I have three computers running in my office right now. This is not the post I planned to write on Thursday, but sometimes you just have to go with what you’ve got.
It is my fear this is all related to 32-bit and 64-bit systems. No idea what that actually means, but I do know that because I cannot run my older versions of Creative Suite using a 64-bit system that I haven’t upgraded the OS on my beautiful 27″ desktop in a while.
As computers sometimes do, while we were vacationing at the Oregon coast, I couldn’t operate a valuable app on my traveling laptop. The help desk for the App told me my operating system was too old. Same thing on that computer, but I was using an even older version of the Creative Suite, and decided to bite the bullet and upgrade so I could at least do social media. Gone are all the programs I used to use but had become outdated, but the web works great!
After bitching at Mitch about my non-functioning desktop, he suggested we try using an old computer for my old version CS. So now I’m working on my laptop, trying to use my desktop, and have pulled my old 17-inch laptop off the top shelf and am recharging that to see if it will work with the old CS.
The alternative, of course, is to give in to Adobe and buy the CS in the cloud for the not inconsiderable $50/month.
Computers! I did just notice that Dropbox was backing up my entire system, just as I’m working. Maybe that is slowing things down! When it says backing up 18,000+ files, it is bound to slow things down. It will at least give me a reprieve until the Fall on upgrading.
I think I may have spent more time looking at my computers in various stages of stasis than actually getting work done this week. I did get a pile of stuff on my desk sorted out.
Nothing to do with Computers!
Funny thing, completely unrelated to computers which made me laugh today. Wednesday I snagged a project I had wet-blocked earlier from our bathroom on my way downstairs to make dinner and knit. Apparently I knocked a marker loose and I’m guessing it fell on the floor. Imagine my surprise as I looked down in the shower the next morning (it is even with the floor) and there was the marker! It is a flat copper-colored marker so I think one of us must have stepped on it and walked it into the shower without noticing.
Pattern-Specific Calculators: Free Webinar
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