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Friday Funnies: Technology!

Hello, Posse!

If you happen to be a personal friend of mine, you have been seeing me post about the struggles I have been having with technology lately. Not long ago I had the bright idea to consolidate all me author websites into one place under I thought this would make my life simpler. (bwahahaha) While it might eventually do that, the set up is driving me INSANE! (or at least more so than usual)

Since I had managed to get the websites mostly set up in a decent amount of time without too much hassle, I decided to create new email accounts for the new domain I set up a generic "Contact" account then author accounts for D.Burckhardt, and S.Burckardt all under It sounds simple, right?

Oh My Dear Lord In Heaven!

This has proven to be a real test of my coping skills! Nothing worked. There was a conflict with the three new emails addresses from the same domain and my Apple mail. I spent two days chatting with tech people from my host, iPage, and with Apple. No one could figure out why it wasn't working. My in house tech support (P.R. is an IT architect) couldn't even figure out why it wasn't working. P.R. even contacted an Apple guy who is a colleague and the Apple guy couldn't figure it out. It was maddening!

I finally just got fed up and connected billing at iPage and said I just wanted to cancel the email accounts and told the guy why. He asked if I would mind if he could give it a try to help me fix it all. I told him that if he could come up with something that the others hadn't already told me to do, I would gladly give it a try and by God if he didn't come up with something new.

Now, here is the crazy part, he had me delete everything and start over. I put in the exact same values I had in there before I just went into the set up from a different start page. Now, everything works. NOTHING IS DIFFERENT. All the information that was there before is there again in the same places, I just started by going into the set up from a different page. THAT IS ALL.


So our new emails are:

I have set up the old accounts from and to forward to the new accounts for now.

Oh . . . and when I went on the computer today to do one last test to make sure everything works and write this blog, my keyboard had quit working.

I am doing a LOT of meditation breathing today!

I am working on writing the seventh and final installment of the Into the West Saga Serial, Into the West: Family Ties. Keep watching the blog for release updates on that and more! We hope to get the first podcast recorded this weekend and be able to publish that for next week. Fingers crossed that the technology is cooperative!

I think what I need most right now is a few good laughs before I start my weekend! Or at least some cute "Dad Jokes" to make us all smile. I hope you all have a wonderful weekend, Posse!




1. How many programmers does it take to change a light bulb?

None, because it is a hardware problem.

5. How many types of people are there in the world?

There are 10 types of people in the world: those who understand binary and those who do not.

6. Why did the boy get fired from his keyboard factory job?

Because he was not doing enough shifts.

Q: What do you call it when your iPhone dies?

A: Dead Siri-ous.

Q: Why did you get glasses for your iPhone?

A: Because it lost its contacts.

Q: How did the developer become destitute?

A: He used up all his cache.

Q: Why can't you use 'beef stew' as a computer password?

A: Because it's not strong-anoff.

Q:. What do computer programs do on their breaks?

A: They have a byte!

Q: What kind of computer has the best singing voice?

A: A Dell.

Q: What did the spider do when he crawled on a computer?

A: He made a web-site!

Q: Why should you have airbags on your computer?

A: Just in case it crashes!

Q: How did you get a job at Microsoft's office?

A: It was easy, I Excel-ed in the interview!

Q: Why are cats always attracted to computers?

A. Because they like playing with the mouse.

Q: Why was there a draft coming from the computer?

A: Someone left it's Windows open!

Q: What is an Android's favorite snack?

A: Microchips!

Q: What kind of footwear do computers love?

A: Re-boots!

Q: Why do computers go to the dentist?

A: To keep their Bluetooth healthy.

And last but not least . . .

Q: Why is your computer playing the music from Titanic?

A: It always does after it syncs.

Funny Tech Support

(I'm feeling this one a bit too much. lol)


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