Improbable All The Way

…and my mind goes blank.

I’ve intended for months to create a new website for myself again, and often wrote potential posts in my head while doing other things.  Now that I’ve finally chosen a tentative host (albeit a free one), all of those posting topics and thoughts in general seem to have gone on vacation to some other part of the universe.

Hm. First thing I’ll have to do is figure out how to get WordPress’ post editor to stop forcing blank lines between paragraphs.  I don’t mind blank lines between paragraphs, to be clear, but after so many years of writing in traditional word processors, I’m quite capable of automatically putting them there on my own, thankyouverymuch.  A plugin to convert my apostrophes & quotation marks into proper ‘curly’ ones on the fly so I don’t have to fumble with the Compose key would also be nice…

[return][return] “dammit!” [backspace]  It’s turning out to be more difficult than I expected to find a WP theme that doesn’t feature a gigantic title graphic taking up over a quarter of the visible page, have all of the text squeezed into a little column in the center, use 3-4 thin columns, javascript galore, or otherwise look trendily generic.  I like the look of the retro-tech sites like Jason Scott’s “ASCII” blog and Tezza’s Classic Computers — very much focused on the textual content, with photos here-and-there where they might have specific illustrative value.

Oh, feh.  I told SeaMonkey to recognize that I’d moved the blogs/feeds directory and it promptly stated that it has to restart.  It’s a bit disappointing to still need to do that in late 2014, but not much I can do other than play along.

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