We all know that I have a love/hate relationship going on
with computers. This “thing” allows me
to write/submit/get paid (no matter how little) and perform my personal form of
art. However, it also causes me great
amounts of frustration!
Okay, maybe it’s the age of my current co-worker-I’ve been
using it since 2008 and I think that unfortunately may be the answer for my
problems. What’s been going on now you
might be curious enough to ask?
1-It has deemed Blogger.com as a possibly dangerous
site. (No, I’m not kidding)
2-Some cyber friends and I, upon the magazine site we found
each other on shutting down, formed our own private site and have continued to
enjoy our relationship/friendships-until about a month ago. That’s when my computer decided that it was
“dangerous” and began bouncing me off and closing my internet use!
3-As if that’s not enough, it has declared that my own Word
attachments and anyone else who sends them to me are “corrupt, dangerous and
have been de-activated”.
Now as for what Steve has tried to do to correct these
sudden anomalies: First off, he cleared
my cookies out. He re-ran the security
scans and defragmented the entire thing-despite it being done on its own at
least once a week. He checked to be sure
that a virus and any spyware didn’t somehow get by that said security program
and last (at least with Blogger) he followed the trail that they said might
It didn’t. In fact,
none of it helped. And no, I did not
have any nasty things latching on to anything in the entire universe of this
I had to send e-mails to my friends and let them know that
I’m no longer allowed on our site. Darn,
I’m missing all the good stuff and no longer am able to share my latest events
either. Not the same when you send out a
In desperation, I posted a thread on my FaceBook page hoping
someone on my friends list might know of something I could do-I received
sympathy, but little else.
Personally, I think when you’re a totally inept person in
the world of technology that these items feel your fear and prey on them.
Whatever it is, if anyone feels my pain and wants to
commiserate OR better yet, have a suggestion or two as to how to correct what’s
been going on SPILL IT AND SHARE!