The anonymous Windows Live people strike again – like a midnight commando raid they infiltrate into the very heart of my computer, ripping out all the well known and automatic keystrokes. They leave as stealthily as they arrived – leaving behind chaos and frustration. I cannot access parts of my own space – in common with, I must assume, many thousands of people. I need my password to access my own photos?? How irritating! Which password is that ?? The one I invented last year or 2 years ago or maybe the 3 year old one?? I thought the internet gave me access to the world. In 3 short years msn have restricted my access to a dozen buddies who, so msn informs me are ‘friends’. Who said I want, indeed need,to know what my friend A is saying to their friend C? To read friend C’s blog it appears they must give me permission and accept me as a friend. It may have escaped the notice of the thought police that there were two types of blogger – those who collect ‘friends’, as one would train numbers or stamps and those who prefer to retain a small nucleus of friends who share common values and visit each other on a regular basis.The database of my ‘friends’ names has also changed – the programme is sending requests to two email addresses – without any instruction from me! Names of 2 contacts have disappeared. Are they on a msn blacklist ???????? Like the rest of my readers, well, the 11 of you, I will over the next weeks and months struggle to master the unasked for and unnecessary changes.
It has started to snow and the Gas Engineer will soon be here to fix my heating system. . . au revoir