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5-Easy Steps: How to Make a List in HTML

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Howdy, Kittens and Dawgs! I’m still on my summer break schedule but I’m prone to blogging on a whim during my hiatus which brings me to, do you know how to create lists in HTML?   My aim was to create a list of dates and themes without any line breaks and here’s how I did it.  You don’t need a programming degree to create this short code. If I can do it, than anyone can! It’s that easy.

Here are 5 easy, clear steps on…

Make a List in HTML.

Step 1: <p> (This starts a new paragraph)

Step 2: <ul> (This begins unordered list)

Step 3: <li> (Defines the list item and must be closed with </li>

<li> (1st Date + Theme)</li>

<li> (2nd Date + Theme)</li>

<li> (3rd Date + Theme)</li>

Step 4: </ul> (This closes or ends unordered list)

Step 5: </p> (This closes or ends new paragraph)

Now, that you see how to do it you can condense the code format to read:

<p><ul><li> (1st Date + Theme)</li><li> (2nd Date + Theme)</li><li> (3rd Date + Theme)</li></ul></p>

This is how it will look (you’ll find this example in my side menu)….

 

If you’re not new to blogging then you probably know how to add images, texts, and widgets to your site. However, if not this is how I created my Mewsic Moves Me banner. I added a blank image widget to my side menu and added an image.  Once it uploaded, I selected “Edit Image”. In the “Captions” block, I added the coding to make my list. This is how it looks behind the scenes.

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How did I do explaining how the code works?

What do you think, do you want to try this next time you want to create a list outside your post content?

Still not sure? You can practice your coding skills at W3Schools!

 

 

All this talk about Monday’s Mewsic Moves Me then I gotta pitch our 7th Anniversary #giveaway going on right now and if you haven’t entered then you may want to check it out. I’m outta here until Monday but I hope you’ll hit the dance floor with “your choice” song picks!

 

Have geektastic day!

 

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Encrypting Hard Drives, Purging Duplicated Files, Cloud Backup, and Blog Fixes

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Good morning, kittens & dawgs! I took much of last month off from blogging. It wasn’t nearly as restful as I had planned. I had too many things on my plate to deal with to enjoy the time away.

One major thing we did was encrypt three external hard drives. This isn’t a two or three-hour job or even an all day job. This took us two weeks (maybe a little longer) to complete. Before encrypting each drive, we had to move files to a different HD and sometimes two because encrypting deletes everything on that drive. The good news is these drives are now more secure.

While DH took care of the encrypting process, I decided to set up a private Flickr account (you can get 1TB of free cloud storage if you have a Yahoo email account, which I created just for this purpose) to store my digital photos in the cloud. Having three extra physical devices to back my files to is great but HD can fail. We went down that path about five years ago and it was horrible to get things recovered.

Uploading photos to the cloud is slow going. That was a perfect time for me to purge duplicate files on my computer and external HD. Over the years, we got in a bad habit of keeping more than one copy, sometimes two or three copies of the same file. All we wanted to do was make sure to keep my files safe but doing this eats up storage and causes confusion. I got a good handle on my documents and photos but I’m sure I need to do another sweep to make sure I didn’t miss something.

The last thing I had going and still am in the midst of working through is my blog. I have a lot of broken links. My British blog buddy, Steve recommended an app called Broken Links. I’m still trying to figure it out but it is quite useful in pointing out links that need my attention and after all the repairs get done then this should be an excellent resource to keeping my blog in tip-top shape!

We only managed one trip to the mountains in all this mess. The colors were at their peak in the upper elevations and while they weren’t their best, it was still an awesome, amazing day. You’ll have to come by tomorrow to catch a peek on not-so Wordless Wednesday.

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I’m joining Les from Ink Interrupted for Tuesday Coffee Chat this with this morning’s prompt: How do you handle your failures?  Are you a crawl back into bed and wait for it all to pass kinda person?  Or are you a jump immediately back on the horse sort? The way I handle failure depends on how well I’m handling other things in my life. Generally, I take screw ups pretty well. I just chalk it as a lesson learned that practice makes perfect, and I need to try, try, try again sort of mentality but sometimes a gloomy gray cloud hangs over my head. We’ve all been there like we are now with DH out of work. There are days I find I struggle with to keep from sinking and I hang on to God’s reassurance that He’s in control. I remind myself of other times when things were bleak and find gratitude in what we have. Although things aren’t comfortable right now, I know there are others in worse shape than us and so I pull myself out of my pity party, dust the seat of my britches off and climb back on the saddle. A person’s attitude can make or break you. I prefer to tackle my failures head on and make life better, instead of being defeated, weighted down, and depressed.

That’s a wrap for this morning. I hope you’ll play along in today’s Revolution #BoTB showdown. and follow along as I visit Stacy’s for Random Tuesday Thoughts. Don’t forget to return for a glimpse of our fall colors in tomorrow’s edition of not-so Wordless Wednesday.546-tuesday-cat

 

 

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Friday Sillies: Tech humor

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This will be my last edition of Friday Sillies. No need to frown because on August 3rd, I will roll out a new platform for your weekly dose of laughs with Sunday Sillies in its place. Keep smiling and a have laughtastic weekend!

Computer humor

I was recently reminded of this when DD#2 shared this video with her daddy (DH). This has been around several years, but it still makes me laugh.
 

This video prompted today’s humor spin off for more computer funnies on Friday Sillies.

 

 

Keep smiling and have a fantastic weekend!
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The Spanish Computer

A Spanish teacher was explaining to her class that in Spanish, unlike English, nouns are designated as either masculine or feminine. “House” for instance, is feminine: “la casa.” “Pencil,” however, is masculine: “el lapiz.”

A student asked, “What gender is a ‘computer’?” Instead of giving the answer, the teacher split the class into two groups, male and female, and asked them to decide for themselves whether “computer” should be a masculine or a feminine noun.

Each group was asked to give four reasons for its recommendation.

The men’s group decided that “computer” should definitely be of the feminine gender (“la computadora”), because:

  • No one, but their creator understands their internal logic;
  • The native language they use to communicate with other computers is incomprehensible to everyone else;
  • Even the smallest mistakes are stored in long term memory for possible later retrieval; and
  • And, as soon as you make a commitment to one, you find yourself spending half your paycheck on accessories for it.

The women’s group, however, concluded that computers should be Masculine (“el computador”), because:

  • In order to do anything with them, you have to turn them on;
  • They have a lot of data but still can’t think for themselves;
  • They are supposed to help you solve problems, but half the time they ARE the problem; 
  • And, as soon as you commit to one, you realize that if you had waited a little longer, you could have gotten a better model.

The women won.

**This joke does not belong to me.**