A Technelogical Marvel
Saying for the Day: Technological progress has merely provided us with more efficient means for going backwards. ~Aldous Huxley
On Sunday because my son Peter was here to do the lifting and the installing I bought a new computer. It has eight times more ram memory than my old one and it runs Vista.
It did not have a wireless card. So I bought a device that plugs into a USB port and gives it that capacity.
When we opened the box and went to load the driver from the included CD we found a warning.
“ Do not use this driver with Vista”
What do we do.
Well we are supposed to go to a website which they list and download a new driver.
That’s good. They have a new driver for me.
There is only one little problem-
I need the device to get to the internet.
I can’t use the device without the driver,.
I can’t get the driver if I can’t get to the internet.
What idiot thought this up.
They knew their disk wouldn’t work with Vista. Why not just include another disk?
So we went to Betty’s computer and downloaded the driver.
It was a very small program.
It could easily be e-mailed except without the internet I don’t have any e-mail.
I suggest we cut a CD and carry it over that way.
My son pulls out his pocket knife. I suggest that suicide is not an answer.
But on his pocket knife is a flash drive.
He plugs it into Betty’s USB port and loads the driver on it.
He plugs it into the USB port on the front of my new computer.
The driver is where it’s supposed to be.
We run it.
We are on the internet.
Isn’t technology wonderful.
####News from Pigeon Falls-The little town in my basement where the trains still run, dragons fly, and life is back to normal. Petrovich is still waiting for an e-mail from Russia. His Russian Monk friends are not the fastest people in the world.
Bonnie McGregor went to Iron Mountain for her ultrasound yesterday. Old Doc Simpson was right she is going to have twins. Poor Bonnie is going to have two kids instead of one. By the time they finish high school she will be seventy two years old, more like a grandmother than a mother. On top of all her fears she is feeling sick. Her husband says that she will survive. They raised three kids and they can raise two more. That’s easy for him to say. He didn’t do much in the raising of the other three.
The people from the Ghost Hunter’s TV show arrived yesterdaywith all kinds of fancy equipment. They are staying at the Fly Inn. Tommy UK visited with them last night and told them all about the local stories concerning the Latimer place.
It seems Mr. Latimer when he was dying swore he would never leave his house and that nobody else could have it. Mrs. Latimer swore she would never leave him. So they haunt the place and drive out anyone who dares to live in their house.
Today's Link-Mountain Mama- A bit about pets.
This was a very good day. My oxygen was up into the mid normal. I didn't use the little tanks at all. I visited all my links. I updated the Church web site and began moving it over to Microsoft Publisher 2000 and out of Microsoft Publisher 98. I began reading Donaldson's latest book " The Last Chronicles of Thomas Covenant. I played a computer game. I began transferring program from the old computer to the new. Now I need a breathing treatment.