Saturday

Nonsensical typing skills!

Do you remember all those practice exercises in typing class?

fjklel? fjfjfrurufjufj? mnmn?

It would have been a lot more fun to practice all those in typing class if we had been commenting on blogs. Little did I know, I'm not telling you how many years ago...but it was on a typewriter with a manual return, that this torturous exercise would be useful in the future. I probably wouldn't have even given this a second thought, but I began to blog and in turn began looking at more and more blogs. Yes, there were blogs that I followed prior to writing my own, but it was minimal and when that little phrase had to be typed in...I thought ok...I'll just focus my eyes a little harder and it will be fine --no typos! But now...those little pass codes are popping up many times a day torturing me everytime I want to leave a comment...well almost everytime. Some people haven't been hit by spam yet so are letting us off the hook.

Now if the optometrist could figure out a way to help me discern letters that are all run together I could post my comments even more quickly! I'm glad there is a way to cut down on the spam, but in some cases you can't figure out what the "secret" combination is just to leave a friendly comment. Oh, the little frustrations in life!


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DM Speaks said...

Haha. I have to tell you that I hate those stupid word verification codes, but at the same time I love them for preventing my blogs from becoming hit with spammers galore.

Sometimes I find myself typing in the same darn code 5 times before it is finally accepted.

jessica said...

Thanks for visiting... gorgeous green cuff and fab photo to boot. Thanks for visiting.

Julie Anne of Diamondmeenuh Creations said...

I've always loved a good puzzle and don't mind the little codes....too much. I still have and use my Grandmothers 1930's Royal Typewriter and maybe that's why the codes aren't too much of a nightmare:-)

Thank you for visiting my blog and giving me a chance to meet you. Your cuffs are beautiful!

Kerry said...

I hate those darned word verifications! They aren't words at all and if I've typed the darn thing in twice and I still don't get it, I give up! You may never see this comment...I haven't been spammed, so I can't understand the silly wavy letters one bit!

Heather Buchanan said...

Haha, I can't stand those codes! I'm not looking forward to having to type one in in a moment to leave this comment. But I love your connection between them and elementary typing practise. The code I need to leave in a moment is: vaynk. Vaynk!

Waterrose said...

oh, I didn't think that I had set mine up for a code...have to go look!

High Desert Diva said...

I get so annoyed with these, too.
Usually, I have to re-type them.

And, yes, I learned on a manual typewriter as well. I remember being thrilled when the automatic return was introduced!

Off to try the word verification...

ElegantSnobbery said...

LOL, this cracks me up! I hate typing all of that gibberish, and I mess up every time! How annoying! But I did get a virus in disguise as a person commenting, so I have since then added the word verification to my own blog. I sure do feel your pain, though!

Cicada Studio said...

I always thought this about these codes- I am reminded of my Brother Correct-o-Ball days. Thank goodness for typing lessons!

femputer said...

Yes, I can never figure these things out! It's always Vs and Ws packed in so tightly that they just look like a zigzag!

Ivy @ Paperelixir said...

Ha ha! I think my eyesight got worse because of these!

And thx for visiting our blog! Hmm, maybe I have to try embroidery some day...

OK, here we go, fmgb...q?

Torann said...

im glad to see im not the only one who hates this verification codes I sometimes dont know if its my eyes or the codes but they look scrambled a lot of the time :S

klaird said...

I know. Sometimes I look at those darn letters three times and I swear I typed them right, but it still says I didn't. Frustrating, but a necessary evil!

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