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15 July 2004 @ 05:47 pm
Ancient Chinese proverbs suck  
"The man who removes a mountain begins by carrying away small stones."
—— Chinese proverb

That's kinda how I work. It's...not very good advice. (half-frown) With some stuff, if you get bogged down in the details, you never get done. Like writing. I really need to learn to resist busywork like correcting grammar or punctuation, or fiddling with wording, until after I've got the meat of the thing written. Editing comes later!
 
 
Current Mood: frustratedfrustrated with myself
 
 
 
Vorn the Unspeakableunspeakablevorn on July 16th, 2004 12:49 am (UTC)
Speaking of editing, you broke my friends page with that ultermegawide thing there.

Vorn
Alun Clewealun_clewe on July 16th, 2004 01:06 am (UTC)
Huh? If your Friends page is broken, it's not gwalla's entry that did it. There's nothing exceptionally wide here, and my Friends page is just fine...
Alun Clewealun_clewe on July 16th, 2004 01:09 am (UTC)
In fact, now that I've looked at your Friends page, the culprit is the entry above it from magneticcheeks, who for some reason has enclosed several long sentences in span tags that are preventing them from word-wrapping...
Vorn the Unspeakableunspeakablevorn on July 16th, 2004 01:48 am (UTC)
Nope. The last line on this post is ultrawide. It's also in courier. I posted my comment here before Cheeks's post showed up.

Vorn
Vorn the Unspeakableunspeakablevorn on July 16th, 2004 01:49 am (UTC)
Specifically the pre doesn't close, and it doesn't wrap.

Vorn
Alun Clewealun_clewe on July 16th, 2004 01:59 am (UTC)
Ah, OK. Just checked it out with Internet Explorer, and you're right; it doesn't wrap. It looked fine to me before, but that's because I was using Firefox.

Yet another reason not to use IE, I guess. ;)
Vorn the Unspeakableunspeakablevorn on July 16th, 2004 02:05 am (UTC)
It doesn't work right in Safari, either, nor the copy of Mozilla I have. the PRE tag doesn't close, so it keeps going.

Vorn
gwallagwalla on July 16th, 2004 03:41 am (UTC)
Sorry about the HTML weirdness. Deepest Sender must've added that pre tag when I copied and pasted the proverb from an email—I didn't even realize it was there.