Thursday, November 15, 2007

There Is Evil In My Computer

I posted the photo cuz we really needed a change of scenery. I took this one a few days ago while driving down the road to pick my kids up from school. People probably think I am insane as I can often be seen holding my camera out the car window snapping pictures while I am going down the street. Sometimes I get crap and sometimes I get some really nice shots. I thought this was one of the nice ones. You can get away with this out here in the country but I don't push my luck once I get into town. I don't think the local law enforcement would think too highly of it...lol.

This evil of which I speak (most of you probably already know it) is Ravelry. It sucks you in and you just get lost. It's so hard to get out of there. It's just awesome! Now, if this wasn't bad enough...today I gave in and did something else that I have been thinking about doing for a while now. I know it's spoken of highly and seems to be a good thing but I wasn't ready to make the change until now. Today, I downloaded Mozilla Firefox. The fastest, the safest....blah blah blah...don't they all say that? They tag-teamed me! Ravelry has this neat little button that you can click and drag onto your toolbar and when you're pattern surfing and come across something you like, you click this button (ravel it!) and it will locate that pattern in Ravelry if it's in their database. The catch...it works with Firefox and not Internet Explorer. Well, being one is doesn't want to be left out, I got Firefox. I gotta say.......I love it! My experience so far....it IS faster. The pages just pop. My IE has been giving me much grief lately and today I have had none of these issues...not once! Of course you can customize your browser which is where I have been most of this evening in my free time. EVIL...EVIL I TELL YOU! I'm going to have to rig up something that will give me an electric shock so I have to get up from the computer. lol

This is really cutting into my knitting time. I've got Christmas gifts sitting around unfinished and yarn that's giving me some really nasty looks. I have less than a month to get this stuff done. Anyone know a good computer exorcist?

7 comments:

Wendy said...

Oh thank God, I am still trying to figure it all out, because I would have to do away with the computer (until after Christmas) I think that is one of the reasons I have shown (or tried to) some self control with Ravelry. I am just finishing up little mans cardigan, then it is off to some slippers for him..........I here by exorcise your puter evil........

Melanie said...

Whew, thank you girlfriend. I sure needed that!
Hugs!

Wendy said...

Yes one person can make such a difference...Now if everyone would just realize that, like you said...I hope that in some way I have made a differnce in someones life, and pray that my kids do the same.....Your very welcome, and I know what you mean...I would not know what to without my online friends (they are basically the only ones I have) Bless you and keep on crafting. ;}

Mandi (a.k.a MissMandiGirl) said...

Oh please don't mention the M word!!! and you say Ravelry works along with it?? Like sweet music.. lord help me to please stay away from the Mozilla site today....

Tea said...

Hi, I love the photo of the field and trees! Shutterbugs get strange looks at times, but it's so worth it. ;)
IE is the evil in my pc! I'll have to checkout Mozilla; thanks for the tip.

craftycat said...

MWUAHAHAHAHAHA You've finally crossed over to the light side ;-)

I love Firefox and I also use their Thunderbird for my emails. If there is anything I can help you with let me know.

Hugs!!!

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