Monday, August 6, 2007

Houston, we have a problem

All I really wanted to do was change my website to make it a little more original – a little less “Oh, she has the same template as mine!” and a little more “Oohh…I like her style.” Having mastered a 486 computer in college and Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint in my earlier professional life, surely it couldn’t be that hard to personalize my blog template? Within minutes of trying, I had erased my “About Me” summary and changed the language of my blog to Russian. Funny, I don’t actually speak or read Russian, so it took me a while to fix that. But once I did, I tried to outsmart the system by creating a bogus blog site to practice my changes on – but then it outsmarted ME by linking it to my other site. In the process of trying to delete it, all sorts of warnings and instructions tried to help me through it. But I don’t understand most of what the computer assumes that I know. For example, what is an RSS Feed? In my world, that’s what Relief Society Sisters do when somebody is sick. What does that have to do with my blog? And what are widgets? And why is my server threatening to delete them all? And why do I fear this might have serious repercussions for the Land of Oz?

I’m feeling technologically old. I might need something more like this....

4 comments:

JustRandi said...

Oh, I laughed! And then I cried. Cause we've all been there. Only instead of an old man in robes patiently explaining, it's usually my 12 year old!!

Anonymous said...

Ok I sent that link to Tim. How funny that we look like that. I believe I have even said those exact things!
Ginger

Heather said...

good luck with the template. The things we'll endure to make our blog the way we like it.

Anonymous said...

LOVED the utube clip!
Ganelle