CharlieMC (charliemc) wrote,

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ClubRunner Revisited

I spent much of today working on the new ClubRunner website, that will be used for the festival Board to self-manage (we hope). It's very sl-o-o-o-w to do the HTML/CSS I want to do for the main (unchanging) pages there. And the default is what they call Design (which is like LiveJournal's Rich text editor), so just switching over every time to HTML is a big, slow pain. Yes, I understand WHY it's not HTML by default, but it's still a thorn in my side, I'm afraid!

Anyway, ClubRunner is designed to be a simple-to-use site for clubs (hence the name), that was originally designed for Rotary use. Because it's meant for non-coding people to set up and maintain, that means there's a lack of control over things I'm used to being able to control! It's somewhat annoying for me, actually, but once I'm done with my part there, I'm sure it's going to be a terrific tool for other Staff and the Board to use.

Me? I just have to get past this initial set-up stage. Then when I'm more familiar with it myself, I'll start training others to be able to use it. And I sincerely can't wait for that! It's exciting to think about having a place where anyone and everyone from the festival Staff and Board can take part using a website!

Of course, I suppose people might mistakenly begin to assume that it's how all website work is done. That's the potential down side, I guess. Hopefully not, but what else can I expect, after all?

So, It needs to be up and running in less than 3 weeks (19 days, to be exact), which is why I'm focusing so hard on it right now. I'd like to be comfortable with it long before then, and showing interested Staff (and a few Board members, maybe?) what's what.

One last time (we all hope... heh...), I wish I could set up the style sheet for our site. But I imagine that's expecting too much. I'd just like to change the defaults for links and so on, to match our actual website. But whatever! I need to get over that.

I rode my bike again today, but not for nearly as long. I'm a bit tired as I get accustomed to the exercise -- plus the heavy lifting I did while working in the yard didn't help much. (grin) But the weather was nice and sunny again! A lovely autumn day.

I fixed homemade squash soup for dinner, with finely diced white chicken and carrots, and just a hint of curry. I thickened it with pumpkin for the first time ever, and it ended up tasting marvelous. (Marilyn and I both enjoy thick soups.)

I also baked some acorn squash, which I stuffed with roast beef hash -- a treat we both enjoy during the autumn months. Dinner was 'delish' (as we like to say). And there are leftovers for tomorrow night!

I got a short message back from my dear friend Phooty, saying she'd call me tomorrow. She didn't say if next Tuesday would work for lunch or not, but did say she'd talk to me tomorrow! I'm not surprised that she wants to talk, as we haven't been in touch much for months now...

June (and Jim?) are working preparing for their church bazaar. Yes, it's that time of year again! I tried to find the list of local Holiday Bazaars online, but failed. I never seem to be able to locate it! I tried contacting them, so hopefully they'll get back to me with a link. I don't know that we'll attend all that many this year, but it's nice to have the option if we decide we'd like to. (In past years we used to go to several every weekend, starting in October and running through December!)

NaNo is almost here for another year, and both Marilyn and I plan to participate. I'm looking forward to it, as I haven't spent much time writing (except for website and eNewsletter copy) all year long. We haven't done it since 2005, so it should be a blast.

Well, I suppose I could go on and on, but I'll stop for now!

This entry makes #27 (that are public) for this month. I clearly would have no trouble doing the 30 posts in 30 days (NaBloPoMo). I guess I should sign up. Is it too late for October???

I just did it! Now I'll have to play around there and see what it's all about, I guess...

Time to get ready for bed, as it's now 1:00 a.m.

Tags: 2008, festival, food, june-and-jim, marilyn, nablopomo, nanowrimo, october-2008, work

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