Thursday, April 29, 2010

technical difficulties

I don't know why this is happening to me, but my computer had a few too many bytes of something nasty. It thinks it's Friday.

This temporary (I hope) cyber-Alzheimer's has not hit hubby's laptop. Ironically, his browser is an older version of the one on the family computer. You'd think it would be the other way around.

Anyway, maybe my computer has seen too many episodes of Dr. Who. Wouldn't that be cool if I could just stop time and make it whatever day I wanted, like my computer has? Hello, computer here. I decided it's Friday because it's snowing today and I just couldn't take it anymore. See ya about a week ago.

Of course, I could travel to a certain day and get stuck there forever, like my computer seems to have done. Eternal Groundhog Day. It would get a little boring, but hey, I wouldn't have to worry about getting older. Maybe it wouldn't be so bad if I could pick the day. Like one where the kids are gone at their grandparents' house, all day. Or one where I'm stuck at a tropical beach. Oh, wait. You can only go to real, possible destinations when you time travel.

My computer currently thinks it's about Friday at noon, so if you're wondering why I'm not jumping for joy because you announced you're having a baby, getting a new job, or getting out of bed, now you know.

I'm grumpy about it. Especially since there doesn't seem to be an easy fix for this problem. Blogger's techies are in short supply, as are Facebook's, and this seems to be an internet-only problem.

What about you? How do technical difficulties disrupt your routine?

Update: I installed a new browser. Poof! Time travel problem gone. Too bad. I was all set to check out my name on the New York Times bestseller list three years in the future.


Maria Zannini said...

You might try going to your Control Panel. Find a link that says something like: Clock, Language and Region, then reset the clock to the right time.

These things happen occasionally. Who knows why.

Good luck.

Tracy said...

I really wish I could offer you some solid advice, but the only thing I'm good at when it comes to computers is breaking them.

I'm keeping my fingers crossed for you though!

Shannon said...

Have you googled the problem? Also, you may want to consider changing your browswer to Chrome. To date, it's the only browser that blocks other sites from accessing Window's processing in case you someone have malware on your computer.

Hope you get it worked out.

beth said...

I prefer the Doctor Who excuse :)

Kaylie said...

Maria, Tracy, and Shannon, thanks for your ideas. Shannon, you were right on with the browser idea.

Beth, I'm happy to hear know what I'm talking about when I mention Dr. Who. Have you seen any Matt Smith episodes?

Angie Paxton said...

Glad you got the issue fixed. It's always scary when there's something even a little bit wrong with your computer.

Talli Roland said...

Oh, I so hate technical issues. I always feel clueless; probably because I am! Hope you get it sorted!

Anonymous said...

And I am sure you will be on that NY Times bestseller list in the future, oh talented one!

Aubrie said...

Technical difficulties do slow me down! Some people's blogs have so many widgets that they freeze my computer!

Good luck with your computer!

Kaylie said...

Angie, thanks for your empathy. That's why I married the smart computer nerd.
Talli, I'm pretty clueless too. See above.
Aubrie, technical difficulties are definitely a real excuse, I mean hindrance, for many of us.