Less Procrastination, More Error Messages.

I’ve got ten ‘comfort books’ left to pack. They’re the ones I thought I’d need as the rest of my household gets dismantled. The book equivalents of Mom’s Mac ‘n’ Cheese, or baked potatoes swimming in butter. Not edifying, but satisfying. However, I have also been relying on watching shows on t’Internet. I reward myself with them.

But then, out of the blue about three days ago, I go to watch an old episode of ‘Friends’ and there’s a message that says,” Shockwave Flash. The Program performed an illegal operation. You are advised to restart Navigator”.

It won’t let me watch my shows. I’ve uninstalled and reinstalled all kinds of things. I don’t even use Navigator. At this point, through desperation and ignorance, God only knows what I’ve done to the machine.

I’ve used logic: Uninstall anything that says “Flash” that I can. Reinstall.

I’ve used intuition: Uninstall any programs that I don’t recognize.

I’ve used psychology: Walking away and telling myself I don’t need those dumb shows.

I’ve used stupidity: Clicking really fast in hopes that the computer won’t notice I am watching TV.

I feel as though I am being held hostage by my stupid computer.

8 Comments to “Less Procrastination, More Error Messages.”

  1. By John, May 28, 2007 @ 10:13 am

    Email me with the application and site you’re using, and I’ll see what I can figger for ya.

  2. By liz, May 28, 2007 @ 11:32 am

    Will do. Thanks!

    I think it’s gremlins. They’re small, right?

  3. By John, May 28, 2007 @ 11:31 pm

    An’ you installed the Divx web player with the browser CLOSED, right? Just in case? Alsoplus uninstall the current plugin from Tools/Extensions.

    Here’s where I could download the stand-alone plugin for Firefox (and everything else, allegedly).

    http://www.divx.com/divx/webplayer/

  4. By Liz, May 29, 2007 @ 2:25 pm

    Ok, will try it and see.

    Tank Oo!

  5. By stephanie, May 30, 2007 @ 8:36 am

    While I have no real suggestions for you, I would like to say that I hate technology. It’s, like, supposed to make our lives easier? Oh no. I don’t think it does that at all.

  6. By John, June 1, 2007 @ 11:24 pm

    So? Diddit goe? Can you has showes?

    I’ve been reading too many of those stupid meme cats.

    As for Stephanie’s comment, I think technology is a TOOL, and what we do with it can either help makes our life easier, or make it WAY more complicated than it needs to be. Usability is key.

    iPod? Simple. Getting the music from your CDs ONTO your computer and then your iPod? Simple-ish… Getting the music for free (instead of from CDs) on your computer, and then onto your iPod? Can really wreck a weekend.

    Wreck a weekend. Say that ten times fast.

  7. By Liz, June 1, 2007 @ 11:35 pm

    It soesn’t go so far. This is probably a result of me being a massive numpty, and not a case of wrong information.

    I cannot has shows. But I has sweet new pad and more packing to do!

  8. By Pam, June 8, 2007 @ 5:59 pm

    Oh, technology, you’re such a tool.

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