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Sunday, January 31, 2010
Crop circles on Mars? Nope -- just the setting sun raking across the concrete swirls of the studio parking structure.
(Ahem -- this post can now be ignored, since the problem it addressed has been resolved thanks to a very helpful reader -- check the "comments" if you want the boring details...)
Okay, I screwed up: today's post (Radio Silence) can be found by scrolling down past last week's post -- the one with the picture of the cowboy hat.
"Say what?" you might ask. "How could such a breach of the time/space continuum possibly happen -- the present seemingly occurring (and dated) in the past?"
Excellent question, and however much I'd love to point the stinky finger of blame at Blogger -- and indeed, this host site does have some odd protocols -- I'm familiar with these oddities, and know very well how to maneuver in, over, around and through them.
I spaced out, is all. Mea Culpa.
See, if you write the first draft of a post on Blogger today, then modify and edit throughout the week before clicking the "publish" icon next Sunday, it will post with today's date rather than the day it actually hits the Internet -- and be filed on the blog accordingly. Thus this week's blog appears to have been written and published last Monday, when it actually was finished and posted today, January 31.
This has been an irritant ever since I started the blog -- and really, I don't understand why Blogger can't come up with what would seem to be a minor software remedy -- but hey, the whole thing's free, so who am I to complain? I generally avoid such problems by doing most of the writing in a MS Word document, then cut-and-paste into Blogger on the appropriate day for the final edit and publishing. The other option to correct the date (which I've learned the hard way...) is to cut-and-paste the HTML code of the draft to an MS Word file, delete the draft from Blogger, then paste it back to Blogger on the chosen day to publish.
But that's just too stupid for words. Sorry for the confusion.