Friday, December 2, 2005

Small Favors

AOL's "charset" fix has been installed, so I can finally display this word properly again:

Mâvarin

Do I feel better now? 

No, not much.  I could probably live with the ads, if they stayed above the little line, and if that were the only problem.  But it's not.  There's always some new annoyance.

I'm thinking seriously about investing the hundreds of hours of work needed to port my home page, my Madeleine L'Engle pages, etc. over to www.mavarin.com, and over 500 Musings entries to Outpost Mâvarin.  Then I'd need to prod husband John to get me on his Cox connection.  That would enable me to cancel AOL.  Heck, I've only been here since 1993. That's a quarter of the time I've been on this planet.

Is it any wonder that leaving AOL is hard for me?

Karen

****Yeah, yeah.  I haven't actually left AOL yet, for a number of reasons, but I don't post here anymore.  I'm just adding a couple of photos here to make sure I'm giving someone correct directions on how to do it.  I'm out of practice!

4 comments:

kalpal said...

Are you really only 48? I feel so ancient.

ryanagi said...

I've been on AOL since 1994...so I know what you mean. Who gets their first initial and last name as a SN these days? It seems like ryanagi is taken for every email and service on the planet. :-/

stupidsheetguy said...

I know what you're dealing with. The Pro's Con's list is a long one to ponder. For me, Blogging without the threat of TOS violations sure makes Blogger very tempting for me.

But we all have our own decisions to make, and it's sure hard to make this one. I have found that you can now allow people to "subscribe" to your Blogger journal, and get alerts just like on AOL. Another Pro...yikes.

Jimmy

lurkynat said...

intersting photos Mavarin!
natalie