Monday, September 5, 2011

Just back to work...and already there's a public transportation strike (oh, yeah....)

Milan's city logo snapped on one of the 1927 yellow trams (all lovely wood inside). Those and all the other trams and busses and metro systems in Milan will shut least partially...tomorrow, Tuesday, 6 Sept., from 6 P.M. til what they call "the end of the day's service"...most public transport stops running shortly after midnight, with a few stop gaps running a bit longer into the weeeeeeee hours of the morning, when all service stops, strike, or no strike.

So, there you have it.

Forewarned is forearmed.

Despite the moment's humbug, I'm still going to turn this logo into a needlepoint diagram, and put it on my needlepoint blog (if I can get the new Blogger/Blogspot interface to work for that blog...have I mentioned, yet, that I hate the new interface????? You're bound to hear me say this, again, at least a time, or two):


Margaret said...

What don't you like about the new interface? It doesn't seem too different, but I've only used it once.

Star said...

I confess, the first thing I hate about the new interface is simply that it's new, and really really new to boot. I hate change, but, as my favorite inspirational read, Marcus Aurelius, reminds me, 'change is the nature of the universe,' and my motto here is: 'living in Italy is a lesson in flexibility.' That said, it's really hard for me to see: the writing is too pale and too small. I'm disoriented. I can't find stuff that I need to do that was easily found, before. I don't like the layout of the list of my blogs vs. the blogs I'm following. Yaddah yaddah yaddah. Worse, I didn't think I was going to have problems because their warning message before the changeover date said that recent versions of browsers would be compatible, but when I signed on with the new interface, a warning sign told me that my browser wasn't compatible, and--sure enough--I wasn't able to post anything at all, and that scared me. I hunted about in their help pages, and actually found a page listing the IE browser versions that shouldn't be affected, and mine was one of them, so I also feel "betrayed," though--in Cosmic perspective--it's not the problem that my first reaction was making it out to be (a bit more wisdom from Marcus Aurelius in that). So far, switching back to the old mode has let me post, so I'll just see how much longer I can waddle along doing this. I'm afraid, though, of what's going to happen when I won't be able to waddle along, anymore, because I'm swamped with work, and do not have the time and energy for blood, sweat and tears to get it to function, again, if ever. That's the underlying fear that makes it all worse. There were some things I wished could have been better (for example, the WYSIWYG of the post previews wasn't really WYSIWYG, it would have been better if pictures would post at the cursor point, and it would be nice if comments could be made on comments), but all in all I'd rather not have to go through the turmoil to get the new system to work. That's what I hate about the new format, but I'm just going to have to 'go with the flow, or find another flow' (more Marcus Aurelius paraphrasing). I haven't tried changing formatting, yet, or adding new elements. I shudder to think what will happen. After you've used the new interface a bit more, let me know what you think.

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