Friday, April 20, 2012

New Coke

Some things just don't really need to be "improved".
Somebody needs to tattoo that backwards on the staff at Blogger's foreheads so they read it every time they look in the effing mirror.

For example; the "enter" button on your computer is the exact duplicate of the old "return" button on the electric typewriters that replaced, in turn, the lever ("carriage return") that kicked the paper down one line on the old manual typewriters.

So for about four zillion years (or since the invention of html) a "hard return" - hitting the "return" button - has meant "space down one line and go back to the left margin".

Except for, apparently, the fucking douchenozzles at Blogger. Who have now given us an "option" - it's actually listed on the right hand side of the screen in an "Options" pull-down - to "use (the html symbol for a line break) tag" or "Press "Enter" for line breaks".

And didn't bother to explain that they did this when they forced us into the "improved" template.

Okay then.

Well, I think I'm figuring this damn nonsense out. Slowly. But it's a complete pain-in-the-ass, and so posting may go a little slowly until Blogger gets it's head out of it's fourth point of contact and I figure out what ELSE the damn idiots have fucked up.

1 comment:

Lisa said...

Thank you for explaining that! I temporarily entered from the NEW Blogger and the format was totally messed up. I opted to keep OLD Blogger, which is to say, a white page, ca. 2005. I will never give it up til they pry it from my cold, dead hands, or until a brilliant programmer offers to create a new page for me.

I do not know why people don't abide by the "If it ain't broken, don't fix it" dictum.

BTB: Per Coke -- I love, very rarely, a good 6 oz. bottle of real Coke with sugar and not HFCS, which can only be had from Mexico now. Anyway, I just read where they are now using a hybrid of natural sweetener Stevia + sugar in soda in France. Why can't we do that here?

Oh, that's right -- corn subsidies. I am convinced that our blight of obesity is due not only to overconsumption, but consumption of the wrong foods.