Friday, July 02, 2010

Oatmeal can fix so much

A hard day.

The computer isn't working. I checked with Bing in e-mail. She told me to "clear my cache." I have no idea what that is.

Anyone care to help? I have a MAC. When I log on, my home page is Yahoo. I get there through Firefox. But, when I try to log on, it comes up


It does this over and over and finally comes on randomly after I log out and log back in about ten times. Any ideas?

Until then, I will just make a bowl of oatmeal, read and listen to my new favorite band, Snow Patrol.

Oatmeal can make just about anything seem ok.


Robin said...

i know that restarting my laptop supposedly clears the cache, but if there's another way to do it, i don't know about it. sorry - i know that probably doesn't help much! enjoy your oatmeal anyway!

lyon de clarasvals said...

Firefox 3 for Mac OS X

1. In Firefox, from the Tools menu, select Clear Private Data.

2. Make sure Cache and Cookies are checked, and then click Clear Private Data Now.
Firefox 3.5 for Mac OS X

1. From the Tools menu, select Clear Recent History... .

2. From the Time range to clear: drop-down menu, select the desired range; to clear your entire cache, select Everything.

3. Click the down arrow next to "Details" to choose what history elements to clear. Click Clear Now.
Hey Maria, I Pmd a proffesional, but don't know if he will come here. Here are directions for doing it from the web, I don't know if yours is a Mac o s x or what though.

lyon de clarasvals said...


1. From the Safari menu, select Reset Safari... .

2. From the menu, only select Empty the cache and Remove all cookies, then press Reset.

I forgot the Safari (I know nothing about Macs, seems mysterious)

Syrlinus said...

Hi Maria,

A fan of yours suggested I pop by to offer some advice as to what cache means. What they are referring to, I suspect, is your DNS Cache. A DNS means Domain Name Server and many computers keep a cache of regular sites we visit. Sometimes the information gets corrupt so you'll need to occassionally clear it out to address this. This E-How articles details nice step-by-step info:

Syrlinus said...

Hi Maria,

Someone pinged me to see if I could help. I suspect that they are referring to your DNS cache. A DNS is a domain name server, a computer that translates computer addresses (numbers) into human-readable addresses (e.g., Modern computers keep a cache of addresses we visit most often and sometimes that info gets corrupt. The following link is to an article that details how to clear out your DNS cache in straight-forward step-by-step info:

If that doesn't work, feel free to ping me at the email associated with this message. ;)

Velvet Sacks said...

Do you have Safari? If so, go to the grey task bar at the top of your screen, click on Safari, then scroll down the pop-up window and click on Empty Cache. Good luck.

lyon de clarasvals said...
here's a site with visuals

Kass said...

Have you tried googling the problem?

I have a MAC and it has done the same thing, except I have to wait 3 days before it will let me get back on. My MAC is about 13 years old. How old is yours? Now I NEVER go off the internet. I just put it on sleep mode.

Next time you get the SERVER NOT FOUND message, try this: Click on the apple icon in the top left corner, scroll down to System Preferences and choose Internet and Network, then click network. If you see a message that you are not on the internet and there's a 169. (point any other numbers) it means your network chip may be going or there's something wrong with your internal drive. Kind of like a fried wire.

Sometimes it seems like Firefox gets sluggish, then I switch to Safari. Then it gets sluggish so I switch back to Firefox.

If all this fails, Oatmeal and Snow Patrol sounds pretty good.

MmeBenaut said...

I have a Mac too. Instead of clearing your cache, try this: Shut down and start up again.

Empty your trash! You'd be surprised how much this helps.

Otherwise, go to the Yahoo home page and see if they have any tips for clearing the cache.

Nelfy said...

Off of, since I don't have a mac:

Clear Your Cache in Firefox

Step 1
Open the Firefox browser and navigate to the Tools menu (for Windows users) or the Firefox menu (for Mac users).

Step 2
View the drop down menu display and choose Options (for Windows) or Preferences (for Macs). A new dialog box will appear.

Step 3
Click the Privacy icon to get to the cache options. Now you can click the 'Clear Now' button.

Step 4
Watch for a drop down box to appear with numerous checkable boxes. Check 'Cache' and press the 'Clear Private Data Now' button.

Step 5
Press the 'OK' button (Windows) or simply close the preferences box (Mac). Your cache will now be clear.

Hope that helps! Good luck!

Alesa Warcan said...

It sounds as if you're have connectivity issues. Are you using WiFi? Or ethernet? Is you modem working normally? Is your connection up?
To clear the cache try this:

Maria said...

Will look into all suggestions. And Lyon...thanks for hooking me up with your friend. Nice to have a good source.

I'm right next door to furious with Bing right now. She called last night (bitching about the cost) and tried to "walk" me through it and then kept getting annoyed with me for not understanding everything in a split second. If she were here, I'd just tell her the problem and have her fix it but I suppose it is a good um....learning experience.

I did tell Bing that when she gets back, I am going to "talk" her through how to medically tube a patient. And then yell at her when she doesn't get it on the first try.

You had no idea that I could be such a hell cat, did you? Aren't you just SO glad that I'm not YOUR partner???? :)

the only daughter said...

My wasband was giving me a tutorial in driving a manual transmission car. During my first (and only) lesson I made the car buck, jerk, and then stall.

He couldn't stop laughing.

That hurt as much as the screaming of instructions frustrated.

KMae said...

Just go to a MAC STORE & ask one of the genious' there to help you. They are very nice & happy to help. I dont understand ANY of this shit.
good Luck!

Terroni said...

Could you talk me through how to tube a patient? Thanks, friend. :)

Maria said...

Aw...T. Just remember two things:
1) Stylets should like hockey sticks or it could all go bad very fast.
2) Make sure that the suction unit is FUNCTIONAL.

Tight fit if you don't....