Monday, August 24, 2009

Off Again and A Tiny Annoyance

Not that I've exactly been posting like a demented fiend lately, but I thought I should do the courteous thing and tell you that we'll be away this week. In point of fact, I've been posting so infrequently recently that you probably won't notice any difference. But when you've been blogging for more than five years, you do sometimes run out of steam. While there's an outside chance that I might shake up my gray matter enough to compose post while away, the internet is both slow and tenuous where we'll be staying, so don't hold your breath for my usual pearls of wis. Eh?

But I will take the time to tell you that Nikki Dee has rallied quite well and is almost back to her normal rambunctious self. Both she and Zach will be missed by the Buppa this week.

Meanwhile, permit me to leave you to contemplate this tiny little annoyance that I have with this wonderful service that we fondly refer to as Blogger.


By "tiny annoyance," I refer to the kind of comment box shown above. It appears on some of the newer blogs.

You see, when it pops up, there is no cursor in the word verification box. So, I am forced to reach for my mouse and click in the box before I am able type my comment. Why the cursor doesn't default to the box, I know not. Perhaps it would make life too easy for us?

Then, when I've finished composing my incredibly witty yet trenchant comment, I just want to hit the ENTER key but can't. No, I must relocate my mouse, grab it, point to the POST COMMENT box and click. Why can't I just press ENTER?

While I'm not losing sleep over this, I really do think that an application by the mighty Google leviathan should not be so cumbersome. Really, I do.

13 comments:

Ruth said...

Have a good break. This summer has been to busy for regular blogging, but that's OK. There is a long winter ahead. I had to add the word verification yesterday (will remove ASAP) because of steady spam from a Chinese porn site..the first time I have had problems.

Diana said...

Enjoy the time off. I agree, I like when there is no word verification at all. Much easier!
Have fun.

Ginnie said...

I'm so glad to read that the little Munchkin is better.
BTW, I love your comment on my last blog. I tried to think of a good titile and "buscapades" is perfect. I am going to change the title to that ... hope it's OK with you!
Have a good away time but do come back. You've become a nice part of my day and many other readers too, I'm sure.

Queenmothermamaw said...

A/C you do need a break. But I guess we all have little inconveniences that bug us. Ya, 5 years is a long time to be blogging. Well when you get back, will have lots of subject matter.
QMM

Bernie said...

Happy to hear the grandchildren are well and you and cuppa are off to enjoy a holiday. It will be so nice for both of you....relax, have fun, enjoy.....:-) Bernie

ChrisB said...

Glad to hear that Nikki Dee is feeling better.

I was forced to put word verification back on for same reason as Ruth-the Chinese spam. I've noticed this spam around on a lot of blogs.

I might try turning off WV soon to see what happens.

Enjoy your trip.

Donna said...

Happy the Baby is doing so much better! Have a good rest away...And I CONCUR...about the post thingy!!!! Can't Stand them!!!hughugs

Linda said...

Have a lovely break. I'm happy to hear your little one is better. We will be looking forward to your return to blogland. The powers that be should be improving our blog site. It is so well used.

Kila said...

It's the little things...

Enjoy your week away!

simplycol said...

Have a wonderful week away. Me thinks a computer break is also a good thing. :-)

Tossing Pebbles in the Stream said...

What is life if there are no little annoyances.

Mary said...

AC,

I hope you enjoy your time away. Enjoy! I agree with Philip. Life is all about little annoyances.

dabrah said...

Glad to hear that Nikki Dee is better.