I did some of my WP stuff on Julia’s netbook last night. For those of you too young to remember them netbooks were low in power and small in size. You could use them to access the internet and nobody has produced them since 2013. I’m pretty sure the average modern phone is more powerful than a netbook and think they have been replaced by tablets. The sad thing is that my computer seems to be even less powerful than the netbook – the netbook, for instance, can show the pictures on my blog posts, but the computer cannot. It occasionally showsd one, just to tempt me into thinking everything is working, but next time it is back to a blank space and frustration.
Yesterday after noon I accomplished about 15% of what I meant to do, which was annoying, so today I have set myself a target of 100%. In addition, I want to attend to the blog and check emails.
It has just taken me eight attempts to access the emails. Why? I don’t know.Probably just that technology hates me and is trying to drive me over the edge. It is getting close to success.
I’m trying to check on an email I sent a few weeks ago, and not succeeding. I’m just getting a rotating circle and and no action. I have logged out and am now preparing to struggle to get back in.
I may do something else.
There must be something wrong at their end. I will close down in a moment and try to log in afresh.
It’s decided to tell me it can’t perform the action I requested. I requested it to open a file to check on a sent email. You’d think I’d asked for the secret of life judging by the time it’s taking and the secrecy surrounding it.
Believe it or not, since BT launched their “new and improved” email service it hasn’t been as good or reliable as it used to be. A suspicious man may try to link the two things.
I once had my car serviced. Next day I drove about sixty miles down the motorway and sixty miles back up (I have found this is generally a good way of getting home). On the way back.we stopped at a service area for toilets then drove the remaining 20 miles home. On the ring road we noticed a peculiar smell, and when we stopped at lights we found ourselves surrounded by a cloud of white smoke. The brakes were seized on and were smoking.
On Monday I went to the garage and explained what had happened.
“Ah yes,” said the man, “when people have trouble with cars just after servicing they often blame it on us.”
I wonder why…
I’m putting a picture on, but without enthusiasm. What’s the point when I can’t see it? It’s not even the picture I wanted, because the screen moved after I pressed the button. You will have to imagine me rolling my eyes and emitting a great “tut!”
Later addition – I just went back to try the email again. There’s a great red stripe on the page now, announcing they have a problem and are working on it. I’d guessed.
I can easily imagine the rolling eyes and the “Tut!”….and indeed further actions and exclamations.
Yes, that was the bowdlerised version. 🙂
Poor Quercus! Life seems to throw many troubles at once, and not give one much of a let up.
Linux runs pretty fast and efficiently on older equipment, and can be downloaded and installed for free. That might be an option for some of your equipment.
Yes, I have thought about it before, but am not very tech savvy (and lazy) so have never got on with it.
I can now get at your blog through the Reader again! 🙂
That’s good. I really am not sure what is happening, but suspect it is the interaction of old computer and WP changes.
It was you and one other blog I follow, so I am not sure it was your old computer. Both your blogs started working again with the Reader at the same time.
Just ‘The Curse of Quercus’ then. 🙂
You are not having much luck
So it seems. I must have been very bad in a previous life.
Yes, that garage story made me chuckle, too.
Ok…still chuckling about the garage