69 entries from srah blah blah tagged with 'technology':

Signs (today) that I am old

Twice today I found myself talking about the way college was "back in my day." Yes, it's official, turning 26 has turned me into a grumpy old coot. I'm not ready! Where has my youth gone? First, there was an email sent out to students reminding them that they are responsible for reading their university email at least twice a week. It would seem that students are coming into the school with so many email addresses that they tend to neglect their university email altogether and miss important announcements. BACK IN MY DAY, I was one of the only people...

srah - Friday, 1 September 2006 - 5:13 PM
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It keeps no record of wrongs for yea, the Ctrl-Z function doth undo all evils

Holy crap, Adobe Illustrator is the best thing ever. Why have I been struggling with Photoshop when Illustrator was what I needed all along? This is totally sweet for making logos and web graphics and stuff. Thank god for software suites (and the university paying for them!) so I can discover the glory of other, better software I've never used. Now to discover the glory of InDesign! When does my Macromedia suite arrive? I will be unstoppable! And now these three remain: faith, hope and love. But the greatest of these is the possession of mass quantities of software....

srah - Friday, 4 November 2005 - 12:06 PM

Once you go Firefox...

I recently upgraded Firefox. Nothing drastic - just clicking on the little "Firefox has updates for you to download" button that pops up. However, something went wonky in relation to my firewall and I could open the program but couldn't access any pages with it. A browser is not terrifically useful if you can't access pages, so I found myself using Internet Explorer to try to figure out the problem and to get by until I could figure out where on the network the problem lurked, then how to fix it. BLECH! I always knew that Firefox was better than...

srah - Friday, 23 September 2005 - 8:56 AM


I'm not able to access sites hosted at ?.blogspot.com right now. I haven't figured out yet whether this is a problem with blogspot, with my internet provider or with my internet security software. Anyone else having similar problems, or is it just crazy-me? I want to comment on entries that I've seen through my RSS reader!!!...

srah - Sunday, 11 September 2005 - 11:45 AM

Lost foties

I took about 72 pictures last night at Cari and Rebecca's going-away party, then something went weird and I started getting a "Memory Card Error" message. Cari took the memory card home with her to see if it was a problem with the way the camera was reading it, but she couldn't get it to work on its own, either. Then I think I had a dream where we got it to work. Unfortunately, it was a very vivid dream so it feels like it really happened. I keep convincing myself that I haven't lost all of those pictures and...

srah - Monday, 6 June 2005 - 7:32 AM

Blogging from bed... with sexxxy results?

Dear DHL Man Who Just Delivered Isidore's New AC Adaptor, Sorry about jumping into your arms and covering you in kisses like that. I think I got a little carried away. I picked the LatterSecond-Day delivery option when I ordered it yesterday. I wasn't expecting to get it until tomorrow, but apparently by ordering it before noon, I got it the next day! W00t! Worry-free computing! SRAH...

srah - Wednesday, 20 April 2005 - 1:40 PM

Knowing is half the battle. The other half is the Help function.

A big shout-out goes to tbone, she of the abandoned blog, for teaching me yesterday how to use the Fill > Series... command in Excel to fill in columns or rows with consecutive numbers. Previously I had done this manually, although I knew there was a way to make Excel fill them in for you. Last semester, I was in a Marketing project with a group of engineers. They were wizards at Excel, whereas I had never ever ever used it for a class project. They filled in fields with such abandon that their fingers (and mouses) flew over the...

srah - Wednesday, 20 April 2005 - 1:04 PM

My baby!

