Well, this is officially the first day that technical difficulties have prevented me from fulfilling my daily blogging goal. I’m writing this in a text editor because I cannot reach my website… which is less than awesome. And guess what other site isn’t working, which makes this whole scenario completely and utterly UNawesome? webhosting.yahoo.com, through which I am embarrassed to admit that I still have my hosting.
I know, I know. What more should I expect from Yahoo? I’ve unfortunately been a long-term customer since I created my website—not out of desire for crappy webhosting, but because it was the easy choice for me given my inexperience with webhosts at the time. Some things were easy when I started out, but mostly Yahoo has been a piece of crap service provider.
For some time now I’ve been intending to switch over to bluehost, with which I’ve had very good experience using for other sites. But it requires, like, effort and stuff, and I’m nervous about switching hosts because I fear that I will lose everything and/or my site will be hacked in the process and turn into a Twilight fan site. Quel horreur!
Right. I can’t reach webhosting.yahoo.com to register a complaint via email, telephone, fax, carrier pigeon, etc. I probably have a phone number at home, but I am not at home right now. And it’s too late for me to want to deal with that crap anyway.
I’m going to bed and will backdate this entry tomorrow to fulfill my daily blogging requirement. Because technically I am writing this on March 19. Grrr, stupid Yahoo. I’m quitting you for real this time! As soon as I can find the phone number I need to quit you.
I finally have a better understanding of what Chat Roulette* is after watching this clever video from Casey Neistat. Spoiler: there are perverts who troll this random video chat mechanism! Sch0cking! I have to admit that I’m mildly curious to check it out, but definitely less so after learning more about Chat Roulette Maps. Oh, internet.
*Which, as “chatroulette,” for some reason brings to mind the word “charlatan.” Also, it took me a while to realize it was not a French-sounding “CHA-troulette.”
What home is complete without this day bed home workstation slash web surfer’s dream chair created by Manual Saez Ltd? I could use one in every room, thank you very much. Including a converted model for the bathroom. There, I said it. I know you were thinking it, too!
Airlines should also take note now that they’re offering wi-fi in the sky. I’m guessing Virgin Atlantic would be the first to adopt this new style of chair. Maybe for their first moon rocket? I should sign up for an email alert for that flight. Even if I can’t afford it, I could still blog about it.
I have five different instances of Firefox open right now with 27 tabs total. There were more a couple hours ago. I’ve been working on closing them, which essentially means that I need to find closure on each topic or site that is open. Many are open because they represent a To Do action item that I have Not Yet Done. Others I know that I will need in the next day or two. Some I could close… but I don’t want what they represent to fall out of my long list of things I just need to remember for whatever reason.
Does that sound like a sickness? I will admit that 27 is a lot, but it’s certainly not the most I’ve ever had open at once. I have been better about bookmarking links, but the problem is that many aren’t links I necessarily want to bookmark. Though now that I think about it, I could bookmark them under a to-do folder and just delete the links as I take care of them. Huh.
My biggest fear is that I won’t maintain the folder and/or it will get too big to manage. It’s easy to keep Firefox instances open—one for each topic, ‘cuz that’s just how I roll—and easy to minimize and temporarily ignore the ones for which I’m currently procrastinating. But it makes Firefox run more sluggishly. And logically, I know I don’t need to keep all those tabs open. It’s cyberclutter, and that just sounds like a dirty word.
I’m going to try the bookmark subfolder and see how that works for the next couple days. It would be really nice if I could figure out how to minimize the number of open Firefox tabs on my computer!