Oh how I LOVE commuting
Posted on September 17th, 2008 @ 10:29 am

Can you smell the sarcasm?

As I sat in traffic this morning, by myself and unable to use the HOV lane since my husband is staying home with the Kiddo today, I thought about just how much time I waste with my daily commute, and how I get nothing, except for maybe frustration and a gallon and a half less of gas in my tank, in return, for that time lost.

Sure, it gets me to my day job, which pays the bills.  But I live 45 miles away from work.  That’s at least an hour of driving, IF I carpool with my husband, ONE way.  An hour & a half if I’m by myself and traffic is particularly nasty.  And then we have to repeat it again on the way home.

Trust me.  I really would prefer to live closer to work, especially since it really feels like we’ll be working there for several more years.  But that just isn’t possible right now, not with the real estate market tanking like it is.  We’re not in the position to sell our place and look for something closer.   Let’s just say, bad financing decisions, but not bad enough that we would have to face foreclosure.  So we’re stuck.

Anyway, back to the colossal waste of time that is my commute.  Let’s see… in an hour, I could have done at least one load of laundry.  I could probably have cleaned the kitchen (it’s cluttered, so trust me, it would definitely take at least an hour to do).  I could have worked on – and probably finished – the new design I’m trying to make for this blog.  Maybe not implementing it into WP, but at least the graphics could be finished. I could have posted at least one or two entries here and on my other blog.  I could have even used the time to fiddle with yet another blog I set up at Blogger, just to see how different it is with that software as opposed to WP.

Granted I could not have done all of that in just one hour, but any one of those things could have been done.  But NOOOooo.  We have to live so far away from work I have to waste that time sitting in traffic, thinking about all the other things I could be doing instead.

Someday.  Someday I’ll either be able to spend half an hour or less on the commute, or even not have to commute at all.  Hopefully that someday will come sometime before I turn 60.  LOL

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Here’s another plus for Chrome
Posted on September 3rd, 2008 @ 2:46 pm

So I was going through my Entrecard drops, and came across a site that Chrome would not let me visit.

It tells me that the site is linking to yet another site, that is either hosting malware or has hosted some in the past.

From what I can tell, the site that this blogger is linking to, was probably attacked without their knowledge and for a period of time, they unintentionally hosted some malware, thanks to yet another site that put it there.  That site, IS hosting malware, and has infected well over 400 domains in the last 90 days.


I wrote to the gal via a bulletin board to warn her that an image she was linking to is potentially dangerous, and suggested how she could change it out for one she creates and hosts on her own server and then update the image source for the link.

I think this little built in tool in Chrome would have been handy when my OWN old blog had been hacked, makes me wonder if the hacker had linked me to other sites that hosted malware and such.  That was the incident that pretty much killed my desire to blog for a while, because cleaning it up was one hell of a chore.

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