Wednesday, June 1, 2011

I'm fixed!

When I first got this computer I was fifty times its age, now, ten years later I am only six times older than it is.
Time flies, huh?  With this math soon we will be the same age!  It was a junker when I got it, way past middle school, old and slow.  It was good in its day but the average cell phone has more memory now, faster, better, more.
   It was "top of the line" when I bought it for my daughter when she went away to college and cost a pretty penny, lots of them in fact, about $2,000.  Four years ago when she went to Law School she needed a laptop and found one for $750 that was way better, faster, more!  Fewer pretty pennies too.  This one, the one that I am using wasn't worth anything, not a plug nickle!  So it is in my shop, dirty, yes, filthy covered in steel dust.
   It can still do more than I can do with it.  I have discovered though that the damn thing needs a periodic
cleaning.  Every discovery I encounter, every google search, each website I visit places "cookies" in my computer.  They know who I am and what I did last summer!  They know everything about me, too much it seems. I had 25,000 cookies all at once and they were fighting each other for supreme cookiness (spellcheck says "cockiness" but what does one call the supreme cookie?)  They don't share, or they do, I don't know.
But they were fighting and that is what didn't allow me to comment on any blogs!
   Barbra Joan, my computer advisor, life skills teacher, guru, Gypsy Friend, solved my problem for me with her expert diagnosis:  clean the cache!  Like I'm supposed to know what that means! Somehow I did it and all's well that ends well.  I am back in business, watch out I will be commenting like a mad man now!


SooZeQue said...

Oh Yes those little cookies that are so fattening and bad for you. I learned that if you type %temp% in your search area it takes you to a file that is full of garbage that should be deleted. Lots of those cookies hang out there and discuss how to make your life slow and full of bugs. Glad you are back on board or at least till the next cookie bites you.

AutumnLeaves said...

I must admit that when I see the words "cookies" pop up on my computer I tremble in abject terror. But that aside, I must admit that I am now craving a luscious homemade milk chocolate chip cookie! And thanks for visiting me again, Jer. Comment like a madman away! Let's followers thingy is at the bottom because I figured the blogs I follow are much more important to me than worrying over how many followers I have (not that I don't love and appreciate them because I do indeed)! I just have so many I try to follow that the list ended up at the bottom!!

Barbra Joan said...

Jerry, I am doing the 'happy dance' that you are back in blogsville again.. Where would we be without your words of wisdom .
Since I am one step above you when it comes to this machine . I happened to pick the right button..
I expect lots of comments from you now.

Constance Stanza Extravaganza Extraordinaire said...

So if I type in %temp% it will get rid of all the rubbish that has accumulated for the past 2 years? PLEASE will somebody help this C.C. (Computer Cretin)!!!!

freebird said...

That sounds like an old computer! Yes, the cookies or their owners are sharing. Did you notice if you buy something or even just search for something, you will get coordinated advertising on your email sites and on others too. I don't mind but a lot of people do.

Constance Stanza Extravaganza Extraordinaire said...

We have a 2 year old Apple computer Freebird and when I tried the %temp% nothing happened :-(