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Be afraid. Very afraid. I’ve been learning html online last night. It resulted, among other things, in me having coded dreams rife with faulty syntax, unclosed tags and broken links. In one sitting, I encompassed a few markup tags and html attributes and learned to tell html from css and script. (Do I sound like I know what I’m talking about? Not to worry, I don’t.) I produced a primitive test page on which I coded a cat. Because now I can. See screenshot above for the result viewed in a browser and below for my badass cat code. I’m totally turning this into a tech blog!

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Posted by Mara Eastern

I'm a sardonic blogger, snapper, scribbler and rhymer; a virtual space invader who indulges in cheerful negativism, morbid self-deprecation and bleak humour.

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  1. Purrfectly preformatted for pets.

    But why a cat, why not a duck?

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    1. She’s a cat purrson … I’m both … I was up at the quack of dawn.

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      1. Haha, I didn’t realise there’s such a thing as a cat-cum-duck person, but good to know 🙂 And you’re right, of course, I am a cat person. My cat doesn’t allow otherwise.

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        1. Yup! Here you have one 😀

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    2. Haha, thank you, and yes, I’m a cat person more than a duck person, so the cat is the obvious choice. (My cat sat next to my chair and put a gun to my head when I was working on the page, so not coding the cat wasn’t an option.)

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  2. You have the upgrade, so you can practice it here, in the blog … turn it into a hexadecimal heaven LOL

    Here, in the comments, they only allow so much, and there’s no preview, so you won’t know how much you screwed up.

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    1. Oooh, the link is awesome!! I’m not so far to be able to do this yet. I hope to learn coding to use it for my career, I realise I don’t need it for the blog. I’ve been working with a WordPress hosted site for a long time, and I was quite overwhelmed when I found how different self-hosted WordPress is – in terms of options allowed. The comments are pretty limited. I often want to share an image, for example, by simply inserting it in the comment. I can’t be bothered uploading it to my media library and creating a link to it. Just not worth the effort.

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      1. Nowadays … I think that’s what you have to do, and do the whole thing. Will this work now, I wonder …

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        1. Are you trying to “hack” WordPress comments 😉 ?

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          1. Yes! 🙂 I tried to post an image …

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          2. Oh well… Never mind!

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  3. PS: I changed the font colour in the last paragraph. That didn’t take, so that’s not allowed in comments … only links, bold, italics, I think.

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    1. We can be exchanging geek tips 😉 Only I don’t have any so far. Ha.

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      1. LOL no, comments are very limited

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        1. Still the WordPress comment system is the best around, I can’t imagine I’d have to cope with the way it’s on Tumblr, for example.

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          1. Yes, it is. I’ve tried Blogger, and I follow a few blogs there … *OMG* why do they even keep it alive?!

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          2. Blogger intrigues me. I can’t see the point of it either and I’m curious how anyone would voluntarily choose to use that platform 😮 But I guess I’m biased.

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          3. It’s old … been around ‘forever’, don’t know for how long before Google bought them. Thanks to Blogger I got early access to Gmail, when it was released as ‘invitation only’. That was the good thing 🙂 You can do all edits for free, you don’t have to pay to be able to edit CSS ‘n stuff.

            They’ve made ONE, big upgrade of that platform, and then nothing more happened.

            What irks me the most there, is that it doesn’t support threaded comments. It just gets confusing to read a post with lots of interesting comments.

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          4. Oh I see! I haven’t around online for that long, so I could start right away with WordPress. I’m glad that I did.

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          5. Blogger was launched 1999, and Google bought them 2003. My first blog … before I had any clue about the concept … was in Blogger. I wrote about some of my absolutely innermost thoughts and feelings … 100% open. Then I found it a year later and almost died from embarrassment 🙂 . Luckily I did, though so I could remove it.

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          6. It’s maybe a shame that you deleted your blog! It could have made for a interesting read – I mean for you. It’s good that WordPress had the option of having a private blog. I don’t use it, but I can imagine why someone would. I have it of course easier because I blog under a pseudonym, so when I embarrass myself, well, whatever…

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          7. Uhm … yeah, maybe — could have been a little more interesting now, this many years later.

            Is your first name your real?

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          8. Mara isn’t my name, but it’s pretty close. I set up the blog when I was teaching and I thought it would be quite undesirable for my students to find it. It wouldn’t be professional. Plus I wanted to be able to blog about my work without offending anyone 😉

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          9. Understood 🙂 it’s a nice name, though …

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  4. That was way above my head! 😬

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    1. It’s above my head too, no worries 😮

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  5. You’re in danger of turning into a computer geek !!!

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    1. I hope I’m indeed in this danger!

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  6. HTML! God I miss the easy languages like it

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    1. You’re right. HTML is so easy, pleasant and straightforward. No mess.

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  7. […] ago that I was starting to learn <HTML>? Neither do I. But I found the post for you: it was a What-I-Hated-the-Least-Today number 44. Half a year after this, I decided that my immersion into coding was permanent and sealed the deal […]

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  8. […] Remember how I reported a year and half ago that I was starting to learn <HTML>? Neither do I. But I found the post for you: it was a What-I-Hated-the-Least-Today number 44. […]

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