Sunday, June 18, 2006

It's been a long time coming.....

....but finally BWNN is back up and working (yayyyyyyyy!!!).

In a fit of "must clean up loose ends" I decided on Saturday to have one more go at trying to get someone from the company I am hosted with to see if they could care enough to help me find out why I couldn't get in to the guts of my website. If I couldn't get any help, I was going to start the fight to try and get my money back (ha ha ha!).

I knew it all had to have something to do with the company being taken over just weeks before the problems started - that part wasn't too difficult to work out.....finding out what the actual problem was, now that's been a different story.

Anyhow, it's all fixed and I am ever grateful to Victor and the team for finally getting to the bottom of it. The thing that has my crankymones bubbling is the fact that it needed "fixing" at all.

I understand that when companies are taken over, there are usually changes that go along with it. That's cool. What I don't understand is how, in the changes - my log-in name was changed; directories and folders on my site were moved or renamed and the administration of my site locked....and I wasn't notified about any of it.

Never mind, I'll tick it up to experience and wait to see what "management" have to say about the whole thing, while I decide whether I'm going to let it go or not.

Thursday, June 15, 2006

Some people just don't know how to drive...I call these people "Everybody but me."

Sooo mmmm......Blogger just ate the post I wrote. I do not *heart* Blogger in the same way I *heart* Google. Google is ever giving - it gives and gives and gives. No matter what I ask of it - it gives it to me, sometimes much more than I could hope for.

Blogger is not so giving. I pour my soul into it and it takes. Sometimes it takes and throws what I have given it away - as if it was trash.

Blogger is a heartless lover - the "bad boy" of the net that good girls (like myself) just can't stay away from. Blogger, I don't hate you. We've shared far to much for me to hate you - it will take me a little while to forgive you though - you hairy arsed bastard!

Sunday, June 04, 2006

Table for three.....

You know those quiz things you do where you get asked to "Name five famous people [living or dead] who you would like to have dinner with and why?"blah-blah-blah.....yeah, well I've done a few of those before and always struggle trying to think of "who". I can just never think of anybody at the time.

Well today, when I don't have one of those quiz thingies taking up room on my desktop, I discovered TWO people I would luve to sit around the dinner table chatting with!!

The first one is the French Novellist George Sand (Amandine-Aurore-Lucile Dupin). What an amazing-amazing woman she was and I can't believe I haven't heard of her before today! I watched a doco on her life on the ABC this arvo - then had to jump straight on to Google to find out more.

Then...then later on this afternoon, I was stuck in traffic and tuned into ABC Radio and there speaking was my second dinner guest!! Robert Maurice Lipson Winston - the guy from the "Your Life in their Hands" series. I always thought he was just a guy who did a great television series but he's not just that at all! He's this really cool scientist dude that's written books and stuff and is a member of Parliment in Britain and everything! And he speaks sooooooo beautifully.

At first I thought it was Sir Ian McKellen, because he has that way with the english language as well - I could listen to both of them for ever I reckon.

Anyhow, back to my dinner guests.....

George Sand was a femnist before the word was even coined, so yeah...I want to sit down and talk with this woman. I just imagine how difficult it must have been for her to "walk" in a man's world the way she did back then. She wasn't "beautiful" but she was full of courage and wonderful philosophies on life. I'm so glad that her life has be documented. It's women like her that give women like me so much to learn from.

Robert Winston, well, aside from having such a wonderful grasp of the english language, he has some very interesting thoughts on science and God that make sense to me - I want to know more!