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.

Posted by: Brian McCollum at November 6, 2003 12:01 PM

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 :)

Posted by: Karissa at November 6, 2003 03:45 PM

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.

Posted by: Mike Arnzen at November 6, 2003 10:22 PM

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*

Posted by: KarissaKilgore at November 6, 2003 10:49 PM
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