Tuesday 19 July 2016
Wednesday 13 July 2016
Upgrade, downgrade, retrograde
Well I knew it was going to be a bore,
but with more and more of my usual processes being given
the computer says, 'No' treatment,
I made a last ditch attempt to bring my old Mac up to date
with its first ever upgrade to El Capitan.
It didn't like it one bit.
It groaned and protested and chucked a spinning beach ball around
Then it said it couldn't find my Bluetooth keyboard or mouse
but would I please enter my password.
So my son kindly sent away for the plug in variety of both
and we were back on speaking terms.
But another part of the problem lay in my extensive photo collection
happily housed in carefully labelled Events in iPhoto.
Now they have been ported into a new library called Photo
and it as if the whole lot were chucked into the air
and then randomly stuffed into shoe boxes
called Moments, Albums and Collections.
I hardly dare to upload a photo here,
because it must laboriously search for every single picture
taken since 2008,
playing with the beach ball all the while,
and then I must try to find
one to illustrate my bon mots.
But I'm going to give it a go
because otherwise it's all up with this blogging business
and back to pen and paper diaries.
Well worth the wait.
I think I deserve a little flowery crown too.
out of my comfort zone
the Labours of Hercules