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Mamma Mia! postscript

By July 29, 20083 Comments

The Day Before You Came single sleeveIn my rush to upload my Hancock and Mamma Mia! etc. reviews earlier I forgot that I was always intending to offer up a digital copy of my own favourite ABBA tune, “The Day Before You Came”, as it is rarely heard and quite marvellous:

ABBA — The Day Before You Came [right-click to download]

And as an added bonus, as I feel so sorry and so generous at the same time, here’s the song as I first heard it (by English pop band Blancmange from 1984):

Blancmange — The Day Before You Came [right click to download]

[And curse all blogging software including ecto and MarsEdit and WordPress as this post should have taken about 10 minutes and instead took an hour. Gah!] 


  • Would I be right to assume that the hour was spent figuring out how to embed all the media?

  • dano says:

    [quote comment=“”]Would I be right to assume that the hour was spent figuring out how to embed all the media?[/quote]

    Wow, Celebrity commenter. Thanks for stopping by.

    Yes, it was the media that took all the time. I usually use ecto for posting as it resizes image thumbnails to my specifications (and styles them) but it produces buggy code and handles media inelegantly. In the case of mp3 it embeds a quicktime player which I did not want and I don’t have time to shag around finding a workaround.

    I’ve been wanting to swap to MarsEdit for years (I bought ecto as it was cross-platform but I don’t post from work anymore) but the learning curve I encountered last night was frustrating.

    As it turned out one of the problems I had uploading media last night involved amending the php.ini file to allow for posts larger than 5MB — not a MarsEdit problem as it turned out but the error message was less than helpful.

    I want to change the media player on the site too as having to click that + sign annoys me but if I do that I have to re-do the code for all the media posts. Gah!

    Thanks for your interest but I’m still looking for the perfect blogging tool…

  • Thanks for the extended explanation. Media management is definitely not MarsEdit’s strong point yet. It does a stellar job for some specific things such as Flickr integration, but I agree that uploads, and in particular non-image uploads, are weakly supported.

    I think we’re still at the tip of the iceberg, so in spite of being personally annoyed and frustrated myself, I try to remind myself that it can only get better 🙂 And I hope to make sure that it does.

    Thanks again for responding,