Wednesday, February 23, 2022

Computer Issues


While trying to find more Wordle games to play Tuesday morning I went to a website that infected my computer and changed my ability to reply to comments here. I reinstalled a backup from an earlier date prior to the virus infection, but my computer is still compromised. I still can't comment. So, thank you all for your comments. I'll update when I have more information and a virus-protected computer. Wish me luck.


At least the sky was beautiful late Monday afternoon when we could see the beautiful end of the rainbow. And the sky was lovely Tuesday morning and filled with the sounds of geese honking. You can see them if you click on the photo. Then I went looking for more Wordle games to play. Lesson learned.





30 comments:

  1. Don't worry about responding but I hope your computer issues get sorted. Ally Bean sent me :)

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    1. Susan-- Thank you so much for stopping by and commenting. I'm finally trusting my computer to comment here.

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  2. Sorry to hear about your computer woes. Hope you get it sorted out soon!

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    1. EllenD-- I'm hoping that all the issues have been resolved. So I'm replying to comments here and hoping for the best.

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  3. Sorry to read this, but totally understand how it happened. Carry on as best you can.

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    1. Ally Bean-- I completely erased my computer and started back from scratch. Nothing installed from my old backups. Hoping it's all safe now.

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  4. Oh no, so sorry. Our computers are an additional life line and it is so frustrating when they get sick. I was looking into Wordle also to download and fortunately didn't. Thanks for the warning.

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    1. Patti-- I didn't download Wordle, I played the safe NY Times copy, but decided to search for more Wordle games to play. Then it was an "Uh-oh" moment and everything went awry.

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  5. Sorry to hear about your computer. My FB page has been whacky, and I will have to change it around if I delete the version I have on the laptop. It's about the only thing that still has an old email address! A worm they called it.

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    1. Barbara-- These computers are such tricky things. They help us connect with such kind people, and then the mean ones come and try to sabotage the goodness.

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  6. Sorry to hear about the infected computer. So much meanness in this world just for the sake of being mean. Also why my game playing is limited to solitaire.

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    1. ellen-- It was definitely a lesson-learned moment. I am usually so neurotically safe, but I had a terrible lapse in judgment for one moment. Such a nightmare.

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  7. Another good reason for me to avoid Wordle - the first is that I tried it once and couldn't do it! I hope you're able to get the issue sorted soon.

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    1. John-- Wordle is actually fun. My sibs and I email each other every morning sharing how many words it took us to solve the puzzle. We've worked out strategies. The game hosted by The NY Times is safe. I strayed from the safe zone and paid the price.

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  8. I think, for me, the joy of Wordle is that I only play it once each day, so it doesn't become the time suck that other games like Wordscape, Brickbreaker, and Candy Crush, can sometimes be. That said, there's a NYTimes app in the apple app store now that allows you to play endlessly.

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    1. 37paddington-- Today (Feb 25) is the first day I played Wordle again. I'm only going to play one game a day on The NY Times site. That's it. Playing it safe.

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  9. Could your inability to comment be because you have to sign in to Google? But I'm no computer nerd so don't take it from me. Your photos are gorgeous.

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    1. Catalyst-- I didn't want to log in to my account because of the security issues on my computer. I'm hoping they are all resolved now.

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  10. I steer clear of games on my PC. I leave that to my sons

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    1. Billy-- I have a few morning word games I like to play. That's it. I would not have expected that I would get into such trouble trying to find more games. Lesson learned.

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  11. Yikes! Hope the computer issues are soon resolved.

    I love this time of year when the Canada geese are arriving here for mating season. I wonder if they fly over Arcata on their way!

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    1. am-- I think the computer issue has been resolved. I feel pretty safe right now. The geese have been flying in huge flocks everyday, many times a day. It's truly a delight!

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  12. Oh no! How can you tell the computer is compromised? In any case, I hope you get it sorted out!

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    1. Steve-- I tried to login to Sophos one of my Virus Protection software I have on my computer, and it said that my email was invalid. That started this horrible journey.

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  13. We often forget there are many hazards on the internet for computers. I got infected once but luckily had a wunderkind young man (friend of my nephew) come over, fix it, and put bombs into the site that infected my computer. Very satisfying. I just fed the kid lunch and he was happy.

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    1. Tara-- I wish I could find the schmuck who infected my computer. What a nightmare. Ugh.

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  14. Oh crudnuts. That’s so darn frustrating.

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    1. Linda dev-- It is frustrating in every way.

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  15. Too bad you had such an issue with your computer, Robin, but glad to read you are back. I may be among the few(?) who do not play Wordle. Admittedly, I have no interest to start.

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    1. Beatrice-- I'm still a bit hesitant to trust the internet right now, but I'm working on it. It really wasn't the real Wordle game's fault. I went looking for more games to play after I played the NYTimes, and that's what started all this trouble. Lesson learned. Stick with the safe places.

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