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Sunday, April 13, 2008

Win a Copy of Bloodheir

Free copies of Bloodheir are being given away over at Pat's Fantasy Hotlist. Just thought you might like to know.

And P.S. : I like the digital revolution, I really do. But sometimes it tries the patience. Like now. My internet connection is playing a game of 'now you see me, now you don't', which becomes tedious after you've had to reset your router for the third day running. Blogger is denying the fact that there are comments on the previous post, despite the fact that there demonstrably are. Look, they're right here, Blogger. Why do you deny it? Shortcuts have magically disappeared from my desktop, leaving unsightly holes in my neatly and carefully arranged array of icons. And Windows has taken it upon itself to ensure that any new documents I create within certain folders absolutely, definitely must be read-only documents. It's for their own good. If I try to tell it otherwise, it disagrees, for I am but a human and it is IT.

Hardly earth-shaking, I know, but I just wanted to get that off my chest. It's annoying. Wearisome. (Especially the read-only document thing, which is, in its own small and trivial way, doing my all too human head in).

EDIT to add: And of course what Blogger was waiting for before acknowledging the presence of comments on the previous post was for me to put up a new post complaining about their absence. Obvious, really. Don't know why I didn't think of it sooner.



Blogger H5L5N5 said...

Sorry. I'm not mocking here. It's commiseration laughter.

11:12 PM  
Blogger Brian Ruckley said...

At this point, any form of commiseration is acceptable, so thanks.

My IT update, since I'm sure everyone really needs to know:

internet connections is fully and reliably functional again;

Blogger attitude to comments is improved but still not all it should be;

have replaced those of the missing shortcuts I can remember, and assume that if I can't remember them I don't need them;

am still totally unable to overcome my PCs obsessive desire to make every single folder and document read-only. This thing is smarter than I am, but it's smarter in really dumb ways.

4:58 PM  
Blogger H5L5N5 said...

Have you tried that for your read only issue:

3:38 PM  
Blogger Brian Ruckley said...

Thanks, h5l5n5. That doesn't actually fix my problem, but good try. Seeing it did make do some more determined googling on the topic, and I consequently discovered that there are others out there who have much the same problem, which is comforting. I'm still not clear on what the solution is, but it's progress ...

9:12 AM  

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