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Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Flare for ABC Wednesday

F for ABC Wednesday




Flare of frustration.

I can't be sure that the problems occurring with my Internet connection came from the current solar flare or malfunction of some unfindable byte, bit or thingy on my computer. Frustration flips and flops as my e-mail indicator shouts MAIL and nothing's there, blogs are slow as spring's arrival and frequent cutoffs are the norm of the day. My new 'free month of Netflix' stumbled, burped and failed off and on while I tried to watch Freakonomics.

Did you experience problems with the flare? Or was it just my day to fumble, fumble and re-fumble?

 
 
 
 
 
 
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30 comments:

Nanka said...

Oh yes I'm having that problem and I thought I was the only one being attacked by that solar flare!! :)

Cezar and Léia said...

Hmm in fact I think nope.
Hmm maybe, but the important it's a very interesting idea! I like the effect! :)
Your picture is wonderful!
Léia

Sylvia K said...

Oh, I do so understand that kind of Frustration!! Very appropriate post for the F Day!! Terrific picture, too! Hope your week improves along with the computer problems!!!

Sylvia
ABC Team

anthonynorth said...

I've had a few problems, but I'm sure they were hardware related. Hope you're sorted out soon.

Roger Owen Green said...

some folks have been trouble w Blogger recently, but I don't know that it was a function of the flare.
ROG, ABC Wednesday team

Jan said...

I've had no problems, here in SoCal. Lucky, I guess.

EG Wow said...

I often am frustrated with the Internet and my computer. Nothing new on my end. :)) I'm sorry you've experienced frustration, though.

Carver said...

Sounds very frustrating. I hope it will be more fun and that your computer issues are fixed.

Leslie: said...

What a fascinating post! Love your way with words. I had trouble getting into my blogger, but it turned out, they'd switched something or other and I just had to sign in again. Hope your week improves!

Leslie
ABCW Team

photowannabe said...

Blogger and I have a tendency to not be the best of friends. In fact this morning I had trouble getting on and leaving comments. Who knows, perhaps it was the Flares Fault!

Reader Wil said...

I think we were safe for the solar flare which left us alone.
But you are an artist!

Starnitesky said...

It can be so frustrating when computers don't do what you want. I like the fractal.

Winchester Daily Photos said...

No problems here!

Joy said...

I'd forgotten about the flare, they say we might see the northern lights here, no show yet. There is supposed to be a live magnetogram somewhere on the web, as I haven't been able to find it yet I'll look at your picture instead.

Kay L. Davies said...

I've been having trouble with Blogger, and when my friend calls me on Skype, it cuts out from time to time. Never thought about the solar flare. Must mention it to my friend!
-- K

Kay, Alberta, Canada
An Unfittie's Guide to Adventurous Travel

Kim, USA said...

I have trouble leaving messages. I hope this one will go through. Happy Wednesday!
ABC Wednesday-F

Misfit in Paradise said...

I live so far out in the country that undependable internet is a given. Great photo, very eyecatching.
Donna

Christine said...

Now that you mentioned it, yes, I just posted a second ago and had a glitch. Hmmmmm.

Hildred and Charles said...

Great post about internet frustrations, but I have never blamed them on a solar flare but upon the little men who live in the computer who suddenly make things go wrong, and then suddenly right them again!! I can think of no other explanation....

ChrisJ said...

I've had a few flare-ups of blogger problems, but figured the end is near for my very FULL computer.

Paula Scott said...

Well, yes, as a matter of fact. My Mac has been acting up and it nearly never does. Something I expect from my PC, but not my Mac!
Interesting article. I guess we have more flares to come. Hoo boy!

jabblog said...

Yes, we've had problems, too - very Frustrating.

Mar said...

We had indeed internet problems but didn't even know about the solar flare...!! how interesting!
F is for fuchsia"

sandy said...

I haven't noticed anything, but wasn't on all that much. That is a neat image, though.

Pagan Sphinx said...

I was blissfully unaware of this. I detected nothing but the idea *is* a bit disconcerting.

My entry is at The Pagan SPhinx

lightverse said...

So far, no blips and bleeps, but (knocks wood) things stay okay. Sorry you're having those tech problems. They really byte. ☼

lazyclick said...

This happens.

Beverley Baird said...

I put down glitches with my computer as it being old!
Love your post!

magiceye said...

that was lovely
and no did not have problems this side of the globe

LisaF said...

I always seem to have issues leaving comments on Blogger blogs. Maybe they have solar flares of their own! More often I find the Internet moving at a glacial pace, but it's usually because I have every application I own open on the computer. :-P Regardless of the reason, technology is usually FRUSTRATING!