Peons Gotta Help Yourself

March 21st, 2012
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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.

Nada.

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.

Long story short, all pau. I'm back online....... whether das good or not who knows but all I know is dat if you can't help yourself, you probably not a peon.







Posted in WWD! | 19 Comments »

19 Responses to “Peons Gotta Help Yourself”

  1. Ocean Lover:

    This PEON says "I is FIRST!"

    Welcome back BL.

    OL


  2. Makiki:

    Glad to see you worked it out!

    Alan


  3. dihudfan:

    welcome back... good detective work!!


  4. GA Bows:

    Glad to see you back.


  5. M:

    Howzit BL!
    Welcome back!


  6. Paco:

    At least you're back! Those anti-virus programs are supposed to protect you, but sometimes cause so many problems!


  7. snow:

    from one peon to another, welcome back! heh heh. :mrgreen: was wondering what happened to you! at least it was something "manini" in terms of life happenings!

    *when you figure things out for yourself, you end up with more work. WWD?!*


  8. COJEF:

    Kept looking for your blog and thought you came on Fridays, but it came and gone so today was surprised you back. Welcome back. Waaiting for some thoughts of ole Hawaiian logic.


  9. M:

    I'm having problems with my Microsoft Office Outlook with my home computer. I was able to get my work emails from home but now I can't. I can log on to outlook but it won't open.


  10. eastside808:

    I constantly have that problem usually when my subscription for anti-virus program runs out and I dont renew in a timely manner. Still haven't figure out what is going on. So what is the solution since I am not as hard headed or wise okole like you?


  11. Scott:

    Wow, flashback of 2008. Welcome back BL!


  12. Kage:

    I wondered what happened.

    Welcome back. :)

    Nothing wrong with being a peon. I am one and proud of it. :mrgreen:


  13. B:

    peon...wat dat? wit out us peons no moa world.


  14. wafan:

    Yay!

    Thought something serious was going on. Happy to hear all is well!


  15. wafan:

    And . . . top 15!


  16. kris:

    Secondary Anti-virus program?

    You do know you shouldn't have 2 anti-virus programs on the same system right?

    Maybe you meant mal-ware or spyware?


  17. sally:

    Peons 'R Us!


  18. Braddah Lance:

    Ocean Lover:

    This PEON says "I is FIRST!"
    Welcome back BL.


    Good to be back.... my peon braddah.

    And to you, Da Quote Of Da Day...........
    I honestly think it is better to be a failure at something you love than to be a success at something you hate.
    George Burns

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    Makiki:

    Glad to see you worked it out!

    I'm glad too. It was frustrating not getting answers then trying and trying to find something that worked.
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    dihudfan:

    welcome back... good detective work!!


    Thank goodness for Google!
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    GA Bows:

    Glad to see you back.


    Rogah dat.
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    M:

    Howzit BL!
    Welcome back!


    :grin:
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    Paco:

    At least you're back! Those anti-virus programs are supposed to protect you, but sometimes cause so many problems!

    Yeah, especially now since they have so many "auto" everything and you don't even know about them. Plus they actually slow down your computer a bit and because I don't have a fancy shmancy one, it doesn't work as fast. :sad:
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    snow:

    from one peon to another, welcome back! heh heh. was wondering what happened to you! at least it was something "manini" in terms of life happenings!

    Howzit fellow Peon! Yeah, at least it worked out.

    *when you figure things out for yourself, you end up with more work. WWD?!*

    Das a good sign cause dat means you know wassup and try to do things faster and/or bettah. :grin: So wat would you rather have? Frustration or more work? Hmmm........
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    COJEF:

    Kept looking for your blog and thought you came on Fridays, but it came and gone so today was surprised you back. Welcome back. Waaiting for some thoughts of ole Hawaiian logic.


    I try to make M, W, F but recently it's been T, Th, Sat. Wat da heck, how come you just no check everyday? :razz: btw, check out today's blog... might be right up your alley.
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    M:

    I'm having problems with my Microsoft Office Outlook with my home computer. I was able to get my work emails from home but now I can't. I can log on to outlook but it won't open.

    Google, Google, Google but I do know checking work email is a finicky bunch especially if you have to go through a portal or something.
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    eastside808:

    I constantly have that problem usually when my subscription for anti-virus program runs out and I dont renew in a timely manner. Still haven't figure out what is going on. So what is the solution since I am not as hard headed or wise okole like you?


    E Komo Mai to WWD! eastside808!
    Well, I have da free software offered from Oceanic on their website which does it's job for da time being and there aren't any renewals, I tink. It just monitors stuff really and I don't go into weird sites or open any links dat I don't recognize. Wat had happened was it was a settings issue for da internet dat I had to tweak hea and there until it worked.
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    Scott:

    Wow, flashback of 2008. Welcome back BL!


    You WOW! Haven't heard from you in ages! How's your ohana doing back on da BIG island?
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    Kage:

    Nothing wrong with being a peon. I am one and proud of it.


    Absolutely! Nothing wrong and I too am proud of it.
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    B:

    peon...wat dat? wit out us peons no moa world.

    Rogah dat!
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    wafan:
    Thought something serious was going on. Happy to hear all is well!
    Oddah than my computer all funny kine, all is good.

    And . . . top 15!

    Well you got no problem reaching dat since without any blog promos, it's only by word of mouth or by happenstance people stumble out hea.
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    kris:

    Secondary Anti-virus program?
    You do know you shouldn't have 2 anti-virus programs on the same system right?
    Maybe you meant mal-ware or spyware?


    Well I really don't know wat to call it cause Microsoft has their own low-key blocker but I downloaded CA Security for security. I changed da settings on IE but low and behold CA doesn't follow da changes. I had to go back and forth to make sure settings on both matched and figgah out wat to block and not block cause it seems like EVERY page you visit wants to place a cookie or animation or pop-up or watevah. Mahalos for da heads up though.
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    sally:


    Peons 'R Us!Ha ha ha! You crack me up! I love it!


  19. hawaiiobsessed:

    missed ya! Glad you are back. Was checking every day, then every other day... glad it wasn't something serious.