I'm Baaaack!!!

A full life
"The program works a miracle in our life... We become free to live."
Basic Text, p. 11

Most of us - if we've been in for any length of time at all - have heard some member complaining in a meeting about being terribly overworked, too busy for meetings or sponsorship or other activities. In fact, we may have been the complaining member. The days seem so full: job, family and friends, meetings, activities, sponsorship, step work. "There just aren't enough hours in the day," the member complains, "to get everything done and meet everyone's demand on my time!"

When this happens, usually there's soft laughter from some of the other members - probably members who had planned to grumble about the same sort of thing. The laughter stems from our recognition that we are complaining about the miracle of the life that is ours today. Not so long ago, few of us were capable of having any of these "problems" in our life. We devoted all of our energy to maintaining our active Today we have full lives, complete with all the feelings and problems that go with living in reality.

Just for today: I shall remember that my life is a miracle. Instead of resenting how busy I am, I shall be thankful my life is so full.

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I had an absolute time surfing the Internet, learning new things almost everyday for newly two weeks plus I'm not Needless to say, I missed you so much.

It all started when I was working on My Journey To Recovery's template. I was trying to save some real estate on my blog by creating a drop down menu for some of my links on both sidebars. After messing around with it for some times, I tried to save the template when I was satisfied with the result.

Not long after that, I was redirected to a web page by Blogger. These was what Blogger has got to say;

We are unable to save your template! We are aware of this issue (caused by outdated AdSense Code) and are currently working on a fix. In the meantime, as a workaround, you can add the following line of code into your ad code snippet, directly after the google_ad_ label:

google_ad_host="pub-1556223355139109";

Thank you for your patience.

When reporting this erroe to Blogger Support or on the Blogger Help Group, please:

Describe what you were doing when you got this error.
Provide the following error code and additional information.


bX-oOzoaO


ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

blogID: 33346377
host: www.blogger.com
uri: /template-edit.do


This information will help us to track down your specific problem and fix it! We apologize for the inconvenience.


After that I was faced with problem after problem on my template. I couldn't published a new post nor could I uploaded any image. I began browsing the Internet searching for help. The first place I went to was of course, to our very own Blogger Help Group.

To tell you the truth, I'm not very fond of Blogger Help Group. I admit, you can learn a lot there but I prefer not to post a question, if I can help it. Beside Blogger Employee, there are several helpers that was suppose to answer your questions. But I found that some of them are very sarcastic in answering the question and seem to be proud of it. For helping Blogger Employee, some of them are given the title "Official Blog*Star.

So, I posted my my question, "Something Is Definitely Broken. I don't know what were going on, but it looked like both of them were arguing who have given the best answer to my question! Anyway, I thanked both of them for telling me it took ages to upload my blog. I've deleted some images on my blog and sent some of it to the shop to get it optimize, so that it will load faster on my blog.

By this time, I have pasted a yellow notice on my blog pleading for help to any readers. I thought it has to do with my blog's template, so I joined BlogCrowds Forum and W3School Forum. There are several good on BlogCrowds. I may use some for my next blog.

I learned a lot of too at W3School. I learned some tags that I still used on my template are now being deprecated, like center, font and many more. From their forum, I was told that Internet Explorer don't accept target=_blank tag! I am very fond of using target=_blank tag coz I wants all new links opened to a new window. (I wouldn't say, they smoke crack for saying that!)

dhtml scripts for the real world

Dynamic Drive

Welcome to Dynamic Drive, the #1 place on the net to obtain free, original DHTML & Javascripts to enhance your web site!

This is the place where I'm learning to use some JavaScripts for my blog. I thought it was as easy as A B C, just copy and paste sort of thing. There was one scripts that I would like to use, the Switch Menu. Here is the description for it: Switch Menu is a unique navigational script with characteristics of a folding tree. It dynamically expands the chosen menu item when clicked on while contracting the rest. This script is DOM based, so it works in IE5/NS6/Opera7+ while degrading well with older browsers such as IE4/NS4. For the later the menu will appear fully expanded from the start.

New: Switch Menu now supports persistence (so it remembers which menu item was last expanded) whenever you revisit the page. To sweeten the deal, you can choose between "sitewide" and "local" persistence, with the former remembering the menu state across your entire site. This is useful if you have the exact same Switch Menu script on multiple pages on your site (ie: as a navigational bar), and it makes sense for the persistence to last from page to page.


I spent nearly two long days to make it worked on my blog before I gave up! It is not a copy and paste thingy. I nearly, I thought I finally done it. I won at last after tweaking with the code here and there. I clicked on preview and it worked charmingly. I was satisfied with the result before I clicked save. It was nearly four AM at that time. So, I went to bed.

At seven AM (I woke up early, usually at six AM for my daily Subuh prayer.) I switched on my beloved PC which I set it to open to My Journey To Recovery. To my disappointment, Switch Menu didn't work. I wondered why? It worked in preview mode or is it the template I'm using doesn't support that type of scripts?

Grrr... I realized, I still got a lot to learn about JavaScripts in particular. I registered myself as a new coder in their Help Forum. I know I'm a newbie and all but no matter how stupid your question, I never get answer! Nobody tells me to say it again because they can't understand my English! Or tells me that I got my own blog's address wrong just because I forget to press space on my keyboard!

Here on this forum, in the thread, Links Unclickable in Internet Explorer, jscheuer1 who is also known as the Supreme Commander Coder, answered my plea of help. I was told to copy and paste several lines of code and voila, all links on both sidebar are clickable now. Thank you, jscheuer1.

P/S, Some of you might asked, what happened to Switch Menu?

Well, I deleted the script, leaving some. Can you see it on my blog? Hint: It got to do with headers.

Bye for now. See you later...


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5 Comments thus far...

recoveryroad said...

Yay! Noor is back! Hiya, mate.

Good post. I know what you mean abouty the too busy people.

Does your blog only display one post at a time?

Have a good day and nice to see you return, amigo!

An Irish Friend of Bill said...

Yay!
All that techincal stuff sounds !!! pretty difficult to understand. I'm glad you do. Hey I sent you a dvd of the secret, with the secret written on the dvd. Its set to a UK Euro zone, as opposed to a USA zone. DVD players over here play most zones, so i hope it works on your machine. Just thought i'd mention it in case you were not sure who is was from, or what the ! hell it was. It should have a london postmark. that should narrow it down!
anyway hope all your technical difficulties rae sorted out soon..

vicariousrising said...

Hiya Noor!

Glad to see you back and fixing stuff. I gotta say, your blog was a bit of a hassle to load up as it was causing my laptop a small headache. Seems like you are getting on top of it now. I've missed ya!

just another addict said...

Hello, My Brother:
I have been wondering where you were. Now I know -- you were lost in html hell somewhere!
Glad you are back.
Love,
Scout

dAAve said...

All of that is waaaaaaay over my head.
I got to keep it simple. Anyway, glad to see you back in the land of the typing.

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