Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Labels & Other Technical Monkey Business

I am getting royally pissed at Blogger, the fine folks who let us all create such riveting blogs. An old friend of mine has started his own blog, and, being the loyal friend that I am, I want to add his to my blog list on the right hand side of this page. So I go to his blog, copy the url, go to my "edit blog list" page and paste it in the appropriate box. But when I save it, it suddenly claims it has no idea who Russ is by telling me "Blog not found." No matter how many times I try, it won't work. The url is right, I have triple & quadruple checked it. I can read his blog just fine. I have even left witty remarks for him. But I can not link his blog. Blast.

Look, I was not weaned on technology like my spawn was. I can still proudly pull out the slide rule my high school chemistry teacher taught us how to use. And here it is, broken edge and all.....

We were the shiznit of our time, let me tell you.
(Russ, weren't you in my class? Do you still have yours too?)

So, sometimes, when this damn machine doesn't work the way I think it should, I have to holler for BS (he is of the generation that really knows what mysterious terms like 'baud rate' really mean). But alas, he cannot help with this.

So, when you see "Russ's OBX Journal" in the side bar, this is the place to go:
which is the exact same thing I typed in, only my link doesn't work! and everyone else's does.

Sorry Russ.

Also, my friend Rosie has been yammering at me to put labels on my posts so that people can enter key terms in search boxes and be directed to all the fascinating things I write about. Yeah. So, I have started with the labels, although I may have gotten carried away with some of them. And I'm not done yet.

Also, one of my co-workers has a Google alert set up for the name of our workplace, so I hope putting the name as a label on a goodly number of posts doesn't cause her alerts to implode.


Rosie Hawthorne said...

You can use a slide rule?
I still have my abacus.

Kathy said...

Hey, that makes you even older than me :-D

Russ said...

Our mutual friend Steve Dudley convinced me to switch to a circular slide rule in college. And yes, we were in the same "Unmerciful Percival" Chemistry class.

On the ink, when I hover the mouse over my blog site, it reads for the "feed" address instead of the actual site URL. You can see it in the bottom left of your browser when yoo mouse over the link; the others on your blog list lack the "feeds" in the url. Maybe that is the problem!

Kathy said...

I see the problem, but EVERYTIME I try to fix it, it fucks up. I have manually typed in your url, I have copied and pasted it, but each time I save it, it changes it to

I don't know how to keep that from happening. I think there is something wrong with the way you set up your account. Yeah, that's it.

I thought you were in Chem with me. Didn't you always sit up front? ;-)

Marilyn said...

Hey, I have my father's abacus (he used it because he was blind)! Thanks for the link to your friend's blog. I emailed it to my husband, the banker and fellow Freemason.