Isidore is fine. I borrowed Mr B******'s power cord and powered him up and now he seems to be running correctly. So the problem, it seems, is all in some part of the chargey thing. No fear of surges or other brain damage from his time in a coma. Whew. Update: Well, I've now discovered that he won't run on battery power and will only work when directly plugged into the wall. Boo hoo. I don't know if he just needs a new battery or if it's something worse than that, but... well, I'm not as worried as I once...

srah - Friday, 15 April 2005 - 10:31 AM
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Fretful mother

My baby is sick. My baby is sick. My baby is sick. What am I going to do? I got home from the David Sedaris thing (was it a lecture? Was it a reading? What was it? It was a "thing."), sat down in front of Isidore to blog and... nothing. I pushed the power button and nothing happened. I started to panic and push it more often and hold it down and anything I could think of that might make him spring back to life. Spring he did not. "Maybe his battery is dead?" I speculated to my parents....

srah - Thursday, 14 April 2005 - 10:34 PM
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Too popular for my own good

Wow, Rock, guess I don't know my own strength! When I got home today, I had about 52 emails. Some were spam and most were mailing lists, but DAMN, that's a lot of mail. *wades through*...

srah - Thursday, 10 March 2005 - 12:15 AM

Community-building exercises

Anyone use Audioscrobbler? I've just joined. "Audioscrobbler is a computer system that builds up a detailed profile of your musical taste. After installing an Audioscrobbler Plugin, your computer sends the name of every song you play to the Audioscrobbler Server. With this information, the Audioscrobbler server builds you a 'Musical Profile'. "[...] Audioscrobbler is able to automatically generate suggestions for new songs/artists you might like. These suggestions are based on the same principles as Amazon's "People who bought this also bought X,Y,Z", but because the Audioscrobbler data is what people are actually listening to, the suggestions tend to make more...

srah - Tuesday, 1 February 2005 - 4:12 PM

Yet another cry for help

I'm thinking of using my tax refund to buy a digital camera before Alternative Spring Break this year. I always find myself wanting to take pictures of things for my blog, knowing that by the time I develop and scan the photos, they will no longer be relevant and I will find myself stuck paying for the developing of a picture of this one really fat squirrel that I saw!!!11one that I don't even care about anymore. I'm thinking of something light and compact in the $200-350 and 3-4 megapixel range. Good battery use and easy transfer of photos from...

srah - Saturday, 29 January 2005 - 6:12 PM

The 'fox and the pwned!!!11oneone

In a class I attended last week, the teacher asked who uses Firefox. A multitude of hands were raised, so he asked instead who uses Internet Explorer. No one raised their hand. Are you still using Internet Explorer? I have to switch over to it occasionally to use Flash 7, which doesn't seem to upgrade correctly on Firefox but the only other advantage I can think of is that this page was designed back in the IE days and doesn't look quite right in Firefox. Don't worry, my children. I release you. Go forth and be one with the Firefox....

srah - Friday, 14 January 2005 - 7:16 AM

'No time is a good time for Sara'

I've been having issues with Thunderbird, Mozilla's email client. It's perfectly lovely at school and at Mr B------'s house, but won't let me send outgoing mail from my house. I learned that this is because I have to use my internet service provider's SMTP address rather than the Umich one, but I couldn't find documentation of this. So I called up my telephone/internet provider and went through all of the button-pushing rigamarole before I got to be put on hold. The music began and I was sort of annoyed that they were using their own proprietary jingle-music instead of anything...

srah - Sunday, 10 October 2004 - 10:17 AM

Hurry, hurry... the bandwagon's driving away...

Remember back when Gmail was exclusive and everyone was clamouring for invites to the club? Well everyone and their mother and their kitchen sink already has a Gmail address now and I've got six (last I checked) to give away. So is there anyone left on Earth who doesn't have one and wants one? Update: Four. Update: Three. Update: Two. Take that, Jezzles!...

srah - Monday, 13 September 2004 - 11:29 AM

PSA which is probably of interest to no one, as PSAs usually are

If you're trying to email me on my school account and your messages are bouncing back, it's because they're migrating us over to a different system and they don't know what they're doing. So in the meantime, please try srah-at-srah-dot-net or quesrah-at-gmail-dot-com. Thank ye kindly....

srah - Sunday, 29 August 2004 - 12:43 PM

Mail, G.

