Sunday, July 09, 2006

Yes, I'm Compusive. So Sue Me.

But Not All That Compulsive.

Yes, I did re-edit the last entry to make it prettier on the page. Every time I looked in, it bugged me. Just not enough to do anything about it until today. So I'm not that big a nerd.

The inability of Blogger to actually deal with block quotes and other simple-minded formatting stuff (like tabs, for God's sake) is one of the low level irritants that makes it easy to keep putting off adding entries to this page.

And, yes, I know about the Word add-in that will let me compose in Word and post to the blog. Have I mentioned my near pathological dislike of Word? My path to modern (Ha!) word processing was Scripsit (big thumbs up and props as a real OTMCU [Old Time MicroComputer User] to anyone who knows what that was without resorting to Google or some other search engine), WordStar 3.3 to WordStar 4 (which, running on a Sanyo PC, got me through law school), WordStar 5 to WordStar 5.5 to WordPerfect 5 for DOS to WordPerfect 6 for Windows to WP 7, 8, 9, and now 10. At about the time we were upgrading to WP 8, I had to come to some accommodation with Word in my capacity as an online instructor. Hated it then, hate it now. Someday I'll even think of a good reason.