Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Friday, March 20, 2009

Blogger and Google Docs

I am experimenting with "Google Docs" for another blog project and I wish to use Docs for blogging so that my documents can be better organized/filed.

But I cannot for the life of me figure how to make the tags/labels function register when searching the blog. I don't mind making a template to use over and over again, but I cannot figure how they link. And surely they must link since Google bought Blogger, and other functions do indeed work in tandem.

Thursday, March 19, 2009

The Owner Knows

The title of this film is "Wonder where the dog learned this trick?"

Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Cable Hell

Wonderful slide story regarding the problem with cables; received as a tweet from Stephen Fry.

My Life With Cables - Abstract City Blog - NYTimes.com

I am sure that a generation from now, all our hassles with cables will be long forgotten. But I pledge to keep history alive, and look forward to telling my grandkids stories of SCSI cables, unpolarized NEMA 1-15 sockets and DVI plugs.

Sunday, March 15, 2009

Obama's "Czechoslovakia" Visit

Czech news is all agog that Obama mentioned that he is going to "Czechoslovakia".

The funny part is that even Bush didn't get that wrong.

Saturday, March 07, 2009

When Force Is Justified

No kidding around here.

"We stopped the police car and I ran toward the
bulldozer, firing several shots at the driver from the vehicle's left
side until he slumped to the right. I then ran to the bulldozer's other
side and noticed [the terrorist] was trying to sit up, so I fired at
him again. Several moments later another policeman arrived, and he
fired three more shots at the driver with an M-16 rifle," Bin-Nun said.

Friday, March 06, 2009

What Can You Do About It?

Let's face it. I am lazy.

Its so difficult to get to the gym, to work really hard all day long, to clean up the kitchen when my wife is away.

I am getting old - and worse, not fighting it.

So many things going on. Some pressure, some annoyances, things that make you want to stay in bed. And yet, I get out of bed. I find something to make the day interesting.

A lot of what makes life interesting at work is the pursuit of profit. That big deal around the corner. Sometimes that wait is excruciatingly long and boring, and a bit of a worry especially regarding the employment.

And then there is the family, the responsibilities, the kid, the wife, the dogs... and the bills that are so easy to lose track of.

It reminds me of a commercial for Rainier Ale, in Seattle.

"See this? Wood rot. See this? leaking roof. See this? Water seeping into the foundation. What can you do about it? Nor much. Better just to have a Rainier Ale."

That seems like a plan for me. Its Friday, after all. Fix the kid dinner, put him to bed, and crack open a Czech Beer.

Ach Jo. (the Czech expression for "sigh")

Wednesday, March 04, 2009

Blogger Post Template Problem: Google Docs Doesn't Have Any

Blogger Lab and Google Docs Lab
Dont Talk to Each Other


I am surprised that of all the design effort that goes into blogging and other similar tools, that they have not come up with many post templates. Sure Word Press is better and they have more, but not that many more..

So what is with this format?

Well, since there are no post templates, I was looking around for some and found this 'scientific paper' template in Google Docs.

but google docs is clunky

Its true, unfortunately that Google Docs is really clunky to work with. And seems to me to be unfriendly. Or down right nasty. For a whole week I was convinced it was hiding documents from me.

And now I am sick of using it.

Another Subchapter

One More Chapter

So I would like to kindly ask someone to make some ready-made templates for Blogger.


Me, only cranky me.

Monday, March 02, 2009

All my "Google Docs" are gone!

All my google documents are gone. I noticed it last week and thought it might be a glitch with the Opera browser I use on my laptop at work. So I then opened them in google Chrome. And While it was open, I noticed the documents are there one moment and gone after a few minutes!

What is it ?  Luckily they are not life threatening documents. A bunch of invoices for my consultant work, some letters and even notes on a job search. 

But the integrity is definitely in question. I would never used google docs as a safe keeping place and advise everyone against it. 

Sure, sure,... maybe I deleted them somehow; this certainly crossed my mind. But I cannot figure out how that could have happend given the description of one browser and then the next, above. 

Can anyone help?