Well that sucked

I'm too embarrassed to write this on my regular site so I'll write it here. :shrug:

I suppose I should be thankful if the overflowing tub didn't leak into the apartment downstairs. I am definitely thankful that the water didn't do anything more than get a few cardboard box corners wet. If any of the books had been damaged... ::shudder::

Well, let that be a lesson to me. Never count on the tub filling up slowly when you've decided to multitask. It will be that one time it fills up lickety-split. And now I am smelly (I'm afraid of the tub now) and I didn't enjoy my dinner (which came out fine, but I didn't enjoy it, and in fact was too afraid of my own ineptitude to take it into another room to eat, so I ate in the kitchen), and I'm tired. And smelly. And I have gas.

But at least the towels are clean.


Posting from the laptop

I fixed my laptop! It turned out all I had to do was reinstall the operating system. Unfortunately I didn't have a copy of Ubuntu. So I downloaded it from the site, but I couldn't find my blank cds to make an image. Then I found the blank cds. But in the meantime Ubuntu was offering free cds of its upcoming new version, so I ordered it. I didn't expect the cd to come for another few weeks, but I just got it today. So I turned on the laptop, put the cd in -- and it installed!

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Bloo is fun

You know, the more I use this program, the more charming I find it. I like the simplicity of the setup -- Wordpress is great, but the bells and whistles in the Dashboard sure do load down my computer. Bloo even has a rather easy extra "community" blog setup where you can make another blog under your main one. If I hadn't already invested so much in setting up Wordpress, I'd switch to this for Spleenville. Or maybe I'm just being a grump because I have a slow computer. Hmm... :shrug:

Anyway, I'll be testing out the community blog thing soon, to see how that will work. :wink:

Okay, what's next?

Well, now that I've figured out why the style sheet wasn't staying (I had the theme selector snap-on activated and I didn't know it) I can get back to testing this software. I've shut off the rich text editor -- I don't really need it. Some things that would be nice (some I've sent into the Bloo feedback area):

  • An option to shut off the comments pop-up and just have comments open on the single post page
  • A pagination button for single posts. Maybe one exists -- I'll have to look it up.

More as I think of them.

Just added a contact form to the sidebar by activating it and editing the sidebar overlay. It was easy as 1,2,3. Nice. :rotfl: