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Well, I was going to add an actual update on that earlier entry, but… - love like me ・ 日記
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Well, I was going to add an actual update on that earlier entry, but it's just not worth wrestling with the rich text editor.

Let me just get this out of my system, to remind me what to do and to let everyone know, just in case. They are planning on switching to using the rich text editor as default, but when they do this you will have the option to switch back to the normal raw edit mode we all know and love. But to test out the updated rich text editor, if you try to post pictures using ScrapBook, it will default to the rich text editor. I am told in Support (but I haven't tested it yet) that you can get the raw editor back by navigating away from the update page, then navigating back to it and restoring your saved draft. I did find that out by mistake once, but I wish I'd remembered it today, because apparently once you post something in rich text mode, the entry is stuck like that (at least until they provide a button to switch modes). Another thing is, if you want an lj-cut in the rich text editor, you have to either click the lj-cut button before typing what goes under the cut, or, if you've already got text you want cut, you have to highlight it all and then click the lj-cut button. If you don't, it will either simply display your code, or if you use the source view it will automatically insert a closing tag, making an empty cut that sits above what you wanted to cut. Or, in short, THE RICH TEXT EDITOR IS EVIL.

And now your regularly scheduled update.

You may or may not have heard that the temperatures reached above 100°F here in Texas yesterday (I know I posted about it, but there are only like 2 people reading what I post). This was apparently unanticipated by the state energy authorities (whose acronym escapes me, but if they can't be bothered to look at a weather forecast I can't be bothered to remember who they are) so there were rolling blackouts, one of which hit here where I'm working today. Which shouldn't have been a problem. But when I got here this morning there were notes left by the managers saying that the air conditioning never came back on, and that the alarms were down as well.

While I was wrestling with the rich text editor, the air conditioning man came and said there's a bad board on one of the controllers, but he was nice enough to get it working again while he went to get a new one. So it's okay for the time being. He said it should stay on at least until he gets back. The alarm people will be here tomorrow or the next day; they're based near Austin and work all over the state, so I'm a little surprised we got them at such short notice.

So... Other news... Uhh... I still haven't finished those socks. It's too hot to knit. But apparently not too hot to play tennis. Or, in my case, hit tennis balls off a wall. I don't know why, but I've always enjoyed hitting balls off a wall a lot more than I've enjoyed actually playing tennis. But I need to get an armband if I'm going to do it much more. That was Saturday, and my arm's still sore.

Oh, and does anyone know where to find comfortable women's shorts that allow freedom of movement but don't show everyone what you got? Capris would be okay if they weren't all so tight... I guess it's time to put that sewing machine to good use and figure out how to make pants.
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hnpcc From: hnpcc Date: Tuesday 18th April 2006 22.08 (UTC) (Link)
And I've just realised that despite buying a stamp and a card and writing addresses et al, I then managed to put the card into the front of my bag. So it'll be somewhat later than I thought it would be. I'm blonde, really.
valamelmeo From: valamelmeo Date: Wednesday 19th April 2006 09.30 (UTC) (Link)
That's okay. Ever since we got a new postman, I've been consistently getting the mail that belongs to apartment 2121. God only knows who's getting my mail...

Though you'd think it didn't take much intelligence to match numbers, and failing that, names are written there on the inside of the mailbox...
dansaikyo From: dansaikyo Date: Tuesday 18th April 2006 23.12 (UTC) (Link)
Ok, seriously, why the fuck are they doing that rich text editor thing? It sounds like the most horrible thing of all time! >:O

I remember rolling blackouts. Sitting around at work playing cards because we couldn't turn on our computers. Ah... memories.
valamelmeo From: valamelmeo Date: Wednesday 19th April 2006 09.28 (UTC) (Link)
Yeah, but in our case it's not actually an energy crisis, more like they weren't paying attention to the weather forecast, and randomly it was 100 degrees in the middle of April. They just weren't prepared for the sort of load they were getting. Everything was fine yesterday despite it being another 100-degree day, and today the high is supposed to be a roughly-normal-for-April 80.
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