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Old 06-11-2006, 04:45 PM   #1
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I have been diligently taking photos of street people, unusual happening and eating dives. I created a blog that chronicled my time here beginning on May 1. So it was 40 days of pictures, anecdotes, stories, and quotes.

Well, I did my daily addition last nite, tried to publish it. and got this:

"HTML error, no </strong> closing to match opening." After I said a few choice words of non-endearment, it asked if I wanted torevert to an earlier version.

Well, I hit YES. It now has only the very first day's entry.

Anybody use www.blogger.com to create their blogs. I could use some help.
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Old 06-11-2006, 05:00 PM   #2
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I'm sorry that I don't know enough to be helpful, but I can imagine how you must feel. I'm really interested in seeing that stuff you mentioned though. Any chance that you can post the link to your blog?
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I don't use blogger. Is there a way to look at the html code of what you're posting? I think you just had an open tag than needed closing. Sometime they inadvertently get put in there by your blogging software while it's being posted. Who knows why. Someone in your entry was a <strong> tag that needed to be closed.

I use Word Press to publish my blog on my own web space. I really like it, but you do need to know a bit more than using Blogger, LiveJournal, Diaryland, or others.
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Old 06-11-2006, 05:28 PM   #4
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Non Sequitur,
the blog just self destructed. The only thing left is what I put in on the first day.

It was really interesting and if I can't recover it then it wall all for naught.

I still have the pictures but the interesting happenings I put in daily were in my head and I can recall a lot of it but not the order or vivid detail. Darn I'm bummed.

If you want to see what it started out like this:

http://oaptravails.blogspot.com/

and then I went to this one, which I dlilgently chronicled my life here.

http://oapinsf.blogspot.com/

39 more days were in there.
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Old 06-11-2006, 05:35 PM   #5
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yelnad,
yeah the HTML code is what I was editing but you can also use plan text for just typing narative. I had just uploaded my "bum of the day" picture and tried to save it and somehow the HTML code was missing a "</strong>" tag and I tried every variety of fix but nothing worked.

It would only allow me to revert to an earlier version which evidently was day 1.

Bummer.

Well I guess I'll start over.
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I write my entries in word and then cut and paste them into WordPress. I have lost some of my best writing to little hiccups. It can be so frustrating that I don't even try to recreate it.
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yelnad,
I'm giving the process one more try:

http://oapinsf.blogspot.com/

this is 3 days of what should be 45 with lots of great SF chracters but hey, WTF
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I love it! The pictures are great. Dont give up on this. Thanks
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neat blog dude. Can you post 80x photos of the Argent Hotel windows at night? I'm just curious to see the graphical output quality with that powerful a zoom lens.
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mickj,
that's my new attempt, the old one was blown away so the one you see there is new with bits I found from the old one.

Justin, unfortunately the 80x is a spotting scope with no camera attachments. All those Argent images are fleeting. Grpahical quality... yeah, right.
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mickj,
that's my new attempt, the old one was blown away so the one you see there is new with bits I found from the old one.

Justin, unfortunately the 80x is a spotting scope with no camera attachments. All those Argent images are fleeting. Grpahical quality... yeah, right.
OAP, the cache looks different than your new attempt. I think a bunch of your old stuff was captured there.
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OAP, let us know when there are updates, it looks entertaining.
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Hey, this is an entertaining blog. Keep up the good work. You probably told us somewhere along the way but how/why did you decide to move to SF?
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When I retired 1-May-2005, I had long before decided to live in a different city for 1 year and then move on to the next. At the time I had a lady friend and she wanted NY and I wanted SF, so we compromised on Chicago, then NY, then SF. But she's having major family issues now and I'm on my own. So after Chicago, I got my first choice SF, which is a great town for me. I'll do NY next and who knows by then she may be able to rejoin me there.


Martha,
the old one is probably in blog cyberspace but I can't find it. I've toned it down some because of the sensitivities to perversion, debauchery and pillaging which I so often love delving into.

Maddy, I update it everyday and most of the things have to do with what I saw that day. Today was OK, so maybe a few tidbits of interest later tonight.
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OAP you've captured the funk of the place. Hope you can get a seat at Yank Sing.
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Great blog OAP, you're showing me the SF I remember from my visits there.
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Hi OAP:

Sorry I am no help on blogging.

But I just read and saw everything on your Blog and had a great time!* *Enjoyed it all.* The bus scene that you wrote about especially made me laugh - the one where the young man is trying to keep steady the drunk holding onto the mop handle.* And the picture of the 2 cats lounging on top of the street person's cart really got to me 'cuz they looked just like my dearly departed cat Marmalade.* * I would've been a sucker and donated generously to that Street Person for taking care of those 2 kitties.

I will have to go back into your Blog and print off the Thai Chili, Burrito, and Ribs recipes.* Are those pics from a cookbook, or are they photos of food you have actually prepared yourself?* They look dee-licious.* Rock on, Rocko.

Looking forward to more fun from OAP's San Francisco Daily "Chronicle"!* *

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Toejam,
thanks but bear with me on the blog, I'm just beginning to get it all put back together. There are many, many pictures missing and it's all discombobulated.

Yeah, I still laugh about that poor Middle Eastern kid trying to hold that mop handle steady for the old drunk.

I'm struggling to get the blog back, but maybe by this afternoon it will look like it originally did.

Those food pictures are googles but next time I make them I will take a snapshot and replace.

Thanks,OAP
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