[lit-ideas] Re: Blogging

  • From: carol kirschenbaum <carolkir@xxxxxxxxx>
  • To: lit-ideas@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Sun, 15 Jul 2012 19:43:09 -0700

I appreciate your support, Thomas.

ck

On Sun, Jul 15, 2012 at 7:34 PM, Thomas Hart <tehart@xxxxxxx> wrote:

> I'll be 67 years old on Thursday. I'm auditing classes, via iTunes U, on
> Music, the Hebrew Bible and Christianity, Physics, etc. Reading the past
> year has included Wm. James, Matthew Josephson on the Robber Barons, Hegel,
> Marx, Kierkegaard. According to most people I know I've been an SOB (Swell
> Old Boy?) most of my life.
>
> Some dogs just lay down and do nothing. Others are out catching frisbees.
> It all depends on the dog's attitude.
>
> Some people are just intellectually incurious.
>
> "All women are created equal.
> Then some become Marines"
>
> Katy Perry video for "Part of me"
>
> Thomas Hart
> tehart@xxxxxxx
>
>
>
> On Jul 15, 2012, at 9:34 PM, carol kirschenbaum wrote:
>
> Old dog here. Tried learning new tricks. Didn't stick. It's true, I'm
> probably an idiot.
>
> ck
>
> On Sun, Jul 15, 2012 at 6:12 PM, Thomas Hart <tehart@xxxxxxx> wrote:
>
>> Writing requires the manipulation of semantic elements, including coding
>> elements for breath pauses that can affect perceived meaning. The
>> difference between a comma and a semi-colon was fought over, I've read, at
>> the Constitutional convention.
>>
>> It is not necessary to be a master, but you should at least have some
>> competence.
>>
>> Insects are specialized, and look where they are. Specialists are by
>> definition idiots.
>>
>> "All women are created equal.
>> Then some become Marines"
>>
>> Katy Perry video for "Part of me"
>>
>> Thomas Hart
>> tehart@xxxxxxx
>>
>>
>>
>> On Jul 15, 2012, at 8:55 PM, carol kirschenbaum wrote:
>>
>> This post is precisely why I don't blog. Although the tech stuff here is
>> probably quite helpful to some, it turns me off in a way that performing
>> statistical computations can only approach. Nowadays, speaking one's mind
>> entails coding. Oh yuck.
>>
>> ck
>>
>> On Sun, Jul 15, 2012 at 5:44 PM, Thomas Hart <tehart@xxxxxxx> wrote:
>>
>>> The problem with things like Blogger, Wordpress, Sandvox, and iWeb is
>>> that they use tricks behind the scenes to make it easy to insert video,
>>> pictures, etc. However, and this is a biggie, they generate code that
>>> you're not responsible for, at least in the sense that you didn't write it
>>> directly. So if one of the programs is discontinued, as iWeb will be at
>>> some point in the furure, you're sort of stuck with trying to redo the web
>>> site. Plus, as far as I know, they generate HTML 4.0 code, and the web is
>>> moving to HTML 5.0. 5 is easier to use, and to control. For example, in 5
>>> you can create a piece that will hide/reveal graphics, text, etc:
>>>
>>> <details>
>>> <summary> This is a big list of all movies with Mickey Rooney</summary>
>>> List of all movies with Mickey Rooney
>>> </details>
>>>
>>>  When that code is viewed in a capable browser (Safari 5.2, 6.0, Chrome,
>>> but not Firefox), you can click on the text in the summary and see all
>>> movies with Mickey Rooney in a nice list. In other browsers, it will just
>>> display as a list.
>>>
>>> To achieve the same thing in HTML 4.0 requires writing a Javascript
>>> routine.
>>>
>>> With the shutdown of MobileMe I've had to move some 400 posts from there
>>> to my home server, and I converted from iWeb to strict HTML 5.0 and CSS3.
>>>
>>> I can send any interested party a copy of the stylesheet, and template
>>> that I'm using.
>>>
>>>
>>> "All women are created equal.
>>> Then some become Marines"
>>>
>>> Katy Perry video for "Part of me"
>>>
>>> Thomas Hart
>>> tehart@xxxxxxx
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>> On Jul 15, 2012, at 11:16 AM, Julie Krueger wrote:
>>>
>>> Anyone have an informed preference for Blogger versus WordPress?  Trying
>>> to do something that makes more sense than flipping a coin, here...
>>>
>>> Julie Krueger
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>
>>
>
>

Other related posts: