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I am not tech savvy......

Monday, August 19, 2019

I remember when I got my first personal (home) computer. I was moving to Vancouver, and bought the computer, software, printer, etc as the last thing I did as I was leaving town. When I got to my brother's place, after we emptied the car, I sat up until about 4 in the morning, setting up the computer and learning whatever I could about computers. Every evening after going out looking for work, I would come back to Bro's and sit at the computer. It was fairly easy for me because it had a DOS OP.

Then Windows came out. I found it more and more difficult to keep up with the fast advancements and new software required to run on Windows. I tried to learn new software so I would be able to keep up with possible jobs.

As time went on, my vision started to go wonky. I found it harder and harder to see so I made lots of mistakes. Now I hate learning new software, and I know I need to upgrade my very old computer (not the same one as my first one, lol) but I am hesitant because I know I may need new software, maybe even new printer, etc. Also, my memory is not what it used to be and I forget things so easily now.

And that's not all. simple household items are all run on computer chips, etc. I have a wall clock, digital. It goes from 12 to 24 hour clock, has a thermometer built in that goes from F to C, has the day, date and year...... And it runs on batteries so is not affected by power outages (big bonus)

But, the batteries do require changing now and then. On Friday I realized the batteries had died so I replaced them. But I couldn't figure out how to reset the time, day, date, and the 12 hour clock. I don't know what happened to the instructions. I actually spent hours fiddling with the little buttons on the back of the clock, trying to enter the mode to make these changes. This evening, I decided to try one more time. I was so surprised when I actually managed to enter that mode! So now I have new batteries in it, and set correctly. Sweet!

So now I should be good for another year. Yes!

Have a great evening, and sleep well.

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