Friday, June 21, 2013
Thanks to his Food Lady, we were fortunate to be able to interview Skeezix the cat, a fellow Mousebreath columnist and an expert interviewer in his own right. Skeezix ... Beloved Iconic Fashionista can be read exclusively at Mousebreath. As always, he was positive and upbeat.
Our eyes have leaked as we published this interview. As many of you already know, Skeezix joined a host of his friends at the bridge on Tuesday. We posted a tribute Farewell Skeezix Wednesday. He touched so many hearts. It will be impossible to forget him.
For sometime we've been getting Google+ sign up blocks when trying to watch a YouTube video. Recently we noticed our Picasa storage usage jumped from 8 mb to 334 mband wondered what Google was up to this time.
Well, today we learned Google is at it again, trying to force users to join Google+ against their will. The past 2 years we've had to upload photos to Picasa by hand because of some glitch. Today we were not allowed to access Picasa at all. We were blocked by a demand to join Google+. Is Google+ really so hard up for members they must use such tactics? We do not want to join! Jan does not want her personal information posted online for anyone and everyone.. Nor do we want to use Google + photo storage. We deliberately post small photos and don't want them blown up for any purpose online.
If any of you find yourself in the same situation, we found a way in to Picasa At least for now. It sounds like Google is getting ready to close this too. But read this article and save this link for when you need it or you'll be forever blocked from accessing your own photos in Picasa. http://www.nbcnews.com/technology/new-google-account-users-forced-join-google-84916. Oops, that is a related article. This is the link. http://news.cnet.com/8301-1023_3-57572553-93/google-now-redirects-picasa-web-albums-to-google-photos/ But next time you sign in, they will try to force Google+ on you.
We have questions for those of you who use Wordpress. When you uploaded your old Blogger posts, where did your photos go? Did they stay with Picasa and Wordpress just picked up the links to them? Or did Wordpress copy them into their own or some other photo storage? Or don't you know? If you don't know, you might want to find out in case there is ever a problem. And even if it doesn't matter to you, we'd sure like to know the answers because we have blog photos in Picasa since 2005 and we'd hate to lose 8 1/2 years of photos on our blog.