Perspective. It’s such a handy tool to see the bigger picture. The more perspective I get – even taking photos of a crocheted rose blanket – the more I need to, well, see more.
Sometimes life is like that.
A Techno Oops
Sometimes with perspective comes an opportunity to say “Oops, sorry.”
This time around it’s not an apology in the sense I did anything wrong, but for a techno-oops that I didn’t catch.
Here’s the Techno Bit:
Behind the screen of a blog is code. Within the techno space of code are things called “plug-ins.”
Scented oil warmers to make our house smell pretty?
For my blog?! Mmmm, niiiiiice!
Uh no. That was my question too, when I heard the term at the BEECH blogging mini-conference so many years ago. (The teacher-ladies were VERY patient with me!)
But I learned over time, that …
Plug-ins Don’t Smell Pretty, But They Can Make a Blog Pretty Awesome
A website plug-in is code already written to make things happen so I don’t have to figure out how to make it happen.
Plug-ins are wonderful EXCEPT when they do the unexpected.
Here’s the Oops, Sorry:
It seems the plug-in I use to automatically link Bible verse references and create little pop-up boxes for your convenience doesn’t always recognize that not everything with a number nearby is a Bible reference.
For example, in my last post “is 4’ x 5’” referred to the size of the commissioned throw I made.
The plug-in interpreted it as a passage in the book of Isaiah.
Sorry ‘bout that.
Although, to be honest, it was a pretty fascinating passage about redemption.
In that sense, I don’t apologize for the truth of God’s Word.
But I do apologize for the context in which it appeared: “I’m seeking crochet commissions. And while I’m here, BAM! Here’s the Bible!” Oops!
I prefer to weave the Word, not slam dunk it.
For the Curious
Are you curious which passage it was?
Well, just for you, here ya go. It was Isaiah 4:1-6.
On to my to-do list goes:
Find out if I can tweak plug-in code to recognize only actual Bible verses.
Life is all about discovery, isn’t it?
Let’s learn together …