Does anyone have a GMail invite they feel like throwing away? I'm sure I have too many email addresses already and wouldn't actually use it, but I'm a lemming and I'd like to know what all the fuss is about... Update: Mike Toole is my hero! Wait... omigod, Mike Toole read my blog! Update again: "Server Error: Gmail is temporarily unavailable. Cross your fingers and try again in a few minutes. We're sorry for the inconvenience." :(...

srah - Monday, 21 June 2004 - 5:25 AM


I am such a nerd. I don't even own a PlayStation of my own, but I am very excited at the prospect of my PS2-owning friends buying this. The song list includes: "Baby One More Time" "Born To Be Wild" "Cry" "Drift Away" "Every Breath You Take" "Friends In Low Places" "Genie in a Bottle" "Heartbreak Hotel" "Here Without You" "Hot Stuff" "I Believe in a Thing Called Love" "I Hate Everything About You" "I Will Survive" "I'll Make Love to You" "I'm With You" "Irresistible" "It's My Life" "I've Got You Under My Skin" "Jesse's Girl" "Lady Marmalade" "Let's...

srah - Friday, 18 June 2004 - 11:37 AM

Who's a widdle waptopkins?

I have been trying very hard not to be the New Parent who thinks that their baby is the most amazing thing in the world and has to tell you about everything that it does as if it were something special, when you know very well that millions of other babies can do the same thing. I think this is why I haven't been blogging regularly - I've been playing with Isidore and reveling in all of the amazing things I can do and the amazing places I can compute from but trying not to blog about all of them....

srah - Monday, 31 May 2004 - 12:06 PM
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Blog-readers, meet Isidore

I am blogging this from my bed! But I could be blogging from the toilet and you wouldn't know any different! Such is the power of laptop!...

srah - Wednesday, 26 May 2004 - 12:50 AM
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Online package tracking is really not necessary. I don't need to know that my laptop had its origin scan in Maumee, Ohio at 1:42pm yesterday or that it had its departure scan from Maumee at 7:32pm yesterday or that it arrived in Ypsilanti at 12:45am this morning or that it went "out for delivery" at 1:23am this morning and is currently listed as "in transit" in Ann Arbor. In the old days, I would have been perfectly happy to know when it was expected to arrive and to sit around, impatiently waiting for it. This is all more information than...

srah - Tuesday, 25 May 2004 - 8:21 AM

In other news, I have no money

"You betta buy it." "Oh, it's already been BOUGHTEN!" Is it insane that the same system would have cost about $50 more to buy with a U-M student discount? Maybe I'm broken and don't know how to apply discounts correctly. Who cares? Who cares? It's mine, all mine and baby is due on the 25th. Ten fingers! Ten toes! It's the freakiest computer ever! P'raps we'll have to have a Name the Baby contest... Proud laptop owner! I am finally catching up with the twentieth century!...

srah - Monday, 17 May 2004 - 9:55 PM

Curse you, Gordon E. Moore!

I don't like to make decisions. I like to consider other people's stronger opinions. I like to consider all of my options for a long time before settling on one. I like it when I take so long considering options that the decision is made for me. If I am rushed to make a decision, I will inevitably choose the stupidest option possible because I feel rushed and I panic. An example: I was in a three-person project group this semester. I had about half an hour and couldn't decide whether to try to grab something to eat before my...

srah - Monday, 10 May 2004 - 12:13 PM
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Virtually indestructible? Even by me?

I am using a public computer with one of these hooked up to it. The space bars (!) aren't as responsive as I'd like them to be, but it's flat and silent and perfect for those who enjoy (or don't enjoy) ruining keyboards by spilling tea all over them....

srah - Friday, 2 April 2004 - 5:15 PM

srah's shocking realizations of the week

1) I like group work. Maybe I'm just saying that because I get a week away from my 622 group and I have not yet gone through next week's heinous pain that is Project Managing the Survey Report. But working with my supervisor and his assistant, I realize that I actually have some skills to contribute and can come up with some good ideas. It's not so much that I'm great at HCI compared to other HCI students, but I am more aware of HCI issues than are non-HCI people. Having this work experience makes me feel like I might...

srah - Wednesday, 25 February 2004 - 5:02 PM
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Too much User Interface Design...

