Saturday, April 18, 2009

Blowing Off Steam

I bought a little Samsung netbook to take on trips. Well, a netbook doesn't have a cd/dvd player so I was trying to network it with my notebook. I managed to screw up our wireless internet on all our computers. It took all morning to fix, though the solution was fairly easy. We just refreshed the router and recovered the netbook back to the previous checkpoint. My point is, nothing comes easy.

Nothing comes easy. Don't believe anything that says, "In just two or three clicks, you'll be able to . . ." Don't believe anything that says, "It's easy, all you have to do is . . ." Or, maybe it's just me.

Oh well, it's all good. I'm excited about the little netbook. It's got a 10.2 X 7 inch screen and it's as cute as can be. It's suppose to have a battery life of up to eight hours. I only got a couple of hours out of it this morning. So, again, it's going to be a process to figure out how to save the battery power. Fortunately, it came with a user's manual. Probably have to turn the screen down so low, I'll need nigh vision goggles to see it. But it weighs a little over two pounds and will fit in my next purse.

I wrote a couple of paragraphs of my book with the netbook just to see how it was. It was good. The keyboard is nice. I had to download a free copy of OpenOffice because I ran out of licenses for my Word program. Not sure what they'd do if I continued using it, if they'd even notice, but then there's the problem with uploading it onto Netbook. Since I couldn't get the two computer talking to each other, yet, I did the next best thing.

That's about all I have for now. Not much fun, but thanks for reading it anyway.

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  1. I know so well what you mean. It's gotten to the point I don't click on anything without first asking my "tech savvy" (grown) kids. Even the (supposedly) simple installations end up costing precious time if I try it myself.

  2. Hello, really i enjoyed reading your blog. i like your humor also.I never believe anyone when i hear it's easy,or in few clicks. that's just can't be! i had a lot of such issue, and i was so nervous about it. the last internet pack i bought was to install in 1 2 3. i did 3 nights, and call them about 1 week everyday (waiting on the line until they connect me) some don't know anything about what you are asking. i was tired to talk about the same things.after 1 month the "expert" came to me, dont think by him self!i wrote about this compagny in magazine. and after that he found that they sold me broken modem! And wait 1 month more to get it working.
    Btw i have also MSI netbook and i love it! it do the job but like you say the battery is week (2.5h)
    thank you.

  3. I got a netbook for my birthday in March and it's super! The first few days it went around me with everywhere. Now, I'm using it only when I need to be with the kids and work at the same time; but all the same, it's a really great little tool to have.

  4. I am so tech challenged that it all scares me! Thank the good Lord I have my college son to help. BTW, I nominated you for an award on my blog. I can't get the link to work, any suggestions?

  5. Robyn, what an honor, thank you. Well the link on this is kinda funny. If you link from the comments section a box comes up, but it will take the title of this blog and put it on your blog. If all you want is to list my url, then you could just copy and paste mine and make your own link in your link list.

    I hope that helps.