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Computers Are like Men

Can't live with them. Can't live without them.
I got my computer back from Staples. They were supposed to transfer everything over from the old desktop but I couldn't find any photos, documents or contacts. I had a little panic time but then, after playing with the laptop for a few hours I found the photos and documents. The pictures were NOT in "Pictures" nor were the documents in "Documents". They are in something called "Owner". ??? The contacts are gone, never to be seen again.
I searched for a disk drive to no avail. So I went into Staples and asked how I am supposed to add programs with no disk drive and was shown to the external disk drive isle. Bloody salesman! It would have been nice if he had thought to mention that lack of feature before we bought the laptop. I suppose, when the computer is paper thin, there is no room for a disk drive.
I still have to figure out how to put pictures on the computer. All this messing about with the laptop is seriously cutting into my knitting time. However, I am enjoying it. The screen size is sufficient. The keys are nice and big as are the letters on the keys. Best of all it doesn't freeze on me when I'm in the middle of a blog.

posted on Nov 20, 2014 8:41 PM ()


Jon's note to stop storing photos on your computer is an important one. We take and save so many. For those who can justify the monthly fee of 9.99, Dropbox is a lifesaver and that's where I download photos to instead of my hard drive. I also don't have the same difficulty searching for ones I want to use. Evernote, too, is great.
comment by drmaus on Nov 21, 2014 9:28 AM ()
As all my old pictures aren't in "Pictures" I will be putting them on a flash drive....just as soon as I can figure out how to do that.
reply by nittineedles on Nov 21, 2014 1:23 PM ()
I do two things that have allowed my Mac to work for 8 years without repairs. 1. Never allow your hard drive to contain so much data. Make backups on DVDs and remove stuff you don't need or use. I put 99% of my photos on DVD within a few weeks. Then I trash them from the computer. 2. Never click on unsolicited Internet links. Most of them are virus/worm traps. If I get an email from anyone, even my friends and family, that has a link attached, I trash the email - unclicked.
comment by jondude on Nov 21, 2014 7:36 AM ()
A number of years ago I burned all of my pictures to a DVD and promptly lost it. It doesn't help that DH dumps all my important stuff on the floor when he wants to use "our" computer. I NEVER click on unsolicited Internet links nor open suspicious e-mails.
reply by nittineedles on Nov 21, 2014 1:17 PM ()
I would be undone by all you have described. I'll stick to my desktop. Lately, however, there are some problems. One works around them, but I haven't been able to solve them. For instance, I click on Firefox, my browser, and I get the last three sites I visited and can't get rid of them. I want something new, I have to open another window. I tried resetting Firefox to default, which is recommended when there are problems, and I click on the "go" item, and nothing happens. Computers didn't used to be so easily compromised. In the dark ages, at the beginning. I miss simple.
comment by tealstar on Nov 21, 2014 6:30 AM ()
When you have Firefox open, check the Preferences menu and see what settings are currently selected.
reply by drmaus on Nov 21, 2014 9:38 AM ()
Technology is exhilarating and frustrating all at once.
comment by kristilyn3 on Nov 21, 2014 5:38 AM ()
Right now it's a little more frustrating than exhilarating.
reply by nittineedles on Nov 21, 2014 12:46 PM ()
I share your sentiment.
comment by elderjane on Nov 21, 2014 3:45 AM ()
reply by nittineedles on Nov 21, 2014 12:45 PM ()

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