Patterico's Pontifications

11/14/2012

Problems with Sidebar

Filed under: General — Patterico @ 7:40 am

At the suggestion of a couple of readers, I tried to move up the Amazon widget on the sidebar. Memo to non-techy bloggers: don’t mess with your main index template without saving the previous one! Now I am having all kinds of problems with the appearance of the right margin. I’m trying to get help from an old friend. In the meantime, I want to make sure the Amazon widget is available to you. Here it is. You can search for items through this box, and any purchases you make at Amazon from the same browser tab will benefit my site, at no cost to you.

Sorry about the recent comments issue. We’ll try to get it resolved.

27 Responses to “Problems with Sidebar”

  1. I don’t feel guilty for laughing.

    Dustin (73fead)

  2. First the sidebar, now the comments themselves aren’t loading completely, or are partial versions of their former selves.

    SarahW (b0e533)

  3. First the sidebar, now the comments themselves aren’t loading completely, or are partial versions of their former selves.

    SarahW (b0e533)

  4. Have you tried the sacrifice of a live chicken?

    Well, don’t.

    C. S. P. Schofield (fdfc57)

  5. Have you tried the sacrifice of a live chicken?

    Well, don’t.

    C. S. P. Schofield (fdfc57)

  6. Have you tried the sacrifice of a live chicken?

    Well, don’t.

    C. S. P. Schofield (fdfc57)

  7. Can’t comment is the Petraeus thread at all.

    New from CBS:

    Among the hundreds of emails exchanged between Allen and Kelly – Orr reports that investigators are focusing on one from several months ago. In it, Allen told Kelley he’d just received an anonymous email warning him to stay away from her.

    Sources say that the anonymous email came from Broadwell, Petraeus’ mistress, who allegedly warned Gen. Allen that Kelley was “a seductress.”

    Broadwell allegedly sent similar warnings to other military officers at the U.S. Central Command, located near Kelley’s Tampa home.

    Broadwell, who had been out of sight since the scandal emerged on Friday, was spotted Tuesday night preparing dinner and drinking a glass of wine inside her brother’s Washington home.

    link: http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-505266_162-57549505/sources-paula-broadwell-warned-gen-allen-against-seductress-jill-kelley/

    ******
    From ABC:

    A source familiar with the case also told ABC News that Broadwell admitted to the FBI she took documents from secure government buildings. The government demanded that they all be given back, and when federal agents descended on her North Carolina home on Monday night it was a pre-arranged meeting.

    Prosecutors are now determining whether to charge Broadwell with a crime, and this morning the FBI and military are pouring over the material. The 40-year-old author, who wrote the biography on Gen. Petraeus “All In,” is cooperating and the case, which is complicated by the fact that as an intelligence officer in the U.S. Military Reserve she had security clearance to review the documents.

    link: http://abcnews.go.com/US/petraeus-scandal-paula-broadwell-classified-document-probe/story?id=17714560#.UKPEgIVye2w

    SarahW (b0e533)

  8. I can’t scroll down to the bottom of other threads to leave comments, but perhaps that’s for the best.

    I takes a tough man to make a tender chicken.

    Frank Perdue

    daleyrocks (bf33e9)

  9. Is it fixed now?

    SarahW (b0e533)

  10. “Recent comments: none found” probably indicates the absence of a file, or a file in the wrongs subdirectory. I have seen that before when I had connection problems.

    Incidentally, if in addition to the last ten comments, you could have the last ten threads that would be good.

    Sammy Finkelman (b7434f)

  11. Sarahw,

    Every time you double post on your iPad, I feel better.

    Dana (292dcf)

  12. Only this time: NO IPAD! ::spooky music::

    The comments are so very balky today.

    SarahW (b0e533)

  13. Hm..looks like C.S.P. hit a triple.

    Dana (292dcf)

  14. Yeah, I did. But I don’t think it was on my end. I certainly only hit “submit comment” once, and there it stuck for a long time. Maybe my magic elf box tripled on its own.

    Just mentioning in case it would help with diagnosis.

    C. S. P. Schofield (fdfc57)

  15. Yeah, I did. But I don’t think it was on my end. I certainly only hit “submit comment” once, and there it stuck for a long time. Maybe my magic elf box tripled on its own.

    Just mentioning in case it would help with diagnosis.

    C. S. P. Schofield (fdfc57)

  16. Patterico – Thought experiment, put the widget back where it was.

    daleyrocks (bf33e9)

  17. Hey, just a quick FYI, if anybody is looking at getting a WiiU eventually Amazon will have some in stock and remember to use the widget here.

    G (bbda88)

  18. Holy cats!

    Patterico is all messed up and PJ Media is getting an upgrade.

    And, right when I was in the mood to talk about the big scandal too.

    TANJ.

    Dave Surls (46b08c)

  19. Patterico – Thought experiment, put the widget back where it was.

    Yeah, I tried that first thing.

    It didn’t work.

    We’re working on it right now.

    Patterico (8b3905)

  20. 14. Yeah, I did. But I don’t think it was on my end. I certainly only hit “submit comment” once, and there it stuck for a long time. Maybe my magic elf box tripled on its own.

    Just mentioning in case it would help with diagnosis.

    Comment by C. S. P. Schofield — 11/14/2012 @ 1:00 pm

    I thought I’d use one of your double posts to say the same thing is happening to me.

    It either hangs for a very long time or I get a “connection was reset” error message. Often both.

    Steve57 (7a880e)

  21. I recommend you consider installing Disqus or IntenseDebate commenting system, the better to track conversations from a user’s dashboard.

    The Sanity Inspector (93bc4f)

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  24. Web sites in general keep taking longer and longer to download. I don’t think it’s the main site, it’s the advertising linked to the sites. I have not noticed it here yet, but I cannot go to some sites because it chokes my feed. I cannot view some sites because the stuff they are linked to crashes my browser.

    Avoid the “Gee whiz, look at all the neat stuff we can put on the web” type of “help”, please. Not everyone has the latest browsers and a firehose feed to the intertubes.

    Phillep Harding (1b8b26)

  25. 3. Comment by SarahW — 11/14/2012 @ 8:03 am

    First the sidebar, now the comments themselves aren’t loading completely, or are partial versions of their former selves.

    This seems to go off and on.

    The sidebar is a separate file. Each comment page is a separate file. When you get a partial version, that means the download has timed out.

    Whatever is going on, that’s causing Patterico to time out more readily.
    time out

    Sammy Finkelman (d22d64)


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