Sunday, January 17, 2016

Woe Is Me




It's happened again, this time for the last time. My desk top computer has finally given up the ghost. How long are these things supposed to last anyway? I think it is about seven years old which in computer speak may as well be a hundred. It was running Windows Vista which was perfectly fine with us but I'm sure you can tell how the rest of this story is going to go before I even right it. 
My printer died so I needed a new one. Those are ridiculously cheap these days (all the money is in the ink) but they all connect wirelessly. I needed a new router, again wireless is the new connection standard. You see where I'm going with this right? My seven year old computer just could not handle all this fancy new connectivity.
Off the Best Buy I go credit card in hand and I'm now poorer and I hope to soon be happier. I still don't have my new, souped up computer. It resides in the bowels of said Best Buy while they very helpfully transfer all the files from my old hard drive to my new 2 terabyte!! hard drive. For a fee of course. 
Once I get that baby home I'll be spending at least a day attempting the Great Set Up of 2016! So if/when you don't hear from me you'll know what happened. 
Writing to you from my lap top which I don't like using for blogging don't ask me why I just don't.

Until next time,

10 comments:

  1. Oh no! I have a new, well, it's a year old now HP Envy 17.3" laptop in the sewing room. I use it for all my machine embroidery software, and I can browse the net because we have Netgear Extended router at that end of our long house. The main Netgear router is in the family room. The printer is wireless, so I can print from the sewing room as well. I'm actually a Apple techy, and I would have a Mac book pro in the sewing room if I had my way---instead I'm running Windows 8.1 on the laptop in there. All my embroidery stuff runs on Windows with a few exceptions, and I didn't want to buy new software. So much of it is Designers Gallery, and I'm used to it. I have not updated to Windows 10 because I'm not sure I will like it. My husband has Win. 10 on his desktop, and I wasn't impressed enough to change. I have learned Window 8 now, so why mess up a good thing, right? I do like the HP Envy laptop though. What did you get? I switched to Apple about 8 yrs. ago and love it. It was not difficult to learn.

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    1. Like you I would be an Apple girl all the way but also like you my embroidery stuff is all windows based and I use my laptop in the sewing room for that. I have 1 year old Acer running Windows8 for that and see no reason for Windows 10 even tho they keep pushing me to upgrade.
      The new desktop is a Dell with 12G Ram and 2 terabyte memory more than I'll need for the near future I hope.
      For many, many years I used Apple at work and home and am very familiar with and love that interface but they have priced me right out of the market except for my IPad which I love and use daily for email and Facebook and in the kitchen. I don't have a smart phone because where we live the phone connection is iffy and I don't go anywhere to make the cost worth while. I do love technology but try to make it cost effective if I can.
      I taught computer ed for many years and was tech director for a school district in So Cal in the early years of computer adoption but much/most of this has now gone way over my head! My husband is indifferent as long as he can check his email and read a daily weather report.

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  2. Oh no! I hate computer problems. Having to get a new one is both exciting and daunting. All the new things you will have to learn on it. Hopefully it will be an easy change, good luck

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    1. Oh gosh how I hate the idea of setting up this new computer but it will have to be done - tomorrow is the day I pick it up so...

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  3. Isn't it funny, the things we could have done without twenty or so years ago are now such a necessity to us? I never thought I would be so dependent on a computer, but now I cannot live without mine, so I know how you are feeling right now. We have three computers in our house, his, mine and the office's and right now the one in the office needs replacing. Seems like they should last longer than they do, but five or so years is about the longest one has lasted at our house.

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    1. Oh yes! Who would have thought we would be so dependent on so many things we never even heard of when we were younger? My grandmother must have felt the same way about the telephone and airplanes and even automobiles for pete's sake!

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  4. I'm sooo un techy it's not funny!!! Whenever the system goes down at school I'm delighted LOL!! Then again...we wouldn't have our blogs and community .....so I am grateful for it. Hang in there friend. :)

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    1. I love all that things that tech brings us but I'm finding it harder and harder to keep up! Sometimes I just want that fancy toaster to toast my bead you know what I mean?

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  5. It's incredible how dependent we are on our computers !!
    My Apple is on it's 5th yr., and I'm counting each day, week, month and year, hereafter, as BONUS ;)

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    1. I'll keep my fingers crossed for you, I'm not out of the woods yet as I still have no router connection so I'm tied to the desktop. *sigh*

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