Soon we will be living in a society where all of the "Save" icons represent an object that no computer-user has never seen. We could change it, but somehow a picture of a CD-ROM doesn't evoke the same saving sentiment in me that a floppy disk does....

srah - Monday, 10 November 2003 - 1:53 PM

The problem's plain to see: too much technology

I think I'm the worst Human-Computer Interaction specializationist* ever. Why am I always the one whining about how we don't get paper copies of anything, or how optical mice aren't as good as roller-ball ones, or how we seem to spend all of our time in Foundations classes talking about business and computers and never about libraries or archives? I should probably be, like, embracing technology or something, shouldn't I? In other grad school news, Use of Information should probably be retitled How to be a Consultant. The entire purpose of the class seems to be to train consultants. I...

srah - Thursday, 18 September 2003 - 8:23 PM
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Red-eye reduction

I don't like these new-fangled optical mice. There's something very satisfying about being able to open up your mouse and dig around inside and clean out the innards. I don't know how you're supposed to clean an optical mouse. They must get all kinds of hand oils and dust and gunk in the cracks between the buttons. That's the only explanation I can find for the lab-mouse* that I was using today, which refused categorically to click on anything. Plus, when you turn over a regular mouse to try to clean it, your eyes aren't burned out by lasers, as...

srah - Thursday, 18 September 2003 - 7:31 PM

Cookies? Yum.

There are so many groups I have to join that, despite my professor's urgings, I was putting off joining an Understanding Networked Computing study group for as long as possible - at least until I had my actual work groups in other classes planned out. But I think I'm going to have to give in sooner rather than later. Today in lecture, I felt like my brain was panting as it tried to keep up with the professor. I got a stabbing pain in my head at one point, which I think may have been a brain cramp. Poor unused...

srah - Thursday, 18 September 2003 - 11:09 AM
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New Mac city

Further frustrations: Where's the Delete key? Where's the End key? WHERE IS MY RIGHT MOUSE BUTTON? So... Macs are superfun. I can drink tea with milk at work and I did manage to be slightly productive today, so all in all, I'm pretty content here at the new place of employment. I made progress and learned how to do some things Mac-wise, even though I kept clicking the imaginary right mouse button and de-selecting my text. I am a piratical maid-of-all-work, but hopefully later this week I will be removing the Webmaster Beanie* for a while, putting on my Librarian...

srah - Monday, 15 September 2003 - 6:15 PM
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'I'm typing Bs!'

My new workplace is a Mac environment and uses Dreamweaver for their websites. Between a new program and an unfamiliar operating system, I feel like a friggin' moron. The iMac is turquoise and plasticky and fake-looking. I think it might be just a pretend computer. It doesn't help that the desk comes up to my armpits and I can't seem to adjust the chair any higher. I would feel five except that those damned five-year-olds can probably adjust to new computing platforms a hell of a lot more easily than us agèd twenty-three year olds. Where are my accent shortcuts???...

srah - Monday, 15 September 2003 - 10:04 AM
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Who wants to eat boiled eggs, anyway?

My 100 Things page has been edited. Some things on the old one were no longer true (I have successfully boiled an egg, although I've now forgotten how) and some were replaced by other things. None are fascinating or worth reading. So go read them. I think a new design (for the blog at least) is in the air. It's been a year and a half. Something simple, I think....

srah - Thursday, 4 September 2003 - 11:53 PM

Ah, but we're cursed. CURSED!

Is anyone else having trouble with Albion's alumnimail server, or am I alone in my cursèd state?...

srah - Monday, 11 August 2003 - 11:43 AM

Glamorous animations

I've been doing a bit of shopping-around for a laptop recently, but I don't know exactly what I want. However, thanks to my computer-advisor, who we will call Robert*, I have found something that looks like it will fit my needs. * Real name: Bob...

srah - Monday, 28 July 2003 - 8:03 AM

Those three little... letters


srah - Tuesday, 22 July 2003 - 12:08 AM

Conversation with Gollum srah

I have just been struck with an idea for a complete re-design and re-structuring of JohnHannah.net. I want to get started on it right away. But I have so many other things to do. Poor, neglected JH.net. I haven't been giving you the attention you deserve for... oh, about a year. I will save you soon. But I have to clean my room first. Mommy said so. I need to have priorities, and JohnHannah.net isn't as high a priority as real life. Besides, we haven't even finished the blog archives, so we shouldn't go starting something new... Real life? Who...

