Windows 10

Today I got the invite,
a free upgrade to Windows 10,
and so I thought, oh what the heck
and I downloaded it right then.
Well, I didn’t really like it,
it was cumbersome and slow,
the taskbar icons were too tiny
and my wallpaper overblown.

I tried to find the settings,
so that I could customise,
but things weren’t where they should be,
I began to realise.
Now I like to do some tinkering,
software/hardware draws me in,
but there’s a limit to my patience,
and it was wearing thin.

So I pondered on past learning,
on ailments and cures,
and I may not be IT brilliant,
but of one thing I am sure,
I can find the recovery option,
when software things frustrate,
and so I did, and here I am,
back with Windows 8.

© ceenoa

Question 1 – The love life of Google

Whilst thinking about what question I wanted to kick this off with, I turned to my fount of all knowledge, my dear friend Google

Source: http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/3/30/Googlelogo.png
Source: http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/3/30/Googlelogo.png

(although how my dear friend Google got that name is another question I would like to know, I must ask MDFG, as I suppose they know).

MDFG appears to have so many questions filed away in their vast storage capacity, it was too hard to settle on any one, so I just decided to leave it to it’s own questions and explore them all another time, like when I really need an excuse to sit in front of the screen and vegetate for the next few decades of my life.

So, this actually triggered a question that I am going to go with here, which is this:

Question 1

If Google, and by default computers everywhere, is the repository of so much information, how long will it take for all those little bits of data to meet,

SIDETRACK

be formally introduced to each other, fall in love, fall out of love, divorce, reconcile, remarry, leave each other to “find themselves”, look in the mirror and realise they have turned into a old, tubby version of themselves – oh sorry, that is a different question –

BACK ON TRACK

coalesce and evolve into its own living intelligence?

Computer Shooting, or how NOT to shoot the computer!

This week has been a week of computer issues, mostly minor, that have taken up a lot of my time.  I have been setting up my new laptop and coming to grips with Windows 8.1, the layout is especially tormenting, because I keep having to stop and wonder where things are, which seems to take a lot of my time. 

Earlier in the week it was getting Money onto this machine so I could keep all my finances rolling over, and not have to start all over again.  After lots of hair-pulling frustration I finally got it on (just had to move the old file OUT of one folder and put it into My Documents folder and click on it, and voila, open sesame, why it would work from that folder and not another storage folder I do not know, but I’ll take the outcome thank you very much).  Thank goodness for Google and Forums that you can trawl through to find advice.

Today I finally got my last piece of hardware installed, my trusty old Canon Scanner, which took some mucking around to manually install old drivers, but got there in the end. This scanner has been with me for many years, it has been dropped, pulled apart, thrown in the rubbish bin, pulled out of the rubbish bin, put back together again, and it still works fine.  What’s all this built in redundancy rubbish!

Today I also re-arranged the computer desk, from one side of the room to the other, just to get a whole new fresh perspective on life!

Hope your week has been kind.

thanks for listening

 

 

 

Windows 8

I bought a brand new laptop
it’s silver and it’s sleek
but to learn to use it
is gonna take a week

it’s Windows 8 and app tiles
i’m not used to this design
the start button is not the start
it’s gone and blown my mind

i struggle with the interface
“now where do I find that?”
i frown a lot and mutter
a I slowly start to crack

i just got used to 7
after giving up XP
to learn a whole new layout
is really testing me

i know I’m old and cranky
and my head is full of mush
but i really miss the buttons
that I knew how to push

i keep losing all the programs
i think it’s time to stop
i’m getting mighty frustrated
’cause i’ve lost my own desktop

it’s off to bed for sleep time
to sleep, and not to dream
of windows 8 and laptops
that make me want to scream.