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You must expect good things when you set an alarm for 7:45 on a Sunday morning.  One of them was not seeing it snow at 8:55, although that happened. (It downright sleeted back at the house several hours later- but it's better now.)  However, it was something of a redeeming sight to see this on the wall at the studio where I do fitness classes a couple of times a week:



That's missing not just the M from "marathon"  but the equally important qualifier of "half." Thirteen point one, bitches; that was their recommendation for what I should sign up for when they announced this April-long challenge at the beginning of that month, based on how often I show up (usually twice a week) and how fast I go (not too). Honestly, by mid-month it was something of a pain in the ass; there were Ruulz about what distances counted; the workouts varied tremendously, making it sometimes impossible to break a mile in 20-odd minutes and making you do manual math on others; and by month-end, there was virtually no reporting of our self-reported distances beyond what we could read on our own 3x5 sweat-stained index cards.

Still. I was proud when I cleared 13.1 by around the 20th- as proud of my athletic as my mathematic feat of figuring it out- and when I did the last one on the 29th or 30th, I didn't even bother checking my final total. But no matter- I won my age group for the Half!  I, um, was apparently the only male IN my age group for the half:/

No prizes. Hell, I paid 15 bucks plus tax for the privilege, receiving in return a hand towel that probably retails for a third of that.  But it's an accomplishment all the same, and lots of people cheered me on for it.

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Home, then, for lunch and cleaning the fish and starting to listen to the Mets final road trip game.  Having conquered the treadmill, I felt inspired to tackle the tech.

As I mentioned some time back, a major go-to work website of mine stopped working a few weeks ago.  It only worked in Microsoft browsers, but on Death Day it stopped playing even with them- rejecting my password, a weird occurrence for a site allowing access as a guest.  Even odder, it worked fine on other computers I accessed- so there must've been some Issue with my Edge-stallation on this one.

I tried things.  My friend and guru took a swing at it, but in the end, mighty Lisa had struck out.  I found the "search help" link on the main page which was useless, and calls to the government office and then emails to their Help Desk led to no help.  I even managed to kill Edge on Twobor completely, in hopes of cleanly reinstalling it.  Wound up doing a system restore to get it back, no online access and all.

Finally, today, I resorted to excess: I installed Opera, a fifth browser, on this laptop.  (Neither Microsoft browser worked anymore; Firefox and Chrome couldn't even get past the initial SQL install- whatever "SQL" means:P)

Opera didn't work, either- but. It rendered the page in a smaller font. And THAT revealed a whole bottom of the Main Page I'd never seen before.  Including a link to What To Do If Page Won't Load.

How easy could it be? Open Explorer. Delete blah/blah/appdata/local/app2.  Reopen Edge reclick the link, and BOOM! Back in business!

I will probably email the Help Desk to let them know how I solved my own problem, in hopes that they will help the next schnook the next time it happens.

As if.
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warriorsavant From: warriorsavant Date: May 16th, 2016 07:03 pm (UTC) (Link)
Hurrah for you! That's a half-a-marathon more than I, or probably most of your readers, will manage this year.
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