Monday, June 13, 2005

I'm the Problem

I've been whining to a couple of people (especially Bill and Steph) about how for some reason or another I can't use their comments.

Come to find out it's me and my AOL -- if I use Internet Explorer, I can post. I didn't figure this out on my own; my 12-year-old son the compuwhiz suggested AOL was the problem.

Now I owe him lunch and y'all an apology. Sorry, folks.

13 comments:

  1. That sounds like something I would do (g)

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  2. My turn to inhale tea. You use AOL?

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  3. I'm not sure why any professional would use AOL, as it seems to be the source of a great many communication problems.

    For another viewpoint, you might want to read the post of my web site/e-mail provider's blog (and my response) about the problems they face ensuring that e-mail gets through to AOL users

    http://www.promit.com/about/blog.aspx

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  4. re: Michael's comment

    If you ever have problems with AOL mail not being delivered (from or to), check out http://postmaster.aol.com/. :)

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  5. As the dh says, AOL is the devil. (Well, he says that about many things, but AOL is definitely one!)

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  6. AOL is good for techno-idiot people like me. I am not a compuwhiz, and I have such a hard time keeping up with all things related to computers that I pretty much gave up caring after they stopped making DOS-based word processing programs. I held onto WordPerfect version 2.0 until 2003, when none of my editors could open my documents anymore. Presently I use Microsoft Word, which is a huge pain that I loathe and despise it beyond my powers of description.

    I have the same problem a lot of average people do with computers: stuff keeps changing everything the minute I do learn something new, so fast that we can't keep up.

    I agree that AOL has its drawbacks, especially with e-mail and now it seems with browsing, but I live with it for what I really need, and don't use anything else.

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  7. "I have the same problem a lot of average people do with computers: stuff keeps changing everything the minute I do learn something new, so fast that we can't keep up."

    Good call. You can either write or run your own Web site. You can't do both. Better to stick to the writing.

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  8. Repeat after me..."It's AOL's fault."

    It is *always* AOLs fault--at least most of the time. ;) I haven't been a member for eons, but whenever I'm helping someone who can't navigate or do something that most everyone else seems to be able to do, I've learned that "are you with AOL?" is the best first question.

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  9. You can either write or run your own Web site. You can't do both. Better to stick to the writing.

    Hey! I do both! :):)

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  10. I had to give up AOL, which was like giving up Girl Scout cookies, or an arm, but it just kept screwing my computer up. I went cold turkey. It sucked. But the good news is now I don't even miss it.

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  11. James5:33 AM

    May I recommend Firefox or Opera instead of Internet Explorer? They work the same way, you can ignore all the extra features if you like, but they'll make your browsing much, much safer. Firefox is a simple download from http://www.mozilla.org/products/firefox - it installs without asking anything tricky, and is very easy to use. IE is very dangerous if you have confidential/valuable data on your machine, it's a complete harlot as far as spyware and naughty code is concerned...

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  12. I will second the recommendation for FireFox. It runs like IE but with fewer bugs, virtually no spyware, much lower risk of viruses, it's more user-friendly for non-technical people, and it's faster than IE.

    Not to mention free and easy to install.

    I went to Firefox months ago and have been loving it ever since.

    Check it out here...

    http://www.mozilla.org/products/firefox/central.html

    Cheers,

    -- F

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  13. I'd never ask anyone to stop whining ;) But I'm glad you got it figured out.

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