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Monday, June 09, 2008

It's Not Me, It's....Amazon?? Plus, a Warm Fuzzy Feeling from an Anonymous Commenter!

Tuesday morning update: It is apparently me...and Amazon! You can see me, but I can't see myself...or, more accurately, I can't see any portion of my blog that has anything to do with Amazon, particularly images/ad serving...including, most importantly, EntreCard. So I am sad to say that I'm not likely to be on anyone's top EntreCard droppers list this month. However, since all of you have been kind enough to visit me in my time of technological despair, I will get to work on an interesting post for this afternoon...it might actually be post #400, but not coinciding with a milestone visitor, unless we can count 16,904 as a milestone? I should also let Amazon know that their revenues are likely to be down for the quarter, as I can't even reach www.amazon.com through my browser to make my daily Golden Snitch purchase.

In the meantime, here's where I started whinging last night, ending with a happy story about my Anonymous Visitor:

Is anyone else out there having oodles of problems with the Internet?

I was hoping to drop a bunch of EntreCards tonight after the girls go to bed, but the 100+ degree heat here in the Roxiticus Valley seems to have caused a bit of an Internet brownout. I can't see my own EntreCard widget, so I started visiting some of my EntreCard buddies...no luck. EntreCard seems to have vanished. At the same time, my Sitemeter implies that plenty of visitors are still coming in to Roxiticus Desperate Housewives via EntreCard.

I noticed that my Golden Snitch (Amazon) and Alexa Rank (owned by Amazon) widgets have also vanished from my blog's sidebar, no matter which computer in the house I try to use. And here I had started to think my notebook had been cozying up to Mariuca's computer, which required a full restore over the weekend after my good blogosphere buddy spent 48 hours disconnected from us.

As I Googled my way around the blogosphere, I learned that Amazon.com had a huge outage on Friday, and that their troubles appear to have continued today (Monday). Anyone else having problems, or should I just blame Comcast for my continued Internet issues? Talk to me, friends! And thanks for listening.

And, since you read all the way to the bottom of this post, allow me to share with you the warm, fuzzy feeling that I got from an Anonymous Visitor, who left the following comment on an old Kona Friday post: "Love KONA, the crack of all coffee. I had my first sip in Kona.. and brough back as much as i could.. only to find that trader joes carries it. I have to say i have enjoyed you blog. as a Mendham HS graduate from 1988, ill be returning to mendham soon. soo keep up with the great mendham focused commentary."

Thanks, Anonymous, for making Roxy smile on a Monday night in Mendham!

6 comments:

Mariuca said...

Oh it does sound similar to my problem last weekend Roxy! I really hope it fixes it self soon and u don't have to go through what I did. Let me know how it turns out. :)

Tricia said...

Amazon, Alexa and Entrecard all seem to be working right now. (4:42 am) I do find that my amazon widgets make my sites load slower at least once each day though.

Mariuca said...

Hi Roxy, am back with my EC for today. You must be fast asleep right now..WAKE UP!! He he...congrats on winning ur Botb, third time's a charm! ;)

liza said...

im really glad that they fixed it in a flash.

by the way, im sharing some love here
http://mlizcochico.com/?p=672, i hope you can take part. :) see yah.

RoxiticusDH said...

Liza,

Thanks for stopping by!

While they may have "fixed it in a flash" for the rest of the world, I'm afraid my Comcastic Internet service is still battling the Amazon web server to deny me access to anything on it, including various ad servers, images, and, worst of all, EntreCard...on every computer in the house. I'm going in to our NYC office tomorrow and suspect I'll be back in business there, and dealing with the poor Comcast service guy (third time in a month) on Thursday morning.

I will check out your link...

Roxy

Cindi said...

Hi ~ Just EC Dropping by, and congrats for your mention & mugshot in the Entrecard Blog!