Today I’m expecting stress and misery . . .
I’m going to try and buy a new computer
There was a glimmer of hope this morning when I saw light snow had fallen in the night and the sky looks ominously leaden - perhaps weather will halt the trip !
Even though I use them all the time I have no knowledge or interest in computers per se - to me this machine is the same as a toaster - just something to do a specific job.
The first hurdle will be locating a desktop computer at all I suspect, with all the high street electrical stores as good as gone and supermarkets now only selling laptops and tablets . . .
So that’s it, a day of stress and misery, tons of software to load (how much of it will work with a new windows) - all the security passwords and admin connections to add, it’ll be a real bore and I presume it won’t go well either - I wish I knew what I was doing
I’d happily leave it but I need to do a managed changeover, I can’t risk a failure as that would be infinitely worse.
I shouldn’t be so pessimistic, indeed a new machine should be a good thing, but I am about technology.
It’s not that I’m a Luddite it’s just that things get relentlessly more complicated for no discernable reason.
I suppose it might help if I knew what I was doing but I’m self-taught, the first time I ever touched a PC was the day I set up an online business, so no training and no interest beyond actual day to day usage means I’m in the, self-imposed it has to be said, dark.
It’s something I’m perversely proud of in fact, it’s also useful because I don’t fiddle around ‘under the bonnet’ it means I never have computer trouble - unlike the experts
So there we go, I’ll be off shortly with no idea of specs or anything - will I need a new scanner and printer, how much software will still work - the piece I’m typing this on I note is says Microsoft 2003
[break off writing] Worse still I’ve just connected to this site’s server to upload the above image and the software I used for that say 1996 - the Internet Stone Age methinks
Anyhoo, that’ll do, my next transmission may be on a new machine, all being well, fingers crossed and wish me luck
All the best