I know what you're thinking, "Scope, the blog looks great. What are you talking about, 'EPIC FAIL'?"
Well, let me tell you a story.
I've been thinking about redoing the blog layout / template for a while. The biggest issue I had with it is that the main body of the blog was too small. At only about 400 pixels wide, I felt that I was having to shrink a lot of pictures down a little more than I wanted to make them fit. And coming up VERY soon, I will be posting a 'shit-tonne' of pictures. (It's a technical term. A 'shit-tonne' is a metric unit equal to 1000 kiloshits. It is roughly 10% greater than a standard U.S. 'shit-ton'. SCOPE-TECH – 10% bonus shit!) And, I wanted to get rid of the rounded box behind my header graphic, because I was always overlapping the stupid thing and it was pissing me off.
Also, enter a new phase in my life, why not throw a new coat of paint on the old site while I'm at it, right?
So, Friday night, I take the blog private, and redo the template with some snazzy ones Blogger is offering now. But, being smarter than the average bear (but within one standard deviation of the mean, I ain't not URSA GENIUS or anything) I took a back up of my current template, just in case things went 'tits-up' (it's a technical term).
Things went tits-up.
Things went Dolly Parton-esque TITS-UP!
Everything is looking good, Saturday, I decide to do the final step, and download my new design into Windows Live Writer (WLW) so that I can do the WYSIWYG (it's a technical term) editing that I have grown fond of. As I'm sure you've noticed, I tend to have a lot of graphics, and layout is somewhat important to me. So, I click to "Refresh Theme" button and…
I fought and struggled and struggled and fought for about an hour and a half. No luck.
So, in shame, I restored the old template from the backup, re-installed WLW, and went to download my original template BACK into WLW.
Oh sweet biscuits, it did so NOT just do this to me. Now I've lost all my changes, because I forgot the backup this time! :-(, and WLW was still making me type in the "no template" state. My degree of "Anti-Happy" is astonishing. Well, since WLW is as fucked as a 'football bat' (it's a technical term), might as well redo all the changes, so that at least the blog looks nice for you people. And then I found on a support blog site that I am not the only person in this boat. WLW may be on the case. We'll see. Hopefully they don't pull some, "You need to upgrade to Windows 7" line of 'mumbo jumbo' (it's a technical term).
So, the blog is back up, but I feel like I'm publishing a little blind here, so forgive me if things look a little off while I sort through this mess.
Now, off to clean the bathroom. I can't see what could possibly go wrong with that.