Thursday, August 22, 2013

Have I been hacked?

This is the question I am asking myself lately whenever I think about posting.  Mostly because I seem to still be having problems doing much of anything on Blogger:

- still can't comment on other people's blogs, which has led to no one seeming to notice that I am here anymore

- can't change things on my blog, specifically the "what I am reading now"- there are no little tools on the page anymore

- right now, while I am typing, every time it tries to autosave I get an error message box saying it couldn't do what I was asking, here's your error code to report to the help people- I have seen this box at least 10 times in 3 minutes now

Well I'll tell you about the help people- I don't believe there are any.  I have asked for help many a time and never gotten a response about any of my questions.  Some have miraculously fixed themselves, and some have been mass problems that have caused whoever to finally look into them.  But it appears I am the only one this shit is happening to now.

And Blogger is free, so why bother fixing things, right?  We're not paying to have these blogs.

It's funny, these problems seemed to start after joining Google+, and so I took the advice of the awesome guys at A Beer For the Shower and turned off Google comments, but that didn't help.  Thanks though guys!

I don't know what to do anymore, and it makes me sad to think I might have to abandon my blog here because I am tech stupid and don't know how to move my blog if I did go someplace else!  I don't even know how to make my own page design, so....

Ok, ok, enough of that!  Now I'm going to go on and on about my new hydration pack I bought this week in anticipation of the Good Sam Bike Jam next month!

This is it- the Osprey Raven 10

Specifically designed for women, (meaning the cross chest strap doesn't mash your boobies), this backpack is awesome!  It has a 3L reservoir, 2 zip pockets and 1 open easy-access pocket, 2 small zip pockets in the waist straps, a helmet clip, a tool pocket with tool pouch on the bottom for easy access, and a magnetic clip on the bite valve so you can clip the valve to the cross-chest strap and know exactly where it is at all times.

I've gone riding with it 3 times now and have found it comfortable and easy to use.  The airflow pads & mesh on the back ensure that you don't feel overheated when wearing it, and the water stays cold for hours in the reservoir.

Don't get me wrong, I sweated like crazy on my back, but I didn't feel hot.

I am so in love with this pack!  And I can use it hiking as well as biking, so it was well worth the $119 I spent, (yeah it's pricey).  Compared to Camelbak, which I looked at, it has way more features, and even looking at Camelbak for women, I thought this one fit my body better than any other.

Now I'm ready to ride 45 miles.  I think.

Remember, it's just a ride.

Tuesday, August 6, 2013

Not a completely happy camper

Mostly because I was supposed to hear about my last job interview yesterday, and as of 5pm tonight, I still haven't heard a word despite leaving 2 messages implying I needed to know asap.  The other place I interviewed with gave me a job offer, and now they're waiting for me to let them know.  Meanwhile, I'm worried that they will decide I'm taking too long and rescind the offer.  What to do?!  Ugh.

On the plus side, Oldest, Fiance and I went and looked at the first wedding venue of the week, and it is gorgeous:

Oh.  Nevermind.  Now, not only can I not comment on anyone's blogs, I can't post pictures either.  This sucks and I'm going to look for some other place to have this blog.  Someplace that actually has help for the problems you have such as:

- can't comment on blogs, not even on my own!

- can't delete blogs off my blog list

- can't upload pictures

- can't post to Google+, just get a white screen like it's loading & it never does anything, (except make me have to reload Blogger)

- can't receive help for these problems, apparently I'm the only one who has had them because there aren't even threads asking wtf is up with this!

So.  If anyone who has a blog actually reads this, are you having these problems?  Is there a better place that hosts blogs?

Remember, it's just a ride.