Saturday, July 3, 2021

Things Really Are Getting to Normal, Up, Up, and Away in my beautiful balloon...

 Blogger is at it again. I hope this works this time.

I should have said Scribed from by IBM Selectric-II Scribe element.

Getting ready for some typing in the park.

Post Script.  I should not have one typo with a correcting Selectric-II, if I read what I type as I type!  

Well as usual my digital imaging device left me down, but there is an advantage. If I'd have grabbed my 35mm or any of my film cameras I would not have been able to record the video. My OMD however does not use film so there is no, zip, none, nothing, footage.  There is about a one minute video file uploaded so hopefully my one video YouTube channel link works.

One of the things I hate is lithium batteries improperly designed into anything especially my portable radios and digital imaging equipment. I'll take NiCad batteries and keep them maintained over Lithium any day.  And for those who think there is no pollution with Lithium, search the huge hazardous waste lakes that are created in the mining and manufacturing of Lithium batteries.

After that rant, you've probably guessed; the battery died mid-video.  The batteries I use are new this year.  I don't leave without a fully charged battery in the body and one in my pocket.  However, I did not get the battery changed and the imaging device rebooted until the balloons were too far away.

After the balloons were gone I returned to the pavilion where we will be having our Type-Out and typed my OTP for today.  I generally get them in late and Daniel posts them the next day.  

For all those in the U.S.A., I bid you all a most wonderful Independence Day.

Saturday, May 15, 2021

Looks like the folks at Google corrected the issues.

 Seems things were corrected overnight. I noticed WP blogs were not affected. I did not know if or how to notify the bloggers I follow except to try and comment and post on mine, which would probably not be seen on some of the browsers.

In any case Blogger users would have found them locked out of their own blog unless they used an encrypted browser like Tor.

There is one advantage to social media; I could have sent a message to those bloggers which would be on my social media account.

Friday, May 14, 2021

Google & Mozilla have things royally messed up with Blogger

 I've tried to comment on blogs I follow that Mozilla and Google are blocking every blog as a deceptive site. I notified Mozilla via their banners. You may want to do do the same.  That is if my blog post works.  It may be Google's way to kill blogger.

Sunday, March 7, 2021

Hermes 3000 Replacement Feets by Ted Munk

Exchanging the feets took all of about 10 minutes.

Making this post I've got about 2 hours of trying to figure out the crappy Blogger changes.  So far Blogger improvements, like most software 'improvements' are nothing but crap. I'll be nice and not describe things as I usually do off line or like when I was in radio...when the microphone is off.

 More blogger bs.  I thought one quick post since I'm still not over on WP yet. I've been too busy with other things over this past year to post even though I thought I'd have plenty of time to post during the pandemic.

First thing I find is the resize tool no longer is accurate. I have my blog set to match the original 750 pixels and my images sized so I can fit the typecast as its original size to fill the post width, nope. Original size goes past the width.

Also as normal Blogger adds a shadow of a grey line on the left of my typecast no matter how I edit it in GIMP.

 There is no captioning tool. There is a non-working add text tool. Oh, I do try several browsers and OSs, and within Linux 5 different distros just for the fun of proving Blogger is a piece of.

I understand the typosphere is not as active as it once was. Blogger is part of the problem for people like me who do not like frustrations of faulty software.

In any case, I've been producing content and not posting it so I have something to post on WP if and when I ever get set up.  WP is not without issue either.  I already have WP via our typewriter group, but since I want to start my own blog I will need to create a new email and profile which I do not want to do unless I can get set up for self-hosting which will not happen as long as I live in my tiny house.

So I may decide to set up another email account, but I don't want to do. I have too many already and spend too much time gleaning useful email from the spam and other worthless email I receive.

I'll no longer frustrate myself or upset any readers of this blog who do not visit my blog to read my frustrations about Blogger. 

This post will not be searchable from within the blog either since the labels setting no longer works.

Friday, January 1, 2021

Start the year off with The Twilight Zone and a Typewriter

We've been watching the total series of one of my favorite shows from my childhood, The Twilight Zone.

I checked on line news, and found a photo of Rod Sterling at his typewriter.



As far as blogging... I'm getting a round toit.  Too many electronics and radio projects during the last quarter of 2020.  Maybe in 2021 I'll get things moved to WordPress.


Happy New Year to everybody!