Month: July 2007

SSS 9 – Mainly Soccer

SSS I am sure it must be still Sunday somewhere in the world. One of the reasons I am late with this is that I went to an ‘Idea of North‘ concert last night. They are a very talented Australian A Cappella group. I really enjoy watching them perform live, it makes me appreciate evn more how they can create such wonderful sounds with no backing music. I am unable to embed their video clips but here are a couple of urls to their work: Isn’t She Lovely music clip – The Idea of North This one is a special feature on their recent DVD “Live at the Powerhouse”. See if you can guess what happens at the end of the clip! Rachel That does not really count as silly so back to being more jocular. I thought this post from Colin on his ‘Life’ site was really funny Proof (If Any Were Needed) That Footballers Are Thick. I read this on the heels of an email my brother sent me. I am not sure where he found the quotes. If anyone knows if they are online, please let me know and I will link to them. Quotes made by TV Sports Commentators and their interviewees. “I’ve told the players we need to win so that I can have the cash to buy some new ones”Chris Turner, Peterborough manager,...

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The 10 Question Interview

Colin from Life has tagged me with a 10 Question Interview, each with 5 answers, where I must reveal certain things about myself. 10 Questions, 50 Answers What were you doing 10 years ago (5 Things) Probably the busiest time of my life. I am glad it did not last too long at this pace. Weeky visits with younger son to two or more of: allergy doctor, eye specialist, hearing specialist, Fragile X specialist, speech therapy, occupational therapy, GP. If I left any of child medical specialities out please forgive me because we probably visited you too. Being a taxi, ferrying: My daughter to and from high school, ballet, netball, piano lessons. My older son to and from primary school, football and soccer. My younger son to and from kindergarten, kinder-gym, movement to music. Being the involved school/kinder mum – on parent committees, organising school fetes, helping out at school with reading, library…. Starting to work from home and studying. You expected there was time left for a number 5? What were you doing 1 year ago (5 Things): Taking life a lot easier than 10 years ago in the physical and emotional sense. (less busy and more laid back). Just discovering Blogging Cutting the umbilical a little more as my daughter moved out to a place of her own. Learning to ‘mother’ my partner’s 16 year old daugher...

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HTML beginners – copying source code.

HTML Although blog software does makes it possible to produce your pages without knowing any web coding, there are times when you do need to enter html. If nothing else you are likely to need to enter web links in your posts or sidebar from time to time. If you don’t know any html do not despair! There are ways round it. Any browser will allow you to view the page source,, but finding the particular code may not be easy but, as I like ‘easy’, here are better options if you want to just find out code for part of a web page. If you just want to create a link or clickable image you can use an online tool such as Quick Link Maker. Firefox offers an inbuilt solution, which will show you the source code for any text you wish to know the html code for; including links: Highlight any text on a page, right click and choose ‘View Selection Source’ from the drop down menu. A window will appear showing a snippet of html code, with the the area you selected highlighted. It is usually just a matter of copying the highlighted area. I say “usually” as there are times when you need to make sure that you have all the correct tags. For example, in case you have not highlighted all the text in...

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Blog Toolbox – MS OneNote

Being an avid blog researcher, who takes copious notes, as well being self-employed with lots of different projects on the go, I need to be organised. Having tried various methods for note taking that were lacking in some way, I am now a firm fan of Microsoft OneNote. This program is built into Microsoft Office (at least since the 2003 version). It sat there for 3 years unnoticed and unloved until my son put me on to it a year ago. I originally used it for my blogging research notes but, having got to know the program better, I now keep all sorts of details and information in there. I have separate OneNote folders for each of my blogs, websites and clients and a personal one for miscellaneous notes and reminders. The beauty of it is that I can keep all my notes within the one program and changes are automatically saved. I don’t have to worry about losing information. The methods for organizing and categorizing your notes are plentiful, making it very easy to find things again. The image above shows individual ‘Notebooks’ which can be further broken down into folders and groups of folders as shown below: Each of the folders can contain numerous ‘pages’ One feature I find extremely handy is that when you copy anything from a web site the site address is automatically inserted....

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Rocking Girl Blogger Award

Many thanks to Deborah of Life in the Fast Lane for giving me my first ever blogging award; the Rocking Girl Blogger It is good to get feedback like this. Favorable statistics and page rank are wonderful of course but awards are much more personal and encouraging. To show my appreciation of other bloggers I am passing this on to: Janine – temporarily at Fragile X Online but soon to be up and running with her own site Natasha of Kitty Art (and The Naked Planet) – I just love Natasha’s artwork Sharon of Ghosts in the Machine – Sharon explores the impact of technology on the way we perceive identity, manage knowledge and value privacy. Sandy an author and author of the blogs Strange Attractions:Exploring Graffiti (some amazing videos to watch here) and Writing in Faith both newly discovered favorites of mine. Blog-Awards, Link-Love, sueblimely...

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You comment – I follow

I took the nofollow tag off my template a while ago, only to find out that this classic version of Blogger I am using will not allow me to remove nofollow from the comments page. Having been keen to add the You Comment I Follow badge I was excited to discover that by using a recent comments widget on this page, the no follow tag was not added. I quickly added my badge only to realize a little later that the links only link to the post/comments page and not to the contributors profile. Sigh. The only ways I can think to get around the problem now are: type in your blog url/profile url in any comments you make to me – these will not have the no follow tag as they are not proper links. I will acknowledge everyone that comments by posting a weekly list of all those who have links in their comments and will include those links in the post. Because these appear on my main page they will not have the nofollow tag attached. If anyone discovers a way of removing nofollow from classic Blogger comments pages I would really appreciate you letting me know. If you wish to know more about nofollow please read my guest post on BlogBlond “NoFollow NoGood for bloggers nofollow sueblimely...

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