Friday, October 31, 2014

Friday Report: Technology Wins and Fails

I spent a good portion of the last couple of days on my computer.  You always do a little bit, getting set up in a new place, because you have new internet service.  But I have done a lot more than that.  Let's take a look at my recent technological wins and fails.

Internet - I got this set up last Saturday, and it went pretty smoothly.  My modem turned out to be out-of-date, so I had to go get a new one, but once I did that and called the set-up people, I was on-line!  Technological Win.

Wireless - I also had to get a new wireless router, go figure.  I have two technological Fails for this one.  First, the internet set-up people tried to get me to set up my wireless their way, and it didn't work.  I finally got off the phone with them, and tried following the instructions that came with the router.  Tried being the operative word.  These are the worst, most inaccurate instructions I have ever seen.  I gave up for a few days - maybe I'll try again later today.  This time, I'm just going to call the router support people.

Blogs - You may have noticed a few changes here on the blog.  I added an 'Art and Faith' page, which takes you to my other blog, and added a 'My Author Blog' page on that one that takes you back here.  I also added some 'gadgets' on the right - if you scroll down past my little profile summary, you'll see them.  I only needed a little help from this Blogger Hints and Tips blog - I figured most of it out myself.  That's a Win, folks.

Communications - This morning I went and got a headset with microphone and tested out my built-in webcam.  The headset took a little fiddling, but it all works!  I can now video chat.  Or make vlogs.  Or get into online gaming.  Another Win.

I think that's it.

Yeah.  Yeah, that's it.  So, let's have a tally.  Three Wins and two Fails.  I officially win at Technology.


  1. BREAKING NEWS: I have another technology Win to add to the tally! This afternoon, my modem died. Yes, the brand new one I just bought. *Cough* Netgear *Cough* So...this was determined after a good deal of phone technical support because I had no internet, then I sped out to get a new modem, then called to get it activated, and BOOM! I have internet. Win.