Friday, June 10, 2011

More facebook fails.

I've been quite grumpy with Facebook once they switched me to the new and 'improved' messaging system.  If you don't know what I'm talking about ... just wait.  Facebook has decided to mesh all your messages together.  Including chat messages.  Including messages you deleted.  They are sorted by names.  When my daughter died my cousin Erin wrote me every single day for a year.  over 400 messages in her folder.  If you want to archive the conversation its one click, if you want to 'clean' it up and just delete the whole conversation it requires 5-6 clicks.
A.little about the messaging.

Whatever, I've dealt with this annoying feature.  Today's however takes the cake.   I am the lucky recipient of Facebooks new happening bar.  It is a mini status feed to the right of your status feed.  You no longer have easy access to Events, or peoples birthday, pokes etc.  Its this huge constantly moving feed to your right.  Basically telling you everything you are reading in your status feed, but moving... constantly.  It is also proving to be quite the privacy breech.   It tells me when my friend Lisa commented on her friend,  Joe's picture.   I'm not friends with Joe.  I will never be friends with Joe.  He might be a nice guy but I will never be friends with him and I should not be able to see what Lisa posted on his picture. Did I mention that I can see the picture? Yes I can.  I can read any ones comments on that picture.  I decided to take it one step further and clicked on Joe's profile. Whoa, one of those that tell you nothing.  He obviously has a very private profile but hey Joe I saw your picture!

here  is a article talking about the happening bar.

here is information on how they already know that peoples privacy are being raped.

So for those of you on my facebook.  Please forgive me because I will never remember to look up peoples birthday.  Sorry.  Thank you facebook for again making more changes to stuff that people really didn't want you to touch.  If its not broken, LEAVE it alone!!!!!

Something I just noticed.  Now that I have the super cool happening feed, when I go to peoples profiles, I no longer see the occasional so and so commented on this and that.  It is simply statuses and wall posts.   So if you are like me and do enjoy stalking once in awhile you are no longer able to because the happening feed only lets you view it for a second before its quickly replaced by someone else commenting, liking, friending, etc.

Blogger commenting

I know many of you are still unable to comment on blogs.   I had the same issue and it was beyond annoying.   The fix, at least for me and quite a few others was; when you get to the sign in page, unclick "remember me" and then enter your information.  I have not attempted to reclick it but i have been able to comment for the last few weeks on peoples blogs.  So do try it :)

Sunday, June 5, 2011

"She Who Lived"

That is often how my husband and I refer to Emily.  It is made in fun because we love Harry Potter, but it is also so very true.    She is the one who lived.  She has often asked me "Why?"   "Why am I the only who lived?"  I don't have the answers to that, I never will.   She misses her sister so much, she misses the babies that we never had a chance to meet.   She misses what is supposed to be.

You're children are not supposed to die.   You're siblings are not supposed to die.   In a years time Emily has had her sister die, while her daddy was deployed, learned about miscarriages (2 of them), and then Great Grandma and a few weeks later Great Grandpa died.  So much loss at the tender age of 6.

She has her moments, all kids do.   Her moments are different sometimes because of grief, yet she is a child and grief isn't something that follows a child around forever.   Its something they think about, maybe cry about, and then they get up and they play and they grow. 

Grow she has.   She is this vibrant, funny, beautiful little girl that just melts my heart.  She amazes me with her reading and her math skills.  She loves to wear glasses and she looks so stinking adorable in them, it cracks me up.  She is loving and sweet, she can throw a tantrum like any other 6 year old.   She makes me smile everyday.  She makes me laugh everyday and like any other child, she makes me want to bang my head up against the wall!  

I just wanted to have a post of Emily pictures, lately I've taken some really adorable pictures and they make me laugh and smile and I love to see her grow into herself.