Skynet Has Become Self-Aware
Lately I have been having some trouble with my computer. I believe the stuff they talked about all those years ago in the movie “The Terminator” is now coming true and it’s starting to infiltrate my own personal laptop.
It all started a couple of months ago when I couldn’t post a comment on one of my favorite blogs. I ended up emailing the lady whose blog I read and told her that I was really reading it every chance I got, but that I wasn’t able to post comments anymore cuz my computer wouldn’t let me. The darn thing would literally refuse to do what her comment page asked in order to accept my post. We ended up emailing each other instead. I figured it was just some weird thing going on and it would all work itself out. Low and behold, a few weeks later all was worked out and I could again post my comments.
Well, guess what?? A few weeks after that, the same thing happened again, but with another blog I read. So I emailed the writer to let him know that I was still there but I just couldn’t tell him so. Fortunately, he was able to tweak his blog a bit and that very day I was able to post a comment! So far so good.
See, I have certain blogs (no doubt you have seen some of them on my blog roll to the right) that I like to read often. Well, I also like to post comments, too. Everyone likes to get comments on what they’ve written and I think it also develops good relationships. You start to see these bloggers as “friends”. It’s nice to read about the goings on in other people’s lives and their opinions, the interests you share with them and the places they live and travel. I also think that they want to hear from you if for anything, to know that there is someone out there who appreciates their stories and is willing to take a minute to drop them a line to tell them so.
So back to the crazy computer self awareness thing. My computer, unbeknownst to me, decided to make a New Year’s resolution without telling me before hand. Do you know what that was? To block me every time I want to post on someone’s blog who has a word verifier. There is one blog which allows me to get through, but only one. This freakin’ computer will let me take the time to write my comment, then type in my ID then type in the “secret code” word verifier and then when I hit “publish” or “post comment” the result is my comment not being posted with an error that says I didn’t write the word correctly. WRONG! I can go through this motion 5 times (cuz if it rejects you it just gives you another set of letters/numbers to input) and each time it says “no bueno”. I swear I’m gonna lose it. I’ve tried using different search engines, scrubbing my computer for bugs, etc.. Nothing. I can’t get a post in even if I paid for it. My computer has all of a sudden decided to hate the word verifier! What’s up with that?!
So, for all you guys out there whose blogs I love to read and post comments on, I’m still here and I’m still reading them. No I haven’t snubbed you, forgot about you, told my friends bad things about you or thrown you under the bus (unfortunately, my computer has done all that).
Until my computer becomes non self aware, stops doing things on its own and forgets all about its New Year’s resolution, I think I will be stuck in non-posting comments hell. Ahhh! I wanna say something. I wanna put my two cents in and this is killin’ me! Even Dude knows how bad it is for a girl to not have her say in something so apparently my computer must be having a big laugh right now.
Anywho, I still love all you guys with blogs that have word verification even if my computer doesn’t. I’m still reading and still enjoying what you are writing about, I just can’t tell you that!
- Problems with Blogger word verification (christinelaennec.co.uk)
- Word Verification (silverthoughts2.wordpress.com)