Thursday, November 26, 2015

Happy Thanksgiving America!

Oh my goodness.  I am sorry that I am posting this so late in the day.  I was hoping to get it done last night but have had to deal with some unexpected computer issues.  SOMEONE living in this house who shall remain nameless, decided to download a game onto MY laptop.  HE knows better because he never reads carefully when he is downloading stuff.  As a result I ended up with this 'palikan search' engine which I couldn't get rid of.  After some investigation I found out that it spies on your web browsing history and delivers ads and promoted links that match your browsing history but that it can also be used to hijack your system.  So then the quest for trying to remove it started.

I checked a couple sites and downloaded three different programs geared at locating spybots and adware.  The odd thing is that each program found something different.  There was quite a bit of adware that I wasn't aware of on the laptop.  At least two of the programs allowed a fix option for free.  Of course the third program which found other stuff has to be purchased and at approx. $60 for six months, that is a bit too steep for our budget.  Obviously the programs I currently use aren't picking these things up at all so now I'm going to have to start running a bunch of different scans everyday to try and catch these things.  Now the one program located palikan and apparently deleted it but it still showed up in my Firefox when I rebooted.  I've set the browser back to its default and hopefully have taken care of the issue.  SOMEONE has been banned from using my laptop.  I lost all last night to trying to deal with the issue and over two hours today as well.  As such I didn't get a chance to create my freebie in honour of the American Thanksgiving until just now.  

Of course, then I ran into a glitch when I wanted to start working on the paper.  When I made the one in honour of the Canadian Thanksgiving, I had come across a cute pilgrim clip art image over at Pixabay and thought I'd use it for today's paper.  I'm starting to think my biorhythm is in the toilet because when I typed Pixabay into my search engine, an 'authentication required' box is popping up asking for my user name and password?  Huh??!!  I was just there last night for Pete's sake!  What is going on now?  Hopefully tomorrow it will be back to normal but for now that left me in a lurch.  Thankfully however, I did find an alternate pilgrim's hat from a different company so that I at least was able to come up with something.

Long story but there it is.  That is why I'm so late!  So here is what I came up with.  Hopefully you be able to use it on next year's Thanksgiving projects.

This paper is 3600 x 3600 pixels and in jpg format and published at 300 dpi. Credits include:  Free PSD Files and Rita from the The Coffee Shop Blog.  To grab today's offering, click the download button to be taken to a download location.  In the zip folder you will find a copy of the paper, the preview sheet, the full credit information and my terms of use which are standard to all my folders. 

I hope that those of you celebrating Thanksgiving today in the US, have a wonderful day surrounded by family and/or friends.  These same wishes go out to all my readers, followers and friends of course, no matter where you may live in the world.  Now if you do happen to live in the States, enjoy your feast today.  I'd love for someone to have a great big slice of any kind of pie (as long as there are no nuts) and let me know how good it was.  Or a bite of stuffing....ooh, then there are all those mashed potatoes out there too...yum!

I'm hoping to also get my creation for the Deedee's Digis progressive challenge done this evening so I might just see you all again a bit later.

Until then,


Suze said...

Oh what a day you have had. Hope you can sort all the computer issues out soon. Thank you for the paper - not sure if I'll use it but I downloaded it just in case!

susan said...

Thank you! I hope that you and your loved ones had a very Happy Thanksgiving!

Lori m said...

Sorry about your laptop, this is an awesome paper you've shared, thank you again for your kindness, hugs, Lori m