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Suppertime & getting fed up…

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For goodness sake! One moment my clock says 19:00hrs (UCT/GMT) and the next it’s almost 10pm! How does my dinner stay warm so long. Well. I guess that’s why a hostess trolley comes in so handy isn’t it. Thank goodness the host has it. I’m hopeless. And not.

I don’t remember slipping with the hotkeys for adding a background and if i had it would have still had the standard definition and not the high-definition file selected. i don’t use any high-definition stuff, even though for a free TV package that I’ve never used in several years of living at home, I still get charged extra for high definition! How do they get away with that??? Anything to do with landlords and workmen nicking my router password while in the house and police officers gaining illegal entry with or without a warrant when i’ve been away because of stupid and false rumours. Maybe.

But then once upon a time during housework i’d also popped the router on the windowsill while cleaning and forgot to move it back and had had the darn password showing through the living-room window. And like a fool had nailed down my isp-hub-security, hid that password in too safe a place and never seen the light of day of it again and thought, ‘oh well, people do need more community wifi hotspots for emergency use’. I’ve had to use a good neighbour’s once from their garden wall after moving out and needing to access info to court procedure and how to complain to police about violence of being wrongfully arrested. but hey, i got gender equality that day!!! I do hope they’ve not been doing illegal stuff over my router whatever way they got the password for the router, but then it might help them nail their own rosebeds to their own frontyards and sometimes we do need to nail down our belongings, don’t we.

Anyway. Despite the rumours about the potentials of abuses against vulnerable people via capatalist projects and so on, and the secrecy of the #TimeForUnrest film and their audience participation activities, and it looking a bit alike the secrecy of Lightening Therapy projects, well, I’m trying not to be over-anxious about all that. But we learnt in little school about the dangers during wars and mass-migrations of illegal art and literature practitioners and that they not only steal but during history have also been murderous.

Well! What a dreadful thing to be thinking. And delaying supper some more. Oh dear. Must dash – before the host’s hostess gives out. Cheers all 🙂 I’ll post whatever I’m late with whenever I get it there, as per usual. Hope all is good in your parts of the world. Mokha (Mocha?) is not looking good and nor are alot of places. But we’re fine here andd usually… I’m too often sim-citying and #otherwhyzzzoccupied with tweetypie a bit too often for my #rhubarb-and-custard-liking and will pingback some pudding one day or anuvva. B4n.

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Some things underway (blogging201)

Until today, I’d been mistaken in my belief that the only background colours I could select on this current theme were either the default colour or from the three options shown in my customisation panel. Upon closer attention it turns out that I was mistaken. Essentially, those limited offerings only really seem to apply to the font colours for the menus and widget text areas, of which there are only four colour options available – two reddish and two greenish. So, I now assume that if I first select and apply a background for the font colour I wish to display, that if I then choose a custom background colour, the font should perhaps remain the chosen colour. Have to experiment some more tomorrow. I also need to spare some time to try out different fonts. Also have to tackle this issue:

b201soonI’m probably not keeping the red, but it’s a dramatic change, and it’s having the opposite effect of ‘stop’ while making me actually stop and think about what I’m doing in a logical-ish order. It’s hot enough in colour for Bonfire Night celebrations, and will maybe stay for the weekend, or maybe not. The other thing about backgrounds is that other than on a widescreen monitor, unless the view is zoomed out the viewer probably won’t even see the background.

So, rather than adding a custom header, I’ve removed the custom header I had for a while and used the original image I created (not specifically for the blog at the time but then cropped for the header) so adding a (temporary?) site logo instead. It seems a nice way of implementing a transition to something else while retaining for now that familiar ‘brand’. I’m quite glad to be rid of the deep header hogging space before my posts BUT have also noticed in the customisation that I can select randomised headers. So, I’ll be exploring the potentials for that option maybe too.

In case you never visited before, this is what my blog looked like before these latest changes:

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The day one task for blogging201 (intermediate customisation) had suggested trying things in the theme you’d not used before, even if only a certain type of post format. I’ve not quite done that yet. I might want to change my theme and today exported my back-up file to a test blog to play there too. So I’ll be exploring the Sketch theme here thoroughly before I decide any major theme changes, informed by my private blog experiments with other themes.

I’d love to know what you think about the changes so far, any feedback (or suggestions) would be most welcome.