Thursday, July 22, 2010

Technically Declined

I honestly don't know the difference between a router, a modem, a server or a network.  I don't know what they mean.  I don't know how they are related.   Trevor's tried to explain it to me before and if I really paid attention hard enough I could probably understand.  But my brain just drowns those words out...


The IT lady at work sent me an e-mail this morning in response to my question regarding some software I was trying to install.  She replies: " I looked into it this morning and it appears that additional network access needs to be provided to the license manager server."   

That's all she said.  What the heck does that mean?    I just told her to let me know if she needed my help. HA!

I have about 300 pictures that I would like to post.  Unfortunately my computer memory is full to the max and will not let me upload anymore.   I tried moving some old photos to an external hard drive, but I think even that is full to the max.  I'm not too sure though...Time for a new hard drive?  Time to consult Trevor.... 

My internet at home has also been running ridiculously slow and takes FOREVER to upload whatever pictures I managed to get onto my laptop.  I don't know if my problem is with my overloaded laptop or the shotty internet.  Um Trevor could you help a honey out?

Trevor also connected the TV monitor to the desktop computer and bought a wireless keyboard that we use as a remote.  So our lovely TV is really one big wireless computer.   Instead of paying for cable we have  been watching TV off the internet from websites such as hulu, netflix, and our favorite youtube.  The set-up is great and fantastic and loads of fun...if you can work the d*mn thing!  I haven't been able to figure it out for 3 weeks!  I was talking to Trevor about it last night and he finally convinced me to let him talk me through it...

Trevor: "First thing's first...Take the TV remote and press 'ON'" 

Me: "Done....Holy crap it worked!"

I swear I have tried millions of billions of times to turn on the TV and have it work as a computer and it has never ever worked so easily before.  It had never worked at all!   I honestly think it was because I knocked the keyboard over while cleaning and some sort of magical voodoo spell overcame the demons inside it... doesn't that sound like a realistic, scientific solution?  I Love Science, but sometimes I really hate technology.

5 comments:

Evan said...

Computers are hard.

eLizaBeth said...

I'm still trying to figure out how to watch my itunes movies on my big huge TV which I never watch any actual television shows on. Useless hunk of flatscreen.

I really enjoy your blog, Julie. It speaks to me.

eLizaBeth said...

ps- I finally got a wireless router. I had to call tech support to set it up.

Colleen said...

is this why you haven't put up all the pics of when you were home? trevor is home now, no excuses

Anonymous said...

WHOOOOOHOOOOOO I FINISHED THE BLOG! Thanks for the jokes, Julie!

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