Subtitle: You don't know what you've got till it's gone!
Dear Hubber friends and new fans,
This is going to be a rant. So if you are not in the mood for a rant, do not read further.
In and amongst the personal challenges of this week (interment of my ex-husband Tuesday and memorial service yesterday) my laptop took a major dump. Started giving me the old "non system disk error. Please replace and strike any key when done."
Seemed like a good time to part with it temporarily and take it to the computer wizard store, since my days were full of funereal obligations.
My Hubby has graciously loaned me his old Apple iBook. It does not even support Internet Explorer but runs on Safari. And apparently a version of Safari that is so out of date that my Go Daddy mail account can only open in "Mobile Mail."
I can access HubPages but... and here's the big BUT ... the only place where my posts will actually "take" is here in the Forum. I cannot "accept" comments on my hubs, cannot "accept" fan mail" and, I found out to my frustration, can type out comments and they appear to post, but do not.
All in all, I am feeling very cut off from the very community that could and would make this week more bearable.
So -- if you feel like engaging in a little forum chat, please respond. If you feel like telling me "Stop being a whiny baby, MM -- get over it and be grateful for what you DO have" I probably deserve that!
Anyway, I do want to thank those of you who have been commenting on my hubs and joining my fan club. I WILL respond just as soon as the technology gods return my PC.
Thanks and Happy Friday wherever you are (or possibly Saturday for some). MM
Oh, my! What a week! I'm so sorry. Go ahead and rant all you want. We get those weeks sometimes and it sucks.
I feel your frustration! I have a MacBook, and while it is absolutely amazing and couldn't live without it, I sometimes use the computers at school to do a few things (pretty rarely). I hope you get your laptop fixed soon! Is there anyway you can download the new version of Safari on your husband's computer?
Maybe download it from here:
I know just how you feel -- I was without my laptop for a while last year and couldn't remember how to use my old desktop iMac; when I could figure it out, it didn't do what I wanted it to do anyway.
And people kept saying "but it's so intuitive" as if I am some kind of idiot (which I am, but did they have to say it to my face?).
Never mind: maybe we'll get a good forum rant going for you, so you don't feel so cut off. . .
Ladies! I feel 1000% better already!!
And I also feel justified in my staunch defense of my PC. My Hubby is a Mac person and is constantly telling me how superior they are.
Sorry. I'm trying to be open-minded here, but I'm just not seeing it.
Well, I'm off to remove the last vestiges of Sonny's childhood from his father's home. They are putting the house on the market ASAP so I am charged with renting a truck and removing Sonny's personal effects today.
A nice reward for that would def be getting my PC back tonight so I can indulge in my favorite online pass time!!
Thanks for the support. MM
"To err is human - to really screw up you need a computer".
Nothing, but nothing in the world, is capable of arousing the most calm, collected person into a state of the screaming hab-dabs, compared with a computer.
Check the settings within safari goto the edit menu uptop make sure block popup is off. then click the edit menu again and go down to preferences. Check your security setting within safari. it May be that you have java disabled within your safari. updating safari will keep the current settings in place. try to download wyzo browser this is what i use, its the fastest ive used based on mozila but with a turbo charged loading time.
Thanks for the words of encouragement and help. I tried to download a newer version of Safari (meaning 1.3 instead of 1.0) but the operating system of this particular computer is too old and sad to accept it. It is an iBook.
So now I have borrowed my Hubby's newer PowerBook and am able to at least post comments!
With any luck my baby (the PC) will be back in my arms by tonight.
Patience definitely is a virtue!!
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