Okay, I don’t hate you, but I hate everything else! Especially the dweebs that invented computers and the internet in the first place.
It took me over two hours to get Tuesday’s blog to load. Every time I tried to publish it the photos disappeared and everything became one long paragraph with no breaks between paragraphs, no punctuation, nothing. And then, after I finally got it to load up correctly and it was live, and I had looked at it, Terry had looked at it, and Greg White had looked at it, the darned thing disappeared by the next morning! Not only wasn’t it online, it wasn’t on the WordPress dashboard where I published it from. Like it had never existed. So I had to do it all over again.
Then several times yesterday readers reported that they could not access it, all they were getting was a blank page or error message on any blog page they tried to access. So much for all the work Greg did to move it to a managed WordPress site and the added fees Go Daddy charged for that.
And because that wasn’t frustrating enough, when I tried to get the new digital issue uploaded to our web server, it kept rejecting my password. I finally gave up and went to bed about 3 a.m. and was up about 8 a.m. to fight with it again most of the day yesterday. Eventually Greg and I decided to create a new website to hold just the digital issues. It was live about 8 p.m. last night. So today I will be sending the link to the new issue to our digital subscribers. Thanks for all of your help, Greg. I appreciate it. But I still hate everything. Especially the dweebs that invented computers and the internet.
And since I’m having a pity party anyway, why is it that when all of the snowbirds are in town, Verizon’s excuse for super slow internet service is that everybody is using it at once, but now that half of them have left town, it’s even slower? Based upon Verizon’s claims, shouldn’t it be faster? When we arrived here a month ago every site in this park, and the ones around us, were full. Now about half of those same sites are empty, but internet service has slowed down to a crawl. Greg says it’s because all of those snowbirds took the internet speed with them when they left, but I’m not really sure if I buy that story. Sometimes he lies.
Several people have asked me how I choose the winner of our weekly free drawing and if there is a way to increase their chances of winning. It’s entirely random. When it’s time to choose a winner, I go to Random.org and enter the number of contest entries into the appropriate box, click the Generate box, and it gives me a number. So how do you increase your chances of winning? Enter every week. But not more than once per contest. We’ve had a few people who tried to beat the system by entering multiple times. If somebody goofs and enters a second time by mistake, I just delete one of the entries and give them the benefit of the doubt. If it happens more than once, or if somebody enters over and over again using different variations of their names (29 is the record so far), that person gets banned and will never win.
I hope today’s a better day. And so does Miss Terry. She’s hinted that sometimes when things go to hell like they have the last couple of days I’m not quite the warm fuzzy cherub you all know and love.
Thought For The Day – I try to be a nice person, but sometimes my mouth doesn’t cooperate.