updating after 12/31/08. This might mean there will be even fewer posts before then.

Blog Notes: November Contents Now Up!

November 30, 2008

Click here.

One month left til this blog goes dead!

Blog Notes: Eh.

November 30, 2008

I have a bunch of Doom dispatches that I should be posting.

Instead, I’m closing the blog early for today.

I shouldn’t eat in the evening while blogging. I lose my motivation.

Up next will be the post linking to November’s Contents.

Tomorrow begins the final month of this blog!

Happy Thanksgiving 2008

November 26, 2008

This blog will be closed tomorrow.


No blogging.


No Twittering.


No online at all.

Major Terror Attack In Mumbai, India

November 26, 2008

All other activities here have been suspended while I monitor the major terror attack happening in Mumbai, India.

Live scrolling Twitter feed.

Live IBN/CNN streaming video.

Live photos on Flickr.

Thanks to everyone on Twitter for sharing!

Twitter has been ahead of American TV from the start.

My sympathies to all the victims of this horrible attack.