You know me and technology. Some days things are great and some days things are not.
Yesterday was my lucky day. I decided that I had too much work to do to keep messing with two computers and I needed some pictures so I had better bite the bullet and do what should have been done years ago!
I started by installing EQ8 onto the new computer. It was easy - I went into my online account for EQ and hit the download button. Once the file downloaded, I hit install and next thing I knew, I was in EQ8 messing around. It's so super easy to use - no more EQ7 as it's only on the old computer and I hope that I won't be opening that up any time soon. I still need to grab all the files off of it.
So that was good. I'm feeling super confident. Let's move onto the next one - let's try to upload that new photo software - Photoshop Elements 18.
Signed into that account on the internet. Oh yes - this is the one with the very tricky password. I think I've had to reset my password a hundred times whenever I work with it. And yes - I had to reset the password yesterday, but once that was done - I was good. The software took forever to download, but once I was done that - it was quick to install and I was good on program number two!
Seriously? It was that easy? I think I worked the entire day on the new computer.
There is one more piece of software that I have to migrate and that is the book database that I use to keep track of the books I read. I have three choices - download an app to my mobile so I can get a scanner so I could scan my own books (would be great to avoid duplicates when shopping for quilt books), I can have one accessible on the internet and one on the desktop. There is a price associated with all of them. What to choose? what to choose? I think the internet based one might be the best? I can acccess if anywhere - that would be awesome.
Any thoughts on that? Does anyone else use a software to track their books? I do NOT want to move the information from one file to another company so probably stuck with this one, but that's OK. That's a job for later today - I think!
And to top the day off, I decided that I needed to try and install the drivers for the printer. Gosh - I hit the appropriate button and then I had to run to the printer to get a code - 90 seconds to do that dash and then I was able to print. Seriously? And I was able to print later in the day so I know it wasn't a fluke!
Like I said - it was my lucky day. I should have ran out and bought a lottery ticket!
There are still a few things to tweak and the worse part is the lack of e-mail addresses. It's a royal pain as I need to send e-mails to people and I can't because I don't know their address. I will have to open up the old computer and get as many as I can because the auto-fill is still working there.
I did get some sewing done - well prepping for a sewing session later today. You'll have to wait for that one. However there is one thing to be careful for - don't gawk around while filling the iron. I overflowed the darn thing! I've got some great stories on irons and ironing coming up as well!
|Don't overflow the iron!|
I'm still thinking about how best to set my goals for 2018. Plus I'm reading a super book on goal setting and it's a bit of an eye opener. Don't worry, I'll be sharing that with you as well.
But I'm off today to sewing where I hope to finish ONE more of the UFO goals that I set for 2017. I do have a number of quilts to finish off before the end of the year - quilts with deadlines - not sure of the number at this point, but the maximum is 4 possibly 5 or the number could drop to 2. Waiting for confirmation on a couple of things. But holy cow - the pace around here has slowed to practically a crawl.
On that note, I'm out of here.
Have a super day!