Monday, August 16, 2010
Techonology is Not My Friend
Man........it's been a Monday, for sure. I've had technology problems all.day.long. ALL DAY.
I got to work at 6:45, fired up the computer, and by 11 I was able to open up my email because the thing is so freakin' slow. I tried to run a Powerpoint last Friday and couldn't even get the slides to advance.
The a/c in my classroom topped out at 88 today. Maybe that's not "technology" exactly, but it wasn't working for me.
The teenager's iPhone4 arrived today, except I told him to watch for it (because I checked my shipping info and knew it was coming), but do you think he did? No. FedEx took it back to the facility where I had to go pick it up this afternoon. Why didn't I make him go get it, you ask? Because it's across town and I'm scared for him to drive on I-20. Over-protective.
So I picked up the iPhone and we went to Best Buy to get it activated and get his stuff moved to the new phone. But they couldn't because I bought it from Apple. They sent me to the AT&T store who also could not activate the phone because I bought it from Apple. They sent me back home to do it via iTunes, which I should have done in the first place, except NOW I'm having issues with iTunes. I have to download the latest version....
...is it just me or does iTunes have a "new" version every time I get on there?
And so I get on the blog, finally, which don't even get me started about how neglected this little blog is, but when I check this new "Spam" filter thing, well....there's all these comments and it makes no sense whatsoever why they are in a Spam filter. NOTHING about them looked Spammy.
Today, I'm not a friend of technology. My karma must be off.
I'm getting off this laptop before it blows up or gives me the blue screen of death and going to open a book. Paper and ink. Works for me.
Tomorrow will be a better day.