Not for lack of trying

by DaniGirl on November 17, 2007 · 5 comments

in Rants and rambles

I’m trying to write a post, I swear I am. Not a great post, not the most cerebral or entertaining post ever, but I had an idea, and I had some pictures, and I was going to turn them into a post. So I dumped the photos from the camera to the laptop, and have been trying for the best part of an hour to force them onto the interwebs, but the interwebs have other ideas.

First, My Computer kept seizing as I tried to upload them to Flickr from My Computer. Fine. Go in through Flickr and try to upload them that way. Internet Explorer seizes. Fine, open Firefox and upload them through Flickr. Firefox seizes. Fine.

Move to desktop computer. Rogers’ parental controls ask me to sign in to the Internet using my Yahoo ID. Fine. Go to sign in to Flickr, and realize I have to change to my Flickr Yahoo ID, and not the Rogers Yahoo ID. When I sign out of the Rogers Yahoo ID, my internet access is denied.


Decide to just upload the photos directly to my web space for hosting. Resize photos manually through Photoshop on the laptop. IE and Mozilla both still acting up, so transfer resized photos back on to the camera from the laptop and carry camera over to desktop. Realize that the USB ports on the desktop are all fried.

Curse laptop, desktop, Firefox, IE, and NaBloPoMo.


{ 5 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Miche November 17, 2007 at 7:47 pm


2 Barbara November 17, 2007 at 9:00 pm

That’s okay. I can’t see your Flickr pics from work, anyway, and I get cranky and jealous. Oh wait, this post wasn’t about me. ;+) May the interwebs goddess smile on you tomorrow.

3 Karen November 17, 2007 at 11:02 pm

I hate when the computer craps out. You feel so helpless. Hope things get better tomorrow. You’re doing great on the NaBloPoMo-ing though!

4 patois November 18, 2007 at 10:19 am

And yet, you’ve managed to write a post. Stop sulking, you!

5 b*babbler November 18, 2007 at 8:54 pm

Hehe… I’ve had this happen more times than I can count, although normally it involves computers not working, internet access being down, and needing to load a newly replaced iPod (on number 7 now – I’m the queen of crappy hard drives apparently).

But hey, you got the post up anyway!

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