Autostraddle Isn’t Working in Google Chrome and It Won’t Be Fixed ‘Til Sunday I AM REALLY SORRY







Photography © jmberman1 2009

Photography © jmberman1 2009

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Riese is the 41-year-old Co-Founder of 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 Los Angeles. Her work has appeared in nine books, 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. She's Jewish and has a cute dog named Carol. Follow her on twitter and instagram.

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    • 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.

  1. 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 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.

  2. 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.

  3. 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.

  4. 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.

    • 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

    • 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*

  5. 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 ^^)

  6. So much cuteness!!

    I’m on chrome on a PC right now and its working fine, I haven’t had any problems

  7. 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.

  8. I wish the autostraddle team could morph into kittens because it’s how I’ve been seeing everyone lately.

  9. this post has accurately described my feelings for the past couple of days. i’m really a kitten a kitten too.

  10. (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!

  11. 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!)

  12. these kitties totally made up for the fact that I can’t use my fancy Google Chrome to not do work at work.

    • 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

    • 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.

  13. 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.

  14. 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.

  15. 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.

  16. 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 :)

    Thanks Riese!

  17. 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 …

  18. 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.)

  19. 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

  20. This made my day seriously. If only everything in life could be done in kitten comics the world would be a much better place

  21. 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.

  22. aaaah thank you, i’m not crazy!

    i’m using internet explorer for you, autostraddle. INTERNET. FREAKING. EXPLORER. that’s love, right there.

    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 know. It gave me a reason to use my phones internet… Too bad I am not smart enough to have tried firefox.

  24. Autostraddle is back!!!

    I’m so glad everything is back to normal now and I can read you on Google Chrome!

    Happy weekend everyone!

  25. 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!

  26. 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.

  27. Firefox crashes my computer. :( I can’t wait for the site to work again, but in the meantime, I do appreciate the kittens.

  28. Is anyone else still having trouble? I deleted my cache and everything, still not working in Chrome on my ‘puter =(

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