Athens time

Sunday, 8 July 2012

Do you know what I mean?

No, the picture hasn't got anything to do with my post, but what is a post without a picture? :-)

Now normally I am a very organised person. I do things in certain ways, and that makes sure that everything gets done, if you only follow the system. When on the net and reading mails, there is a LOT of information to go through and very little time. So when I'm on the hop, I use 5 mins here, 10 mins there to scroll through Google reader and when I feel I want to comment, or bookmark, or print or generally keep track in some way of the idea, page, quiltalong or person, I make a new tab and continue scrolling. That way when I make some time to comment, write emails, bookmark and print out patterns, I can just go swiftly to the tabs. Deal with each one and give it the time it deserves and delete tab. I then know what the 'workload' is (I indent as of course it's a great 'workload' to have :-) and have oversight rather than 1000+ items in the reader of which you don't know how many you want to deal with...

Do any of you do this? For me, it works like a treat, until browsers start to play up... Yesterday, Chrome decided it had to close down unexpectedly. Now, as has been suggested, that might be because I had too many tabs open and it got tired (so to speak for lay persons like me, one could also say memory overload due to too many life feeds). I could understand that if it were the case, but.... it does it even when I have only about 4 to 6 tabs open. Firefox is even worse... closes down all the time! that is why I went to Chrome in the first place.

Now comes the worst bit, Chrome does not have an automatic recovery process of tabs open when it closed, unexpectedly and without your permission. So no way to recover all the tabs! History doesn't help, as history tells you each and every page you've been on, which was all the thousands you did not want to comment on as well as the ones you did.....

SO, if you were expecting a comment lately and I haven't (lovely quilts Lynne, I remember you being up there twice as your avatar stands out so much) then please do forgive me, or drop me a line. If I was due to answer to a quiltalong question and I didn't, please ring the bell! No way of recovering all those pages I looked at (non blog related) and wanted to know more about, look into the company or website some more, etc etc etc.

It feels a bit like you have an in-tray where you keep important post (like bills to pay and letters from friends you want to answer) and the cleaner (before you ask, I should be so lucky!) has emptied it all in the waste paper bin!

Maybe I should change my ways.... just answer straight away (which would mean maybe one blog in those 5 mins) and be uncertain just how much there is to deal with still in the rest of the stream? It would go straight against my desire of having an oversight of what I want to do...(not to speak of not being able to prioritise the more urgent responses) I hate uncertainty and surprise of that kind... I'd rather know and plan!

I know that Firefox does have a previous tabs recovery when it shuts down unexpectedly (yay Firefox!), but as it shuts down every other minute, it's virtually unusable (and yes, I have downloaded the latest version and updates)

If you got this far, thank you for reading it all. If you know a solution, thank you even more! and if I haven't got back to you... thanks for your patience and yell!!

Anybody know a solution? That'd be awesome! :-)



Susan said...

Marg, I tend to make a quick comment when I have the five or ten minutes and then move on! I do't think I could cope with all those tabs 'read, comment, next!' is my 'modus operandi'!!!

Liz DandeliondD said...

Can you not recover them by clicking on the "Recently Closed" option in the bottom right hand corner of your Chrome homepage?
It is bitterly annoying when it closes. I am usually in the middle of making something following/combining several tutorials!

{Leila}Where the Orchids Grow said...

I do keep tabs open but only a few at a time so I can switch back and forth between blog, flickr and email.
My browser (firefox) never died of exhaustion lol! But then again I have long since given up on the idea of keeping up with everything!

Mrs Flying Blind... said...

I use Firefox, but on a Mac and have never had problems, but that is not what you wanted to hear!
I don't have a solution I'm afraid.
I tend to blast through with the one word comments when I am strapped for time, and I don't mind if that's all people leave for me xxx

Liz said...

Yeah, I'm a Mac girl too and I use Safari and much prefer it to any of the others..! But that doesn't help you does it, although Safari does have a recovery when it's closed unexpectedly!!
Hope your weeks gets better now..

Ann @thequiltingcats said...

Oh, I'm so sorry! I use Firefox and have never had it shut down on me. Then again I am not that organized! I do like you organization... Will give it a go and let you know if it shuts me own... Not that I'm a computer geek and would know what to do if it did... But at least you would know it wasnt just you. :)

Cat said...

I use google chrome also, however, I'm a read, comment, next kinda girl
I'm also an approx only 50 blogs on my read list kinda girl