October 20th, 2010

charlie sick, sick in bed

Need SLEEP Now...

I spent most of the day working on a non-festival website mockup. Why so much time? Because I'm an idiot and couldn't figure out aspects of the code...

Okay, maybe 'idiot' is too strong. But some days I just wonder how I've managed to be a webmaster for so many years without learning far more about HTML, CSS and SSI. (sigh) Granted, I keep learning, but I want to fully grasp it ALL. And I'm far from being there. It's weird that SSIs can easily mess things up far more than I'd ever have believed...

Anyway, I took a Meclizine earlier, thinking I was about to lie down at that time. Right. But it has me pretty loopy (!!!), so I need to get a nap in. The 'sick in bed' icon doesn't really fit here, as I got up as Marilyn was heading off to work, and have barely moved from in front of the computer since then! Yeah, I hope to get to bed, but I'm not quite there...

And, no, I haven't gotten out-and-out sick to date (woo hoo), but I'm fighting it off tooth and nail.

By the way, it's Wednesday -- so I need to go do the garbage and recycling. That means GOING OUTSIDE, which kills my allergies (as I may have mentioned a few million times). Oh well. It has to be done -- and I'll survive, I'm sure!

I am pleased with the website mockup I made. I hope the full board likes it. I guess we'll see! Marilyn is pleased, especially after I got in touch with Jason who made a special version of the dotCal calendar for me to embed there. The guy just rocks, no doubt about it! I'm lucky to know him.

Anyway, that's it for now...

i hate microsoft, hate microsoft

Redundant: I Hate Microsoft

So I'm on my computer with only my email and Firefox open (for a change). Yeah, normally I have eight or more things open -- and more than one browser, with several tabs open. That's how I am, and I doubt it's going to change. But, hey, it's called WINDOWS for a reason, right?

Suddenly my computer reboots for no good reason. (yikes)

When it finally starts up again, I get the following message:

Microsoft Windows: The system has recovered from a serious error

Thanks, Microsoft. That tells me a lot!

Most users would be quivering in their shoes, which I suspect is EXACTLY what the asses at Microsoft were hoping when they came up with that wording.

I Google it (screw Bing, Microsoft -- it sucks) and get several interesting answers. The most likely issue? I had just allowed Microsoft to download an update, which was ready to be installed. I halted the installation right before the reboot...

In other words, the 'crash' was probably caused by Microsoft in the first place.

Okay, there are other things that may have happened, but I find the timing somewhat enlightening.

And Microsoft wonders why people are so reluctant to install their updates... I wonder why? (heh)

Okay, there's no point in repeating that I hate Microsoft, is there? (smile)