Sunday, May 22, 2011

What I have been up to the last few weeks!!!

I have been very busy organizing and sourcing all my images to family names in my Legacy Family Tree. This past week I have spent a lot time at looking at Holocaust records. I don't know if any of them are related or not.

I have a dumb question? Can anyone tell me what the enclosure link is used for? I am still confused on some features of Blogger and haven't been able to find any information on how and when to use it. I still have trouble with word processors and all there features. I'm an old fashioned gal with minute technology skills.

I am way behind in my blog reading of the blogs I follow. I catch some on facebook through the Networked blogs. But right now I figure it is better to get my Legacy Family Tree Program all fixed up and get the sources and images all linked up properly.

I had been trying for days to look at some images in and my little spinner just kept spinning and wasn't bringing up the images to look at. I tried looking at some I had looked at previously and same thing. No image would come up. It wasn't until I was looking at images and only getting a black screen with the image flickering all over the place that I decided to look at help. Because I had this flickering of the ads or something on the left side of my screen where my inbox, contacts, etc. is in my Yahoo!Mail going on which was really distracting and couldn't figure out why that was happening. Well after reading the help for black screen on it said something about uninstalling and reinstalling Adobe Flashplayer and if that didn't correct the problem to try installing Firefox browser. Plus I contacted Support at and got same answer when I described my problem. So after uninstalling and reinstalling the Adobe Flashplayer version for Windows 7 3 or 4 times, I finally downloaded Firefox browser. and reinstalling Adobe Flashplayer I was able to view the images with no problem on both and I was such a happy camper after several lost hours.

Now I have to get used to using Foxfire. Haven't had time to read all the helps yet so I don't understand all the features. But have discovered if I use my pinned sites on my taskbar it uses Internet Explorer 9 and wants to know if I want to make it my default browser. Well not until Adobe Flashplayer is able to work properly with it.

 I downloaded something for I Tunes don't remember if it was a song or a Podcast or something from BlogTalkRadio but it was ITunes for Apple. The other night I missed my BlogTalkRadio broadcast I wanted to listen to with DearMyrtle so I hit the ITunes on my BlogTalkRadio gadget and did I ever have a hard time finding it. Got error messages from the ITunes Application in podcast. Finally did get it. Then I finally found it Music Library for Media Player also. I don't know if I uninstall the Apple ITunes if I am still going to be able to use the Itune on BlogTalkRadio. Sometime I really hate technology. I think a lot of times there is such a lack of instructions and information that come with apps. It is like they assume everyone knows all about this new technology and how to use it, they forget about us old folks that are still learning about computers and how to use them.

My Blogger is misbehaving. Every time I hit enter to make a new paragraph it takes me up 3 or 4 paragraphs.  Sometimes I think improvements makes something else not work properly. I like things to simply work properly.

I had erased My Passport Hard drive and had it so it had plenty of room to do backups then windows needed to backup and there went all that space. So now I guess I'm going to have to erase it again. I wish I knew how other people use their passport drives. I'm afraid that if I just use it like my flash sticks and copy my pictures, music, documents, videos and Legacy program files to it that I may forget to add the new ones to it.

Sometimes when I read something or someone explains something I think I understand but then when I go to do it, it doesn't work right. So I just seem to stumble along. I know Thomas has showed using dropbox and so has Pat through DearMyrtle, but I have way to much to use it solely. I am on a very limited budget so can't afford to buy extra space. I know I need to back up My system but am unsure about how best to do it. For instance if I want to backup my pictures that I have on C: drive and have on My Passport hard drive do I just chose copy pictures to the say H: my Passport and have to hit replace the ones that are the same on the H: my Passport. And then I would automatically have the new ones that I may have forgotten to add to the H: my Passport drive show up there. I know I can have my Legacy Family Tree program backup my data by choosing the H: my Passport (although right now my file is to big for it to backup keep getting that error message). Or is there another way? I need step by step how to do things.

Is there a way I can automatically have my blog backup to My DropBox as I write my blog and publish it? It seems like there should be a way to do it without having to download to my computer dropbox.

Well with the weather systems that has been going on we keep losing our signal for TV.  Lost our signal for CBS 9&10 last night completely for several hours then it kept blipping in and out during the news. Especially the weather. I think that is part of our problem with our internet connection too. We just have an antenna on the top of the house with a converter box. No Satellite or cable. We have Alltell as our internet provider and then have a cradlepoint router so both my husband and I can share the connection. Before if he wanted to get on the internet I would have to unplug the little usb device from my computer so he could plug it into his. But now every once in a while some days more than others we lose cradlepoint. Someday maybe we will have everything working smoothly.

I know a kid could probably pick up all this technology stuff and have it all work properly with no problems whereas I need to have everything explained step by baby step as to what to do and where I should be at when I need to do something. Sorry for being so stupid but some of this stuff I just can't seem to grasp entirely. I think I have it until I go to do. Maybe because I'm a simple person is the reason I have trouble with the assuming things.

Oh well, enough of my ramblings. I need to get something done. Even if it's wrong.

Until next time.

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