Grr

On a good day, when things actually do what they’re supposed to and I don’t have to fiddle with things, I enjoy the comfort that technology brings me. I like using my computer, though I don’t necessarily enjoy the work that has to be done on it. Once I understand how to use the options I want, I am generally quite attached to both my cell phone and camera.

Today was not a good day. Today nothing wanted to work right. First, the new external hard drive I got was doing something or other that was making my computer run like ass. This is not good when you have no less than 50 million things you need to do on your computer. It would be frustrating even if I only had 5 things to do! If that wasn’t annoying enough, it seems my CD tray isn’t functioning. It doesn’t seem to want to open half the time. No, half the time would have been a week ago, now it’s more like 99.9% of the time. I could get it replaced, but I am loathe to put money into a computer that is going to be replaced shortly.1

And then, of course, there’s my wacky cell phone which in ongoing quirky issues it has today decided that all the dates in my calendar were from 1970. Awesome. No, wait, it’s that other thing…

I managed to fix that problem after spending a very lengthy amount of my day working on it. I think part of the reason it is having trouble with maintaining the imported data is that it’s not importing it fully — or rather it imported it just fine but it isn’t updating things as it should. It should be backing things up to iCloud while syncing with Google, but instead it seems to only do one or the other. I don’t know why. I’m too aggravated to figure it out, but I duplicated all the information from Google and manually imported it to iCloud which seems to have fixed things and oddly now everything is syncing and backing up without a hitch. Again, no idea why. But I’m not complaining. I do have like 400 backups of my contacts and calendar and whatnot, though, so if the phone decides to blow up at least I’m safe. ;-)

Anyway, it’s been a frustrating day and I’m happy to stop typing this and be done with computer things for the day. I apologize if this is filled with typos and terrible grammar, but I’m not even bothering to look it over for fear something else might go wrong and I’ll be stuck here for even more time trying in vain to fix things and not just chuck shit at the wall.

  1. Read: when I have the money or a new computer drops out of the sky, whichever comes first.

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