Daily Prompt: Confusion
As I write this my eyes drift to the right of the computer screen occasionally. I’m wondering when the heck the last 20 per cent or so of my wedding photo book, which I’m uploading (downloading?) to Apple, is finally going to transfer its cyber-butt into the ether.
I’ve been sitting here for more than 90 minutes already, waiting for the royal blue measuring stick to reach the end. Chained to my computer, am I, because to leave would render it to “sleep.” The upload would cancel and I’d have to start the process all … over … again.
I’d prefer not to do that.
It’s not that my computer is old, or slow. We purchased this lovely spanking new Apple desktop with all its bells and whistles this past the summer. It’s in perfectly good order.
No, it’s not the computer. It can’t be. Surely. It’s probably … Oh, I don’t know …
I’m a writer. I spend a lot of time in front the computer flexing my creative muscle. I’m no techno-genius. I just want my techno-partner to do what it’s designed to do while I do what I’m designed to do. Write. And edit my photographs. And create pretty photo books.
But right now, I am confused. Confused as to why a simple upload is taking so (insert expletive here) long to complete.
Should I abandon it and start again? Or give up entirely and gaze wistfully at wedding memories stored online and wonder “what if that silly book had uploaded?”
Perhaps I ought to disable the “sleep” timer on the computer for now. Will that help?
My eyes drift to the right of the screen and … [sigh] … the blue measuring stick has not moved even a tiny bit. It must be hung up.
I’ll try again tomorrow morning. Any suggestions?
I may be confused about technology, but there’s no confusion when it comes to how I feel about my darling Abbey …
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©Dorothy Chiotti, Aimwell CreativeWorks 2013
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How big was that file? If it’s more than 2 MB, it may never completely load. You have to reduce the file size, then it will load fine. You probably have some software on your computer that will do it for you.
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