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Help a technologically challenged Browncoat please!

POSTED BY: MINIME
UPDATED: Thursday, November 30, 2006 09:48
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Wednesday, November 22, 2006 2:23 AM

MINIME


Help! Someone must know more about this than me! I'm heading overseas for awhile, out into the black... and I've been toying with the idea of staying in touch via blog - Blogger will let me email posts from the fairly rudimentary email system I will have weekly access to.
A friend has been breathing down my neck to sign on with another website (which she can't remember the name of!) which will allow her to automatically receive emails each time I update the blog. (With Blogger, there's a fairly complex process involved.. . as far as I can tell.)

Any ideas? Any advice? Will all be gratefully received.

Minime

P.S. Incidentally, the last time I did this, I missed the whole pre-BDM hype and missed seeing Mr Whedon et al arrive in my hometown...


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Wednesday, November 22, 2006 2:27 AM

PHOENIXROSE

You think you know--what's to come, what you are. You haven't even begun.


Well, I know myspace has a 'subscribe to blog' option that means you get an e-mail when someone you 'subscribe to' updates a blog, but I can't imagine she couldn't remember that...
Might be an option, though. Good luck!


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Sunday, November 26, 2006 12:33 AM

MINIME


Thanks for the tip...
I'm not a myspace user, but I had a quick look, and the attraction of Blogger is that I can update it by email in a place where I will have email access but no internet access.

She'll cope. I've set up a Googlegroup, etc... actually, I lie. My brother did it for me.

But thanks.

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Sunday, November 26, 2006 1:36 AM

SHAMELESS


How can one have email access but no internet access? ::confusion::

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Sunday, November 26, 2006 2:20 AM

GEEKMAFIA


Y'know it's funny i thought there was a simple blog subscription thingey built into blogger but there seems not to be. If, however, you're using Firefox (I'm not sure about IE or others) when you go to a blog you should see an RSS icon, if your friend clicks on that she'll be able to subscribe via live bookmarks/google reader and so on, I'm not sure if they give e-mail notification but it might do the job. Try it out on the blogger blog ( http://buzz.blogger.com/) and see if it works




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Tuesday, November 28, 2006 9:58 PM

MINIME


Trust me, done it before.

All I assume I will have is enough dial-up speed that it will take me 2 minutes just to download (upload???) a message about the size of this post to the server with will send it on... I guess techinically I could load a page if I was prepared to wait for, ooh, a couple of hours or so...

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Tuesday, November 28, 2006 10:03 PM

MINIME


yeah, I saw that, and I clicked on the link, and it comes up with:

This is an XML content feed. It is intended to be viewed in a newsreader or syndicated to another site.

Followed by a text version of the recent posts.

Not sure how all that works, to be honest... told you I was technologically challenged.

Minime

P.S. I love the picture/banner thingy at the bottom of your post.

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Wednesday, November 29, 2006 4:32 AM

GEEKMAFIA


Don't worry about being confused it took me a while to figure out RSS's and the like. I take it it doesn't give you the option of how to view the feed (live bookmarks etc.) check if there is a link anywhere with "subscribe" on it. If not try bookmarking the address of the page with the xml message and the text versions of everything. this should set it up as a live bookmark but it won't give you e-mail notification. sorry i can't be of much help, I'm not exactly tech-inclined myself.

Also thanks for the compliment on the banner, I made it a while ago, there are a couple more on my site:
http://midknight.wilson.googlepages.com/images
feel free to use any of them if you like or let me know if you want a personalised one made (I'm a little better at this stuff than I am at advice)




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Wednesday, November 29, 2006 5:26 AM

DUG


Quote:

shameless wrote:
Sunday, November 26, 2006 01:36
How can one have email access but no internet access? ::confusion::




Ok, I think some confused semantics may be involved here. The internet existed before the web, if you recall. When I started on it there was just email and maybe a few ftp sites. In the early 90's html and the web was invented. So *almost always* you do need internet to send email, but you may not have access to web pages and web based updating.

I say almost always because there are some email gateways that would allow you to send an email that is passed to the internet, like ham radio's Winlink setup where even a sailboat lost in the South Pacific a thousand miles from land can check and send emails that are passed onto the internet with just a computer and a ham radio. At a mighty 300 baud, so text only. And not much text if you please....


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Thursday, November 30, 2006 9:44 AM

MINIME


Apologies for the confusing wording - as stated, I am technologically challenged, but I think you have summed up my problem fairly accurately...


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Thursday, November 30, 2006 9:48 AM

MINIME


You sound much more tech-inclined than me! I appreciate the advice and will look into it.

I also like all your banners... when my brain kicks into gear I may take up your offer of a personalised one...

Thanks heaps!

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