This is a test to see if I can get text to wrap around a photo. There is no special significance to the photo–a Metro stop, a picture taken by Madeline. A good photo. Concerned that the column may be too narrow. I continue to tinker, mostly by going through the list of things to do at learningmoveabletype. In this case, adding a picture, a thumbnail, and having text wrap around it. Had to add a class to my style sheet and there is a bit of coding around the image. Actually, went a step further than the text wrapping by trying to add the thumbnail. Doesn’t quite work–instead of the link being the caption, the link should be the picture itself. And anyway, I am now getting into random photo territory. Although, one thing that bothers me about random photos is that they often don’t have captions, so I may be on to something with maybe being able to have random photos with captions.
Of course, I should really be writing Christmas cards.
Well, amidst everything else, I blew up my templates last night. Not exactly sure what happened, except that I was trying to put a fancy banner on the new dragonfly blog, and over-wrote one of the Some Kinda Possible templates instead. Hopefully, back up. Boggles the mind, all the crap that’d have to be re-done.
I posted on Thursday, July 21, and then I wasn’t able to post until this morning, Monday, July 25. livingdot.com, my host (really like them, kind of picked them out of a hat, highly recommend them) eventually said that my permissions and access had gotten screwed up and that they’d have to restore from a backup. Of course, on the way, I figure that first, my database was hosed (not the case)and then that my templates were hosed (also not the case.) But scared me enough that I went into phpAdmin and did an export from MySQL, which turned out to be quite easy. Hopefully, I will soon have a nightly cron job set to do the same thing.
The Writer’s Almanac has this bit about Samuel Pepys who, I thought, was a sort of original blogger.
Got a couple of emails, three, actually, to my latest mass send out. Paul L. says keep it up; Phil can’t get the link to work; Kerri writes a long response and offers to help (with life). She must type pretty fast.
There are a number of things that I am futzing around with, trying to learn about moveable type and some of the the technical parts of blogging……..