Saturday, April 15, 2006


I have decided to succumb and begin to use my five year-old Blogger account on this site. The days of manual archiving are gone. My embrace of Blogger will also serve as a marker for a new and (hopefully) improved version of my slow-to-evolve web presence, which I hope to speed up over the coming months.

"What can we expect?" you ask. Well, here is a short list of items I already have planned:
  • the continuation of my investigation into the shelving policies of Blockbuster "Canada"

  • a style sheet? maybe

  • a rant about wal-mart that I wrote a while back, but have not posted

  • hosting of my photos on an outside site, so I don't have to spend time lining them all up with tables (in spite of how much I love tables)

  • the proper use of capital letters (if you hadn't noticed already)

  • more frequent posting? maybe
Now, I really need to finish writing my Jane Austen paper. It's been going rather well this afternoon.

Friday, April 14, 2006

While I should have been writing my term paper...

...I appear to have solved my problem. I got Blogger to update with FTP to my port5 site, so this blog is now integrated into my other page. Now the big changes can start happening. First, I need a new layout. Then I need to work to make the Blogger template match my main layout. That's the part that scares me most.

I always knew I could get Blogger to update on an outside site, I just forgot how to do it.

On this happy note, I should start reading Such is My Beloved.

Am I Ever Going to Actually Use Blogger?

As evidenced in my profile, I have had a Blogger account since December 2000. That was over five years ago, and I have never actually made much use of it. I preferred to create my own pages and update everything by hand, which was sort of fun. I had an account at during high school. Then that site disappeared without warning, so I currently have a page at, which I rarely update, but overall have put quite a bit of time into. If I do decide to make use of this account, I plan to keep that account open and use it for supplemental materials beyond the scope of Blogger.

Even if I don't use this particular blog, which would be a personal one with no set topics for discussion, I do have plans for another. I would like to have a blog wherein I and a select group of my arts-inclined friends would comment on anything artsy, mainly film, television, books, and music. Look for the early stages of this in the coming weeks after I finish my school work.

In the meantime, I am trying to finish my BA (I won't actually consider myself a first-year law student, as it states above, until I graduate in May; I just couldn't think of a better description). The end is drawing near. Right now, I am writing my term paper for my Jane Austen seminar. I also have to do some revisions of my Honours thesis, and study for two exams that I have on Friday and Saturday of next week. I should get on that...