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Hanging by Threads [Nov. 26th, 2016|04:54 pm]
So far today I've had only three browser crashes and have only had to reboot the computer once (knock on wood silicon) so I guess I'm doing pretty well. In fact considering that I'm using a computer about ten years old with an OS that Microsoft hasn't supported in about two years and a browser version that Opera hasn't supported in over a year, that's very good indeed. There's no telling how long my luck will last, though, so I'm posting a brief entry just in case.

It's pretty cold today, it has been raining most of the day, and my furnace is burning money, but I think I've gotten an advance on the money my nephew owes me so I'll be able to go grocery shopping tomorrow after all, so hooray. Another can has been kicked down the road, and I'll have something to eat other than ramen next week. Might even have some beer (there was none this week due to short funds last week.) These days, that counts as a great victory.

I'm a bit short of sleep. There's a bag of walnuts I keep forgetting to give my sister, and early this morning Portia discovered them and got one from the bag and began knocking it around the kitchen, so it went rattling across the linoleum and banging against the baseboards and the bottoms of the cupboards. She is taking her household position as alarm cat far too seriously. I'm putting the bag of walnuts in a cupboard instead of on the counter. Hopefully that will take care of that problem and I'll get enough sleep tomorrow.

As the computer is apt to be a pain in the neck I'll be switching to television early tonight. I'm not sure what's on, but whatever it is is bound to be better than watching my browser vanish right in the middle of some task. Now, if the power only stays on....

Oh, and so long Fidel Castro, you sententious, anti-urban, Jeffersonian-agrarian-sentimentalist ass. I know damned well your cigar was never just a cigar.

[User Picture]From: daisydumont
2016-11-27 09:51 pm (UTC)
What was on the teevee? Something good, I hope.

I don't think I've ever used Opera. Is it an open-source thingy like Linux?
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[User Picture]From: flying_blind
2016-11-28 04:19 am (UTC)
Oddly (or perhaps not) I can't remember anything I watched last night.

Opera is a Swedish commercial browser (though it's been available free for several years now.) At one time it was quite splendid, but a few years ago they decided to abandon their original code and base new versions on Chrome. It lost the features I had liked so much. I'm still using an old version that has them, but it is no longer supported and will soon become altogether unusable. RIP, Opera. If I have to use a Chrome-based browser I might as well just use Chrome.
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[User Picture]From: daisydumont
2016-11-28 04:35 am (UTC)
I like Chrome ok, but this is my second Chromebook, and they're oddly fragile -- the first one conked out before it was really old enough to be outdated, and this one has a similar flaw, in that the browser will suddenly freeze up, as if I were asking too much of it, and I have to reboot by holding down the kill switch. Pain in the neck. If this one dies too soon too, I will get something else. Or just not have a lappy anymore. :/

Maybe I should call in Monsieur Poirot to figure out what keeps killing Chromebooks!
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