Yesterday’s post was supposed to be a quick one. Extract a few short videos, slap a little narrative on them, upload. Then get on with my morning.
That’s what was supposed to happen.
Extracting the video clips was no problem. Finding the ones I wanted and editing them took ten, maybe fifteen minutes tops, and if I spent even five minutes writing the post before hitting publish…
But then the trouble began.
I use MarsEdit to write my blog posts on my Mac and then upload them to the blog, most of the time without a problem. In fact, it was in order to use an offline editor such as MarsEdit that I switched from the vile Squarespace blog hosting service to the friendlier WordPress.
But MarsEdit doesn’t directly support WordPress video files. No problem. I’ve developed a simple system for getting around that. I just use MarsEdit to upload the video files, publish the post, then re-edit the post in MarsEdit once I see the URL that WordPress has assigned to the video. It’s an extra step, but it’s usually not a problem.
For some reason, yesterday it didn’t work, and it took the better part of an hour to straighten it out.
So much for my morning.
I just hope that you enjoyed the videos.
You did, didn’t you? Well, didn’t you?
I’d hate to think I went to all that trouble and nobody even watched them.
Meanwhile, I’m still wondering how I mixed up Alan Shore’s last name, and repeatedly miswrote it as North. All I can think of is that I had been reading an article about North Face doubling down on its Summer of Pride campaign even amid the hate-filled Republican backlash. So North must have been on my mind.
Oh, and one more thing. In my original post on The Practice, I had meant to mention that many of the cases involved one eyewitness with no physical evidence. Of course, Kelley was trying to make some point about legal ethics or something, but I have to say that knowing what I know now, even though I know that in many of those cases the actual guilty party was on trial (because we saw him do it), if I were on the jury, I would have to vote to acquit. Eyewitness testimony is the leading cause of innocent parties being found guilty.