rejectomorph (flying_blind) wrote,

Counting Down

Google AdSense gets odder all the time. For the last couple of days, it's been giving me inexplicable combinations of links. Right now, one of the ad links is captioned "Need Bay plants?" The other, which I've seen several times recently, is for a music service, and the caption is "Download Autumn Leaves." (It refers to the French song which became a pop hit in the U.S. in the 1950s, and is now a lounge standard.) The three links below the ads are "Maple Leaves" (which may or may not refer to the hockey team- I haven't clicked on it) "Metal Concerts" and "Punk Concerts." I can sort of see a connection between these five things, but it isn't a sensible connection, I think. Maybe I don't click on the links often enough, so AdSense is getting desperate and trying to attract my attention by being bizarre.

Anyway. I won't be seeing AdSense much longer, if things go well. I intend to download Firefox to be the default browser on the new computer. I might keep a copy of Opera, too, but if Firefox works as well as I hope it does, I probably won't be opening Opera very often, if at all. It's actually been a decent browser, and much more reliable than Internet Exploder, as well as faster, and more flexible. I wish that I'd discovered its virtues sooner. I could have avoided two years of hassling with IE.

The wind has veered to the north during the night, and the temperature has dropped somewhat more than I expected. It's still not cold enough to keep Sluggo entirely happy, but he has made it through the better part of an hour without crashing, allowing me to clean up some inboxes and catch up on yesterday's posts. Everything else remains on hold, including the downloading of software for the new computer. Any day now, maybe today. An end to the constant aggravation and frustration, at last!

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