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Riese is the 40-year-old Co-Founder and CEO of Autostraddle.com as well as an award-winning writer, video-maker, LGBTQ+ Marketing consultant and aspiring cyber-performance artist who grew up in Michigan, lost her mind in New York and now lives in California. Her work has appeared in nine books including "The Bigger the Better The Tighter The Sweater: 21 Funny Women on Beauty, Body Image & Other Hazards Of Being Female," magazines including Marie Claire and Curve, and all over the web including Nylon, Queerty, Nerve, Bitch, Emily Books and Jezebel. She had a very popular personal blog once upon a time, and then she recapped The L Word, and then she had the idea to make this place, and now here we all are! In 2016, she was nominated for a GLAAD Award for Outstanding Digital Journalism. Follow her on twitter and instagram.
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I’M ON CHROME RIGHT NAO IT TOTES WORKZ
EVERYONE IS JEALOUS OF YOU, did you skip an update and is that why you’re special, cos if that’s why then at least I can be superior.
I had to switch to firefox but it’s no big deal, I run them both 24/7 anyway for my two different google IDs, twitter accounts, etc.
Also I have to tell you Riese that this is THE. BEST. technical issues post I have ever seen in my life.
well, that didn’t come out nearly as well as i imagined. damn emoticons.
it’s OK, I subscribe to comments so I got the full effect direct to my inbox!
you big bragger.
This post makes me feel many feelings.
They are summed up nicely in this song http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2QDidEchiNI
1) I’ve found it works on chrome for Mac but not for PC, so basically that means I can’t read autostraddle at work, which is probably good for my career?
2) I don’t know if this is useful, but http://www.downforeveryoneorjustme.com/autostraddle.com seems to think it is down as well, which might support the redirect theory?
3) let us know if you need us to call and annoy hostgator
on your behalf, I’ve got a half-day at work tomorrow. Also, let us know about the subsequent boycott.
Re: 2) DID NOT KNOW THAT WEBSITE EXISTED, THANK YOU. That is the question I was thinking the entire time I was trying to access AS on my netbook in Chrome but I was too afraid people would think I was inept if I went asking around.
These are so cuuuute! You totally made my morning.
HA! Works for me! (I’m using a Mac) And cute pictures also thanks for the cute overload esp. the one with loads of text.
I didn’t know what google Chrome was until i read this and um, googled it? but i LOLed a lot at your kitten comic strip.
I have been so sad the past couple of days, It’s sooo inconvenient to have to open Firefox and all…(The previous statement was dripping with sarcasm.) Thanks for all the hard work with the kitten comic strip, it made my day.
seriously though is this where the whiskey comes from
i love this!
whats so bad about firefox??
people who prefer google products, much like people who prefer apple products (i am an apple person, so i am one of these people) tend to get very upset when they cannot use what they feel is the most sophisticated item on the market, in this case that item is google chrome.
i like firefox
maybe they should use safari, it’s pretty shiny
actually, this is what autostraddle looks like in safari right now:
but this might just be my excessive font collection fucking things up again
that made me lol really fucking hard. that picture.
holy shit AS speaks wookie
Can’t speak for everyone, but I’m on a netbook with exactly 600 pixels of vertical screen real estate, so I prefer Google Chrome on account of it having way less crap taking up space at the top and bottom of the screen.
But look, I opened Firefox, and it didn’t kill me! *thumbs up*
I’m on Ggl Chrome (intel Mac) and it works. Firefox is bugged on my iMac.
I like your funny kittens… ^_^
Bonne Journée. (“Have a nice day” in frogeater language ^^)
I hope this is where the whiskey comes from..
Damn you! Now I’m thinking about whiskey at midday.
only acceptable response:
It’s 5 o’clock somewhere!
So much cuteness!!
I’m on chrome on a PC right now and its working fine, I haven’t had any problems
BOW DOWN BEFORE SAFARI
but really, i love you guys.
I came for the kittehs!
/Mac + Firefox
Haha I opened IE just to read this cause I haven’t downloaded firefox on my compy.
Tess was extremely nice when I sent her an email about it…I’m sorry you probs get 32894034132423 of them daily (approximately). TESS YOU ARE A GOOD HUMAN.
… It’s working fine for me on Chrome. Yay?
This post completely makes up for the site failing. Cats make up for any deficiencies.
kittens make chrome not working almost worth it.
it’s not workingggggg
hi five for being a fail and using generic internet explorer!
Computer overlords? No way: kittehs rule!
I wish the autostraddle team could morph into kittens because it’s how I’ve been seeing everyone lately.
this post has accurately described my feelings for the past couple of days. i’m really a kitten a kitten too.
fuck i was hoping that was a thing
it is a thing, i promise. we own the url, we just haven’t built the porn site for it yet.
hey, is anyone experiencing this issue on a mac?
nope! come over.
hi tess! i just opened google chrome for the very first time in history to tell you that it is working just fine on my mac
I am reading this from my mac with Chrome! Yay for Autostraddle working in philly. :)
(Feels superior using chrome on a macbook)
OMG KITTENS. I loled and smiled and it was awesome. :)
Thank you Tess and Riese and all autostraddle people/kittens for working on this! We <3 youuuuu!
I’m just going to check/read/worship AS from my phone for now. I love teh kittehs!
Also, Tess, I’m really sorry that I sent you an email about this. Clearly my statement that I am not the technical genius that you are was an understatement.
