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February 10, 2003

More problems of modernity. It may be routine for my readers to load Electrolite and discover new posts, but for me the experience comes as something of a surprise. Anyway, that fine post about circulation patterns in Tia Maria cocktails has now been moved to its intended place on Making Light. Thus the perils of two blogs, one MT installation. (Yes, before you ask, we do have separate MT logins, but we each have authoring privileges on the other’s weblog, so we can do routine maintenance tasks for one another like backing up the database, correcting typos, and the like. All the little chores of 21st-century domesticity, you know, washing the dishes, fixing lunch, flaming the Bush Administration, tweaking the CSS style sheet.) [01:38 PM]
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Jim Carruthers ::: (view all by) ::: February 10, 2003, 03:02 PM:

tweaking the CSS style sheet

Isn't that redundant? What are the editorial guidelines regarding expanding an acronymn?

Graydon ::: (view all by) ::: February 10, 2003, 03:34 PM:

There are other kinds of style sheet, so I don't believe it's necessarily redundant. (Especially considering that there are other CSS components subject to tweaking.)

Jane Yolen ::: (view all by) ::: February 10, 2003, 06:43 PM:

This last post of yours, Patrick, is written JUST as you speak. I actually heard you in my head as I read it., with your wonderful strong stresses on occasionally THE wrong word. (Just to throw the listener off, I suspect, as well as a measure of passionate discourse.)


Mary Kay ::: (view all by) ::: February 10, 2003, 07:10 PM:

tweaking the CSS style sheet

Hey, y'all keep your kinky sex practices to yourselves. Unless we're all invited of course.


vachon ::: (view all by) ::: February 10, 2003, 08:38 PM:

Style sheet or no style sheet, I still have to turn off the ad-washer to read the comments. *sigh* Life is hard.

spacewaitress ::: (view all by) ::: February 11, 2003, 02:22 AM:

Aw! I almost cried. I envy married bloggers -- I think domestic bliss is a factor that can improve one's writing immeasurably. --sigh.--

Ah well. Someday.

Xopher ::: (view all by) ::: February 11, 2003, 07:37 AM:

I wondered why you both posted the same thing -- in the same words! -- on the same day. I must have been looking just as you moved it; as soon as I went back to check that they were really identical, I found the present post (didn't have time to comment until now).

I also love the way you talk, Patrick. It's kind of what I try for and don't quite achieve.

Stephanie ::: (view all by) ::: February 11, 2003, 09:04 AM:

Vachon, if the pop-up is giving you trouble, click the permalink to see the comments displayed in the page itself.

vachon ::: (view all by) ::: February 11, 2003, 12:10 PM:

Thank you, Stephanie for your suggestion. I'll try it later when I get home on my own PC. I swear I just read the blogs on my break time when I'm at work. No. Really.

Bill Humphries ::: (view all by) ::: February 11, 2003, 03:34 PM:

vachon: a simple answer to your problem. Ditch 'ad washer' and switch to Mozilla or if you're on OS X, Safari. Both are much more sophisticated about controling popups while allowing the JavaScript you want to execute, execute.

Melissa Singer ::: (view all by) ::: February 11, 2003, 04:13 PM:

Jane, on another tack entirely, my daughter startled the entire children's department of our local Barnes & Noble into immobility a week or so ago when, coming off the escalator, she spotted the new dinosaur book and the stuffed tyrannosaur with his blankie, and let out a shriek that probably could have been heard on Mars.

Jeff Youngstrom ::: (view all by) ::: February 11, 2003, 06:18 PM:

Bill, I'm running Mozilla 1.3b (on windows, sadly) and have to enable "Open unrequested windows" in order to see the comment popups on Electrolite and Making Light. Is there some other trick you know about that I'm missing that will both banish popups and let me read the best comment threads in the blogosphere?

(permalink workaround duly noted, thanks, Stephanie though that only works on Electrolite, not Making Light (hint, hint))

Simon Shoedecker ::: (view all by) ::: February 11, 2003, 07:20 PM:

I run a program called Pop-Up Stopper (from panicware.com), a very fine ad-killer which can be disabled on an ad hoc basis by simply holding down the Ctrl key while clicking on the link. Whenever the link info bar at the bottom of the IE screen reads "javascript" as I move my mouse-pointer onto the link, I know I'll need to hold the Ctrl key. One gets used to needing to do this; I do not find it an imposition.

- One who Does Not Know what "MT" and "CSS" are

Josh ::: (view all by) ::: February 11, 2003, 08:52 PM:

Jeff: Do you have JavaScript enabled in Mozilla? I'm using Mozilla 1.2.1 (also on Windows) with the "Open unrequested windows" option unchecked, and the comments windows open just fine.

Jeff Youngstrom ::: (view all by) ::: February 12, 2003, 04:08 PM:

Huh. I _did_ have JavaScript enabled for the browser. And magically now that I try disabling unrequested windows again, everything works fine.

Sorry about cluttering up your comments with my luser problems, Mr. Nielsen Hayden.