Tuesday, July 15, 2008

Quelle Jour!


Aside

One minute I'm merrily visiting cyber friends and answering comments then bingo I get a message:-

Firefox can't find the server at www.blogger.com.

and I can't even access my own blog. I started investigating in my blind non- tech way but when they started on about servers I flummoxed. I know I am connected with Firefox, Blogger. Free serve, Orange, Wanadoo and Norton but I'm hazy about what they all do, apart from Norton who I pay to keep me bug free and each year I swear it will be the last.

Finally I did what I always do in these circs:- switch off, unplug and go to the hairdressers. After a comfort vanilla pastry and a cup of tea I switched on and voila! Back in the land of the cyber lives. Deep sigh of relief.




















16 comments:

Eryl Shields said...

A vanilla pastry, in my experience, always makes things better.

Firefox often seems to lose sight of servers.

OldOldLady Of The Hills said...

There are things that happen with computers that just seem to have no rhyme or reason....I'm having a problem right now and do not know how to fix it....! HELP! Unfortunately turning the computer off does not help it...!
I am going to be forced to call on the Techie person....UGH!!!

I'm so happy for you that your problem got solved, my dear! One less thing to worry abouy...Especially where "Computerville" is concerned!

PI said...

Naomi: I'm glad you have a techie person to call on. I have to wait till the family visit,

Eryl: a rare treat but soooo relished!

Mei Del said...

excellent decision - and never mind the blank space before comments ...

PI said...

Mei: you rotter! I spent ages trying to get rid of it in Dashboard - to no avail - so I had to lump it:)

R. Sherman said...

As to the blank space, dear, go to "Edit Post" then "Edit Html" and put your cursor just after the last word of the post. Then hit the delete button (Hold it down if need be) until and the spaces will disappear.

Usually you'll have a format code (e.g. "< /div >" or something at the end. If you bring that up to the end of the post, it'll take the excess space away.

As for server errors, not your fault. A whiskey and a massage work wonders, too.

Cheers.

Casdok said...

The cup of tea does it everytime!!

Z said...

Firefox does have its quixoticisms. I thought that maybe they were just funny on Macs.

It may have become a cliché - 'have you tried turning it off and turning it back on again?' - but that's because it usually works.

john.g. said...

Mum2, google AVG, their free download and dump Norton. All that does is slow your computer down!

PI said...

Randall: I hate to be a wimp but today has been a pain so I won't try anything major tonight and at very least I'll put that on my help file and many dankes xoxo.

casdok: I loved your piece in 'You're not the only one'

PI said...

John.g: oh John I am sorely tempted but I've just paid my fifty odd quid:(

Z: I did and it did:)

keithsramblings said...

I'm sure my computer's female - once a month I have problems with it and it always tries to blame me!

PI said...

Keithr: watch it young man! You are on dangerous ground

rashbre said...

The off/on trick is the most likely fix, alongside cups of tea.

PI said...

Radhbre: it's certainly a comforting thought for non experts like me.

wontletlifedefineme said...

Glad it worked itself out!

My internet connection has been down so much these past months I'm actually quite happy to go camping for a few weeks and be without a computer. Much less hassle.