iPad+Apple+WordPress=No Blog Post

Get your acts together, oh ye masters of cyberspace!

My Mac laptop (which they tout as virus-proof) has a nasty, nasty virus and insists on throwing up page after page of porn pop-ups so vile they cannot be described in the polite company kept by Polloplayer.

And since I’m traveling – in WDC at the moment visiting Taylor! – said laptop will have to live in porn purgatory until the CE, holding down the fort in NYC, can return with it to CA and our trusty computer guy.

I do have an iPad with me, which is of absolutely no use for WordPress since, 1) Apple , in its infinite lack of wisdom, will not allow me to download the WordPress app and 2) body text cannot be entered in a post via the iPad when accessing WordPress via Safari on the iPad.

And this is not just old-lady ineptitude – there is evidence of lamenting and gnashing of teeth on these issues from presumably far more tech-savvy types on support forums for both iPad and WordPress.

I have not included Blackberry in this screed because I am typing this post on one, but they are not entirely blame-free. I cannot post a photo because I cannot access my WordPress app on Blackberry or Blackberry App World – doing so crashes my elderly Blackberry Bold.

What to do? The CE would suggest gathering up all abovementioned devices and hurling them against a wall so that they might never again rise up to interfere with that rarity known as a human conversation.

But Apple and WordPress and Blackberry all know they have me and pretty much everyone else in their thrall and I suspect they will continue to test our resolve – why, why, why no Adobe Flash on the iPad, Mr. Jobs? And iPad and WordPress – could you please learn to play nicely together?

End of rant. Polloplayer will resume next week. Thanks for listening!

About polloplayer

Empty nester searching for meaning of life through the occasional chicken epiphany.
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7 Responses to iPad+Apple+WordPress=No Blog Post

  1. Ang says:

    we are slaves.

  2. Katherine says:

    I am iRate, iNconsolable and iNdignant that this has happened to my beloved Saturday morning routine of sitting down to read my favorite blog (nay, my favorite reading material period.) I suppose in a global sense I should be iRritated for the iWorld at large, but for the moment it’s all about I (me.)

    (Hoping your technological retreats dissipate soon.)

  3. jess says:

    Boooooooooo. At least you’re in good company during this difficult time. Give Pooder a big hug from me!

  4. Duke says:

    Chicken Lady,

    Perhaps the missing software is to be found in the Lost and Found at the NYC public library along with the wayward mittens, caps and pencils?

    And also, who is iCatherine? Is that like iCannot tell a lie George? iDon’t like all this computer nonsense…..

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