Friday, May 29, 2009

let dusk ascend


Ever have one of those days where you feel out of sorts? thoroughly discombobulated? That was my day, today. It probably doesn't help that I awakened in the wee hours of the morning, 2 a.m. to be exact. Rather than lie there fitfully trying to go back to sleep I decided to do what I do when insomnia strikes and that is to get on the computer. Module 1A & B were due today for psych class, and I had a bit left to go before it was finished. That I did. After checking my usual stuff on the 'net, I set out to finish writing up what was left.

That has to be the worst thing about not having a laptop. It can get incredibly uncomfy sitting here at the computer desk all day. I could never work at a desk job, that's for sure!

Anyway...

By the time I'd finished it was about 4:30 a.m. and I went into Blackboard, which is our online classroom forum. Wouldn't you know it when I tried submitting the assignment it kept shooting an error message at me, "please enter a valid file".

Excuse moi?!?! I haven't spent hours on this for you to call it invalid!!!

By this time I'd grown weary and decided rather than have a complete and utter meltdown that I would head back to bed. My thought processes at that time were to the effect of, maybe by the time I wake up later in the morning, whatever this glitch is will have miraculously worked itself out.

Wrong!

Because I have to supervise the boys in their morning routine (from my bed) it was about 6:45 a.m. by the time I'd fallen back to sleep. A lot of times I only sleep for about an hour to an hour and 1/2 tops. I slept until 9:45 a.m.!!! That right there is a major reason for my discombobulation, most assuredly!

Miracles didn't happen in the world of Blackboard and of course the assignment wouldn't upload in my later attempts. Grr. I'd emailed my professor earlier, and had received one back. She referred me to the man who is now my favorite techie!! He ended up having to submit the assignment for me after I'd attached it in an email to him. He told me to download Mozilla Firefox, because Blackboard usually works better with it.

Where has Firefox been all my life!!?? Certainly not on my computer, but boy am I glad SuperTechie pointed me to it! Normally I use Verizon Yahoo as my browser, and when it doesn't work for me (which happens quite often) I switch to IE.

I am now converted and happily so!

My whole morning had been thrown off though. Originally I was supposed to go up north and take my first exam for A&PII today. Since I have my opthalmologist appointment in a nearby location to where I have to go for my exam Monday, yesterday I emailed my professor and asked if it was ok to take my exam then. Gas prices are rising for some gosh-darned reason, ya know! And who wants to drive all that way? Certainly not me! Big B's the commuter of the family and we're keeping it that way. (I really hope to not be eating those very words next year about this time, if I have difficulties finding a job nearby).

I just couldn't shake the weird feeling I had all morning. Actually I still feel like my moons aren't in line or something. Harumph!

I either need some serious retail therapy, a vacation, a day at a spa, or heck maybe even psychotherapy! If you've read this entire post...bless you!

3 comments:

LivingDeadNurse said...

whoo hoo made it thru the post...lol i have had days like that so don't feel bad. so u like firefox. I have though about switching. did u have to delete IE before you upload it? why do you like it better? have u had less issues...i know that blogger mentioned that IE is what is causing my glitches and they are working on it..yea! that was about 1wk ago and no luck...grr anyway ttyl

KLS said...

I'm loving Firefox! Nope, didn't have to delete IE. So far I like it better because of some of it's features. You can probably do some of the stuff with IE, but I don't know. To be honest I didn't use IE all that often. I used Verizon Yahoo. I was having a lot of problems with VY, such as it closing Yahoo mail in the middle of stuff, making me sign in again. When I signed in directly from the prompt screen it wouldn't allow me to utilize the bookmark button. I like how you can set up bookmarked tabs on a toolbar for the sites you visit frequently. You can add buttons to you Google toolbar (which you can prob do anyway) and it saves it across browsers. Bottom line, it's something new and it's working better for me than what I've been using! That and Blackboard works better with it. I know how to use the 'net very well, just not fix problems...so if I find something that works, I'm happy!

KLS said...

I'm having trouble with Blogger not saving posts....the save button terminally goes to black and "saving" and doesn't ever go back. You click edit posts to see if that post was saved and it wasn't! I am having this prob with Firefox and IE. It's pretty irritating!