Wednesday, March 25, 2015

A New Computer

My son has put together a new tower and has set things up "the best" way which means I have a bit of a learning curve to deal with before mastering navigating the new set-up.  Both my husband and I are "administrators" with our own separate files which are on a segmented or sectioned or segregated D drive.  I can't remember the terminology Dan used.  Why is it that, when the tech savvy generation makes things easier, the pre PC generation ends up spending months figuring out how to do things the easy, user friendly way?.  Why can't we just navigate the systems the way we always did?  Once upon a time everything was on the C drive but apparently that is only for operating systems now.  

So give me a few more days, weeks, possibly months to get back in the groove.  I have to figure out how to set up a My Pictures file in my area of the D drive so I can store photos and load them to my blog.

Dan explained it all to me last night when I cam home from a 13 hour work day too tired to do anything more than nod wisely as my son showed my husband and I how to "do this, then do this and do this" as though we were playing a demented turbo driven game of Simon Says.  He kept clicking the mouse as he demonstrated all the right moves.  I didn't have the energy to point out that as my husband was sitting next to Dan and I was sitting next to my husband, I was simply too far from the screen to even see the cursor, given the cataracts and near-sightedness that plague me.  I'll spend some time this weekend trying to figure everything out.  No doubt the air in my little corner of the world will change color as I curse a frustration driven blue streak.

Meanwhile, I am posting this from my office computer which, thankfully, is still navigable.  


Justine said...

Sorry for laughing but that is exactly how I feel when it comes to computers. You can't stitch with a computer anyway.

Daffycat said...

Oh, I hate learning a new system! My new (lol 1 year old now) computer has Windows 8 and I still can't move around on it without thinking, "Now, how do I do that?"

Best of luck!

Vickie said...

Argh! Yes, I hate computer changes. Hope it goes well!

diamondc said...

I am in the same boat, we just got a new computer two weeks ago, the new format is a doozy.

Good luck

Julie said...

Good luck learning the new stuff, hope you are soon all systems go!