Sunday, April 22, 2012

Blogger Has a New Look!

I'm just not digging the new Blogger interface. I'm sure I'll become reconciled to the new scheme of things, but change ain't good (damn, two references to The Professional in the space of a few days... I may need professional help, though the image of the Grim Reaper as a Manic Pixie Dream Girl...Manic Pixie Dream Ghoul? Damn, that would be a great premise for a horror comedy in the vein of Return of the Living Dead. Actually, Manic Pixie Dream Ghoul would also be an apt description of the title character of Brian McNaughton's dark fantasy tale Meryphillia). Anyway, I digress... I dislike the new interface and I absolutely loathe the preview feature. Also, am I the only one to have a goddamn right-margin toolbar that cuts off the last couple of characters per line? Double bing-bang hell, that is NOT a good feature. I don't see any great new features, either. I'm not a Luddite, but I tend to avoid changing things that aren't broken. I still use the flip phone I bought seven years ago (it's a seemingly indestructible industrial phone that I bought because I tend to work under conditions adverse to the longevity of electronic devices), my car is over ten years old (I had to retype "years" a couple of times because the goddamn right margin toolbar made it unable to determine that I had typed "yeatrs" by mistake)... I'm conservative enough in my consumption patterns to risk being seen as a skinflint. This new "improved" Blogger? I'm just not digging it. It's not as bad as the updated Captcha system that I jettisoned, but it's pretty damn bad. Not bad enough to get me to change to another platform, though. Not yet, at any rate.

19 comments:

M. Bouffant said...

I b'leve you can return to the previous worked-just-fine version from the dashboard. Check w/ Chief Thunderclap, he just reverted himself.

Big Bad Bald Bastard said...

Only now did I finally find the trap door behind the hidden bookcase to get it back.

Gonna have to start pulling on sconces!

Big Bad Bald Bastard said...

Found it! Christmas is saved!

ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®© said...

Welcome back to the light, B^4.

Did that new thing stink, or what????
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vacuumslayer said...

I'll be curious to read Substance's review...

Manic Pixie Dream Ghoul

THAT is hilarious. Can you imagine the Halloween costume? That beats Sexy Mustard any day of the week, B^4!

Smut Clyde said...

I'm glad it's not just Riddled. My first thought was to blame AK.

Smut Clyde said...

"Pulling on the sconce".

Smut Clyde said...

Manic Pixie Dream Ghoul

IIRC the ghouls in "Dream-Quest of Unknown Kadath" are light-hearted and have the right level of distracted irresponsibility; I can easily imagine one of them played by Zooey.

Big Bad Bald Bastard said...

Welcome back to the light, B^4.

Thanks for acting as my "Spirit Guide", sensei Thunder!

THAT is hilarious. Can you imagine the Halloween costume? That beats Sexy Mustard any day of the week, B^4!

I'm picturing a corpse-pallid, drawn out Zooey Deschanel, dressed in a Smiths T-shirt, gnawing on a human femur... I'll be in my bunk...

I'm glad it's not just Riddled. My first thought was to blame AK.

That's the default setting, innit? I think you should ask Greenish Hugh who blurted out the password to him on psilocybin night at The Old Entomologist.

"Pulling on the sconce".

Opening the trapdoor...

IIRC the ghouls in "Dream-Quest of Unknown Kadath" are light-hearted and have the right level of distracted irresponsibility; I can easily imagine one of them played by Zooey.

The Dream-Girl of Unknown Kadath? The Dream-Date of Unknown Kadath? I dunno which is funnier.

zombie rotten mcdonald said...

I'm picturing a corpse-pallid, drawn out Zooey Deschanel, dressed in a Smiths T-shirt, gnawing on a human femur

You could just find a picture of Winona Ryder from Beetlejuice.

BALD NEWS: Sinead O'Connor canceled her tour due to her bi-polar disorder.

Big Bad Bald Bastard said...

Good one, she's totally a Gothic Pixie Dream Girl. Too bad about Sinead- I hope she gets it under control.

Substance McGravitas said...

I'll be curious to read Substance's review...

I reverted instantly, didn't play around with it. It wasn't worth it at the time to discover where everything was and how it worked.

Joseph said...

Dude, I'm thinking of moving to Wordpress when I have the time.

Keir said...

I hate this- why do all these "upgrades" have to be in-your-face instead of simply providing what you want? Instead of seeing everything on one screen, I have to move down just to see my blogs. Where is the opt out?

Keir said...

I hate this- why do all these "upgrades" have to be in-your-face instead of simply providing what you want? Instead of seeing everything on one screen, I have to move down just to see my blogs. Where is the opt out?

Laura said...

Uggh.. I've just returned and have to deal with all this new shit!! Ohhhh myyyy godddddddd.

((Hugs))
Laura

Big Bad Bald Bastard said...

I reverted instantly, didn't play around with it. It wasn't worth it at the time to discover where everything was and how it worked.

Yeah, my retreat was quick.

Dude, I'm thinking of moving to Wordpress when I have the time.

Welcome to the commentariat! I'm not that keen on Wordpress, either. I may have to hire skywriters!

I hate this- why do all these "upgrades" have to be in-your-face instead of simply providing what you want? Instead of seeing everything on one screen, I have to move down just to see my blogs. Where is the opt out?

Yeah, if it ain't broken... the opt out is the little gear-shaped icon. Click that, and you can go back to the old style.

Uggh.. I've just returned and have to deal with all this new shit!! Ohhhh myyyy godddddddd.

Ain't that a kick in the labanza?

Aunt Snow said...

I'm tentatively OK with it - I haven't noticed a side margin problem, but I do like the fact that the text window is expandable so that you can see more of your post at once.

Nomi said...

I have had a side margin problem, too.