Monthly Archives: August 2008

Cut and Paste as part of the blogging process

One of my standard frustrations about blogging stems not from the various platforms I’ve used in the past and currently but rather arises out of the process of entering the post. If all I wanted was raw text that’s no problem. If all I wanted was some basic markup – that’s not a problem either. I’ve helped augment quicktags which drops nice little bits of code into the editing box.

But sometimes often I need to enter links to other pages or reference another post elsewhere. That’s when too many steps get in the way of finishing my train of thought. Every step is like a little barrier I have to get over in order to finish a post without stumbling and trying to remember where I was going with something.

There are two major hurdles I need to jump in order for this to work for me.

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Have you been desensitized?

Cross-posted from
I heard a sermon today from a non-pastor. In fact, this gentleman used to be in marketing. He was evaluating the impact of the digital age on mankind. He suggested that the miracle of cell phones and text messaging and all of these type of digital age benefits combine to give us the ability to empathize with all of the people across the world that suffer in any way, shape, or form. But that it also gives us the ability to be disconnected from real life implications of those disasters. And as a side affect, seeing such large scale disasters desensitizes us to the smaller scale issues near home.

Have you been desensitized? Do you see the injustice that exists in your town? How about your work place? Do you try to do anything to change it? Or have you been worn down to the point where you don’t try to correct injustice any more?