srah - Thursday, 19 June 2003 - 4:56 PM
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Dudes, I am hopeless. I tried to put in a Blogroll to update my links and it didn't work at all. Why am I broken? Why don't I know how to do the simplest computer things? Why, when I put it in, did it refuse to be the font-size I told it to be and did it insert random insane characters into all of my other javascript scripts that messed them all up? I think I will have to give up all hope of ever putting this thing on Movable Type because I can't even do this. Help help help......

srah - Friday, 23 May 2003 - 1:41 PM

It's worth a shot

Have you noticed how boring srah has gotten since she returned home? This is because it takes so long to boot up the computer, dial in to the Internet, wait for Blogger to load and then worry about learning how to type things in English. Please leave blahblahs to try to convince srah's parents that their Human-Computer-Interaction-student daughter needs DSL. I don't think they'll be impressed, but hey....

srah - Thursday, 15 May 2003 - 12:30 PM

Alt+F4 to exit

I'm going to graduate school to learn how to make web sites based on the principles of information science. I hope that my sites will be simple yet attractive, practical and easily navigable. The point will be for information to be accessed in the most convenient way possible. In other words, they will be everything that this isn't. No one told me the school had a website. And it's not the type of thing I could have found out for myself, since there's no text to come up in search engines. I am disappointed that I am not prominently featured...

srah - Monday, 17 February 2003 - 11:03 AM
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ET texto home

I love textos. I get to carry around my cell phone like the amusing little techno-gadget that it is, but I can avoid spoken conversation. Impeccable!...

srah - Monday, 10 February 2003 - 3:46 PM
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Search requests

You can not write a letter in a search engine. That is not how the Internet works, I'm afraid. This is another good one....

srah - Tuesday, 4 February 2003 - 3:24 AM

Ordinateur clandestin

Punaise. Siobhan, the Irish English assistant, has stumbled upon a computer that is connected to the Internet. As I suspected, there is Internet some places in the building, but not in the public labs. My problem is that the computer she has discovered is one of the grading computers, which I'm pretty sure we're not supposed to be using. The Internet, wicked siren that it is, is calling to me with its evil tempting song, but I don't want to get in trouble if I'm not supposed to be using it. Perhaps I shall ask Seņor Tails if I may...

srah - Monday, 3 February 2003 - 6:19 AM
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No - gollum gollum - I am not bitter

Why does Sarah come to school over three hours before she actually has to teach anything? And more importantly, why didn't she bring anything to read? And even more importantly, why can't she spend all of this free time surfing the Internet? I have heard a nasty rumor that the administration (including the dastardly Señor Tails) still have Internet access, while the rest of us suffer without. We must try not to believe such rumors, for to do so might make flames shoot out of our ears and singe the nice students sitting nearby. Mustn't hurt nice studentses. But if...

srah - Tuesday, 21 January 2003 - 3:06 AM
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Two months and whining

Today is the 12th of January! Do you know what that means, children? Mouse over for the joyous, happy response!...

srah - Sunday, 12 January 2003 - 7:10 AM
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C'est éxageré

Señor Tails ne sait toujours pas when the Internet will be fixed, even as we approach the one-month mark. If this hadn't been ridiculous for several weeks now, I would make the observation that this is starting to get ridiculous. Perhaps we will have it as a cadeau de Noël when we get back from the break. Fat lot of good that does me when I can't find the lyrics to Christmas carols or a recipe for (urp!) eggnog....

srah - Thursday, 5 December 2002 - 11:02 AM
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"Message d'evacuation numéro un, message d'evacuation numéro un..."

