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Saturday … this is not a post

August 10, 2013

There will be no post today.  It is a long story but the bottom line is, I am incompetent at anything technical.  Since buying my first PC in 2000 I have needed guidance all the way.  My partner, also shares my sense of ineptitude but with has an added handicap that doesn’t help.  He doesn’t share my sense of adventure (can one be excited about a PC and not be technical? Perhaps this is my problem?) So while I love the idea of computers and get carried away with new opportunities; he remains; wondering ‘Why?’

So I grapple, overlooked always by a good colleague or friend with the complexities of a new PC.  In time I can rest on my laurels. (You, keeping in mind that I have not necessarily learned or retained the new found knowledge; this is the problem; Where does it go?)   

Meanwhile the ‘inbuilt obsolescence’ kicks in and the wonderful PC becomes dysfunctional.  

Then the new machine comes with new whizzes and bangs and the difficulties they bring for me.  Again, my friend sees me right.  Looking back this is pretty much how it has been; peaks and troughs and not learning too much.  

This passive attitude is probably due to the fact that I don’t have to engage fully with the technical

side of job in the library where there is always a IT person on hand.

I am not proud my complacency; relying on other people and asking for help is worse than having a dysfunctional PC.

So I do attempt to find ways to ‘learn’ or indeed get things working and using the new functions that inevitably come with the new machine.  

I only have two difficulties with my recent charge which is worth celebrating!  As it would seem with each new concept comes a dozen more applications some of which are lovely and I have no regrets.

But there is one thing that is much less attractive; the adverts that pop up everywhere as I speak there is one in Google docs saying I have ‘8 days left on MYPC backup. I have glaze over when I am reminded about ways I can save money, lose weight, or where can find a beautiful Russian woman!

My lovely laptop is littered with obscenity, in my  opinion, and I have no ways in turning it off!


Another problem I have is supposedly overcome by a click.  (Why am I not impressed when I read that!)

I have 109 cds on iTunes on my notebook (my last but one device) and I would like to access them on my new laptop.  

iTunes Home Sharing it seems makes this easy.  First it appears that I have to download the most recent ‘iTunes’ and that took 3 hours last night and as far as I can see nothing has changed.  I asked lots of questions in Google that took me into the early hours (another reason why no post this morning)

Sadly my technical ineptitude previously discussed, won the day.  I have a Notebook well passed its ‘sell by’ and a Nano, not so elderly but nonetheless no way I can see to access my music on my new laptop.  

I am sorry there will be no post today, but business will resume tomorrow … meanwhile a cup of tea at least I can do that.  

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2 Comments leave one →
  1. My Tropical Home permalink
    August 10, 2013 10:40 am

    Nods and nods. I completely understand 🙂 and I’m sure so does Benjamin Bunny and family. Enjoy your weekend nonetheless.

    • August 10, 2013 1:11 pm

      Yes I will … hugging a cup that my youngest sipped her first warm sweet tea! means I will soon mend!! And you too have a good time xx

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