Saturday, June 9, 2007

Computer Frustrations

Just when I think I've got this computer figured out, something happens that throws me. I tried adding a 2-line piece of HTML code from a site that I thought was trustworthy, and in the process managed to mess up my Blog title color. No matter what I did, it kept changing back to black -- which couldn't be seen against the photograph in the Header background. I finally edited the photo by adding text for my Blog Title and then having blogger put it in front rather than placing the title text in front. At least you can read the title now. It still isn't right. There has to be an extra piece of code somewhere in there that I can't find.

Then, I went to a site that I had visited before -- a University hosted site that should have been OK -- and it started streaming music to my computer. I didn't mind -- in fact I enjoyed the music. What got me was that the music continued to stream when I moved away from the site. It continued when I closed my Internet browser. It continued until I rebooted my computer. I don't know if it's a sign of my ineptitude, or someone else's!

It amazes me what people can do with software these days. I remember learning to program with punch cards fed into a reader to an IBM 360 (tells you a little of how old I am). I had hands on some of the earliest PC's while in college. An average PC today will do more than the mainframe that I first started learning on. Yet, we are only at the earliest stages of the evolution of computing. What will be next? Probably an organic based chemical computer with a neural network -- wait, that's been done hasn't it?

"I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made; your works are wonderful, I know that full well." __ Psalm 139:14

6 comments:

Incognito said...

They certainly have a mind of their own! A little like Hal...

I thought blogger added the option of placing a photo on the blog title...
good luck!

Panhandle Poet said...

I tried everything that I could think of Incognito. Nothing seemed to work. I'll get back to after a few days. Gotta let my organic computer do some backroom processing on it.

WomanHonorThyself said...

aw shux..I hate PC headaches ..if I didnt have a geek in the family..I'd be lost!..good luck sweet Poet!

Janette said...

Oh, I'm at a loss on most of the technical stuff! Thank goodness for the geeky people who will save us all!

Blazing Cat Fur said...

There some free HTML editors available for download which let you preview the code before committing to it.

Panhandle Poet said...

Thanks to all for your input.

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