Hello, dear readers! I hope you are doing well. I have missed you while I’ve been on something of a sabbatical, at least a computer sabbatical.
As I told you last Monday, Larry and I got new computers, pushed into action because of the end of support for Windows XP.My new laptop arrived on Wednesday, and I’ve been navigating around Windows 8.1, not always with a smile upon my face.
I like learning new things. New computers have never frightened me. I’ve managed to learn a lot of new programs over the years.
There was a Mac lab in the library, so I decided to learn on the Mac. I sat down with a book and the computer in front of me and taught myself. I’ve been mostly teaching myself ever since on whatever system I found I had to work with.
I’m learning Windows 8.1, but I’m not finding it particularly intuitive learning. I’m having to search and search for things, including programs I just downloaded.
I’ve also found that some of my computer accessories are woefully out of date. My camera software downloaded just fine. But for my printer and even my wireless mouse, I had to download updated software from the Internet.
All my photos are stored on the old PC, too. I will transfer some of them, but for now, I’m keeping most photos on the old PC, which is set up on my desk for easy reach.
Larry’s new computer won’t be delivered until April 22. So when he needs to get online, he has been using mine.
Larry and I are totally different on the computer. He likes to understand every facet of things and the whys and hows. He likes finding shortcuts and different ways of doing things. He ends up knowing a computer inside and out.
Me? I just want to get my jobs done.
We have agreed that it’s not a good idea for one of us to be on the computer with the other one sitting close by watching.
Of course, these problems and frustrations I’ve had are minor. I am thankful that I have a computer to have problems with. I’m thankful for good Internet connection. I’m thankful for the help Larry has given me when I’ve gotten stuck.
And I’m thankful for you, dear readers, for sticking with me while I got settled with my new technology.
I’ll be back Wednesday. I have things to share, including how the garden is doing and my experiments with food choices.
Do you like learning new technology?