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Friday, Sept. 16, 2005 - 7:49 p.m.

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Grumblingly Stumbling into the 21st Century

OK, so I got the whole puter switched over. haha about them doing an "amortissement" over 5 years (I think that is called depreciation or something... no it is when you pay $500 for something, but cuz it is a capital item, you can only declare $100 per year as an expense on your budget, over 5 years) for computer items. My scanner is the only thing left from my original computer. The printer I bought a year ago, and it cannot be used anymore. The cd burner three years. Anyways, haha, on the 5 year thing.

OK, so supposedly this is a great new computer. It doesn't have kd lang on it looking saucy, nor a orange screen. I think I need orange not blue.

I am slowly getting used to various things such as I think this keyboard is smaller and my hands feeled cramped up. How would I ever use a laptop? haha! I can't find a lot of things. Like where is keycaps... that is just clicking on a button and it shows where all the characters on your keyboard are... they light up when you use them, and they show how they change function when you press shift or option. So you can figure out where the hell the $ sign is, or the copyright sign. I also cannot find a way to change the keyboard to French Canadian, which is what I'm used to, given I write half my emails in French. I only found English Canadian, and France French... so I keep fucking up and putting ووو when I want to put parenthesis. Ack. It wouldn't be such a problem to learn a new layout if I found Keycaps. Or how to make it make a noise when I get an email. Or change the scheduling of it checking for new emails. And I actually DON"T want it to look for emails automatically... it will download ones that are new and i will forget I haven't read them.

Grumble bitch complain.

I am so happy right now to write in this diaryland box, since in the new email program there is some sort of horrible spellcheck. It is like having a schoolteacher or a really controlling partner, sitting beside you correcting what they THOUGHT you meant. It puts uppercase when I want lowercase. It adds s in mispelling to make it misspelling. Now I suppose that is nice, but what if someone's username is mispelling? It underlines in red every third word I write. Hahaha is not a word, nor jiggledly, nor lgbt, nor photoshop, nor mac or defragment. So I end up sending this email that looks like an editor gone mad. And this diaryland box just lets me be to make whatever spelling mistakes I want.

OK, it is already 8pm. I can't believe it. The puter guy was two and a half hours late. It's not so bad since I was expecting him to take four hours and he took three. So i was expecting to pay $450 for his time but it only cost me $290. So that is a small savings. yay. But I got no work done last night or today, between brainstorming with people I trust about adopting possibilities, and cleaning for computer guy, printing out stuff I need today before he changed the puter etc. But I really thought i would be getting 4 hours of work done while he was here and I got none. zero zilch. sigh.

I am where I wanted to be in my work on Tuesday afternoon, not Friday night. This is not good. Now I must try to focus and work hard instead of trying to figure out my puter.

OK, I had more to write about, but it can wait. Just wanted to say that the puter changing over seems to have worked. And i have to let go of the past and learn to deal with american keyboards, tut-tutting editing software and not finding anything I need in my harddrive.


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