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Updates: The Never Ending Story

Posted by Viktoria Michaelis on February 12, 2016 in Internet |

It is indeed a wonderful feeling to be back with a software package which works for me, and which allows me to access the Internet, my mails and all that involves. It is almost as if a blindfold has been removed from my eyes, and my hands released from their bonds. Now all I need […]

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Testing, Testing: One, Two, Three

Posted by Viktoria Michaelis on February 10, 2016 in Internet |

I feel as if I am coming out of the desert, as far as Internet is concerned, and returning to civilization, finally. If you’ve been keeping up with the story about my trials and tribulations with Windows 10, you’ll know exactly what I mean. If not, let me just say, the biggest mistake I ever […]

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Windows: Let’s Just Reinstall That, Shall We?

Posted by Viktoria Michaelis on February 5, 2016 in Internet |

What do you do when you’ve tried everything else and nothing seems to work? If you’ve any sense, or if you’re as stubborn as I can be, you start from scratch and try to get it right a second time, or a third, or… especially when you have no real choice. Today I managed to […]

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Akismet: That File Is Just Too Big

Posted by Viktoria Michaelis on February 3, 2016 in Internet |

Did I mention that I have been having problems connecting to the Internet and accessing my site since installing Windows 10? Well, yes, I did and more than once. As an update: I can’t say things have improved, although I have managed to access today – as you can see! – and write something. At […]

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Close Call: Donald Trump Shooting Threat

Posted by Viktoria Michaelis on January 29, 2016 in Internet |

We all know how Twitter works: the older Tweets are at the bottom, you scroll down and read in reverse order. So the lower one of these two entries came first and it looks, if you happen to be reading my timeline, as if Mark Knoller is replying to Christian Datoc (as re-tweeted by The […]

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Flickr Explored: Things I Don’t Understand

Posted by Viktoria Michaelis on January 26, 2016 in Internet, Photography |

Everyone knows Flickr. the site where people can upload hundreds of photographs for all to see, have them rated, favorited, shared and – when the Creative Commons license is used – use themselves elsewhere. Most people also know that it has an Explored page: a selection of photographs picked out each day which are considered […]

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Taking Dress Codes To Extremes

Posted by Viktoria Michaelis on January 25, 2016 in Internet |

You think you’ve got it bad with Dress Codes? Short skirts, low-cut tops, judges and teachers who have no sensibility whatsoever? Let me introduce you to the man who knows a thing about Dress Codes and how to do it right. Screenshot Source: Huffington Post / Twitter Perhaps it was his first day at a […]

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Listings: There Is A Simple Answer

Posted by Viktoria Michaelis on January 23, 2016 in Internet |

I probably shouldn’t write this, because as soon as I hit publish all hell will break loose, but I haven’t been receiving much spam lately. This is, of course, a good thing and something which I am grateful for, something which I do not really want to change, even though I do not, personally, have […]

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Snowed In? How To Pass The Time

Posted by Viktoria Michaelis on January 22, 2016 in Internet |

As the threat of an all-covering blizzard threatens, and the first snowflakes fall across the States, it is time to seriously consider what you are doing with your life. Here you are, stocked up with all the necessities of life, warmly clothed, stuck at home for the weekend. Public transport is cancelled, Washington DC has […]

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The View From North Korea

Posted by Viktoria Michaelis on January 18, 2016 in Internet |

Anyone have any idea what real spin is? I don’t mean the facts and figures which some candidates push out during their campaign speeches, trying to gain office in some political backwater or, dare I say it, in the United States of America, but real spin? Screenshot Source: DPRK News Service / Twitter If anyone […]

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