25 May 2007

formatting issues?

i had to leave my beloved laptop with the "geniuses" at the mac store a few days ago when i was in the nearest big city. poor thing's fan had started making funny whirring sounds (that were, of course, not reproducible in front of said geniuses). so my laptop is not with me, which leaves me not only with a good deal of separation anxiety, but means that i'm forced to use my old PC desktop.

the experience of using a PC again has proven to be very odd. I'd oh-so-joyously forgotten about the crashing, freezing, restart updates, and generalized slowness of windows. this is kind of funny, considering that i customized this desktop myself and spent a considerable amount of time tweaking it to my liking. i was annoyed last year when i learned i'd have to buy a laptop for school (no matter which direction you go, they're expensive). but i got my macbook pro and never looked back.

now that i'm having to spend a few days on the pc, though, i've noticed something that i'd forgotten to check about: web-page formatting. (i say forgotten, because when i use dreamweaver to work on a website, i'm always careful to check to see how the page will appear in the various different browsers.) i pulled up my blog on this pc in both firefox and ie and am seeing some egregious formatting errors. is my page appearing strange on anyone else's computer?

i had a moment today where my past-post widget appeared with the month names in spanish. how odd is that?!?!?

if anyone has thoughts on how to ensure that blogger behaves on all platforms, i'd love to know the secret. in the meantime, my apologies for missing pictures, strange languages, and other odd behaviors on the blog. never a dull moment, eh?

1 comment:

j.p. said...

formatting issues i've noticed on my end: 1. your blog roll and tech links widget has a scroll bar on the bottom (left to right) because it doesn't fit in the space real well. 2. your tortured genuis guy is also cut off (but with no scroll bar), so i don't get to read his whole box (i only see, "you are smart. brilliant in fact. and / blessing, it's also a curse. your hea / everything - grand ideas, insufferab / a good deal of angst.")

a little disclaimer...

i'm a medical student. just a student. so please, don't take anything i say too seriously. remember that i was an english literature major as an undergrad, so there is much fiction to be found in these pages. do you think i'm telling a story about you or your illness? more likely, you're tapping into my sense of "everyman"--that is, your story resonates with what i write here because it's not so uncommon after all. need help? please, please go see your physician. <--i'm not her. yet. ;-)