November 06, 2003
Has anyone else had the terribly nasty experience of working on a post for hours only to have their window (only the one with the post-in-progress in it) close due to the whims of some mysterious evil force? The total of my fruitless blogging time just jumped to 5 hours, so now I'm off to blog with paper and pen.
Ed, could you post that program again?
Posted by Jess P at November 6, 2003 03:23 AM
Just my suggestion. I write all of my posts in notepad before hand (sometimes because i'm not on the net at the time), and then I copy and paste them up. After a while you get sick of looking at the blank notepad screen, but then again it works and you have your work backed up.
Paper and pen?? How cave-woman like of you.
YES! My computer just decided to shut off in the middle of my last sentence for my post on ethics the other night. I was thrilled with the depth and thought I had put into it, and I had links and wonderful things for it--all gone. No one knows why, either. The IT center has nothing to say to me, even though I had no problems with my system until I had to run that stupid virus scan disk like everyone else in Brownlee... *grr*
I resorted to paper and pen. Don't be ashamed. That's how most great documents of the past were written :)
That program Ed mentioned was called "Zempt" -- you might do a google search for it. I use it once in awhile, but I concur with Brian: it might be easier just to write it in a text file and upload after all's done.
Well, considering that my computer did the same thing again tonight that it did Monday, I'm going to have to try the notepad idea--or just stick to pen and paper--how uncivilized! :)
Technology's great--when it WORKS. *grr*