Blog Restoration / Writing Time

An update on the restoration work front (said front being caused by F*ckbucket's new 3rd Party Hostage rules):

The kitchen section has been fully re-equppied with its according photos.

Several opera posts (not always in chronological order) have been rescued as well, but due to the sheer amount of them, this category will take longer.

Larger opera posts restored within the past few days, amidst cursing and more cursing, include:

Most of my limited blogging time continues to go into these restoring efforts at the moment, which is why there are fewer posts overall.

(the TDU recaps, though I plan to get to them eventually, will have to wait at the end of the line simply because they are very photo-heavy and not a priority at the moment)

These restoration efforts also take over what little I had managed to organize as fiction writing time this summer, to finally continue with "Stages", which is stuck in the middle of Chapter 16 even though the outline through to chapter 30+ is done and detailed.

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Broken Photo Links, II

An update on the broken photo link front: I have begun to repair posts by downloading parts of my photo library from the Hoster-Who-Shall-Not-be-Named, then going through posts one by one and restoring images by uploading them directly to WordPress.

It is tedious, annoying and takes a lot of time.

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Broken Photo Links

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Chances are that when you have been browsing the blog archives this past week, you have come across this graphic (and the horrible pixelation isn’t mine, it’s theirs).

In a nutshell: Photobucket has, rather clandestinely, absolished third party hosting, declaring that one has to upgrade one’s account to a paid one to have one’s tied-in photo links work again.

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Points of Light

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Ah while ago, someone dear sent me this poem.

It’s been pinned to my bulletin board ever since, but I never thought I would look at it this morning and think “1933”, as in “but this cannot be happening”.

I could rage, I could snark, I could drink (in fact, I have already done a fair share of all three in the past hours), but I want to focus on something productive, something good.

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Embedding Twitter

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By reader suggestion, I have tried to tie my Queer Lorgnette Twitter feed into the blog and make that profile more accessible.

1) In the footer area on every post and page, there is now a small twitter section (called Quel augellin che canta. Of course) with a look at my latest Tweet and an access link to my Twitter page.
2) In addition, I added a new entry in the top menu (called ‘Twitter’). If you click that link, it opens a page where you can find a follow button (for fellow Twitter people) and a scrollable twitter timeline of my tweets, so that you can basically read everything I post over there right here on the blog without ever having to leave (you can also interact right from here with ‘likes’, and with the possibility to share content on various platforms).

I found this the most convenient solution, but will adjust it if you don’t find it practical. Just let me know if something doesn’t work for you or if it feels too cluttered and access-unfriendly.