Mar 20

Literally and metaphorically. Although if you have an iPad or an iPod you won’t know this. Unless you are reading this on a pc, after being unable to read it on an Apple device.

I discovered recently that my website doesn’t work with Apple, something of a disadvantage with the recent explosion in popularity of the aforementioned tablet. To be fair to my web designer Papillion – an eco-pirate children’s entertainer who did a great job on my site – the iPad wasn’t invented when he created my cyberspace three years ago. Or at least on sale. But obviously everyone and their dog has one now (everyone and their dog but not me), so it’s become a problem. Apparently, and I only discovered this on Sunday thanks to a fellow Chelsea fan, it’s because the makers of Flash and Apple don’t like each other or spilled drinks over one another at a party, or one’s a Liverpool fan and the other an Everton supporter or something. Probably.

So I need to do something, an apt metaphor for my life in general. I know it’s two or three grand to get a new website and that’s too rich for my blood, but even just transferring things over or patching it or drawing with crayon or whatever, is going to cost $600 according to this other designer I met. I refer you to the previous answer.

But it’s not a pressing concern. If you are reading this then you are only one of dozens, and I haven’t had an order via the site in, ah, well, a long time. So I’ll get around to it, and I have a dream that one day, in the not too distant future, iPad and pc readers can sit side-by-side and read my words of wisdom in peace.

We’ve had Mardi Gras and St Patrick’s Day. Now I need to knuckle down and lose some weight. My writing class starts tonight, and we’ve had enough students sign up for three different classes. So I’m going to be working every Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday night for the next eight weeks. So I want to at least sound like I know what I’m doing.

Busy summer ahead. Great line-up at Jazzfest, Chelsea in the USA, Iron Maiden in Houston… If I get all my work done.

Till next time, Stephen

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