Oh Paul you’re like some old man that just complains for the sake of complaining. But here’s the truth of it all. I told you about my Computer Hell and my Terra Byte external drive needing to be replaced. I was in error. The drive is fine, and my new one is even better. It was my Puter that was the guilty party. Or maybe it was the operator?
Marlon my former Puter Guy, never showed up to my house, it was one reason after another as to why he could not make it. My daughter Yhen (Ymir Thea) had brought him my external drive and he had it in the trunk of his car and had formatted it and advised me to buy the new one. My daughter got a tad angry and called her old schoolmate who is a Puter Guy to come to the house and take a look at my problem.
The day before that over cocktails, my friend Tommy was dogging me to buy a new Puter as mine was well past its prime. So the next day I’m at the Enigma Computer Store in Olongapo with Peso’s in my pocket and ready to buy a new CPU. Being frugal or should I say cheap I figured that the rest of my equipment was still good albeit old and still more than useable. The speakers on my Puter I bought in 1996 and they still work great so why would I replace them.
I walked into the Enigma Store and asked the guy; “Was there a mystery as to why they named their store enigma?” That went over their head like a Scud Rocket, but I thought it was funny. I told him what I needed or as close as my puter knowledge would allow me to. I explained that I just wanted it to be faster than my old one. He went off explain RAM and bits and bytes and processers and stuff I’d never heard of when I raised my hand and asked; “Will it be faster?” he responded; “Yes sir!” Hey, good enough for me. The one thing I did understand was that my new hard drive was 500 GB’s and he was going to add my old 380 GB hard drive as a mirror. You have never seen my hand go as fast to my head for a serious power scratch. What was the man talking about?
Back on the mountain, my new Puter guy Joel comes by to install and move my old files to my new CPU and put me online. Did I ever tell you that I’m resistant to change? Nothing is like it was last week; I can’t find anything and have no idea what I’m doing. There is nothing new about that. It’s the little things that frustrate me, like I can’t find the web site that I’ve used for the last 2 years to post to Lip these rambling stories I bore you with. (Bob, an e-mail please)
Here is an example of what I’ve gone through, a simple thing like WORD and Excel it was not on my new puter. Here it was Friday and I have to send this to Bob on Saturday and I have no way to write it except longhand and scan it in to the puter and e-mail it?
So it was Joel my new Puter guy who arrived at my house Friday night and installed an Office program. Now it’s Saturday morning and it’s due to Bob and I’m just a huntin’ and a peckin’ away at the keyboard. Now I’ll go online and try to locate Word Press so I can sent this! Do you feel my pain?