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February 29, 2008

Posting an entry in 4 easy steps

Since a few of us are new to blogging shenanigans, here are some quick instructions on how to publish your immortal words.

1. You’ll begin by logging on to Uthink, the U's blog system, at You can also just click on the "UThink" link at the top of our sidebar over there on the right. That'll take you to a screen that looks like this:

UThink Login

The log-on link is over on the left-hand sidebar right under the words "About UThink." Once you’ve logged on, you’ll see the main MoveableType menu. Your screen probably won't have all of the same blogs that mine does, but it’ll look more or less like this:

Changing names in MT 1

2. Then you just go to the WritLife blog and click on "create a new entry on this weblog." That’ll take you to a screen that looks like this:

Create New Entry screen

3. Then you can either compose directly in the window or copy/paste over from whatever word processing program or text editor you like to write in.

4. When you’re done, click the "save" button at the bottom of the screen. Et voila! You’ve posted on WritLife!

Light Rail and the University

"Once upon a time there was a University. It lived on the banks of a middle-sized river, along a middle-sized valley, in a middle-sized city in the Middle West. One day it decided to grow. It would build a bridge across the river...Finally, after almost thirty years of planning, the Central Corridor Light Rail line is going to run thorugh the U of MN campus, and tomorrow the Metro Council is going to vote to close off Washington Avenue to passenger cars, and turn all this space under the bridge into a pedestrian-and-transit mall (like Nicollet Avenue downtown)."

Read more about the exciting Light Rail and University developments on Twin Cities Sidewalks, a blog kept by Bill Lindeke, a MA Candidate over in the Geography Department.

February 25, 2008

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