Saturday, February 12, 2011

Why I'm not a computer tech

I used to think that I am reasonably competent when it comes to computer use, until this week.

First, I had a laptop given to me, and while I enjoyed using it, the screen was rather dark. So, if it was sunny outside, I would have to close the curtains. This has gone on for about a month before I realized that I could make the screen brighter.

Then, I was dragging a file in Windows, and I unexpectedly sneezed. When I looked up, the file was no where to be found. I had accidentally dragged it into some random folder, and it took me about 5 minutes to find it.

Finally, and this is the best, my high school son Floyd got a computer last Fall, and part of the agreement was that I would install a parental filter on it. I did, and several times I adjusted the settings on it to make it safer for a teenager to use. Well, come to find out that the filtering program that I use doesn't support Macs, so there's been not filter on his computer. Doh-h-h-h.

So, if you need any help with your computer, just let me know.


Ruud Vermeij said...

Next time you sneeze, try to find an "undo drag" item in the menu. (Could save you some minutes.)

Brad Wright said...

Thank you, Ruud. I didn't even know it existed.

K T Cat said...

The sneezing story made me laugh. Thanks!