Working out the bugs

Before I quit for the night yesterday I downloaded and installed Microsoft’s Windows Live Writer so that I could update the blog on my web site right on my desktop, rather than open a browser, go to my workspace, enter the blog utility, write the entry and then post it to the web site. I couldn’t get Windows Writer to ‘see’ the web site, so the set up stopped on the error. I figure that’s due to all of the changes I made on line yesterday. Setting up the new web site, redirecting my domain name and creating the blog module and adding it to my new site without screwing the pooch half a dozen times was  an amazing feat in itself. That’s enough to confuse anyone, never mind a bunch of dumb machines who are only trying to do their jobs one bit at a time.

So I shut everything down and went to bed around one o’clock in the morning. I’ll run the set up for Windows Writer in a few minutes and hope that error is history. If it isn’t I’ll think of something else. Adaptability is the key to survival, after all, and I am a very adaptable fellow.

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About Gary Showalter

Gary Showalter was born in Honolulu, Hawaii. He lived in Aruba, Florida and the Panama Canal Zone before joining the U.S. Army during the 1960s. Following his discharge from the Army, Mr. Showalter picked cotton in East Texas, baled hay in Ardmore Oklahoma, sold light bulbs in Los Angeles, California, and built cattle pens in Fallon, Nevada (during a blizzard, of course). After settling in Atlanta, Georgia, Mr. Showalter worked as a professional gardener before turning his hand to furniture making. In 1981, he moved to Israel, married, and raised four children while working as a furniture maker, silversmith, goldsmith, and ornamental wood turner. He served in the Israel Defense Forces Reserves for sixteen years, and when not on active duty he worked in government and private security. He has also served in senior management positions in two software development companies in Israel. During his time in Israel, Mr. Showalter published articles dealing with international terror and the Israel-Arab conflict in the Jerusalem Post, Israel national News and several political science web sites. Mr. Showalter returned to the United States in the fall of 2003, to care for an elderly parent. He published his first novel, “The Big Bend”, in the fall of 2008. His second novel, “Hog Valley”, is now in print. Mr. Showalter's third novel, “Twisted Key”, was published in the fall of 2011, and his fourth novel, "Lonesome Cove" is now available in Kindle format and should be published in paper near the end of 2012. He currently lives in Deland, Fl, where he is co-authoring "A Silent Star" with Tony Attanasio. "A Silent Star" is the true tale (though novelized, with names changed for security reasons) about the 4-person covert action team sent into Yemen to capture Osama Bin laden immediately after the bombing of the USS Cole in the Aden harbor in Yemen in October of 2000.
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