October 07, 2005

Dad Update, 1

For years my father stayed abreast of this weblog by calling me to ask if I was still blogging. Eventually I began to suggest that there were other ways to find out beyond throwing me an interrogative.

Now he tells me that I'm losing my touch. I explain about the computer glitch that limits me to short entries.

He's unimpressed.

Parents constitute the ultimate tough room.

Posted by Attila at October 7, 2005 10:48 PM | TrackBack

Computer glitch?

Posted by: Chris Short at October 8, 2005 06:55 AM

We're pretty sure there's something about my machine, with its tiny, quasi-blonde attention span. But I can't post more than about 7-8 lines at once.

Posted by: Attila Girl at October 8, 2005 07:59 AM

Attila Girl...

I think I posted this before...but I think you're problem lies in the way you have MovableType installed on your server. While I'm FAR from being an MT expert (took me hours to upgrade to MT 3.2) I think that you're suffering from a badly configured setup.

I'll check to see if I can find a solution...to make you, your dad, and the rest of your readers happy. I'm sure you've more to say than 7-8 lines for a post.

See you on the high ground.


Posted by: MajorDad1984 at October 8, 2005 08:05 AM

have you checked with munuvania?

Or are you one of the dreaded MAC users? In which case you probably need the new version of Safari (or the new version of Firefox)

Posted by: Zendo Deb at October 8, 2005 09:15 AM

I'm going to tell your Daddy on you!

Posted by: Walter E. Wallis at October 8, 2005 09:52 AM

Well, since you do seem to be able to comment normally to your heart's content, you could always continue with what you want to say in the Comments Section. Your readers will be able to make it that far...Consider the original posting a tease.

Posted by: Darrell at October 8, 2005 11:35 AM

So. True.

Posted by: Rae at October 8, 2005 12:17 PM

Hey, at least your dad asks about it. Mine treats mine with utter and complete contempt.

And he wonders why we don't get along much...

Posted by: Dean Esmay at October 8, 2005 07:54 PM

Actually, the blog demons also monitor my comments, and reject any that aren't short enough. I've tried placing the post within comments. No work.

The problem is specific to my computer, since Pixy is able to post here at length. And it's not limited to one browser, either: I have the same problem using IE. And I cannot post long missives over at Munuviana, either.

I can post longer pieces at Esmay's site, but I don't very often because I'm hungup on the idea that they have to be perfect and brilliant. (He's trying to coax me out of that mind-set.)

Posted by: Attila Girl at October 9, 2005 07:33 AM

Maybe some reader would care to donate a computer to help the cause! Anyone? And you can keep it uncluttered, just for blogging.

I tried perfect and brilliant, but now settle for most words falling between the margins. It's saved a lot of time and effort.

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