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Friday, September 28, 2007

All Work, No Reward Makes MD a Mad Boy

This is the kind of stalemate shit I was talking about; the kind of "simple" tweak that you can spend days researching, only to find out that there is nothing you can do, there is no workaround, and it is a "known" issue cleverly hidden so as to downplay the fact that they already knew it just isn't going to work:

Surf on over to The Rundown and let all the posts load, then go all the way to the end of the page. Down there, you will see some handy "Newer Posts" and "Older Posts" links. I have complained before that these links were not showing up here or on Weird Ink, both of which are published to The Weirding via FTP.

At various times, I've spent a few hours here and there trying to figure out how to do this. Well, tonight, I spent over four hours - 4 fucking hours! - going through every, single, possible trick I could find. I went through countless Help and Support posts, "hacks" for Classic Templates, and at least a dozen other things. I copied and pasted JAVA and HTML and tried and tried and tried to get it to work. I added new directories full of labels and archives and changed settings and changed them back and on and on. 4 hours...

FINALLY, at almost 4:00 AM this morning, exactly, I found a single post that said, basically, "Blogger Beta does not work with FTP and there is no ETA as to when these issues will be fixed and/or implemented."

That's what I've been saying about all the time spent working behind the scenes, actually doing important shit that you never see. I could have been working on getting up more of the main pages and departments, tweaking pages ready to be uploaded - the whole nine. Instead, I lost an entire day's work only to find out that Blogger already knew nothing I was trying was going to work. They just don't like to "Advertise" that fact, so they cleverly hid it amongst at least 1000 posts offering me a glimmer of hope.

This is why there haven't been any posts the past day or so. Sorry for that, but I was working. I am going to try one more approach, but it's a longshot, so I'm going to tweak the layout a little because it looks terrible. I'll cover this over to The Wording - where this discussion really belongs - but I wanted to let y'all know what I've been up to.

1 comment:

  1. Yes, yes, I know the current color scheme looks pretty... well, I can't think of a PC synonym for "ugly."

    I hope you can see where I was going with the whole thing, but it's really early in the morning and I have been up really late, so I keep getting the CSS entries confused and I've been messing with it for almost 2 hours now, so I'll get back to it one of these days.

    I hope you like the layout in the sidebar and so forth. Much more to come in that area as well, but it looks a hell of a lot better than it did, at least!