Woe is me. I have deleted cookies, updated my browser, and reinstalled my flash player--all for naught.
I kept getting a message from Adobe RealPlayer to update my software. It had been repeating that message for months, getting a bit more belligerent each time. They went so far as to question whether my parents were married and if my shoe size and IQ were the same number. (Why, yes it is. I wear a size 150.)
Finally, I relented. I had a little time to kill and I was in the mood to tidy my computer with all the latest updates.
Poof! And just like that my videos stopped working.
I wasn't worried. I hadn't updated my browser in a while. Maybe it needed the latest version. Note: I always dread updating my browser because every time I do, it decorates my desktop with fancy doodads or screaming yellow zonkers. Too distracting.
But I wanted to see my videos too. Decisions, decisions. I crossed my fingers and updated.
The good news: My desktop appearance stayed the same.
The bad news: I still can't see my videos.
Okay. The next step was Google. Google never lets me down. Somewhere, someone has had the same problem as me and found a solution for it.
I found several good matches and many suggested clearing my cookies. That sounded easy. So I cleared my cookies.
Still no videos.
Can anyone help? I'm sure it's Firefox that's the problem because I can view videos on other browsers although it was strange that it stopped working AFTER I updated RealPlayer.
Should I uninstall RealPlayer (again) and then reinstall it? Are there other reliable alternatives to this software? Maybe it doesn't like Firefox.
I've never been this stumped before.
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My willpower was very weak over the weekend. We stopped by a couple of adoption events and even looked at a dog on Craigslist.
The only one who had an Aussie Shepherd was the Craigslist person and I was too late. The woman on the phone sounded like a horrible person too. She said: "Yeah, I got rid of that thing." I truly hope that dog went to a more loving home than the one she came from. Why do people get dogs if they don't want to keep them for life?