Tuesday, April 25, 2006

Part of the whole "blogging" experience, aside from stealing images, avoiding pop-up ads and obsessively looking for links, always looking, surfing, searching...aaaagh...what do you people want from The Ford?

Anyway, part of the blogging experience, The Ford is told, is visting other, smarter people's blogs and leaving comments on said blogs.

And, as hard as it is to believe, The Ford is actually able to find such people.

This is not the tale of that search, or of those people.

C'mon, focus, dear reader.

No, this is the tale of The Ford's effort to get an avitar to show up on one such blog, without having his lovely headshot show up once more.

So he goes to the recommended site, gravitar.com, where he's doing OK, understanding everything, even allowing himself to dream of his own Gravitar. (Which, yes, would be The Official Gravitar of The Official Blog of The Ford.)

Yes, all was peachy, until The Ford hit this paragraph:
"To request a gravatar from our servers, you simply add an image to your comments area with an "src" attribute that points to our gravatar image generator and includes an MD5 hash of the commenter's email address."


The Ford's gonna get right on that. As soon as he understands what the hell he's supposed to do.

(This, The Ford supposes, is the major drawback of reading smarter people's blogs. They're smarter.)

And so, there will be no Official Gravitar. Nor even an Official Avatar.



At 11:56 AM, April 25, 2006, Blogger Fisch said...

So you post on my blog all the time because you think I'm smarter? I mean, I already knew I was smarter, but dang, I didn't think you'd tell the world I was smarter.

At 4:17 AM, April 26, 2006, Blogger The Ford said...

Nah, The Ford posts on your blog 'cause he can't figure out how to post on other, smarter people's blogs.


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