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I always wanted to be a gastronomer

The Internet Follies 
 
Mar. 30, 2014 10:27 am 
Updated: Apr. 3, 2014 10:18 pm
Perhaps it should be titled, The Internet Foolies.

Ok, I'm 3 for 3. A few months ago, I downloaded a pool game onto my Iphone and I'm somewhat addicted to it. The only problem with the game is that it's immensely popular and a consequence of that is that the games server overloads occasionally. That, in and of itself isn't much of a problem unless of course you happen to be in the middle of game 3 of an all-in proposition.

Sigh, of course, my screen freeze (please wait while the server blah blah blah) doesn't mean that my opponents screen was freezing and of course once I got the darn thing up again, my token account was empty. I was winning handily too! To my opponent I would have appeared to have just abandoned the game.

Last night, I was writng a letter to someone I haven't written to in a very long time. As you can imagine the letter got a tad voluminous and I took a break a few books in, opened another browser and surfed the net for a bit. At some point, trying to back out of some MSN mess, my screen froze on my PC. Of course I did my best to close the browser and eventually I succeeded only to remember that I'd spent an hour writng an email that was open on another tab on that browser....that I just succeeded in closing....

A horse walks into a bar and sits down, grumblingly orders a bottle of bourbon. The bartender looks at him with some sympathy and says, "Hey Pal, why the long face?"

This morning I added a comment to a news article. It wasn't particularly long, nor important. Nonetheless when I hit submit, I got a screen telling me that the Bell Server was currently experiencing some issues, like Error 404, please try agin later. OH NO! Not Error 404....(whatever that is) sigh.

I think I need to make some fudge, this despite my earnest efforts to cut down on my sugar intake. Can you tell I have a day off? (PS, you better believe I just copied and saved this blog)
 
Comments
Mar. 30, 2014 11:09 am
I sometimes think this whole interweb thing is operated by a team of hamsters on wheels and sometimes they just get tired. Enjoy the endorphins from your fudge before you try again with the computer.
 
Mar. 30, 2014 1:11 pm
Argh, I hate when I have a lengthy email or AR post and then gone with the wind...
 
Mar. 30, 2014 2:08 pm
What blog? I don't see nuttin! Better try loading it up again. I do sympathize with the computer problems. Currently my laptop tells me that I have connected an unknown ipod to the computer. Heck! It knew it a couple of months ago. It doesn't seem to realize that it has a DVD/CD player - recorder either. Won't even reject the CD that is in it. How I love these time saving devices.
 
Mar. 30, 2014 5:07 pm
Oh, wow. I was wondering how I won so many pool games. I think error 404 is a catchall meaning they screwed up somewhere. I quit using IE because it would freeze up at the most inopportune time. Hope you are enjoying your day off.
 
Mar. 30, 2014 9:42 pm
Thank ya BigShots, I found a package of chocolate Halvah in the fridge so that sufficed~~~~~Mags, yeah, grrr don't quite do it huh?~~~~ Doc, are you off your meds again? Sounds like you need a tech~~~~ BD, are you using Chrome or Firefox? And I was enjoying my day off until I had to go house hunting, that was not much fun.
 
Mar. 31, 2014 5:07 am
The IT Department at work has me test all the new toys when they come in since I seem to be able to break them the fastest.
 
Mar. 31, 2014 8:53 am
Raedwulf - Chrome
 
Apr. 1, 2014 5:25 am
My nemesis these days is my smart phone. Why would the give a dumb buny like me a smart phone?
 
Lela 
Apr. 2, 2014 6:41 am
I hear you on the frustrations of using computers. After April 8, Microsoft wil stop issuing security updates for the XP operating system. So, that means I will have to update my computer to the newer version-WIndows 8. Then, I will have to switch to Chrome or Mozilla Firefox for web browsing. I am not looking forward to doing this.
 
Apr. 2, 2014 2:53 pm
Do you remember the days before smartphones, IPads and online access? Speaking for myself, I was so blissfully ignorant of all the frustrations to come ;)
 
Apr. 2, 2014 8:51 pm
I absolutely do, I recall buying my first VCR and being so stoked, around 1984, then my first cel phone, around 1987. I held off getting online for quite awhile, figuring it would be this massive time-suck thing. Managed to not get online til 97 and it was and remains this massive time-suck thing, lol. The whole smart phone thing, oh man, I was kind of merrily plodding along wondering what happened to my kids when I bought a phone with a qwerty keyboard and suddenly entered the land of texting and renewed acquaintance with my children which in turn, stoked me up mad for a smart phone and I still have my first which is an iPhone4, bout due for an upgrade soon and am I excited? Um, kinda sorta, I want a better camera and better sound options, is the iPhone5 my choice, I've yet to determine. The only certainty is that it WON'T be one of those giant screen things. I want something phone sized.
 
Apr. 2, 2014 8:57 pm
Lela, I've two pcs now, a lap top I'm still running XP on and a new destop allinone that I've got Win8 on. I'm thinking I'm gonna buy another reconditioned laptop and run XP as long as I possibly can. I don't mind Win8 but I find myself using the desktop feature and wondering where the MyComputer icon has got to and remain pissed off that my Autocad 2002 wont run on it. Funny story, it doesn't recognize my old DOS based Eudora mail program, it tells me that every time I open my email, then Eudora promptly opens and runs after I close that little window that tells me I can't run it.....
 
Apr. 2, 2014 9:00 pm
Thanks, BD, I use Chrome to watch Netflix, might use it more frequently as time passes. Doug, you break things cuz of that fuddy duddy thing you got going on. Deep dish pizzas that demand a knife and fork rock dude, as do thin crust cheese pizzas.
 
Apr. 3, 2014 4:17 am
Do you mean "phone sized," or "pocket sized?!" I held on to my "dumb" phone for a looooooong time! The ONLY thing that prompted me to get my iphone was the impending birth of my granddaughter - I wanted to be able to take decent pictures!
 
Apr. 3, 2014 12:54 pm
LOLOLOL! I so know what you mean! I'm still hanging onto my antique phone and refusing to upgrade to the whole smart phone world. When mine dies then I will join all the others ;)
 
Apr. 3, 2014 10:11 pm
Gamaray, I mean pocket sized. About the Iphone camera, I was recently at a ZZ Top concert and took several shots with my iPhone. All I got were these glaring lights, nothing else just the glare. Meanwhile, the guy in front of me had his Google phone out, and I could see the pics he was getting which were really good. Grrrr. My phone takes pretty good shots in normal light but ....
 
Apr. 3, 2014 10:17 pm
Cat, you know, I didn't really know bupkus about smart phones til I got one and, the darn things are powerful computers, really. I wouldnt give up my smart phone for nothing. Absolutely anything you can think of, theres an ap for it. I have a flashlight, a level, a word like program that houses every digital recipe I have along with a folder that contains details of every book in my library, some 4500. I no longer buy dupes because of that lil carry along ap. I don't need a GPS, I downloaded a great one, paid 6$ for it and it works like a hot . I could go on and on, smart phones rule.
 
Apr. 3, 2014 10:18 pm
a hot d a m n, is what I wrote, doggonit
 
 
 
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