Fire drill again! We lost the Internet last time we had one. I had hoped that it would come back after this one. My hopes were even encouraged by seeing Señor Tails in the CDI when we came inside. Perhaps he was reconfiguring things! Perhaps everything was finally fixed! Nope. "Do you know when we'll have Internet again?" I asked him, my eyes full of innocent wonder and nonchalance, as though it wasn't really important and I was just wondering. This is the way you have to approach these Technology Gurus, or whatever his job title is. You mustn't be...

srah - Friday, 29 November 2002 - 9:54 AM
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A blog-post in cartoon form

srah - Tuesday, 12 November 2002 - 11:47 AM
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Onomatopoeia, here we come. I was sitting at my computer post in the CDI when my computer - and all those around it - suddenly went *glub*. For some reason the lights in the CDI had been off all afternoon anyway, so we didn't realize that all of the power had gone out. We all looked at each other, confused and accusatory, then looked out the window and noticed what had happened. Then the delightful sound started. *MEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEH*, went the alarm. Luckily it was a bit muffled from inside the CDI, but as we sat at our computers, waiting for...

srah - Tuesday, 12 November 2002 - 11:17 AM
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I love school

For some reason, the filters here seem to think that writing a novel is cihpargonrop, so I can't see my last post. Speaking of school and the title of my cihpargonrop post, is anyone at this school not named Romain or Aurélie? Anyone? Bueller?...

srah - Thursday, 7 November 2002 - 10:53 AM
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Dudes, I am hopeless. I tried to put in a Blogroll to update my links and it didn't work at all. Why am I broken? Why don't I know how to do the simplest computer things? Why, when I put it in, did it refuse to be the font-size I told it to be and did it insert random insane characters into all of my other javascript scripts that messed them all up? I think I will have to give up all hope of ever putting this thing on Movable Type because I can't even do this. Help help help......

srah - Wednesday, 16 October 2002 - 6:17 AM

Waitin' for the dinner bell to do the bell thing

On a positive note, while waiting for dinner time to roll around, I finally got bored enough to sit down and sort out my graduate school applications. Half of it will be off to Rackham as soon as I get to La Poste, and all that's left to do is the essay. Thankfully Mr Colas, the harried Technology Maestro at the school, says he'll be setting me up a user ID next week. Then I'll have access to the school's intranet diskspace, so I won't have to do the whole thing in one sitting....

srah - Saturday, 12 October 2002 - 10:27 AM
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Now that I have typed the word yhpargonrop, I can't get to my blog either. Very smart. Must find a way to fix it....

srah - Thursday, 10 October 2002 - 3:26 AM

Pet peeve of the day

Ineffective yhpargonrop filters. This school has some kind of idiotic filters set up, which tell me that the JohnHannah.net Career page and the Television Without Pity MDs recap have yhpargonrop on them, so I can't see them. On the other hand, I sat down at a computer yesterday with a folder called ""tludA" with an icon of a dekan woman. Lovely....

srah - Thursday, 10 October 2002 - 3:23 AM
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Nimen hao!

This page is accessible in China. Is yours?...

srah - Tuesday, 10 September 2002 - 10:16 PM
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I hope no one expects me to ever have an up-to-date browser. Setup failed again. I give up. I will have to transport my ginormous CPU to a land of happy glamourous fast connection or something....

srah - Friday, 6 September 2002 - 11:24 AM


I love this connection. I am updating IE from 5.5 or whatever I had to 6, because Sue's blog told me to. I've already downloaded the installation program, so now it's going about installing the things I picked (I may have gotten a little greedy with my Pan-European language support and all, but hey - a girl has to learn Bulgarian sometime). Only 4 hours and 6 minutes remaining! It'll be done in no time!...

srah - Friday, 6 September 2002 - 11:16 AM

Nerd alert!

When you're writing in HTML, how do you pronounce a href in your head? Is it "ay aitch are ee eff"? "Ay huh-REFF"? Or do you not pronounce it at all? Am I just a nerd? My answer is the second one, by the way. If you cared....

srah - Tuesday, 13 August 2002 - 8:04 PM


But Albion still sucks....

srah - Friday, 2 August 2002 - 2:26 PM

Albion is in charge of sucking

I should have known it wasn't you, beloved Blogger. It is Albion who deleted our old GroupWise email accounts and deleted our ability to FTP to our webpages while they were at it. Doh! Oh, we gave you a year of free hosting... but we didn't think you'd want to update at any point during that year... I need a new host. So here I am, still blogging, even though it's not publishing......

srah - Friday, 2 August 2002 - 11:28 AM

Who is in charge of sucking?

