I was doodling away with the intention of adding a few more links to my blog. Then to my horror, the whole sidebar went crazy, as if hit by an earthquake. Since I am lost with HTML codes, I desperately waited for Ned Akechi to be online at YM. It was weird when his YM seemed to be offline when he is virtually online 24-7.
Fortunately, Sezzy got online soon after. I sent a YM message to her... and she managed to get in touch with Ned. Apparently his YM was having some problems. Sezzy had to act as the messenger between Ned and I. I YMed her and she GTalked Ned my message. Told Ned the problem and asked his favour to find out what was wrong.
Then, I remembered... I have Ned's phone number... might as well call him. And called him, I did. But lo and behold, the reception was bad... very bad. And we got cut off, as if something didn't want us to communicate.
So, it's back to square one. I had to rely on Sezzy to be the mediator and messenger. Funny, when I think about it. I'm in KL, YMed Sezzy who's in JB, who then passed the message using GTalk to Ned who is in Tronoh. Physically impossible to do, but thank goodness for the ICT age...
Ned took a look at the HTML codings... couldn't figure out what was wrong initially. But later, he "seemingly" fixed the problem. We refreshed the blog... and everything looks brilliant... for about 3 minutes. After that, the sidebar went crazy again...
So, from KL, I YMed Sezzy who's in JB to find out what was wrong, who then cut and pasted my message using GTalk to Ned who's in Tronoh. Ned who's in Tronoh then replied to Sezzy using GTalk saying that he's baffled, and Sezzy who's in JB cut and pasted Ned's message to me in KL by using YM.
See how tedious things turned out? [Note to self: Must install GoogleTalk]. You get the idea...
Anyhow, we came to the silly conclusion that my blog must be haunted or something, since nothing was wrong with the HTML coding. At this point, we were contemplating of calling the Ghostbusters or the Ghost Whisperer, although Mulder might serve just fine.
In any case, the ever-illustrious and creative Ned Akechi decided to change the template for my blog. And of course, at this point in time, messages were being typed and cut and pasted and forwarded from KL to JB to Tronoh, and back again from Tronoh to JB to KL. [Imagine if we have to physically drive our car to do this].
The result? This new look for TeropongSkop. Hope you all like it.
A special thanks and appreciation to Ned Akechi and Sezzy who were involved in this rescue mission.
And the lessons learnt?
- Must install GoogleTalk
- Must learn at least basic HTML.
- Next time I want to change something fundamental, get an expert to do it.