"The reverse side also has a reverse side."
- Japanese Proverb

Label Gadget - How to make the Label Cloud more colorful

On 25 August, 2009, Blogger upgraded the Label Gadget by adding the much requested Label Cloud feature to it. Blogger told us about the new feature which they added to the Label gadget in this Blogger Buzz article.

The default setting for the Label gadget is to display the Labels as a list, however you can change it into a Label cloud by going to your Dashboard and clicking on Layout and then click the Edit link which belongs to the Label Gadget. If you want to learn how to use multiple colors when you are using the Label Cloud option of the Label Gadget you can click the Read More link.


"The good life, as I conceive it, is a happy life. I do
not mean that if you are good you will be happy - I mean
that if you are happy you will be good."
- Bertrand Russell

How to schedule a post.

If you wish to schedule the posting time of a post you are writing please see the below instructions.
  1. Go to your Dashboard (LINK) and click on NEW POST.
  2. Enter your post (Title and Labels are optional).
  3. Click on Post Options and enter a Future date and time of your choice
  4. Click on the orange PUBLISH POST button and you will be taken to your Edit Posts page with a message looking like this "Your post will be automatically published"


"An opinion should be the result of
thought, not a substitute for it."
- Jef Mallett

What HTML tags will work in a Blogger Profile/About Me Gadget?

I have found some HTML tags can be use in the "About Me" section of your profile. You can see them in action if you look at my About Me gadget in the sidebar of this blog and I have turned "Buddha" in my profile into a link which points to my quote collection blog.

List of working HTML tags

<em>italic example text</em>
<i>italic example text</i>
<br> new row
<strong>bold example text</strong>
<b>bold example text</b>
<a href="http://www.example.com">example link text</a>


The truly educated man is that rare individual
who can separate reality from illusion.
- Anonymous

Help I changed the password to my Blogger account and now I can't sign in to Gmail

When changing the password for your Blogger account you also change the password for the Google account which both your Blogger account and your Gmail are connected to.

If you wish to change back to the original password you used for Gmail you can do it by clicking on the My account link when signed in to either Gmail or Blogger. If you are signed in to Gmail you are also signed in to Blogger.

When creating a Blogger account or a Gmail address you are also creating a Google account. And if you use your Gmail address join any Google related services like for example Blogger or Feedburner you adds them to your Google account.


We live in the world when we love it.
- Rabindranath Tagore

CSS and links

When modifying the appearance of your links using CSS you should add a:link, a:visited, a:focus, a:hover, a:active in the order I listed and to make it easier to remember the order to add them to the style sheet you might find this phrase "Lord Vader's Former Handle Anakin" useful.

a:link { color: #FF00FF; }
a:visited { color: #FFFF00; }
a:hover { color: #00FFFF; }
a:focus { color: #0000FF; }
a:active { color: #FF0000; }


Neither fire nor wind,
birth nor death can
erase our good deeds.
- Buddha

How to: Troubleshooting Firefox

The links below contains information how to troubleshoot Firefox when pages looks strange or if something isn't working properly.