Wednesday, November 23, 2016

Not Feeling Thankful for Technology

There are a lot of things I'm thankful for this week. After a couple health scares, my hubby and I are both doing well. All our kids and grandkids are fine and we'll see them on Thanksgiving. We have a nice home, good friends, and a strong church family. I've even had some luck recently getting my short stories published. All good stuff.

What I'm not so grateful right now is technology.  Everything seems to be fighting me. First there's Google, who in its infinite wisdom has decided to merge my LD Masterson blog account with my Linda Leszczuk personal g-mail account. Lately, when I log in using my ldmasterson email (not a gmail address) it tells Blogger I'm Linda Leszczuk and wants to identify my blog comments that way.  And if I try to sync my phone to my personal account to upload photos, it dumps all the images that have ever been on my blog down to my phone.

Yesterday, things got worse. I also handle the e-mailing for our church disaster response team. That gmail account was set up originally by a guy named Dan and is only used for maintaining an email address list and sending messages to the team. Yesterday, I left a comment on my blog and Blogger attached Dan's name to it. I have no idea why.

Then there's my phone, which won't play nice with my computer. All I want to do is transfer photos from my phone to my Windows PC.  But when I connect the phone, it immediately tries to upload my photos to Dropbox. Unfortunately, the only Dropbox account I use is for exchanging file with my crit group and they really don't want to see all my family photos. So I downloaded the software that's supposed to let Windows talk to Droid devices. The software sees the phone okay but insists the phone is locked and wants me to unlock it. Problem is my phone isn't locked. Arrrgh.

Bottom line - I have some issues to deal with and they're all going to wait until after this holiday weekend so I will probably be off-blog next week while I try to sort it all out. 

In the meantime, for all my friends here in the States, have a wonderful Thanksgiving and for everyone else, have a great week. 

And here are a couple of my favorite Thanksgiving sillies...







By the way, if anyone knows who to disentangle Google accounts, I'll take all the help I can get. Thanks.

Take care, everyone.

Thought for Today:

 Ain't technology grand?


12 comments:

L. Diane Wolfe said...

Blogger dashboard is also doing something weird this morning. Ah, technology! Hope you get yours all untangled. And have a happy Thanksgiving.

Stacy McKitrick said...

You can always ask your grandkids. It's amazing how much they know when it comes to technology. Happy Thanksgiving!

Mason Canyon said...

I noticed Blogger dashboard looks different so maybe their updating their service is what is causing you so much problem. I hope you get it straightened out. Wishing you and your family a joyous and Happy Thanksgiving.

barbtaub.com said...

I feel your pain. Normally I don't even try to comment on a Blogger post because Google makes me first log out of all Google accounts. And then log back in after commenting. But I'm making a special effort for you today to say thank you for all the chuckles.

Hilary Melton-Butcher said...

Hi LD - have a lovely Thanksgiving with family and friends ... and perhaps get some help from those younger brains. I tried years ago to set up a separate email and another blog - but gave up because of all the merging .. I have no wish to merge.

Photos too ... I struggle with those - but I'll be back to read comments about both challenges ... in the meantime - eat up and be at peace! Cheers Hilary

Maria Zannini said...

I'm sorry about Blogger. Someone else was complaining about Blogger but it had done something else to her account.

Blogger usually straightens these snafus out, though I'm surprised it's taken them this long.

In the meantime, I hope you have a wonderful Thanksgiving.

Mike Keyton said...

And being late, I hope you HAD a wonderful Thanksgiving :) Ref technology, look on the bright side. It keeps the brain young amidst all the sweat and tears as well as developing your skill at profanity

Susan Gourley/Kelley said...

Ewww, Google. We use them and hate them. Sorry I'm no help. Thanksgiving was great.

Karen Lange said...

Technology - yes, it can be so frustrating. Some days you just about get it figured out and then it changes. Fun times. Hope you get it all sorted out.

Thanks for sharing some Thanksgiving smiles!

Crystal Collier said...

You know, I gave up and just email my pictures to myself. It's definitely easier than dealing with the transfer issues. And Google has been all over the place lately. So many blog and commenting issues... Ugh.

Stephen Tremp said...

Thanks for the laughs! Love the turkey posing as a lamp.

Maryann Miller said...

I'm a little late to the party - LOL - but I do agree about technology. It seems like as soon as we get comfortable with something on the Internet, someone decides to change it up. Of course, the younger set probably gets acquainted with the changes right away.

Glad you had a good Thanksgiving. I did, too.