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Daniel of Doulogos Name:Daniel
Home: Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
About Me: I used to believe that evolution was reasonable, that homosexuality was genetic, and that people became Christians because they couldn't deal with the 'reality' that this life was all there was. I used to believe, that if there was a heaven - I could get there by being good - and I used to think I was more or less a good person. I was wrong on all counts. One day I finally had my eyes opened and I saw that I was not going to go to heaven, but that I was certainly going to suffer the wrath of God for all my sin. I saw myself as a treasonous rebel at heart - I hated God for creating me just to send me to Hell - and I was wretched beyond my own comprehension. Into this spiritual vacuum Jesus Christ came and he opened my understanding - delivering me from God's wrath into God's grace. I was "saved" as an adult, and now my life is hid in Christ. I am by no means sinless, but by God's grace I am a repenting believer - a born again Christian.
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Friday, August 18, 2006
Okay - New Template for a while.
Starting out all over again...You may have noticed a bit of a change on the blog. As I mentioned in my last post, sometime yesterday, I lost my template. I expect it happened as I was fiddling with the banner doo-hickey. I must have saved it at some point just after inadvertantly deleting most of it. I really don't know how that could have happened - but hey!

Being an IT professional, you would think that I would keep an up to date back up?

Nuh-uh.

So this is going to be the template for a while at least. I am not so fond of the overly exotic CSS stuff, but once in a while I like to play a bit.

Let me know what you think. Er, except you Frank.
posted by Daniel @ 3:55 PM  
18 Comments:
  • At 4:16 PM, August 18, 2006, Blogger Even So... said…

    umm, yuk...

    some random thoughts, from the hip...

    I am going insane with this stuff...having a hard time figuring it all out...that's what you get for mocking Libbie with your first banner entry (you probably didn't intend that, I know, but it was what I thought, my sin, not yours)...

     
  • At 4:22 PM, August 18, 2006, Blogger Daniel said…

    Mocking? I was .. um.. flattering her by my immitation... ;-)

    Those banners have been around for a while, and I just wanted to see if I could make one that didn't do anything - though I was goaded when I saw Libbie's...

     
  • At 8:59 PM, August 18, 2006, Blogger Even So... said…

    I knew it...SINNER!...

    oh, wait, that's me...

    well, it's all of us...

    amazing grace, indeed...

     
  • At 10:50 AM, August 19, 2006, Blogger Jonathan Moorhead said…

    "No sir, I don't like it one bit."
    -from the Ren and Stimpy show.

     
  • At 3:17 PM, August 19, 2006, Blogger Daniel said…

    I am no fan of it myself, though I do like some of the features, and will likely use them when I put a better template together.

    It seems I didn't save a copy of the former template anywhere (sigh!), so I have to do another from scratch. Hopefully it will be better than the previous one.

     
  • At 9:47 AM, August 20, 2006, Blogger Rose~ said…

    Well, I think it is very interesting! wow.

     
  • At 1:13 PM, August 20, 2006, Blogger ThirstyDavid said…

    It's kind of nifty, but I don't like the fixed height - too much scrolling. Also, you should add titles to the image links.

     
  • At 7:20 AM, August 21, 2006, Blogger Daniel said…

    Truth be told, after I lost my template, I slapped this up thinking I might keep it for a while - I like some of it - but like you David - I don't like the fixed scroll thing - and I prefer to have everything available on screen as opposed to "clickably available"

    Rose I am glad someone said something positive! Thanks!

     
  • At 12:58 PM, August 21, 2006, Blogger Frank Martens said…

    ok... them template is ok...

    however having to click on the banners to get a post to appear is annoying. because I can't view the posts in my rss reader... it only shows me the entry page :)

    Some more tweeking is needed for sure ;)

     
  • At 1:00 PM, August 21, 2006, Blogger Daniel said…

    I wish I weren't so busy this week, I would put something up more quickly - but I will likely get to it later in the week.

     
  • At 1:18 PM, August 21, 2006, Blogger Fred Butler said…

    So, how exactly do you make a back up for your template? I thought blogger did that for you anyways.

    Fred

     
  • At 1:25 PM, August 21, 2006, Blogger Daniel said…

    To make a back up of your template, you go to your blogger dashboard, log in, go to your blog template - and select all the text in the template - and copy it into another application and save it in that application (a straight text editor is good enough).

    If blogger has a back up of my old template -I am not aware of it.

     
  • At 1:30 PM, August 21, 2006, Blogger Daniel said…

    There I put it back to an older saved copy - it was annoying me too much.

     
  • At 2:06 PM, August 21, 2006, Blogger Fred Butler said…

    Save the template text in, say for instance, a word document?

    What about all your articles. Did they crash and burn also?

    Fred

     
  • At 2:30 PM, August 21, 2006, Blogger Daniel said…

    What about all your articles. Did they crash and burn also?

    They are still around - all that was lost was the template (the html that dictates the "look and feel" of the page.)

    I really ought to back up the sight though. I don't have any copies of any of my posts...

     
  • At 2:31 PM, August 21, 2006, Blogger Daniel said…

    sight = site...

     
  • At 8:18 PM, August 21, 2006, Blogger Rose~ said…

    How does one back up their site? Do we do it one post at a time?

     
  • At 10:07 AM, August 22, 2006, Blogger Daniel said…

    Rose - there are some free products out there that let you "rip" a url - that is, they go to the URL and download everything they find. That would be quickest I suppose.

    The alternative would be to do it one post at a time.

    I would rather rip it, as I have over 250 posts already.

     
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