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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