I admit it, I've been a slacker missing the last two spin cycles the first of which I was too stressed to do a post about stress (file that one under 'I' for Irony) and this week's on proms (those photos will stay safety buried for another year). But when Jen from Sprite's Keeper offered up technology as the topic this week, well my friends, this I can speak to. But only using small words for reasons which shall soon become clear.
Oh where to start? How about with the mind-boggling 4 remotes needed to watch a DVD. Remote #1: DirecTV remote. Remote #2: TV remote. Remote #3: VCR remote. Remote #4: DVD player remote. And now the process: Turn on TV with Remote #2, change to Channel 3 with Remote #1. Turn on VCR with Remote #3 (because CLEARLY you should run your DVD player THROUGH the VCR) then finally turn on DVD player with remote #4. Oh, and volume can only be controlled using Remote #2. The wiring system was...impressive. This also explains why when in college I DID NOT disconnect the TV/VCR wiring before leaving for the semester. Though in all fairness, I did not come up with this system - it's all Dyl's fault. I just couldn't figure out how to fix it. And yes, we had very detailed instructions on how to use the TV for all babysitters who looked at us aghast when we handed them 4 remotes and an instruction booklet. Have fun! Though we recently upgraded to a LCD TV AND Blu-Ray player requiring only 3 remotes. How's that for progress?
Then we have my ancient iPod that Dyl got me for my birthday 4 years ago? ish? Even after getting a new computer and finally (!) downloading iTunes (this would be LAST FEBRUARY), I still cannot transfer the songs that I bought on iTunes to said iPod. And when I say ancient, I mean ancient: 500MB. I am clearly one of the early adopters that will pay $600 for a phone that makes my coffee.
Speaking of coffee, I'm on my third cup this morning and I have a 12-pack of Diet Coke under my desk. I'm just sayin'.
Last year (or was it the year before that? Hm. I'm not sure) I got a new phone. That! Even! Took! Pictures! And 2 years later figured out how to send the pictures from said phone to my email address so as to share the blurry action shots of careening 2 year-olds to everyone.
Luckily I'm not a complete idiot when it comes to computers but I have been stumped by the fun buttons. I wants them. Blogger says I cannot has them. But YOU has them. Please, tell me the secret because Ctrl-C/Ctrl-V is not my friend right now. And, what the sam hill is a hash-tag? Can it be smoked? Braised? Sauteed in butter?
Ah, it's finally lunchtime. Good thing that I can at least work the microwave.