Some people are like Slinkies … not really good for anything, but you can’t help smiling when you see one tumble down the stairs.
Friday, March 16, 2018
Or….the five stages of technological frustration…….
As you know, the boys bought me a new Tablet for Christmas last year. It’s the same make and model as TableyOne but the new and ‘improved’ model. I say improved in quotes because I’m trying to be kind and keep a civil tongue in my head.
Don’t get me wrong…I love TableyTwo. I really do. I love that’s its new and shiny and lighter and faster. I love that I can record my drawings to share with you here (lol, like I’ve done so often since getting the damn thing!)
What I DON’T like is how ‘they’ change things. Things that don’t NEED to be changed. Like the gallery…..
On TableyOne it was very straight forward and simple to save a sketch to the gallery. And logical in the way you could make folders and group like items together. In TableyTwo……not so much.
I installed an SD card so I could save all my ‘scathingly brilliant’ sketches for posterity! (Because someday, when I’m dead, I totally expect to be ‘discovered’……snort……and I want ‘them’ to be able to find all my brilliance!) And to that end I started saving my sketches. Then I found out that they weren’t being stored on the SD card. Hmmmm…..After some very terse words with Husband we found out that TableyTwo apparently doesn’t WANT to save my masterpieces to the SD card! Not automatically (like on my phone, you just tell it from now on I want all my images to go on the SD card and it does it.) Not so on TableyTwo!
This is stage one: Denial. How can a device NOT DO WHAT IT’S DESIGNED TO DO???????? It’s a computer! I tell it what I want and it DOES it!
This brings us to stage two: Anger. This stage is self explanatory so I won’t go into details or repeat the words that I used to both Husband and TableyTwo.
Stage three: Bargaining. “Oh for Pete’s sake! You know what I’m trying to do! Why are you making multiple copies and putting them in the wrong places! Can’t you just put them where I want them to go?” (the answer is, apparently not.)
Which brings us to stage four: Depression. Not depression for life in general…..just too depressed to pick up TableyTwo and try and figure it out…..for about two months….give or take a week.
Finally, stage five: Acceptance. Also known as total submission and defeat. And after MANY ‘discussions’ with Husband and much Googling finally giving in to the way they’ve changed it and jumping through multiple hoops to get the images onto the SD card.
Was it worth the struggle? Damn right it was! All my sketches are now on the SD card and in the appropriate folders, well defined and organized!!!! (Alphabetical even!)
Take THAT you Android sadists!
Thursday, March 15, 2018
Wednesday, March 14, 2018
Tuesday, March 13, 2018
As I have stated here over the past few posts, I’m in a bit of a funk. No big deal really. It will pass.
It just seems like forever when you’re going through it.
So, the other day I was sitting at my desk, trolling the internet….because everyone knows that’s the best therapy for being in a blue funk (being facetious here….in case you didn’t get that…) and out the window I see the UPS truck pull up and stop in front of the house.
Hmmmm…..I’m not expecting anything. I ask Husband if he’s expecting any deliveries.
I watch as the driver pulls a white box out of the back of the truck, scans it and trots up to the front door.
The doorbell rings…….well, it really is for us.
Now I’m getting excited! My mind is racing as I try and think what it might be and who it’s from…..
Maybe a friend has read my blog posts about being down in the dumps and is sending me something to cheer me up. It looks like a Styrofoam cooler.
Something perishable…..Omaha Steaks!!!!!
I’m getting more excited by the minute!
Husband retrieves the package but we don’t see a recognizable return address….or any markings actually. So I carefully slice the packing tape away and open it. Inside is a large plastic envelope….the suspense continues!
I carefully lift the envelope out……..cut it open………
The first delivery of my new meds!
I laughed so hard my sides began to hurt!
It might not have been the surprise I was hoping for but it DID make me laugh!