Wednesday, May 02, 2012

I'm Suspending My Campaign

No, I haven’t been running for office but I do feel beleaguered lately. The internet and my laptop have been conspiring against me. It takes forever to move from site to site and all I get are messages that I need to update this or that program.

When Blogspot decided to upgrade their program which made things worse on my end, I decided to throw in the towel. Therefore, I’m suspending my campaign to share a little bit of my life and hopefully bring a bit of mirth to my small corner of cyberspace. I’ll be back from time to time, and I’ll be sure to stop by to visit with my blogging buddies occasionally, but my weekly blogs for now are a thing of the past.

All my programs have either upgraded themselves or want me to upgrade my computer to keep up. And from what I can tell, none of the upgrades have been worth the effort. I did upgrade my printer software which I thought might help cure its poor printing quality. Nope. The upgrade took a bite out of my hard drive memory and now I get some fancy pitch to buy more Kodak products. But my printer still doesn’t work worth beans.

Now Facebook wants me to add timeline. Haven’t done it. Heck, I can’t view movies posted there anyway because they say I don’t have the most up-to-date edition of flashplayer. What was wrong with the last one?

Then it kind of irritated me when I got a call from my internet service provider asking me to upgrade to a high speed version of DSL. I thought my DSL WAS high speed. I’m sure it was when I signed up. So now I have to pay $10 more a month for the high speed DSL I originally signed for years ago.

It kind of makes you want to give up on computers and the internet. But I’m more of a boycotting kind of guy. For now I’ll just boycott Blogspot. It’ll give me more time to watch the birds in my feeder and to read Cookie Monster books to my grandson. Cookie Monster books are his favorite; I tried to upload a recent picture of Grant but whether it appears I won’t know until I publish this.

Let's hope.