Yes we've made the switch. After two weeks of whingeing about the old blogger volksy getting bogged, in those bad bad days of "sluggish" performance, we received a most generous offer from Mr Wickstein to inhabit a spare corner within his towers.
It was not an auspicious start for boynton.
"You'll be fine if you know your html " said Scott.
"Yes, it's just that psychological thing of summoning the nerve to jump in" replied Miss b, a tad too cocky perhaps.
Last night she saw Ian McKellan on Parkinson talking about the strategies actors employ when they get really desperate for a way into character. There's always the fake moustache. This is what boynton did, to summon the old nerve - donned a pair of appropriate imaginary glasses ... and then quickly took out the front wall of her new dwelling.
HTML ?- (glasses on) - isn't that hit the mystery lever and proceed through the Delete warnings as if nothing had happened, smashing up the templates along the way? Luckily Mr W restored order, but miss b shall take it slowly from here, making changes gradually, tweaking prudently.
Tweaking a new whatever that is in your life should always be done prudently at the start.
Worry not, as Mr W is here to catch you should you fall. Miss b is doing excellently so far.
Posted by: Scott Wickstein at June 9, 2003 04:05 AM
Congratulations on your successful move. The blog roll is updated - now I suppose it's time for the obligatory "boynton has moved" post. And possibly time to move the Potemkin to new moorings ...
Posted by: Gummo Trotsky at June 9, 2003 05:35 PM
Thank you for your quick-off-the-mark update, Gummo. No need for you to pen one of those milk-bar type "lost" notices, and I shall of course refrain from those gloating type of condescending
enorsements for others to move. Blogger seems to be behaving better at this very moment. But bon voyage should the Tugboat "sail".
Posted by: boynton at June 9, 2003 06:21 PM
You are one of us now. Congrats on the MT move!
Posted by: joh at June 9, 2003 06:54 PM
hey thanks joh. a flattering inclusion.
the pressure is on to look good now, erm...we're taking it slowly.
Posted by: boynton at June 9, 2003 07:19 PM
I rather like the pencil-thin moustache.
Welcome aboard, watch your step aboard the Moveable Type, prone to much faster speeds than you've been enduring at Blogger. Use the hand grips overhead to prevent falling.
You're coming up to speed nicely.
Posted by: fredf at June 9, 2003 10:13 PM
congrats on the move...enjoy MT...it rocks.
did I just say 'rocks'!?
Posted by: Darren at June 9, 2003 11:37 PM
Thanks Fred - my hands are firmly locked into the overhead grips (probably much to the relief of my landlord) - because as Darren says, it does 'rock'- yes, it rocks indeed.
Posted by: boynton at June 9, 2003 11:46 PM
Congratulations on the move. Your new home looks prodigious. When's the house warming party? :)
Posted by: Gerard at June 10, 2003 01:23 AM
Hey Missy B! Congrats on the new move. You are indeed, one of 'us' now. Enjoy reliable archives and full control. It's possible to drag over your old Blogger archives, but takes time to get to grips with (or was that just me?)
Posted by: Mark at June 10, 2003 01:55 AM
well done B! lookin' good. though i hope you haven't occupied my promised surreal estate at uebersporting...(scott, i'm hoping to make the move next weekend if there's still room!)
Posted by: Gianna at June 10, 2003 11:07 AM
well - thank you all.
Gerard - I'd better check with the Landlord re parties first. Either that or I'll wait for the Presurfer to post a link to "Virtual Housewarming Party" (actually there must be a need for that application!)
Yes Mark I just haven't got around to the archives yet. May consult mr pigeons. :)
(You can retract earlier offer to help....NOW!)
And Gianna - one of the incentives for the move was the knowledge that you'd be in one of the "towers" (as coined by James R).
such good neighbours
and as you said: got to mix the uber with the unter.
Posted by: boynton at June 10, 2003 12:52 PM
We applaud your effort.
Posted by: mcb at June 10, 2003 03:56 PM
obviously I have a fair bit of tweaking to do mcb, but I'm waiting for official clearance before I'm allowed near that china cupboard of templates again.
Posted by: boynton at June 10, 2003 04:11 PM
I've put away all the good crockery and set it up so that Miss b. can play around without breaking anything major.
Posted by: Scott Wickstein at June 11, 2003 04:55 AM