Monday, June 30, 2014

WELCOME TO THE OUTER LIMITS

I'm pretty much convinced that my computer has become a sentient being and, believe it or not, my techie hubby is starting to agree with me.


It is now capable of changing its own settings without the aid of humans. Either that, or it is colluding with my hubby in a plot to drive me over the edge.


A few weeks ago the entire tool bar at the top of the screen just disappeared. Do you have any idea how difficult it is to write a blog post, or do pretty much anything, without the use of the "file" and  "edit" buttons? I was convinced my hubby had been messing with things again, but he swore he had not. After several days of my gritching and moaning, he finally sat down to see if he could figure out what was going on. A while later he came out scratching his head, wondering "who on earth changed those settings?" Well, it wasn't me!


As if that weren't strange enough, now there's the whole e-mail issue. One day the computer took it upon itself to begin randomly deleting messages that I was saving in my inbox for one reason or another. It seemed to have decided I should not be allowed to have more than 15 or 20 in there at once. Irritating, but not disastrous, as I could usually find the missing ones in my "trash" box somewhere. Yesterday, however, it decided that was still way too many, and it deleted all but 3 or 4, including several lodging confirmations and class access codes. And guess what? They are nowhere to be found!


Which could explain why all of this you see here just appeared out of nowhere, when I sat down and began working on the "One Color at a Time" lesson from my Creating Art at the Speed of Life book, by Pam Carriker. 

2 comments:

Corrine at sparkledaysstudio.com said...

Ouch, sure you don't have a virus in there lurking? xox

Hill Country Hippie said...

Not sure of anything Corrine. Technology and I have never been friends.