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Saturday, November 17. 2007
A fellow blogger has told me that he has troubles with freezing and slowness when visiting Maggie's, resulting in the dread Blog Frustration Syndrome. Does anybody else have that problem?
I have had that problem with Theo and Atlas but I assume it's my machine (which is about to be replaced), not their sites.Maybe caused by too many images? We love to post images, but the volume of images, combined with the length of our front page, might be a bit of a strain on a slower machine or a slower connection.
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used to 'hang' quite often--but not nearly as often anymore, not for the last couple months.
Since I had a Murphy-electro-accelerator put on my Apple IIe she don't hang up bit more 'un five or six minutes now.
Mac, my plumber/computer guru neighbor says if I add a smaller wire with less impedance the the X's and O's will quite scrapp'in about who's in line first and she'll run like a top. So I'm fix'in ta add some real thin copper wire I unwound from a HO railroad engine and run it from the telephone junction box direct to the newer Murphy high output electro accelerator. I'm confident that'll get'r done.
look, when it slows down, just dump it in a 5 gal bucket of diesel for a minute or two. anything electric will come back to life. well sometimes.
Perhaps one of Theo's visitors found himself sticky after a tottyviewing, and hence the current Googlemuffle. (Sorry, I couldn't resist)
No problems with Maggie's, but Theo himself acknowledged several weeks ago that the high picture content has slowed down loading of his site. My current computer is 3 y.o, and slow, but Firefox keeps things orderly.
No trouble here. I think Theo has trouble because of videos, not still photos. Same on other sites
Some of our folk may have to resort to performing an exploratory upper computer flush out which is what Buddy were be mentioning up overhead o me. The difference is that ya need to get a high pressure washer from Home Depot and mix down that diesel with some paint thinner.
If that don't trick it up right pretty then this definitely will solve your problem.
1. break open you kids Etch-A--Sketch and save all the aluminum powder inside
2. go to a paint store and buy some iron oxide (folks use it fer gett'n pigment into paint )
3. mix 8 grams of iron oxide to 3 grams of aluminum. The formula is by weight since aluminum is so light. She'll look like a 50-50 mix but that ain't a bother.
4. mix in some Play -Doh to the well mixed others. Now you got plastic you can work with.
Now here's where you might want to be a might careful. go to your local high school chemistry supply place an buy a strip 'er two of magnesium ribbon..it's cheep, or if ya got a sparkler left over from the 4th you can use it.
Now place thePlay -Doh mixture 'round the infernals of the computer, give her a light and them high tail it...
You've just made a thermite bomb and I guarantee it'll solve that computers problems.
PS. caution : that is the real composition of a thermite bomb and they are POWERFUL...do not let your children see this.
Thermite bombs come in handy, especially when frustrated by household chores. Thanks for the recipe.
LOL @Habu. A nice big grin on my face while pondering how to answer this.
I'm pretty sure I emailed you folks a couple of months back about this problem. I'm running WinXP home on a newish (this year) Dell.
I've concluded it's the amount of content. If downloading suspends, I right click the address on the task bar a couple of times ('178 items loading') and patience pays off. Once in a great while, it does hang and stay. Then I have to terminate it and start over.
Of course I have a vested interest in keeping up with you guys. Your site often makes my day.
yes, it is a little slow for me. Windows XP on a fairly new computer.
Runs fine for me. 7 Year old PC with high speed (cable tv internet).Still using Windows PRO 2000. No problem with MF-lots of other problems though ;-)
Coming in loud and clear in Winnipeg. We appreciate Maggie's Farm very much. It's a breath of fresh air in our loony country.
last time i had trouble, i called the Geek Squad. two siamese twin dwarfs and a bearded lady showed up at the door.
What is slow... my vista and IE7 with 2 yr ol self made pretty fast computer and HS cable takes about 8-10 seconds.
Buddy, was that one set of Siamese twin dwarfs or two sets for a total of four... ya know, in case I have to make'em lunch or something...
Thanks for that recipe...
ha--that's akin to my question when I got banned from Walmart for tuning all the radios full volume to the Polka station while I shopped --''is this a whole-chain ban or just this one store?"
You? I thought it was Comcast skimping on me bandwidth since I live out in the low profit – high maintenance boonies.
Maggie's Farm generally works fine on my 1.5 GHz G4 PowerBook, running OS x 10.4.10, with a fast (>300 KB) DSL connection. I use Firefox 18.104.22.168 and Safari 3.03.
Safari is noticeably faster than Firefox. The only virtues of Firefox are bells and whistles. Firefox is slow to load graphics and videos on the Mac, and pretty useless for Theo. If I want to go to Theo's site (making sure my wife is not around first), I always switch to Safari. Even then, sluggishness abounds.
''sluggishness abounds'' --i like that--that's a good phrase--i steal now--
Never had any problems at Maggie's. Theo's is slow to load which I have always contributed to the pics.
A friend gave me his "old" business server which is never slow or hung up on anything, with a cable hook-up. I have had 70 windows open at once with no problem.
Them times when she do hang a might it's a blssing to us older folks cause we can fit in a couple o'head nods a'fore we jerk back to our reality.
Back when I just had a phoney hook up slow was nap time .
Could be the beer.
Could be the gun oil,
Could be the whiskey,
Could be grease from the geese,
Could be the gummit cement,
Loads ok, but here's another issue. When I follow a link away from your blog and then return it plants me right at the top. On other blogs, I return to where I was when I left. What are they doing that you aren't? Some sorta anchor thingy?