Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Error, try again (in red)

I'm seeing red.

Have you ever been so frustrated that you could {insert absurd and possibly illegal or antisocial action here} I guess my rope is finally frayed and out of length in my efforts to be successful at simply posting my comments on the YouTube site to various video posts already there. You'd think that would be absurdly easy. My wife thinks so, as she has already left several comments and greeted my outbursts of frustration this afternoon with laughter.

Every time I sign in the site and attempt to leave a comment, the comment text is held in place and in red letter out to the left of the button I click on to leave comments, I see the text, "Error, try again". No amount of all the different things I can think of to fix this have resulted in any change in the situation.

I went to the YouTube help page and found the first reporting of the problem is April 7, 2010. Someone named "Liz" answered from the YouTube staff almost immediately and said their "engineers" would fix this known bug in a "few days". It is now mid-July and I still seem to be having this problem on a regular basis. I was successful at posting a new request for help on that site and will await the results.

Meanwhile, I wonder if "Liz" is another name for the old 8-bit computer program "Eliza" and the whole YouTube help page is simply something to keep the users busy while the minions are working behind the curtains...while the wizard is doing whatever he wants. {Don't pay any attention to the man behind the curtain.}

Thanks for letting me vent...
Comments welcomed.

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Ahhh, the 4th of July!

Ahhh, the 4th of July. The quintessential time for outdoor activities with family and friends. We had a friend here from Austin and went to other friends' house to swim and take in the views of the fireworks folks set off around the nearby lake after dark. What fun! I'd never done that with all the OOOOHs and AAAAAHs and LOOK OVER HERE! LOOK OVER THERE! We sat along the shore and had a great time until about 9:45, when we all decided it was time to be getting home. The pie above was brought as a treat by one of the folks at the get together. It was a SCRUMPTIOUS strawberry pie, which was served with whipped cream, much to the delight of all who tried it! Be sure to notice the stars and squiggily stripes on the top crust.

Until next year...