Monday, May 18, 2009

Blog site problems

Argh! I’ve been having problems with “something” and I don’t know what “something” is. Some of the blog sites I read via the sidebar of this site or via “blog-following” are giving me errors. Some give me frequent “link broken” or 404 errors, others don’t give me the most recent post; some freeze my screen while loading. Some have my browser going berserk and opening multiple screens … dozens of them that I cannot stop …

Some sites are no problem at all.

I scanned my ‘puter for viruses, cleared the cache, made sure all software updates were current, and I moved up to Windows Explorer 8, and some problems still exist.

On some blog sites, by dropping the “follow” or by removing them from my sidebar and re-listing them after a day or so seems to fix it … very bizarre …

Maybe I am pushing the limits of Blogger or IE.


Borepatch said...

IE? Ack! Biggest vector for malware, ever.

Run, do not walk, and download Firefox. Not perfect, but you'll lose a whole mess of viruses.

James A. Zachary Jr. said...

I was afraid of that. Very frustrating ...

Thanks for the advice.

Albert A Rasch said...

Definitely migrate to Firefox. It is a much more stable platform and the the tool bar is easy to figure out. On my end I see your site clean, except it has a lot of different font colors, I don't know if you did that on purpose or not.

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Crustyrusty said...

Yeah, what he said up there.

I'd also recommend losing Windows and installing Linux, but I realize that this isn't feasible for everyone. I use "PCLinuxOS" myself.

James A. Zachary Jr. said...

Thanks guys, looks like I am going to have to find some time, grit my teeth, and migrate from IE. Wish I knew why it is worse on some sites than others, but if someone were to explain it to me I probably wouldn't understand anyway.

Mulligan said...

I made the switch a couple months ago. I went into it with a ton of reservations and have not regretted it once. I still use IE for microsoft driven things like windows update but otherwise FF covers everything I need and the transition was virtually painless. I was afraid with 2 programs attempting to do the same thing I'd end up with conflicts left and right but that seems to not be the case with these.

the only issue I have is that FF bookmarks don't sync with my iphone. I have to export from FF, import into IE and then sync which is not hard but takes an extra 5 min every week.

good luck

James A. Zachary Jr. said...

Thanks for your insight, Mulligan. I probably don't have any choice but to go to FF, I just need to make it a priority and get it done.

I feel kinda foolish ... some friends that are quite good with computers and software warned me early and often that staying with IE was not going to be satisfactory.

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