Monday, August 11, 2008

computer geeks ~ the good, the bad....

Some days I love those with that close affinity with the way computers work. I'm definitely not one of those people which is probably why my laptop met an unfortunate  end saturated in a wee spillage of lager just before Christmas.  Lucky for me, while my dodgy laptop was beyond repair the computer techies at Andy's work were able to access the harddrive and copy everything on it to CD.  This has been sitting here since then, and I haven't been able to access it as my laptop was an IBM and we only have Macs here.

Then last night when I was knitting a Mini Wonder Soaker I realised I had lost the page that contains the crucial leg decrease instructions. I might have sworn... a bit.  My download on the pattern had expired so I was a bit annoyed at myself.

Then it dawned on me, it's a pdf file, maybe the Mac could still read it... yep, it can!!! And it could also access all my photos and all my other knitting pdfs. Yay!!!

Yesterday, I worshipped the computer geeks!!

Today, my Mac geek husband decided he needed to do something flashass to his new laptop to make it work better. It does, but he also lost all my emails. GRRR!  And hence my address book too.

He's been away so I haven't checked my emails since Thursday night so have no idea what emails I may have received since then.

Tonight I curse the computer geek!


  1. I'm married to one of those, so share your pain (and joy when it all goes well)

  2. I too am married to one of those! and I curse the 3 PCs and 1 laptop we have set up in our house (there are 2 of us, a 3.5 year old, and a 15month old- do we REALLY need 4 computers??) then there are the 2 others that have some working components, some not working, the 2 spare monitors, and the 3 computers that belong to other people!!

    Sigh- I want my houe back LOL


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