Last night I prepared a simple post for this morning and saved it as a draft. I was going to be driving home all day and didn’t have time to post. I thought I could slap the pre-made and ready-to-go post up quickly before I packed up my computer and left the hotel.
I got this cute little picture of ruby red slippers from the internet.
And wrote—”Yesterday Rapunzel, today Dorothy.
Today I’ll put on my ruby red slippers and click my heels three times.
I’ll take my little dog too.
There’s no place like home.”
6:30 a.m.—Bad news. I can’t connect to the internet.
That’s okay, not to worry. I have an iPhone. I’ll just post it from the car using my iPhone as Mark drives.
7:00 a.m.—Everything’s going great. I access the saved draft and am ready to post it, but decide I need an afternote:
“I’m posting this from my iPhone as we drive along I-78 east in New Jersey (Isn’t technology grand?)
My ruby red slippers haven’t started working yet.”
Then I decide to add after “Isn’t technology grand?” the following: Read counter-argument here with a link to a post I had written about technologies and the trade-offs we make. This is where the trouble starts.
The short version: The link doesn’t go in smoothly because of big thumbs on small iphone keyboard. Words show up in bad places on post. I try to clean up the html because it is the only view I have on the iphone. I lose the picture. I can’t reload the picture because the iphone won’t allow it. I feel a rant coming on.
8:00 a.m. — I give up trying to recreate code that I know nothing about, based on the code of other successfully posted pictures.
I will post from my computer where I can easily fix this mess-up when we stop for a break.
10:00 a.m. — There is no wi-fi at our stop.
I give up. I will post when I get home.
7:30 p.m. —
Today I put on my ruby red slippers and clicked my heels three times.
I’ve got my little dog too.
After twelve hours my ruby red slippers finally work.
—There’s no place like home.
Source of image — http://www.150.si.edu/150trav/remember/r1118.htm