Friday, May 05, 2006

Blogger Weirdness

I just learned something. If you start a post and don't publish it, and then do another one on a different subject, and then go back and finish the first one and publish that, the post that you published second will be below the one you published first, because it's saved under the date you started it, and Blogger won't let you change the date. Bizarre. Obviously the people who built Blogger value linear thinking.

There. Now it's in the right order.


  1. Anonymous1:56 AM

    What a damned constraint on the thinking process, which is linear only in the biochemical chronological sense.

    Anonymous David, whose various selves can apparently carry on simultaneous thought processes, although only one consciously, but linear? Only when trying to express something to someone else, and not always successfully.

  2. As you can see, I figured out how to change the date. But I agree that the thought process isn't especially linear - mine is always going off on weird tangents, and my husband complains when I make a remark that's perfectly in context of what I've been thinking except that the intervening 6-14 steps were silent...

  3. Anonymous11:59 AM

    Yeah, I do that too. Only my mother, may heaven enjoy her presence, used to answer such comments with, "...and I took my lunch to school today." followed by a brief lecture on non sequitur. I learned to keep my thoughts to myself.

    As a parent, I would ask, "Explain how you arrived at that thought." A tad less off-putting, im my opinon. The joy of my mother's technique is my spouse is seldom exposed to such comments or is so kind as to not mention my erratic thought processe. It could even be, after living with someone for a length of time, you just understand where the other person is coming from. Personally, I say yeah for the lateral thought process. It sometimes jumps to pretty interesting locations.