It seems like entropy passes through in waves. I think “things come in threes” is a version of that observation, because it’s hardly ever things coming TOGETHER in threes, one after the other. In the world of mechanics and data, things spontaeously break. It’s only in the amazing world of biology that broken things mend. But that’s a story for when I’m wearing my PT hat. This morning, I speak specifically of things digital.
First, I discovered early last week that my AdSense ads had disappeared from my sidebar. Then later that day, they reappeared. The next day they were gone again. Blogger Gary Boyd told me he had the same problem, but it was a FireFox problem. Sure enough, they show up on MSIE. And should I worry? Problogger is talking about reports of Adsense pay-per-click freefall. So maybe my little problem makes no difference.
Second, while my switch from PC-Cillin Internet Security to Kaspersky Internet Security went fine on the desktop, it failed to install completely on the laptop. I’ll hold my flames pending what now can no longer be a prompt resolution of that problem. But one consequence of the proper installation is that I can’t get to Sitemeter (Kaspersky smells a rat.) Again, maybe that isn’t such a bad thing, since Sitemeter seems to have sold out to a sitetracking cookie monster (half a dozen, actually; I just followed the directions at this link and removed them and banned the source–specificclick.net–from my browser. You might want to consider doing the same. If anybody thinks this is NOT true, or NOT a problem, I am willing to be disabused of my sadness at the loss of Sitemeter after more than five years of use.
Thirdly, well as I said, Kaspersky. Tech support has responded to two emails, but each time it has taken a full two days (this is the third since the last one and no reply.) So my Friday installion from last week on the laptop still has not been resolved. I’m hoping that once it is, we’ll have smooth sailing. I’ll most definitely let you know the outcome.