Friday, April 06, 2007

Randomness Part G

Broken Lists
I have read a couple of blogs that have the following embedded in their "lists":

1.

I can't help but thinking either IE can't read the page right (no shock there) or they did some sort of "code" that got messed up somewhere (again, no shock there). My money is on the former, but I could be fooled.

Expiration Dates on Water
I have always seen expiration dates on water, and I ask myself, "if there is only water in the bottle, how does it 'go bad'"? I am looking at my mountain spring water, and it only contains water. It has no calories, no fat, no saturated fat, no cholesterol, no sodium, no carbohydrates (from either dairy fiber or sugars) and no protein. What is in my water that makes it go bad?

Also, does water cost more in California? I want to know, because if I were in California, I could get a cash refund. Not sure how much cash is involved, but it has always intrigued me.

Forwarding a Warning
Before you forward me a piece of email about the latest crisis, please look it up on Snopes. If you don't, I will, and if I find it there, I will reply to all, so that you, your Aunt Gladys and your three co-workers will understand what an idiot you are.

Kissing Girls with Tongue in EarYikes
I was looking at my traffic the other day, and I was surprised that the traffic has actually increased after the blogging competition. Turns out, people are googling me more often than not. Not return customers, but googling customers. Interesting.

Blogger Tweaking
A week or two ago, I made some changes to my blog, and I felt like no one noticed. Then Prata said something about it in his blog, and I was a little surprised that he noticed my tagline change. Okay, I am not surprised that he noticed, as he tends to notice small changes. I think of Prata as some super spy type that notices small changes in curtain movement and then riddles the curtains with gunfire to snuff out some counter-spy. I guess I was more surprised that no one else has said anything about it. I got reviewed a few weeks ago, and one thing she said was that the tagline was too darned long, and I completely disagreed that day. The following day, with a more critical eye, I had to 'fess up and agree with her assessment. So I changed it. I made some other small changes as well.

When I was tweaking my blogger, I found several articles about changing header graphics, and a whole site dedicated to helping out new bloggers. I think I may have used their suggestion for adding a picture to the banner. There was a little HTML involved, but like Prata spraying bullets across a room, I just had to be my bad-ass and do it.

17 comments:

~Deb said...

Ah, very interesting! I totally forget about the google images search! That's a HUGE search criteria! Never thought about that before. I still have a lot to learn about blogging- well, the techniques involved. Can ya help a sister out?

Leesa said...

~deb: for some reason, I get lots of google searches, mostly tied to one picture. Weird, huh? For me, I am going to stick to trying to improve my writing. Not finding images of gorgeous women with tongues tangled.

Prata said...

*eyes the hallway before stalking forward and stepping into the comment box*

So dig it...*spins around and fires a single shot at a darkened corner*

I like the small changes you made to the site. They aren't huge blog altering changes..well they are blog altering but NOT life altering..and personally I think they were very good changes to have made.

I am rather a fan of the image in your banner. Although couldn't it have been more ethnic? I'm beginning to feel very left out here. ;)

*stealthily leaves the comment box and sneaks down the hall..the counter-spy hiding in the corner finally collapsing in a pool of 1's and 0's*

RWA said...

What's wrong with images of gorgeous women with tongues tangled?

And why do you feel the need to call me out in front of Aunt Gladys?!?!??!?

~Deb said...

Well you have nothing to worry about regarding your writing---that's one thing for sure!

Prata said...

Oh and about water. There is not expiration of unopened water containers. As long there are no infiltrates in the water, it's perfectly fine in watever you have it stored in. However, water has very loose chemical bonds and it tends to pick up very easily a taste of err..being "old". Container flavor is what you start to taste if water sits in something for a very long time. It won't make you sick though, it's just a taste.

Prata said...

Oh and I forgot. The lists you see with those blank 1's? Are usually coding errors. Because the person doesn't realize how the coding actually functions with regards to drop menus. *nods* Kk Thanks bye!

Leesa said...

prata: yeah, I am not that ethnically diverse. I like how the counter-spy was eliminated, in a clean pool of 1s and 0s.

rwa: so you are that person.

~deb: thanks, hun.

prata: that makes sense, about the water. And the coding errors, I figured that was what it was, but since I don't code, I did not know for sure.

Ian Lidster said...

Cute picture.
And, I did too notice your changes, but neglected to mention them.
Sorry.
And I really like your footnotes.
Happy Easter my friend.

Ian

Denny Shane said...

Just popping by to say "hiya" ;)

kathi said...

I must have blinders on when I read, because I still don't know what the changes are.
One thing I've learned here is that Prata is quite the know-all, I'm impressed.

Oh, and I'm such an idiot when it comes to code and all. I just leave it alone, I stay far away from things that are meant for those more intelligent than I, 99.99% of the population. :)

Leesa said...

ian: thanks for noticing.

denny: thanks for stopping by.

kathi: yeah, Prata knows a lot about a lot.

~Deb said...

Kathi, I'm in the same boat! I'm sorry Leesa that I didn't notice your changes. I do have a question for you though ----what are the numbers tagged to some of your sentences? I know it probably has something to do with something, but I'm so lacking any sort of intelligence right now. (Partly because I had wayyyyyyy too much wine for Easter and partly because, well, errr, I'm not the sharpest tool in the shed!)

Leesa said...

~deb: they are footnotes and corelate to the numbers at the bottom of the post.

Dandelion said...

Over time, water will become contaminated with some of the plastics that the bottle is made of. It won't kill you, but it is a toxin.

J R Estelle said...

Okay, maybe it's just been that long but that photo is HOT.

Hayden said...

echoing what dandelion said... the plastics that hold water are rated as "one use only" for safety, and that tags into how long the water is expected to sit in the bottle.

I'm astonished by our disregard for small amounts of known toxins when no one has even attempted to figure out what an average intake from all sources is.

The designation of 'safe' is clinically done by assuming that is your only contaminant, and your only source. Trying to figure out totals would be really hard, but the alternative doesn't seem like good science to me.