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Friday, August 25

Update On The Blog Remodeling

This is quickly proving to be a horrendous decision. I haven’t spent this much time on something this impossible since I was eight and I tried to get my dog to bark my name. The problem is, I can’t give it up. Now that I’ve started, I can’t go back. It took me forty-five minutes, but in my “test blog” I managed to delete the title. I mean, just the words. Forty-five minutes. And I’m pretty sure that you don’t even have to do that.

The good news is that I’m confident it will look good when I’m done. The bad news is that once upon a time I was also confident that I would be Spiderman. So sometimes these things just don’t work out.

Here’s a video of me in my office right now:


You're doing better than me! I still can't figure out how to post my own picture to my blog. I equate it to the time I *thought* I knew how to swim & jumped into the deep end of the pool only to have the life guard tweet at me for hanging onto the rope. So I gave it my doggie-paddle all & didn't drown...

I really thought my first comment on your site would be more clever. Better luck next time & hang in there. Your remodel will make Pottery Barn proud.

By Blogger PookaShell, at 4:35 PM  

But brown suits the character of the Daily “Dump” so well!

By Anonymous Sapphire, at 4:36 PM  

It's like the copier on Office Space...

And you should have seen me when I was trying to figure out InDesign. It took me like 4 hours to figure out how to delete a person's foot.

By Blogger Rebecca, at 4:41 PM  

I wonder if the work you've been doing and the fact that Blogger has been acting funny all afternoon is a mere coincidence. Did you break the internets??

By Blogger Cherry Ride, at 4:48 PM  

I'm sort of trying to dork-out on Blogger too. Looks like maybe you were invited to the Blogger Beta test which could be kind of cool.

I spent hours last weekend trying to incorporate into my sidebar and Blogger ate it somehow.

Today I'm trying to test having polls on my blog . . . and they aren't working right either.

I really want a cool header too. If you can do it, maybe I can too.

Blogger and Gmail seem screwed up today so might not be the best day to try stuff.

I think it might be easier to teach my cat to bark your name that to do good remodeling in Blogger.

By Blogger Chris, at 5:03 PM

This is a great site for basic html how-to.

Hope this helps, I am looking forward to a better, more satisfying Dump.


By Anonymous Anonymous, at 5:19 PM  

How old is that machine in that video clip?

By Blogger ❉ pixie ❉, at 5:34 PM  

Hee! If I were next cube to that guy, you'd see a hand slowly building the wall up a little higher.

By Blogger shirley, at 6:15 PM  

BI: is pretty good for html advice, but there's a lot of information to digest.

It's kind of like waterskiing: too many people yelling from the boat "now straighten up!" "Lean back!" and pretty soon its just a cacophany and you let go of the rope and skid on your butthole for about 1/2 mile (or did that only happen to me?)

By Blogger Leezer, at 6:45 PM  

I thought I commented on this earlier! Stupid blogger. It was something to this effect:

I hope you didn't do that to your dog when he didn't bark your name. Every time he barked at you afterward was actually an expletive in terrier.

(Word verification: rdungpo? Are you serious?! Why, yes, dungs are poo.)

By Blogger mysterygirl!, at 6:56 PM  

You seemed to have gained a little weight these past couple of weeks. Or does the camera add 40 pounds to your image?

By Anonymous Anonymous, at 7:42 PM  

you're hot.

By Blogger Lux Lisbon, at 7:25 AM  

please do a backup first.

easiest is probably to import everything into a wordpress account (they allow import, click click and done).

good luck!

By Blogger treespotter, at 8:54 AM  

Who gave you my security camera videos?

By Blogger Softball Slut, at 12:01 PM  

I can't see the video because the IT Nazi's have blocked anything fun and entertaining from happening on my laptop.


By Blogger Jenni, at 2:53 PM  

Ahh, I remember the days of blog remodeling well. This is why I'm so glad someone volunteered to do all the dirty work for me.

By Blogger Janet, at 12:29 PM  

Before remodeling... make a backup. Backups are your friend.

Trust me... i've used my friend many times :)

By Blogger Kerry, at 6:26 PM  

New Title! Good job. Now you can shower, shave and get to work Monday. Look forward to seeing the new improvements.

By Blogger Leezer, at 6:31 PM  

Someone else pointed this out, but do a 'test' blog for it then you can fuck it up as much as you need to and no one will be none the wiser.

By Blogger Heather B., at 11:22 AM  

that video gives me inspiration for the next time i say 'i'm going to roundhouse kick my tower down the steps' to actually do it and video tape it. thank you dan!

By Blogger Julie_Gong, at 3:06 PM  

That video is too funny and damn scary how much I can relate to it. LOL.

By Blogger Dance Chica, at 3:17 AM  

Shit, this is the first day I read your blog and you're leaving. Well good luck in your future endeavors. This YouTube clip is awesome.

By Blogger Egan, at 3:16 PM  

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By Blogger Kaieza Damien, at 1:20 AM  

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