Yeah, my technical genius in the email went as far as ‘um, the formatting or something is messed up.’
Incidentally, does anyone think an Autostraddle mobile site would kick ass? I think that. (Obviously after this Chrome stuff is fixed!)
Awww… I could really feel your pain and frustration through these adorable kitties!!! <3
Autostraddle readership is adorable.
this is hilarious.
these kitties totally made up for the fact that I can’t use my fancy Google Chrome to not do work at work.
autostraddle works on my mac in chrome.
Am I the only Mac user that doesn’t use Chrome or Firefox? I use Safari. AM I WEIRD?
Rising Star Haviland Stillwell uses Safari on her mac and unless she has switched to Chrome, Design Director Alex Vega also uses Safari on her mac
It works in Opera too!
(Opera what the hell is that who is this person)
I like how it took this long for Opera to be mentioned. Guys if you are not cool with Firefox 3.6 being slower than your crock pot then try out Opera it’s great. Super fast! Although actually the Firefox 4 beta is pretty fast too.
Also I am on Chrome on Mac and PC and it works fine. On Linux though, it doesn’t seem to be working.
I quit Opera for Chrome about a year ago and I STILL feel guilty about it. In my heart, I am still an Opera user.
Love the kitties, especially whiskey kitten. I’m lazy enough that I just made autostraddle the home page for firefox so I have one less step to getting my fix.
this may be the funniest thing ever to come out of a dire situation
Awwww, look at the cute kitties. I forget what I was complaining about now.
And for the record I never blamed you guys I thought it was Google’s fault.
This post just gave me the best career idea ever: Tech support with kittens. Somehow you get to borrow a kitten while receiving tech support. You can thus calm yourself by petting the kitten and relax while all your technological woes are taken care of.
I haven’t used Internet Explorer for God knows how many months, but I have to say that it was worth to open it and wait for the site to open just to read this post :)
I’m using Linux’s Chromium (um … it’s like what would happen if you took Google out of Google Chrome), and it’s working fine. It hiccuped earlier this week, though …
I don’t know about everyone else, but for me, this post totally makes up for it. (Though I eagerly await the glorious reunion of Chrome and Autostraddle.)
It sounds kind of like in vitro fertilization.
So close, it’s chromosome straddle.
Very Technical Genetics….and sex…..and stuff…..yah.
I’ll draw you a map.
you guys i just downloaded google chrome for my mac to see if it worked on my mac and I LOVE IT!! Omg. No wonder everyone’s so cranky about it
I just got a brand new netbook today and it has Chrome pre-installed so I thought I’d try it and it’s really fantastic. And Autostraddle totally works on it. I’m not even gonna install Firefox on this thing.
just kidding no i don’t it doesn’t let me use keyboard shortcuts in wordpress to bold words THE ROMANCE IS OVER
try using applekey + whatever instead
or maybe its ctrl + whatever
ONE OF THEM WORKS i feel your pain though
i formspring-ed you about AS working fine with chrome on mac few days ago..
This made my day seriously. If only everything in life could be done in kitten comics the world would be a much better place
Omg, autostraddle does not work for me. I have been trying to access the site with an abacus, and it does not want to work. I also tried smashing two rocks together.
^ that ^
i love you diver.
aaaah thank you, i’m not crazy!
i’m using internet explorer for you, autostraddle. INTERNET. FREAKING. EXPLORER. that’s love, right there.
The whiskey kitten is my desktop background now lol – what is google chrome?
YOU GUYS IT WORKS NOW!!
This is like being showered with kittens and love and homogay rainbow sprinkles.
Best birthday present ever.
wait wait wait. are you toying with my emotions? it still is not working in chrome on my pc. when did it start working for you?
Just now! When I started chrome this morning, it came up alll shiny and nice. I didn’t mean to toy with you! :(
whyyyy won’t it work for meeeee. motherfucker. well i’m happy it’s working for you!
if it starts to work for anyone else let me know in the comments, please. thank you
I don’t have many fucks to give, but Autostraddle working or not gets one of them.
I know. It gave me a reason to use my phones internet… Too bad I am not smart enough to have tried firefox.
Autostraddle is back!!!
I’m so glad everything is back to normal now and I can read you on Google Chrome!
Happy weekend everyone!
I came through on my rss feed to let you know, that indeed, before sunday, AS works in chrome (on my mac).
I was not expecting the most epically adorable kitten comic strip of tech support ever.
Thanks for the giggles!
It works on Chrome in Ubuntu now too yaaaaaaaaaaay
Omg I thought I was going insane trying to get AS to work in Chrome. I recently had to go through my registry and delete a bunch of java stuff (long story) and since AS wouldn’t work after that, I thought I’d deleted a necessary file on accident.
I feel much better knowing this. I’m using IE at the moment (I deleted Firefox because redirecting tracking cookies would never go away and giving me viruses) and can’t wait to get back to Chrome!
Thanks for the kitty cats, they seriously made my afternoon much more lively.
Firefox crashes my computer. :( I can’t wait for the site to work again, but in the meantime, I do appreciate the kittens.
…butbut but its early monday morning and still no works on my chrome D;
i haz a sad
me too ;(
Is anyone else still having trouble? I deleted my cache and everything, still not working in Chrome on my ‘puter =(
It’s still a problem for most people I think.