Wednesday, September 05, 2018

“Pointless” is certainly serving its purpose – giving structure to that end-of-afternoon period when I sort of tend to fall apart. I’m now on the final stretch of the second Kirigami sleeve – increase every 8th round 4 times. That shouldn’t take long – I’ll be knitting that yoke by the weekend.

Alexander came over today – I hadn’t seen him for quite a while, as he had been at home with his sons during the school holidays. We went round to the Ingleby Gallery, very near, and I’m glad to say that Alison Watt’s folded paper picture was still there. I was very glad to see it again. I’ll try again to show you.

No luck -- I can apparently download the image, but it says "server rejected" when I try to show it to you.

There’s not much to report otherwise.

My portable computer, running Windows something-or-other, has suddenly taken to producing a search engine called “Ask” (possibly by Yahoo) when I type in a random question. If I want Google – which I do; “Ask” is manifestly inferior – I have first to go specifically to, and then ask my question. How did this happen? What can I do to reinstate Google as the norm?


  1. Your Browser should have a setting for the default search engine. Not sure which browser you're using. If you're using Chrome, click on the 3 little dots in the upper right hand corner and choose Settings. It will open a new tab and part way down the page it will have a section for search engines. Hope this helps.

  2. Isn’t it maddening when the search engine gets changed. I find that this when this occurs, I am infested with malware. Try running your security program, then reset the search page in your preferences. Would be a fairly easy fix!

  3. do you have 'Google' bookmarked in favourites? that is how I get on it

  4. do you have 'Google' bookmarked in favourites? that is how I get on it

  5. Ask Google. ;) Really, that's what I did when this happened to me and it was an easy fix (I just can't remember what it was). I ask Google everything. I saved myself $100 once by asking Google how to fix the broken handle on my dishwasher myself instead of calling the broken-dishwasher-handle repair people.