Sunday, 13 September 2009
Life can be frustrating. We all know that of course. So what is frustrating me at the moment? Well, to be honest, lots of things but they all boil down to one thing which afflicts us all. Too many things we want to do and too little time in which to do it. Well this week has been particularly bad from that point of view and my blogging has suffered. The problem is that when I do have ideas instead of spreading them over a number of days I tend to write and post immediately. So I have three days when I have no posting and then three come along all on the same day. OK so I'm exaggerating a bit but that's how it feels.
Anyway today was not going to be a problem. I had a number of postings in my head and a free day in which to get lots of things, including the postings, done. I even found the negatives for the photos from 1986 I wanted to use for one of the posts.
That's when things started to go pear shaped. My scanner suddenly refuse to work with it's host computer - Henry, my PC. Eh?! It was working perfectly a week ago. Every time I powered it up the computer froze as soon as I opened Picasa. (Why does Blogger run by Google mark 'blog' 'Blogger' 'Picasa' and 'Google' as incorrectly spelt or is it Firefox? - whatever it's an irritation). Then Henry went on strike and wouldn't start up. This is not the first time these have caused me angst. In fact I posted about Frustration only a few months ago.
Then Palin (Laptop running Vista) decided on a major go slow again. He's only just had an extra Gig of RAM inserted so it wasn't that.
The long and short of it is that instead of a nice quiet day blogging and scanning photos and so on I've been sorting computers. That was NOT the best way to spend the day. At least I had the Grand Prix to watch whilst I did the ironing for some relaxation!