robbidobbs wrote:Fuck this mess. I just spent 30 minutes writing and I got thrown off.
Robbi, that's happened to me, too, when I spend too long before sending... now, if there's any doubt at all, just before hitting 'submit', I highlight the whole thing, 'copy', then 'submit'. If it fails, just open up another reply window, 'paste' and submit. It only took me two or three frustrating losses-of-long-posts to catch on.
(dang friggin' fracken' computer contraption, anyway...)
'dang friggin' fracken computer contraption ' < I love this. Creative alternative profanity.
One MUST be careful.
Back in the dark days before PCs, they used to have 'mainframes' At the time, we were learning on a Honeywell 6000. This is before the old DOS c-prompt when the computer simply gave you a ">" and you would use commands (similar to DOSfor such easy (today) things as saving a program (SAVE command), RUN ning a program, or LOADing a program. Even in those days (1982, was it that long ago?) I could see the power of the device. I had created a simple program for balancing my checkbook that i ran on a monthly basis. One day, I went into the computer lab and signed on, and tried to reload the program to do my monthly checkbook reconciliation -----------
> LOAD CHECKBOOK.
> ***FILE "CHECKBOOK" DOES NOT EXIST***
i went through this cycle three times. Finally, I thought I told the computer where it could go.....(out of my own stupid frustration, and forgetting that the system had an alternative load command) --------------
> GET FUCKED
> *** FILE 'FUCKED' DOES NOT EXIST***
I laughed so hard I nearly cried.