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Monday, September 26, 2011

Tech Frustrations

I've said it before and I'll say it again because it is relevant today but I hate when things don't work the way they are supposed to. My computer is not working like it used to. At first I thought it was the new Facebook (which I know is free but why do they keep fixing it when it wasn't broken?) but now I am thinking it is just my computer since no one else seems to be having any difficulties. I have been enjoying playing several games of Words With Friends but I am about to throw in the towel because lately, I am having trouble getting to the game and then once I do, it is incredibly slow. A few times I think I've played a word and moved to a different game only to go back and see that the word didn't go through. What is supposed to be an enjoyable way to pass the time is turning into a source of stress. I remember the same thing happened to me way back when I used to play Text Twist and I finally gave up. My email hasn't been working either. I have this annoying jumpy screen and a sheer sense of panic that someone is trying to get in touch with me and can't or vice versa. I sat down to blog this morning and couldn't do it with the jumpy screen. It's frustrating to be dependent on something that can't be depended on.

The big screen television that took Leo so long to research and finally buy is making me crazy. Two things are happening that shouldn't happen to normal working television sets. One is that every once in awhile it goes to half a screen. Not the full screen in half the space but the full screen with half black. You have to turn it off and then back on. It's not a huge deal but I find it to be really annoying. The other thing was that the remote stopped working. You could try and press another number after "2" but it wouldn't show up so you'd always end up back at channel 2 and scroll back up. Leo tried to fix it but ended up making it worse. Now we have two remotes that look exactly the same but one turns on the television and works the volume and the other turns on the DirectTV box and changes the channel but the last row of numbers doesn't work. Have you ever heard of something so ridiculous. After navigating through it, I finally give up and shut the TVoff and go to bed to finish watching whatever show I was watching. (As I was writing this, he fixed the remote situation.)

While we are on the topic of technology, I will take this time to vent about still not having a working microwave over our stove (for those just now hearing it, our microwave over the stove broke after a big thunderstorm and after four years, Leo finally replaced it only for it to malfunction in extreme heat or when the power goes out). We have a little one we bought from Target when the first microwave over the stove broke but I want it gone. We don't have enough counter space as it is and with the second microwave, we have less. I did all the leg work and all Leo has to do is go to Best Buy, get the microwave and talk to the installation guy. Again this was a microwave it took him a year to research. I don't want to say anything but I had a TV that I bought before college that worked until the day we donated it and the microwave from Target was bought after thinking about it for 10 minutes, and four years later, it still works.

These aren't major issues but I don't think it is a lot to ask for things to work the way they are supposed to, is it?

2 Comments:

At September 27, 2011 at 6:29 AM , Blogger Rochelle said...

Threaten with a written estimate from www.handyman.com !!

 
At September 27, 2011 at 6:46 AM , Blogger Kendra Mareva said...

Ugh! It sucks when your tech starts acting up on you. Especially when they do it all at the same time!! :O(

 

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