Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Ambrose Olsen (1985-2010)

I was so sad to hear about the loss of Ambrose Olsen. He was a unique and special person.


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Twitpic.com

So I got all the tech probs sorted (well, I'm able to blog anyways) after my meltdown last Friday (see post below.) Turns out Mercury is in Retrograde until the 11th of May. (Of course) I should've known.

Thanks to "Ted" who posted a response to my thread on the Blogspot forum asking for help with my font/color issues, along with the encouragement of an Anonymous commenter this morning (urging me to keep truckin' on) I decided to return to computer world and see if I could make some headway. Which, I have. So thank you both.

So. Why am I calling this post Twitpic.com with a pic of Johnny Cash flippin' the bird? Well, in hopes of having it show up on Google for the folks over at Twitpic to read, I would just like to, officially, state for the record how irritated and disappointed I am that Twitpic is now blocking people from posting their twtipics (literally blocking) on their (my) blog(s). Ya. It's true.

And I have no interest in using Twitpic or encouraging anyone else to use Twitpic any longer. (Though I'm leaving the Lick My Twit header up for now. In hopes that Twitpic will come to their senses and see the benefits of keeping users happy.)

As far as the Firefox issue, thanks for all your tips and suggestions on how to rectify the problems my upgrade brought on, but I've switched back to Safari. Which is just the same.

So for now, I'm back. (Though I wasn't blogging much anyways.) And for those of you who haven't read about my past probs on the V blog concerning Mercury in Retorograde and have no idea what that even means. Click
here. (That shits true, yo!)

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Friday, April 16, 2010

Tech Problems 2010

At this very moment Firefox has erased all of my bookmarks (including passcodes to all of my sites) and will no longer allow me to scroll "back" or "fwd". Twitpic (the thumbnails you usually see on this page to the right) has stopped working, and now the blog post I am working on will not remain black (the text) and even after I save as such, returns to grey. So I guess my question is:
WTF?!?!?

Am I the ONLY person in the world that seems to have NON-STOP tech problems??? And like basic shit! I mean, really?? My bookmarks are gone? REALLY?? I can't scroll back to the page I was just on??

At this point it's seriously ridiculous. Like a bad joke. And though Firefox gives me a whole list of instructions I can follow (which lead to reading thread after thread from other users who have experienced the same problem,) and Twitpic gives me a link to read to remedy that problem and, at this very moment, I'm waiting for the generosity of whoever is out there in Blogspot world that will take the time to answer the question I posted in the Help Forum as to why my text won't stay black, I have to say, I'm honestly over all of it. Like OVAH!

OH! And don't let me forget how even though I have gone through Facebook's reliable "Privacy Settings" over and over again (always checking the box that keeps strangers on the web from seeing my friends list,) I still received emails this week from friends saying "Do you know such and such? They requested me and they said they are a friend of yours." So how is that possible you may ask? Because Facebook, for some reason, insists on constantly changing our privacy settings (unbeknownst to us) always making our "private" info avail to the public. Time and time again.

So, A) Why can't shit just work? B) Am I turning in to the crazy old bitter queen overwhelmed and unable to deal with problems on his computer? and C) I'm over all this technology bullshit that we all bought in to and am convinced when shit stops working it's just a ploy on the part of those running these sites to get us to have to upgrade to the latest software (ie..the second my Firefox crashed I was immediately offered an upgrade for Google Chrome (the latest new browser) WHICH, of course, requires me to upgrade my OS X. Pfft..

So, I imagine I will (very soon) adopt the mindset of the cute little old neighbor couple I have next to me back home...no computer, no internet, no BBM, Twitter, Twitpic or social network of any kind (not even an answering machine or cell phone) and just go back to keeping it simple.

There. I'm done bitching. Enjoy your grey text. (And I see now the font throughout this post is different as well..ugh).

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Thursday, April 1, 2010

Chloe


I still love this ad. It just flashed across my TV and it always makes me smile.


Inez, Vinoodh, Luigi, Tom, Anja...so fun.


Here's another oldie but goodie, also Inez and Vinoodh.

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