Howzit Howzit WWD! Kwonics, Lanceformers and Lurkahs!
I hope you're still out there and I apologize - but not - for da hiatus.
About a week and a half ago I was prepping for a weekend post and put it on hold while I ran some errands. When I came back and booted up my computer I was unable to log on to The Star-Advertiser server.
I thought I had punched in the wrong password and then tried again. Nada. I tried all of my passwords and then even reset my password. A'ole.
Wassup Wit Dat!
Was I banned from the blogs? Was I kicked out? Did I do something that I wasn't supposed to?
I emailed the Online Director - which I've known since The Advertiser days - and asked wassup wit da lock out? Was my IP banned for some reason? Was there an issue with the server? Our blog software? I've emailed him many times before - and even during WWD! rebirth - with no response so my expectations of hearing a reply wasn't high even though I thought we was cool back in The Advertiser days.
I waited a few days then emailed my "blog boss" at The Star-Advertiser. She said she'd take a look and let me know. She's good about responding but not so good on the follow ups cause she's unreal busy being an editor.
In both cases - even when I was at The Advertiser - I knew my role as a "blogger" was extremely manini. I already came to terms and began the blog knowing I was a peon and there's nothing wrong with it - at least for me.
Even in interviews I explain I'm a blue-collar worker and I don't mind getting my hands dirty by getting all up in it and working hard. I enjoy being a "grunt".
As far as computers and software goes, I learn by trial and error. I'm not afraid to tinker and find things out instead of waiting so das wat I did. I Googled my problem and did exactly what people with the same situation have done.
Ugh. Maybe dis was da end of WWD!......... NOT!
All da long time readers probably have realized dat I'm a stubborn, wise-okole, nevah say die kind of guy so dis "little" problem wasn't going to stop me.
Finally aftah about three days of constant digging, I was able to figgah out dat it was my secondary anti-virus program dat for some reason reset many features to high alert and I had to explore through several screens before I could find out wat da heck was preventing me from logging on.