Tuesday, 12 May 2009

Technical Matters

Hullo everyone, nothing exciting to blog about today, but I do need help with two technical thingies and I trust my dear readers to help me out.

Firstly, something Merciless Public drew my attention to. When looking at someone's "blog roll", the custom is for the person's latest blog entry to be listed underneath their title. e.g. (at the time of writing) underneath The Plashing Vole it says "Mmmm Vinyl" -  http://thiswayfortrouble.blogspot.com/ Under my title, "The Rise and Rise..." there is nothing. 
Also, Merciless Public informs me that my updates don't even appear on his Reading List thing either, even though he's following me. Does anyone know why this might be? I presume I've clicked on something, somewhere, somehow, but I can't for the life of me work out how to fix it. 

Secondly, I'm looking to make a picture to go at the top of my blog. I was thinking of doing a collage thing, had a few ideas floating around. However, I don't have Photoshop, and I don't have the finances to purchase it. Is there a free program I can download that does the same stuff as Photoshop? Could I use "Paint"?

Any ideas/responses/suggestions for either of these would be greatly appreciated. I am a bit of a technophobe, you see. 

EDIT - I have fixed the first problem myself, as I'm a flipping genius. Now I just need help for software that is a free alternative to Photoshop. Any suggestions, dear readers?


  1. I tried to remove you and then added you but I still get no updates at all from your blog. Unsure whats happening there.

  2. I did wonder why you were different. Glad you've fixed it.

    as to the image thing, buy a Mac and start from there.

  3. In a strange twist of irony my reading list (the feed) has completely disappeared yet my blog list is still there. I think blogger's gone mental.