Friday, December 1, 2006

a few changes


That's me on the left, aged fifteen.  With cousins on my dad's side of the family.  See?  I've always enjoyed playing in the snow.

I'm not going to leave AOL or vacate my journal here; however, I'm going to be accessing my journal through the Firefox browser.  You see, AOL has been lagging lately, making it hard for me to access journals and websites.  I would have used my Opera browser, but it won't show some of the journal pictures.  So I've decided to give Firefox another chance (I used it before, until it started crashing on me a few times a day).

I can still get my AOL mail and alerts by way of AOL.com.  I've added most of my favorite journals to bloglines, except for those few it won't accept.

I'm not going anywhere; I'm just making things less complicated for myself.

Thanks to Penny, of Firestorm Kids, I'll be using Photobucket for many of my pictures (when AOL is too stubborn to let me upload).  I hope to get to the point where the only time I actually have to sign onto AOL will be for the few times I want to enter an AOL chat room.

We'll see how this goes.

4 comments:

randlprysock said...

Oh I just love the snow picture and you a teen there!  Ya'll look like you're having a great time!  Well we're going to pick up a pizza soon. ... you have a great evening and nice weekend!  Hugs,
Lisa

http://journals.aol.com/randlprysock/AdventuresFromFlorida/

lanurseprn said...

What a good picture!!  Looks like you all were having fun!  Do you remember when it was taken?
I use Photobucket for pictures, too.  So far so good.  
Glad you're not leaving.
Pam

astaryth said...

That's a great picture!

And, I hope you downloaded the newest version of Firefox.... It's a little more stable. I use Firefox for everything and love it, especially the tabbed browsing. Bring Bloglines up in a tab, read the entries and right click on the ones you want to comment/pursue farther and select Bring up in a New Tab. When you get several you can then go check them out... no waiting, no fuss!! Oh, and be sure to download the IE tab add-on. That way if you get to a webpage that hates Firefox all you have to do is right click anywhere in the page and select 'view in an IE tab' and it will fix it up for you!

You'll find everything is much faster outside the AOL client... I can't remember the last time I actually opened it up! Good Luck and Good Surfing!
http://journals.aol.com/astaryth/AdventuresofanEclecticMind
http://adventuresofaneclecticmind.blogspot.com/

astaryth said...

Oh, and you will also find that uploading to your FTP space is waaaaay faster thru Firefox than it ever was thru the AOL Client!!!