Operation successful.

My operation to remove my gall bladder was successful. Now I’m supposed to take it easy and avoid strenuous activity for a few months. No more five mile walks for a bit. It looks as if I will be logging more time in front of the computer and radio for a while.

The operation to migrate this blog to a new generation Blogger template has also been completed. Comments are now working again, but I’m not happy with the header graphic. I had to go with what I could make given my absence of artistic skills, rather than what I would like to have done. So there may well be some more changes in that area to come.

I had hoped to use a smart looking template from a free templates site. But at first I couldn’t find how to load it into Blogger. So I started off with one of the standard Blogger templates. As I was customising that I accidentally stumbled across the option to load a template from an XML file. Working in Blogger is like being in a maze, remembering seeing the tool I wanted but going round in circles until I located it again.

The problem with the custom template was that I found it contained some things I didn’t want, and the Blogger visual design tools didn’t allow me to remove them. It would probably have been necessary to edit the XML, but that is a step beyond my expertise. So in the end I went back to the modified Blogger template. I’m happy with the layout now, and commenting works again which was the reason I was forced to change. In fact I now have Google+ commenting which if you haven’t tried it is much better. But I’d still like to find something more radio-themed for the header graphic.

Julian Moss, G4ILO, is a regular contributor to AmateurRadio.com and writes from Cumbria, England. Contact him at [email protected].

4 Responses to “Operation successful.”

  • Bill - WA8MEA:

    We need a few questions answered:

    What is the condition of the gall bladder? (How is it doing?)
    Did the gall bladder experience any pain?
    Is the gall bladder expected to make a full recovery?
    Will the gall bladder undergo any physical therapy while recovering?
    When will the gall bladder be expected to return to its regular duties?

    😉

    73 and Get Well Soon!

    Bill – WA8MEA

  • Stephen G0PQB:

    Wish you well.

  • Colin GW3WSU:

    I don’t expect the Gall Bladder is there anymore! Have a GOOD recovery Julian!

  • John AJ1DM:

    All the best Julian!

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