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The Web Bit my Hand

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First and foremost, please go wish the awesome Sandy (enabler of Skywatching, hostess of Warm Hands, and hostess of Saturday Sky) a very happy 45th Birthday! It’s okay, I can wait… 🙂

Now to vent about the web on this rainy Friday during lunch…
My Contact Page is now disabled. For those of you who have been sending emails to me from that part of my site, I cannot stop apologizing. My DH Richie is getting sick of me telling him how heart-broken I am for not receiving a particular message Joanne sent me. So I am giving her a public “I’m SORRY!” (Hugs, Joanne!) for not getting her thank you. I will try to investigate further on what happened, but Richie thinks whatever messages were sent are lost. If you ever want to email me privately, you can click on the CONTACT link at the top of the pages and a window will open in your email application. Sometimes, I really am annoyed with technology.

Speaking of technology, Bloglines has turned into a berzerker. My 220-something feeds keep appearing as if I have not read anything. At one refresh, I had over 6000 items to read under my “Toys and News” folder! OY!! Not only that, I discovered there are over a dozen feeds to read my site, but most of them are duplicates. Here is another tool on my list of things to fix. 🙂

For those of you who use Blogger, it has begun using aural authentication instead of visual verification. That kind of surprised me at first, but the aural words would deter spammers. I like the idea. Ironically I was thinking that it could be used for those with poor eyesight (ahem, like myself), when the deterent part came into my head.

The last bite came during a bug fix I am testing. I noticed one particular feature was not working on the test site, so I wanted to see if I can duplicate the issue on the real website. Well, recently another non-related bug appeared (and I dutifully reported), and when I tried to save the item I created, that newly reported bug bit me HARD! Over 2 hours of work, POOF!

With that horrid reminder, I think I should ignore the rain and go visit Gina at her store Knit One Purl Too, and buy some of those Plymouth circular aluminum needles. Their points are sharper than Addi Turbos, and are also about half the price. Hmmm, I have 45 minutes left for lunch… =:8

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  1. Kimberly,

    Hi, it’s Joanne. I’m so glad that we got the chance to talk the other day. I’m sorry you never got my huge thank you so I thought I would re-thank you and tell everyone how wonderful you are. A couple of weeks ago I was home sick from work. The kind of sick that everytime you get up from the couch you throw up kind of sick. So, I’m laying on the couch and my daughter is yelling that the mailman is knocking on the door. Mind you, I am in my pj’s, no bra looking sick, sick, sick. I get up off the couch and try not to throw up long enough to answer the door. To my surprise, I had a package from KIMBERLY! Just the thought of the box was exciting to me. So, I have now forgotten that I think I should throw up as I rip open my present. She has sent me a box of yarn, adorable notecards and a nice note. I am overjoyed as I had such a bad day. On my next trip off the couch I typed a thank you to Kimberly explaining how happy my package made me etc. Well, she never got my thank you… I found out because she instant messaged me the other day (to be nice yet again) and asked me if I liked my package. I was horrified to find out that she never received my huge Thank you! So, here it is again… Thank you, thank you, thank you for making my whole day a whole lot better. See you at the knit out…. don’t forget my pattern. Thanks again. xo Joanne

  2. So, did you get your needles?

    I finally gave up on Bloglines and just made sure my blogs were in my sidebar. But I didn’t have many links on blogline. The problem I kept having was that they wouldn’t update. I would rely on bloglines to tell me about the updates and then I would find out that I’d been missing things for weeks.

  3. Oh yeah, don’t you hate when technology gets PMS?? When it all works right, it’s magic. But when it gets an attitude, it’s a nightmare.

    Thanks so much for the article you send me. I haven’t gotten a chance to give it more than a quick glance, which is why I haven’t e-mailed you back yet. I’m hoping to have some time to pour over it this weekend!! 🙂

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