Wednesday, 25 May 2011

Public Service Announcement

1. Blogger (e.g. Google) is incompetent.
2. If you can't log in to your blogger account, ignore their rarely updated and useless status page and @blogger Twitter account because they'll ignore you.
3. Don't bother with their claim that wiping your cache and history will sort it. It won't. You'll have to use Firefox, and even that will log you out every time you post.
4. Sit quietly and curse.
5. Think of Douglas Adams:

I think a nerd is a person who uses the telephone to talk to other people about telephones. And a computer nerd therefore is somebody who uses a computer in order to use a computer.

Anything that is in the world when you're born is normal and ordinary and is just a natural part of the way the world works. Anything that's invented between when you're fifteen and thirty-five is new and exciting and revolutionary and you can probably get a career in it. Anything invented after you're thirty-five is against the natural order of things.

A learning experience is one of those things that say, "You know that thing you just did? Don't do that."

The teacher usually learns more than the pupils. Isn't that true?
"It would be hard to learn much less than my pupils," came a low growl from somewhere on the table, "without undergoing a pre-frontal lobotomy."

We are stuck with technology when what we really want is just stuff that works.

Having just had to write "Brainyquote is not an academic source" on an essay, I'm starting to feel that way.


Grumpy Bob said...

Blogger seems to work with Chrome but not Firefox 4 on my MacBook...


The Plashing Vole said...

Weird. I'm on a Macbook Pro and Firefox is semi-working…

I don't do Chrome: it's riddled with Google spying on you. Perhaps this is all a plot to drive us to use it!

Grumpy Bob said...

Dunno, Firefox 4 on this Linux box is OK with Blogger.


The Red Witch said...

I guess I would drive you nuts then with my 'when in doubt, quote Aristotle' philosophy with essays. :-) Mind you, I didn't find a single reason to pull him out of the hat this year.

The Plashing Vole said...

You're not alone in that strategy. It's preferable to my first years trying to pretend they understand Judith Butler…

The Red Witch said...

LOL in truth, in the last five years, i used a quote from Aristotle gratuitously only once. The other time I quoted him was in an essay on Samsom Agonistes