I used to go to lunch occasionally with a fellow who always ordered a cup of decaf coffee after he ate. He was an older man by 10 years and was starting to forget things. Sometimes it was amusing.
I told him that we had been on a cruise a number of years before and stopped in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico and he told me that he had been there once and lost his hotel key. When he went to the bell clerk and told him what had happened, the clerk reached in a drawer full of keys and handed him one. Asked how he knew this one would work the reply was, “They’re all alike. Keys are meant for honest people.” Charles then added, “I was there with my wife, but, for the life of me, I can’t remember which one.”
He couldn’t remember, as well, why he ordered decaf coffee. I think that I would remember that, but then I’ve only had one wife. The clutter of details becomes greater over the years and even greater when you have had to keep your stories straight.
Screenshot of Ava Gardner and Richard Burton, 1964, from “Night of the Iguana” filmed in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico.
For those who don’t remember or never saw the movie, "Night of the Iguana" is about a defrocked Episcopal Priest working as a tour guide for a cut-rate travel agency in Mexico. Unable to control his attraction to the niece of the Baptist girls group’s leader he acts on his impulse and the leader threatens to ruin him. Ex-Reverend Shannon (Richard Burton) strands the tour bus at a hotel in an effort to come up with a plan. Things get worse as the night progresses.
Recently I logged on to my computer, clicked the Firefox icon, and then typed something into the Google Search box. When the page loaded it was blank.It was the same for any webpage. I discovered that I could load a private page, type the item into the search bar at the top and it would work, sometimes.
I rebooted the computer and it made no difference. I found that I could use Internet Explorer with no problem.
I’ve been using Firefox for years. I like it better than I.E. for some reason, that like Charles, I can’t remember.
After some internet searching I found instructions to go to the Firefox page, click the three bars and then open options, click privacy, clear my memory and cache, and then go to add-ons and disable everything. I did and there was no change. I still got a blank screen. I restarted and when I did I got a notice from Firefox that they had installed a newer version (and tried to sell me on getting some app on my phone which I ignored). Everything worked.
I may start to slowly put add-ons back, because I think that the problem was with several ad blockers that I had installed. Google was not going to play if they couldn’t show you advertisement. I may leave things as they are.
Firefox default prevents the user from being tracked and that is really all I care about, and I didn’t change search engines because I use gmail.
As I was disabling all of the add-ons I realized that I didn’t know what at least half were for, and could not remember installing them. I think that I was prompted to do so, and didn’t figure on them screwing things up. Apps/programs have no regard for each other.
It’s not good to make things too complicated on the computer or in life in general I’ve found.