Wednesday, January 30, 2008

Da Da Da Daaaaaah!

That was announcement music. For weeks, I've been trying to figure out how to create collapsable posts over on the book blog. Jeff H. has tried to help. Shawn has tried to help. Jim made a bowl. None of it helped. I absolutely, positively assure you that their help was brilliant and my ability to carry it out was...lacking.

Well, tonight, after a dozen messages back and forth on the Blogger Help Group, I've got it set up. Tomorrow, I'll go back and make all the existing posts show as a paragraph or so followed by a "read more" tag. If I'm really energetic, I'll edit and post another chapter. If not, eh, you've waited this long, what's one more day?

Anyway, There's No Crying in the War Room starts posting new chapters in the next day or so.

Thank you for your patience. (And if you didn't give a rat's ass, you don't need to tell me.)

UPDATE: Code is installed. Code works! All chapters have been collapsed. New content coming soon.

11 comments:

Tania said...

If I had a rat's ass to spare, it would be yours.

Jeff Hentosz said...

Don't listen to her, she's all full up with potent potable recipes and antebellum vice-presidents' middle names.

I'm proud of you, unfrozen cave man.

Nathan said...

Tania,

If I didn't have 20% of my readers in Alaska, I'd get you back for that.

Speaking of which, how the fuck did I end up with 20% of my readers in Alaska?

MWT said...

So are you going to tell us the answer? How do you get it to do a cut in these here parts?

Nathan said...

Actually, Jeff sent me this link ages ago, but he also sent me separate intstructions. I mixed the two things up and...fail.

http://betabloggerfordummies.blogspot.com/2007/02/expandable-post-summaries.html

Nathan said...

Ooops

http://tinyurl.com/2mqlq5

Shawn Powers said...

Congrats Nathan!

And if we were going strictly by geographic sampling, you should have a larger part of your US visitorship coming from Alaska.

But if we're talking visitors by population -- then yes, we've all been blessed with quite a high margin of visitors that have possibly seen a polar bear. :)

Shawn Powers said...

Oh, and if the design of your website changes to match the design of the site you linked -- I'm never coming back.

(WTF?)

Nathan said...

Yes Shawn,

As Jeff mentioned when he sent me that link, it is indeed, the most fugliest website known to man.

Kinda makes you want to poke a fork in your eye.

Tom said...

It's a good thing you're finally giving us more chapters, or there would have been some crying in the War Room!

Now maybe Jim will take the hint, too.

But seriously, on writing from both you and Jim, I didn't think I would be, but I'm caught! MORE! (please)

Nathan said...

I'm in the process of editing the next chapter even as we speak. (Damn, I milked the excuse of a wonky website as long as I could and now I've got to get back to the real work.)

Actually, as I mentioned to Jim once, I was fiddling with titles and kinda fell in love with the one I've got. Its sort of an homage to Dr. Strangelove (President says, "There's no fighting in the War Room"), but I haven't written the part of the book that it will refer to. I guess we know there'll be a scene in a war room. (Political campaigns have those, don't they?)