Monday, April 23, 2012

Blog Housekeeping and Maintenance, a.k.a. I Wish I Had A Latino Maid

You gotta do everything yourself these days. Sheesh.
(If you don't get the joke, it's a Family Guy character. Also, why don't you watch Family Guy?! Are you ill?)

Homer Simpson's Brain
Those of you who read this blog regularly (all three of you) may have noticed some changes in the sidebar and upon scrolling down posts. This can only mean one thing: The Angry Medic has been messing about with HTML and templates and other stuff too complicated for his tiny brain to understand (You're only half right. My brain is not tiny; it's just largely empty. --Editor). But because I'm such a nice guy (and because my inbox is overflowing with hate mail already --Ed.) I'd like to get your feedback on these changes. So let me just tell you about some new stuff around the site:

-- Despite my deep hatred of Twitter (more on that in the following post), I have finally succumbed and joined Twitter. You can follow me using the button on the right, and see my latest tweets in the box on the lower right in the sidebar. Please be my friend on Twitter. I promise to keep you entertained with the latest news from my miserable life. You'll feel better about yourself, because your life doesn't suck so much. Cough.
Follow me on Twitter

Here's a cute bird. Doesn't that deserve following me on Twitter? LOOKIT HIS BIG CUTE EYES. HE'S SHO CUTE AIN'T HE? Oh god, I think I need to vomit now.

-- Because a lot of my readers are new and haven't seen my earlier (even more vomit-inducing) but totally awesome and not at all mental-illness-causing posts, I've installed the Slide-Out Recommended Post application. If you scroll down a post (not the main page), a recommended post should slide out of the bottom right screen corner. It's only supposed to do this at the end of a post, but it's so excited to see you, it can't help but come sooner than expected. (A problem many of my friends face. For the last time guys, no I will not help you steal Viagra from the hospital. Get some therapy. --Ed.)

--  I also finally have a Facebook page! You can get my tweets, blog posts, and crappy status updates all in one place! If you're on Facebook, do a poor starving ridiculously handsome medic a favour and 'Like' my Facebook page. You won't regret it, I promise*.

But all this depends on whether you, the reader, likes it, or thinks this makes reading my blog even MORE annoying than it already is. So if you don't like it, please let me know, either in the comments or by emailing me at angrymedic [at] gmail [dot] com. Especially the slide-out thing. I already have enough people sending me flame letters and hate mail every day, thankyouverymuch (no, my lecturers haven't forgiven me yet for raising their blood pressure permanently over the course of six years. I HATE YOU GUYS TOO. --Ed.)

*Oh, who am I kidding. I crossed my fingers whilst typing that. How did I type with crossed fingers? I, uh, have very talented fingers. Just ask my rectal exam patients!


Prickatron said...

*GASP* It posted...

The Angry Medic said...

Me posting the first comment earlier (now deleted) is 'cos as some of you may know, the Facebook preview takes the first comment instead of the first few lines of the post sometimes. The things I do to fix Facebook's crap coding...

Prickatron: Aww c'mon, I'm not THAT bad at posting! Every 2 days ain't bad right?

(Okay you can stop laughing now, I take that back. Knowing how lazy I am, I AM that bad. Worse, in fact.)

Prickatron said...

ah I was just kiddin'. Tbh, once per two days is not too bad at all (for you at least lolz). Nice meme (yes! I know what it is now) and great job on the website.

Jason LCY said...

Okay, so that's what the slideout thingy was...I thought blog ads were getting creative and ditching my pop-up blockers.

The Angry Medic said...

Prickatron: Wait what? actually think I did a good job?

Wow...I haven't been given anything but rage for so long I've forgotten how to respond to praise! I, uh, I'm not blushing. That's just, um, blusher. Yeah.

The Angry Medic said...

Ridiculously Handsome Pharmacist Dude a.k.a. Jason LCY: What? Stuff get past YOUR technical genius?! ::IMPOSSIBRU!::

Haha but yes seriously that's just me trying to annoy my readers even more. Trying to get it to only appear at the end of a post but the code ain't working. Lemme know if you find it too annoying.

tracy said...

Oh, Angry, i was Sooo happy to hear from you!. i am sooo very happy you are posting again, you are still on my "favotites", my dear, i have missed you sooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo much ! C gratuations on you gradulation!
Momma tracy

The Angry Medic said...

Momma Tracy: WOOHOOOO! Boy am I glad to see you still up and kicking Momma Trace. I was afraid you'd have left the blogosphere for good after your last post, and as you can see, things have changed so much since we were last in touch, right?

All the old folks like NHS Blog Doctor are gone...I'm glad at least you're still around. Here's hoping we can at least bring back some of the old magic eh?