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Fotoless Friday: Floundering — 9 Comments

  1. Ha! I read Denise’s description and empathised from a distance – biding my time whilst I came up with a helpful and supportive comment… Not that I would have had anything helpful to add on the technology front of course! Glad all is up and running again. Hope your frustrating floundering Friday has given way to a scintillating satisfying Saturday 🙂

    • [J] Yup, I’m now striding about purposefully, getting jobs done and putting big masterful ticks against them on the list. Job > Work > Tick – that’s the way it should be. Our generation was conditioned by ticks from teacher!

  2. [J] Just one last word on this, folks: a handy hint/tip! If you have a self-hosted WordPress site, linked by JetPack to a paid account, you will find at My Site > Settings > General, near the bottom of the tab, a feature called Full Sync. The description for this doesn’t do it justice, and certainly gives no clue that it is the first-choice solution for the problem we’ve been suffering. Click on this function and it will do a thorough check on your self-hosted website, and make sure that the version is fully up to date. (If that doesn’t work, contact support.) What amazes me is that several WordPress ‘Happiness Engineers’ have been working on the problem with me, and only the last mentioned this. Well, I’m saving you the pain. Cheers!

  3. [D] Problem fixed! And thank heavens, too! J is now happy, his fingers skipping across the keyboard, smiling and chuckling to himself. His creative juices are flowing, all hindrances smoothed aways. If it wasn’t for the fact it’s already night, he’d be out with the camera. He might yet, if there’s a good night sky- the moon is only just one night past full.

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  5. [J] It’s not just WordPress that’s making life difficult for us, right now. The ‘roll-out’ of high-speed landline broadband in the area is proceeding in a very clumsy fashion, and we’re under threat of having existing services (due to be decommissioned) cut-off before we’ve got a new landline. In the meantime, we’re struggling to get anything done online, and island life has become increasingly dependent on broadband for almost everything. Until things have settled down, we’re having to make do with a hotch-potch of technology, with almost every device subject to random temper tantrums, in which it stops speaking to one or more of its ‘colleagues’. Really, truly, I would rather get out and dig ditches, fix fences, shear sheap, or mess about with manure. Yes, really! But that’s not how modern life works, and island life is not exempt!

  6. Is it that important people are important not technology. Life was better whith out. I never get stressed over technology we made it. Soon it will be to hard to do blogs and web pages. You need a good radio station and a cup of tea count 10 is it that important no forget it. Have a nice day you are good folk

    • [J] Thank you Gary! I agree about technology. My professional life as a civil engineer was mostly involved the use of cutting-edge technology, and that meant I had to learn how to fix and improve on the technology in order to complete the innovative designs I was employed to deliver! The irony is that in choosing our current way of life 15 years ago we aimed to free ourselves from a world increasingly centred on computers ; but what we’ve found – particularly in the past 5 years or so – is that technology has spread from the office into personal life, and small businesses like ours cannot survive without a social media presence. And that, these days, is becoming ever more demanding. Our websites combine a personal blog with a gentle/indirect promotion of our micro-businesses. I prefer working on the croft, but we have to sell our meat, our eggs, and that means having customers coming knocking on our door (literally) – they have to know we exist, and want to buy from us. The one good thing is, though, that we do get to meet almost all our customers personally, whether they’re buying a jar of our home-made jam or staying in one of our holiday lets for a fortnight. Thanks again for your interest and comment. Tioraidh an drasd’

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