Sanity Busters: Technological Tedium and Tenacity
Maybe it's just me, but some days I have exotic fantasies about drop kicking my PC out of a seventh story window, pitching it (without a parachute, of course) out of a plane, or (my personal favorite) letting the horses play with it for a day or two before tossing it in the biggest pile of horse poop I can find.
Browser Braindrain: I Fired the Fox
Which browser do you use to surf the web? Does it make you mental? Up until recently I've been a diehard Firefox user, but their latest updates have given me nothing but malfunctions and migraines. Our website no longer loads correctly, and my email has ceased to function among other hiccups and aggravations. Intrigued by a discussion on Google Chrome, I downloaded it for a test drive. Our home page loaded quickly (and correctly - yay!) but although my email was accessible on Chrome, attachments were an annoying malfunction and did not open properly, and shippings labels refused to print in Paypal *sigh*. Opera was the next trial and error. Attachments were a breeze, but the back button is slower than a one-legged turtle, Google Friend Connect did not function and Paypal wouldn't work right either *snarl*. Would you believe I actually found a post on the Paypal problem from 2006? Apparently, this is not exactly a new issue. Definitely a disappointment, as Opera had been my favorite thus far. I may just go all the way back to Internet Explorer - I wonder what their issue will be? You just know there's going to be one....
Are you having one of those days? Here's a handy helper to have...
Corel's Video Studio Pro X3: Adding Insult to Injury
I've been experimenting with photos and video clips recently, using a Mac at work (pop over to this post for my last experiment). Since I obviously can't do everything at work, I decided to look into purchasing some software. In hindsight, attempting both of these thing in the same week was a phenomenally bad idea. After considerable research, Corel's Video Studio Pro X3 appeared to be exactly what I was looking for. They even offered a free 30 day trial which is something I can definitely get behind. Unfortunately, the program crashes incessantly (which is too bad, because the few things I have been able to do were really great and super easy to accomplish). In attempting to find a solution (when a Google search netted nothing helpful), I visited their home page to contact Tech Support to find it is only available after you purchase the software. While I understand this policy to a point, I'm hardly likely to buy it if I can't get it to work properly now am I?? If you have any ideas, I'd love to hear them...right now the only thoughts I seem to have are centered around the first paragraph of this post (you know; like turning my fantasy into a reality with those delectably destructive deeds... :o)
Okay, Okay: How About the Giveaway??
Well I guess it would be nice to know who won, wouldn't it? Apparently giveaways are not the thing to do these days, unless it's something really big like a new car (which is soooo not gonna happen on our itty bitty budget :o) We only had one person send an email and the winner is: drumroll please.....
Ann of Snap Edit Scrap
HOORAY! *Throwing confetti* While I thought it was pretty darn pitiful that only one person participated, I am tickled pink that she was our winner. Thank you Ann, not only for participating in the giveaway but also for being a wonderfully consistent commenter and all around lovely person. And (because you are all of the aforementioned) I'm going to see if I can't find a little something extra to tuck in there just for you... Congratulations girl!