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  09:55:35 pm, by EdB   , 0 words  
Categories: road trip!


  09:51:02 pm, by EdB   , 22 words  
Categories: road trip!

So far so good

7 hours into the day and I'm on track for a helluva ride. Top went up at 355 miles. Gotta remember sunblock next time...

  01:51:28 pm, by EdB   , 170 words  
Categories: road trip!

where I'm at

New Plan: go fly. That means get home, and that means get off I80. Looks like I78 then I71 are going to be my new friends today. Today being a potential record setter even though I've been up and putzing about for 3 hours. I wonder how stuff looks in this skin? Like a link too long to fit EDIT: long links break the skin will do what? Also I oughta upload a picture that's too big for this skin then post it. Just to see. Because you see the stupid phone can do 640 or 320 wide (plus bigger and smaller), but it can't do 480 wide. Which I think would fit.

Greg and Joan's house in NY
Greg and Joan's house in NY in July 07, with James' SUV parked in the street.

Okay it looks like big images also break the skin, and 480 is a little too wide for the main column on a multi-post page.

Now back to the highway...

Oops! Links in my 'link to url' field don't go to the post title in this skin.

  12:36:38 pm, by EdB   , 384 words  
Categories: blog stuff

thoughts while I clear my head

The evobar is cool but something about it is confusing me. I think having the evobar and the tabs is the thing. Like maybe because the evobar has some drop-down options and the tabs usually have subtabs so I guess I don't know which button to push when? Probably just didn't spend enough time playing with it before I started using it is the thing.

And 3 toolbars. Okay - 4 toolbars seems like a bit too much. Especially since I don't see a way to turn them off. The Video and Code toolbars could go for my purposes. I already went on a bit about how "b" and "str" are different methods to do the same thing right? Seems like a waste of real estate, but it's horizontal so it's cool I guess. So maybe a little "x" on the toolbars to turn them off, with an option somewhere to turn them on again?

Or maybe it just takes getting used to? Nah. Too many toolbars. For sure the Code bar is excessive. Too geeky for a blog app. Better to let a geeky blogger discover it and get a little wood from a code-specific toolbar than to always have it where regular people will see it. Same with video btw, except that's not a geek thing. It's just that if your blog has no use for embedding video then it's a waste of space.

I wonder about the space to the left of the "link to url" field? Is there room for "VideoBar (on)" and "CodeBar (on)" buttons? So like expert mode gets you all the extra features up there including all the toolbars, so once you're in expert mode you get to turn the extra toolbars on and off. I'm guessing that would be an AJAX thing. Or something. Something Danny knows how to do because he does that in the youtube plugin.

And since I'm ranting about toolbars: The quick tags toolbar really needs a way to do H tags in posts. And anchors so you can do like an index on long posts. I've often thought to re-structure a skin so that the blog title is H1, the post title (and potentially any link-specific page title) is H2, and then add a "H3" button to the quick tags toolbar.

Oopsie! Low battery!

  12:00:32 pm, by EdB   , 354 words  
Categories: road trip!

worst 60 miles ever

Took 3 hours 45 minutes to get out of NY and all the traffic from the 2-lane-closing accident on the George Washington Bridge. 60 lousy miles in almost 4 hours :( Ended up with a lousy 450 in 10 hours, and no clue how many more miles to go.

This car is tops for road trips!

But now - now being tomorrow morning relative to yesterday having been a heavy traffic day - my back is starting to hurt. And my legs are unhappy with walking. They don't like driving either, so I think maybe it's the end of the line. Yesterday was too much time using the gas and brake pedals. Getting up to speed and locking it on cruise control helps my back not get stiff. I think it's because I can move my legs into more natural positions than the extended right required to operate a gas pedal.

Oh well. Whatever happens won't happen sitting here wondering why the tool bar has a button for "b" and a button for "str". Ditto for "i" and "em". They do the same things right? Also the "Code" tool bar seems like a mystery. codespan, codeblock, xml, and php buttons: why? I wonder if I can insert php into a post that will be executed before being sent to a browser. Let's see!


echo 'nope.  this is just pretty code display';
echo 'therefore it\'s just a fancy version of the "code" button from the top tool bar';

Oh well. I should either get going or decide to hang out a while. I really want to make a record day today, but the road has gotten a bit old ya know?

It's 6am in this time zone, probably 3am out in the car, and this blog thinks it's noon. Time to step outside and decide if I'm up for a thousand mile day. That seems like a nice goal right? A thousand miles in one day. In a T-bird. With the top down. Stopping only for the mythical "hottie in a sundress hiked up on one thigh hitch hiking who, when asked 'how far you going?' replies 'I always go all the way'".

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A road trip test drive blog, meaning I take a road trip and check out b2evo v2. From PHX to ISP by ground. In an '05 Thunderbird without a map. Not that I don't know where I'm going - it's the thought that counts.
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