Wednesday, July 13, 2005

Problems with cable modem

I have two posts started and saved in draft mode and I'm actually posting this during lunch hour at work.

After intermitent bursts during the past two weeks my ISP provider finally arrived to the conclusion that the cable modem is acting up and will probably need to be replaced. The technician will come over by next Friday and I'm taking the day off to be home both for the ISP technician and for the central air conditioner technician. Another one that has been a bother in these sweltering days we're having.

Posting has been painful to say the least. The connection to the Internet at home goes on the blink every 2 minutes or so, making the work of either posting, reading other blogs, or commenting, extremelly time consuming.

I've tried to keep up with my favourite blogs (my bloglines feeder lists 87) and at the same time work in my new template. For a while now I've been first thinking and then slowly changing my template to reflect something that is only mine. Since my knowledge of Cascading Style Sheets is minimal I started to slowly change elements in the template I now use, publishing and seeing the results, changing it again... you know the drill! I have a test blog called Ana's Test Blog (how's that for originality) which I used for the first time to play around with the list commands when I decided to document the history of the 5 Cookbook Meme.

I am very pleased with the way my new template is coming up, but I'm having a hard time with some unexpected glitches. Hopefully, I will be able to get them out of the way so that I can transpose my new template to this blog. It probably will not be before the weekend, if I'm so lucky..

4 comments:

Nicky said...

Hi Ana,
From own experience I know how daunting, time consuming (but in the end also rewarding) the learning process of using CSS can be. Just take it step by step, there are tons of good online tutorials and guides that'll help to jump start the process. Keep up the great work, I'm curious to see your test blog develop! :)

Elvira said...

Espero que o problema se resolva depressa para termos mais deliciosas receitas...!

Liz said...

Good luck Ana! Can't wait to see it.

Ana said...

Thanks Nicky, Elvira and Liz for your support. Frustration was rampant and I needed that.