Thursday, 21 July 2016
Alleluia My Lap-top is alive and well
For the past 8 days I have had no access to the 'net' except through my iPad and have been unable to Google anything, or blog.
Amazingly I found myself feeling as though I had quite a severe illness.
The hideously hot weather robs me of all but the smallest flicker of energy and every necessary activity is a chore, so not being able to communicate in my 'normal' way has been even more of a deprivation than it would have been in ordinary weather.
Not at all computer literate, not an IT competent person nor particularly patient, I have been unplugging cables and re-plugging them, pressing all the apparent help-lines on my screen and had finally decided that as today is not a working (church) day I would go and beg one of my hard-working neighbours for some advice.
Last thing last night I pressed a hitherto unused icon on my screen without any real hope, saw no apparent improvement and went to bed. This morning the magic had happened. The screen is now displaying all instead of just a few of my icons and virtual life has been restored.
Six or seven years ago if anyone had told me that a computer would play such an important part in my life I would have thought they were mad, but words cannot express my (still tentative) joy.
What very strange creatures we are.
It now remains to be seen whether this is a permanent improvement or not.
Hoping and praying.
Posted by Ray Barnes at 7:39:00 am