Friday, June 19, 2015

Jaunty Jaguar

PERCY:  Well, this has been the week from Gmail / Thunderbird hell.  We had no idea a storm was brewing and we have not enjoyed one moment of it!

MICAH:  Last Friday we got notices for our Gmail accounts that Thunderbird (an email program on our PC) has not been compatible with their new accounts for a year so we should use Gmail webmail now.  In fact, Gmail blocked us from downloading email.  We got that taken care of and tried to download  and ...

RUSTY:  And it locked up our computer.  Over and over and over again.  Jan updated to v38 that is supposed to work with Gmail but nothing we have tried as of today has worked.  Jan has been at the "don't speak to me or I'll scream" point for days.  We've been set up with POP3 for many years and after 6 days of searching, we still don't know if Gmail still allows POP3.  It isn't working and it isn't mentioned, but that doesn't mean it isn't still available, only that gmail wants to force us to abandon it for IMAP.

CYNDI: Jan wants to keep her own filing system, not "co-ordinate" with gmail.  She believes she is quite capable to hit the delete key on her own to clean out webmail.  She is old and the brain of an old person doesn't comprehend half of what she reads so she has been having a meltdown. She did find a forum for each to leave a question, but doubts Google or Thunderbird will respond.  Would anyone like all of us furries to come visit until this blows over and Jan is fit to live with again? 

RUSTY:  Perhaps we should change the subject.  I hear Jan coming.  We can talk about the weather.  Hasn't the weather been nice .... no, that's not the word.  HUMID! 

MICAH:  Hasn't the weather been hot and humid and stormy lately? Even Buddy, the "oh, come on, let's turn around and do another lap" wilted on the 9 am walk and begged to come home.

CYNDI:  I guess we should get to the interview.  We have a lovely feline interview subject today.  Jaguar doesn't have a blog but she is an active Cat Scout


PERCY:  Jaunty Jaguar Joined the Cat Scouts is available exclusively at Mousebreath, the ezine for cats.  It's fun reading so don't miss it.

Friday is also time for the Pet Parade blog hop, hosted by by Rascal and Roscoe.  It is co-hosted by Bionic Basil, Barking From the Bayou, Love is being owned by a husky, and us (Jan's Funny Farm).

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22 comments:

  1. You can´t talk to my mom-person either if there is pooter problems :)

    XOXO

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  2. Oh my Ceiling Cat, all that sounds so complicated.

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  3. Mom can't use her new notebook that dad bought her for Christmas, it locks up as soon as she opens it, she has had it in the shop twice, it is frustrating to her also, we think one of these days she will throw it against the wall.
    stella rose
    p.s. we sure hope she gives us fair warning so we can duck

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  4. We feel your pain--gmail stopped carrying our long time clearwire gmail and we have had to go through the process of letting everyone know.

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  5. Don't get my assistant started on computer problems ...seriously, don't, she will never stop complaining.

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  6. Computer problems are the leading cause of grey hair!

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  7. My human's email client is as messy as her desk!

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  8. We hate it when something computer-realated obliges us to use such or such system : we feel your pain ! Purrs

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  9. Computer problems are no fun, but interviews are fun!

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  10. We read your interview on MouseBreath! You all do such a good job!
    Computer problems? We have had a ton of them this week (Adobe, Firefox, Internet Explorer, blogger...) so I do feel your pain! I leave the room when she starts fussing!

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  11. OH dear any issues with computers is deep doooooom! We hate it and it drives us crazy. Mom was literally nuts when a perfectly good laptop will not access the internet here at home, but will access it anyplace else. GO figure that one. We hope Jan finds an answer.

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  12. Yay, a new Cat Scout! Eeeeewwwwwww, computer problems = Mumsy panic. And humid, yeah, we got humid...by the bucket loads. Good thing we stay inside. We're surprised the birds don't melt out there.

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  13. Yikes. Between the computer/gmail stuff and the hot, humid weather, you've all had a really rough week. We are sorry, and hope that Jan can figure things out. :(

    We'll go read your interview with Jaguar ... we know it's going to be great!

    Hugs!

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  14. Our storm 2 nights ago got 3 inches of rain in 30 minutes AND we were worried a tree was gonna come down on the house. Scary stuff.

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  15. Heading over to read about Jaguar. Though Mau is a Cat Scout, we really don't know much about this kitty. Hope Jan's mood improves significantly very soon. Thanks for dropping in for C.J.'s birthday party. XOCK, Kitties Blue

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  16. OMC So sowry y'all be havin' twubble wiff yous email. Weez not know da imaps or pops, so we fur sure can't help, but we do hope yous get it figgered out soon. And dat Jaguar is a gawjus scout. Gweat innewview.

    Luv ya'

    Dezi and Lexi

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  17. There sure are a lot of computer gremlins running amuk lately! Grrr ~RascalandRocco

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  18. hello funny farmers its dennis the vizsla dog hay wow gmail!!! that is wot dadas wurk switchd to sum time ago and he sez he hayts it!!! he sez it is sooooo slooooowwww it sumtimes tayks like a minnit just to open wun messadj!!! i thawt he must be dooing sumthing rong but it sownds like he is not the only wun wot is not impressd with the serviss!!! ok bye

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  19. Our firefox decides to rum away and crash into the walls or whatevfur now and then too...usually right in the middle of doing impawrtant blogging things...confusers can be so aggravating...is there a crime denotation fur confuser abuse?? We too are going to do something like smashing it...or hissing at it maybe dog guy will bite it into submission...

    Hope that you get things running better, and that the weather will get more comfortable too...you know, once we had internet issues,and the trouble was from the excess outdoor humidity and heat...go figure!

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  20. Oh man, that is very frustrating, we sure hope that it can be sorted out without being so complex...purrs to Jan! Funny Farmers you should give Jan some extra luvvins for sure.

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  21. Computer problems are the worst!!!
    ღ husky hugz ღ frum our pack at Love is being owned by a husky!

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