Why Do Things That Worked Suddenly Stop Working?

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Why do things that worked - stop working?

For a long time I've had that little green and white image in my toobar - the "Share This" link. It used to work. Now all that happens if I click it is that the page goes dark.

What happened to it? stressed out!

Last night my son called wondering why all of a sudden he can't delete unwanted emails.

And then there's ScribeFire - I used to be able to change fonts, do bolds and underlines, and change colors at will.

Now... when I highlight something, it might work and it might not.Today it works. Last night, I couldn't bold or underline until after I transferred the copy over to Active Rain. A couple of days ago, there was no way to change colors.

And then there's the spacing. Why all of a sudden am I getting double blank lines between paragraphs? Every time I've posted lately, I have to go back after I've hit publish and re-edit to get rid of that extra space.

And today... I'm working on edits for a client and his Wordpress site is absolutely wonky. Sometimes when I click on "posts" or "pages" to choose which to edit, I get a strange webpage instead. One that isn't even on the site. Other times, when I go to the site to check for errors, I get a list of links instead of the tabs at the top of the page - and the sidebar information is all down below the copy.

question marksIt all worked fine yesterday, so...?

Is it something in the air? Sunspots perhaps? Or maybe it's a conspiracy to make me crazy?



Image of stressed out lady courtesy of Dreamstine

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Rainmaker
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Adrian Willanger
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Marte-it's out there all-right, last week my printer for no reason stopped printing, I shut everything done and went to bed and the next morning got up and it started printing again, I know people said it's a printer and they do quirky things. Well the next day it was dead dead.

Jan 31, 2012 11:24 AM #1
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Marge Piwowarski
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I have a handful of irritating cyber issues as well.  This too shall pass!

Jan 31, 2012 11:50 AM #2
Rainmaker
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Adrian - I'm sorry! It sure is hard to understand how all these electronic things work...or don't work.

Jan 31, 2012 11:51 AM #3
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Peter Pfann @ eXp Realty Pfanntastic Properties in Victoria, Since 1986.
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HI Marte

such is life, we work with and without the quirks of technology..... Same applies to my body, every day there is another piece working differently from the day before...., where is the reset button for me...

 

Jan 31, 2012 11:54 AM #4
Rainmaker
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Marge - Yes, things generally do, except when they don't. My Share this button has been inactive for a couple of weeks now.

Peter and Linda - thanks for the giggle. My body pulls the same rotten tricks!

Jan 31, 2012 12:00 PM #5
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Vern Eaton
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I don't do any of the fancy stuff so i don't get all stresseed out when they don't work.

Jan 31, 2012 12:10 PM #6
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Joanna Cohlan
Fresh Eyes For Your Home - Chappaqua, NY
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Oh Marte, I can so relate.  But it's a computer, not your knees or your eyes, right? You can easily replace. 

Jan 31, 2012 12:12 PM #7
Rainmaker
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Vern - What I'm trying to do isn't fancy - because I don't know how to do fancy!

Joanna - Yep, be thankful it isn't something really important.

Jan 31, 2012 01:53 PM #8
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Mimi Foster
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I used ScribeFire for a long time, until it just didn't work anymore most of the time.  I am now using this, which interfaces well with everywhere I repost my blogs.  There are many good ones out there, but this is a good free one.  I still can't get ScribeFire to work properly :)  Html Editor

Jan 31, 2012 04:52 PM #9
Rainmaker
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Thanks Mimi - I'll check it out. I do love to find things that work!

Jan 31, 2012 05:21 PM #10
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Kathy Clulow
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Marte - solar flares and northen lights why not ..... perhaps that is what is causing some of the issues with AR since the upgrade took place ;-))

Jan 31, 2012 06:30 PM #11
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Michael S. Bolton
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Marte~It's one of those computer gremlins that's been sent to drive you nuts. I'll have to try Mimi's suggestion for a HTML editor.

Have an awesome day!

Feb 01, 2012 01:26 PM #12
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Kathy - I stopped in at the local health food store today and the lady there said her energy is out of whack - and she's blaming solar flares. Apparently, that's going on full force right now. I need to google it - don't watch enough TV to have heard anything about it.

Michael - I do believe in gremlins!

Feb 01, 2012 01:44 PM #13
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