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Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Blogger & email problems

I seem to be having off and on problems with computer programs that go away as quickly as they come on.

Blogger doesn't show the options across the top right of the screen as it has been doing - the one where you can click for New Post, Design, etc.  My sitemeter doesn't show up on it either, which isn't that big of a problem, but it's something.  Now today, new entries weren't coming up on my list in the sidebar.  I read a couple of new blog posts this morning and by 7 pm there were still no additional new posts.

AOL is driving me crazy.  After cutting my screen space by 1/3 so they can show irritating ads, the ads suddenly appear every so often but the empty space is still stealing from my email space.

Google - what can I say about google.  After complaining about the idiotic figures that were supposed to spell G-O-O-G-L-E doing the wave, that screen suddenly stopped showing up and I was back to the normal Google screen, so I stopped using Bing.  Now today there are some goofy looking things that I think spell Google, but I swear I can't make out the individual letters, so I'm back to Bing although I don't care for the Bing news format.

When I use my I-Mac with the older operating system and no updates to the software, everything works as it should.  Is this to be the future of computer use?  Programs and websites that constantly put up a "new look" that doesn't really provide any enhancement to its use, and just confuses a lot of people.

After about 3 rainy days with temps in the upper 70's, we are heading for a sunny streak that will go up to 104 and hang in the 3 digits for a while.  What is it with this weather.  I was just reading this morning that Sacramento never has this much rain in June.  Southwestern Oregon is getting it also, but the entire area had less rain than usual in the normal rainy season, so it is hoped the fire danger will abate a little this summer.  I think about it every time I look at my proposed itinerary in August.  If I can't go one way I will just go another, which is the way I am comfortable with traveling to begin with.

I spoke to Ara on the phone this morning, thinking they would be well on their way.  But then I have to remember their age and different outlook                              on traveling than I have.  They are headed for the most beautiful peak in the western area of the country, and meeting up with friends they visited in Santa Cruz last week.  I envy them their youth and energy, but I sure wouldn't want to go back there.  


  1. When you get the goofy google screen it is because they are commemorating something. hover the cursor over the cute junk and it will tell you what it is about. It does not change any other functionality of the google screen.

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  4. Gypsy, I've found you the perfect site. It's a Pinterest for Rooftop Tents and it shows lots of photos of different car top tents. There is one down the lane from me here at Bluewater Lake that I'll post in a future blog post, but I thought you might get a kick out of these:


  5. I've been so frustrated with this new computer that I give up and put it away until I calm down. And I've used up almost all of my gigabytes this month which we never do. I wouldn't want to go back to my 20's either. But definitely would like the energy.

  6. I also figured out that if I am at 150 zoom for the size I also have more ad room than e-mail space. If I drop down to 125 I have more e-mail space. I know this is a real pain in the butt.
    And Barney is right about the google cartoon things.

  7. I was going to say the same thing as Barney. I saw a piece on 60 minutes about it - they actually have a team of people that design those Google themes. Good news is - I think they only put each one up for one day. :)

  8. There was a time when I welcomed the challenge of computer changes but those days my patience & interest are gone. I am very fortunate to have Kelly here to smooth out any computer woes. Although I embrace change in many areas, computer changes can easily leave me seeing red!!

  9. I sure do wish there was a set if programs for those who are 'happy with the way things are and don't need changes to keep us amused'. They could call it HWTWTA. But of course since everything any more is all about money, how would they make any. Color me cynical.

  10. My recent change of computers has been frustrating, as well, so you're not alone. Before you know it, though, you will have forgotten what you did on the old one.