#SOLSC23: 182

I had begun composing in my head.

“Unexpected” might be the title.

Meandering thoughts. A bit of March Madness. More bracket busting. A quirky Saturday that began online.

No, 182 fits best.

My OS updated today and the Chromebook has not been the same.

Today, I received 182 emails from Two Writing Teachers. Every comment that added a blog post for the #SOLSC resulted in an email in my inbox. I’ve checked my settings. Nothing’s new. In over 10 years of slicing, this is a new “unexpected” happening. An email for every slicer posting their slice. It was a bit exasperating as that’s not a typical number of emails for me – especially not on a Saturday.

I can’t blame it on Friday the 13th.

I can’t blame it on anyone else as I’m the sole user of the Chromebook.

I can’t blame it on a housepet as there’s not one of those in residence.

So I’m choosing to blame my influx of emails on the OS update.

What’s your “go to” blaming situation for technical glitches? How do you resolve them?

Possible solutions?


Thank you, Two Writing Teachers, for this daily forum in March. Check out the writers and readers here.

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12 responses

  1. I don’t have a go-to blamee, only a go-to response. (And it’s not a favorable one!) And I’m sorry that’s happening to you!!!

    1. I often claim “operator error”. No extra emails today. Yeah!

  2. Ugh, sorry! That must have been frustrating! I hope you get it sorted!

    1. Magic from writing about an issue. Was it self sorting? I have no clue, but fingers crossed that this continues to be solved!

  3. My go-to resolution? Close it up and hope that it will work when I go back the next time (not the best solution!).

    1. I tried that twice yesterday without success. Maybe it just took more time. I did finally turn it ompletely off.
      Hope is helpful ! It keeps me from quitting!

  4. I think restarting can help. Make sure the computer does its updates once a week. When things get really tough, I try to find a techy to help me. Good luck. When I first started blogging here at the beginning of the month, I got a slew of emails, too. Thankfully, that ended. Let’s Go Hawks! Another big day for our gals.

    1. Maybe my computer thought yesterday was a day of rest and was rebelling. So much to do to keep Sunday free.
      Go, Hawks for sure!

  5. With three cats it is easy to blame one if not all three of them for whatever goes wrong. Maybe your computer was being possessed by some evil computer genie?

    1. ” possessed by some 😈 evil computer genie”
      Good idea ….

  6. My go-to is to walk away and take a walk outside.

    1. I need to add that to my repertoire.

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