Why haven't I been able to publish my blog through Blogger for the past two days? Is it their fault or Albion's? Has anyone else (outside the Albion system) been having trouble? Why am I even writing this, if it's not going to get published? Maybe there will be a freak miracle....

srah - Friday, 2 August 2002 - 8:47 AM

Would you like to know how I feel about this computer?

I hate this computer. I hate this computer I hate this computer I hate this computer. The monitor is about eight feet above my eye level, so I have to tilt my head way back to look at it. By lunchtime, my neck kills me. On top of that, the keyboard is sticky. Not jam-sticky, but sticky in that I have to pound on the keys to get them to register. I was hoping it was something that could be fixed - some dust lodged in there that was impeding the pressing, or something - but I shook it around...

srah - Tuesday, 21 May 2002 - 8:49 AM


I hate Yahoo!. They've screwed over the JHAC's archives, lost our photos and filled it with ads. Computers are hard. Programming is hard. I require much patience and explanation. Krista's new site design is lovely and I wouldn't even have the faintest idea where to start in terms of designs like that and frames and graphics and such nonsense. I'm going to go home and hide in a hole, far away from computers. Probably not. I'll probably fire it up and be blogging as soon as I get home. I like blogging. It's something I can do. My blog is...

srah - Friday, 1 March 2002 - 4:59 PM

I generally don't like Macromedia Flash...

I generally don't like Macromedia Flash. I usually click "Skip Intro" on Flash introduction pages, because it takes forever to load and play (especially on my slow computer) and doesn't really present any useful information. Sometimes Flash can be useful - if, for example, you really need to pretend you are Thierry Ardisson and have a little keyboard to play the sound clips from "Tout le monde en parle". Which, of course, I do. But Flash introductions are usually skipped and if I link to a site, it will be to the page after the intro. Someone in the JHAC...

srah - Wednesday, 23 January 2002 - 4:50 PM

Reasons I don't like being

Reasons I don't like being at home (so far): 1) The Internet connection is really slow. 2) I mean reeeeeeeeally slow. 3) It took me, like, half an hour to get through to the Blogger website....

srah - Sunday, 16 December 2001 - 4:22 AM

I think...

I think Blogger and Albion are having some kind of FTP argument that's screwing up my weblog. Waaaaaahhh....

srah - Wednesday, 5 December 2001 - 10:32 AM

I hope I learn something valuable

I hope I learn something valuable in Survey of Computing. Sometimes I feel like a complete ignoramus in the world of computers. I can probably do more than the average person on the Internet, but there are still lots of people who are more skilled than I am... and I have no idea what to do when I have a computer problem (alt+ctrl+delete and hope it goes away when the computer restarts...) or how the buggers work on the inside. I technically could graduate in December, but I'll be using this last semester to pick up valuable computer and business...

srah - Saturday, 24 November 2001 - 1:07 PM

Hooray! My email seems to be back!

Hooray! My email seems to be back! I hope I didn't miss anything important, as the most recent email in my Inbox is from the 11th and I know I had unread mail when it crashed......

srah - Wednesday, 14 November 2001 - 10:26 AM

I trudged, disgraced and beaten

I trudged, disgraced and beaten, back across campus and called the Help Desk from my room to see if they could do anything about my email. They didn't sound very helpful or knowledgeable, so I fear that I will not have my email back any time soon. Oh bah. And the emails that are coming in are being sent back - it's not just that I can't get to them. I need a hug....

srah - Tuesday, 13 November 2001 - 4:21 PM

I am insane. I am computer illiterate.

I am insane. I am computer illiterate. I am hiding from the Department of Information Technology. I have gone crazy with mp3s, having discovered that I can access the "Eric's" folder in the basement of the I-House. So because I didn't have much room on my H: drive, I emailed them to myself. A lot of them. It didn't seem like so many at the time... but now GroupWise is crashed and I can't get to it at all. I'm going to have to go 'fess up soon. The worst part of this comes in two parts: 1) After sending...

srah - Tuesday, 13 November 2001 - 4:02 PM

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