Friday, September 02, 2005

PC woes

I'm still having major issues with my PC connections.

AOL sent a guy out to check out the problem, and he pronounced my one-month-old modem "fried." So he gave me a new one. At least I can get my e-mail, and I can lurk on blogs consistently. However, if a site has the word verification feature, I can rarely get through it to post a comment. Then again, once in a while, I can slip through.

It's sort of like talking to someone who is hard of hearing. I'll write a long comment. Try to publish it. Like that. Nope, it won't take. Then I'll try to remember what-the-heck-it-was-that-I-thought-was-worth-saying, and I type that and try to publish it. NO. Hrmpf SSOOOooooo, I type one line, and try again. SH*T no. Then I give up. Too dumb to give up sooner.

If you've ever had a relative who was hard of hearing, it's the same way. You tell them something fairly complicated. They say, "I didn't hear that." Or more likely just, "huh?" Then you tell them again, with less detail. And they still don't hear you. So you keep whittling it down until you are not really telling them anything much, like, "It's gone now!" Maybe you were originally telling them to come look at the elephant walking down your street, pulling a houseboat with a monkey and a baboon wearing a purple hat and a red tuxedo and blowing soap bubbles on the roof of the house part. But all the hard-of-hearing person gets is, "Never mind."

But, you know, that's okay. I can READ everyone's blog, and that's the good part. You guys.

19 comments:

Libby said...

OMG, lucy, i almost lost it when i read about the elephant walking down the street, yadayadayada...mind if i steal that for personal use at the family party this weekend??
BoUnCeS!! LibbY!

mireille said...

actually, that's not how we see the good part. hope you're back in full force soon, TLP. xoxo

Pecos Blue said...

Hang in there!

Doug said...

You're kind but where else am I going to go for mariner elephants and fabulous baboons? Work it out, lady!

Saur♥Kraut said...

You poor thing. I would be banging my head against the wall.

still life said...

huh? forget it...

Fred said...

I've lost a few comments here and there - I get annoyed when that happens. For the long-winded comments I make, I type them on Word, then copy them onto Blogger. That way, if Blogger messes up, it's backed up on my Word document.

Anal Fred....

Lightning Bug's Butt said...

Sorry to read you're having technical difficulties. You know, when I was having problems with my ISP and that stuff would happen, I'd copy my comment into the clipboard before attempting to post. If it failed -- and boy, did it -- I'd just pull the box up again and paste.

schnoodlepooh said...

You've gotta get this fixed. I can't stand it either. :-)

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Scott W said...

I no longer apologize for my hearing loss. It's frustrating to not be able to hear well.

actonbell said...

Oh, sorry, TLP! Hope you get that fixed, soon:)

AP3 said...

Sorry you're having all the computer trouble! That really sucks.

BarbaraFromCalifornia said...

Computer woes must be so horrible! I think I would have withdrawals as well, but at least they would not hurt anyone, maybe.

Have a good weekend!

OldHorsetailSnake said...

Well thank goodness I have a blog for you to read. It is a very boring blog, etc. etc.

Hoss 1, TanLucyPez 1.

Minka said...

Sometimes I make a comment on a blog and return next day and my comment is not there. Do you think blogger filters really stupid comments out?
That might explain some stuff.

Doug said...

Monika, only my smart comments disappear. Maybe the filter's still in Beta testing.

natasha said...

I'm sorry Luce, but as a computer nerd, I have to say that the first problem is you're using AOL ...

Bela said...

Late to the party: very often, if you click on the Back button you'll find your comment/post just sitting there, still waiting to be published.