Yesterday I uploaded the new software for my iMac called Mountain Lion OS X version 10.8. I’m loving the running notifications on my desktop, voice activation for email plus the many other options. But today in trying to figure out how to boost my font size for my browser of choice – Chrome – I really discovered something GREAT!
Google Chrome has MANY themes to play with. LOTS AND LOTS of color and fun things! I played with the LOUD PINK and other BOLD colors but oddly enough I have chosen a more subdued one – called “Pooh and Friends” which has lavender for my bookmarks tab and pale pink and blue for my tabs. It’s SO PRETTY! Take a look:
I have always loved Disney characters – and have had an Eeyore on my desktop for as long as I’ve had a computer – so this fits me perfectly 🙂
There’s something about color in our lives – especially the right colors. People are like colors – bringing sunshine or heaviness – laughter and sparkle to an otherwise dull existence. And sometimes we feel great when surrounded by the BRIGHT ones – a little lost and bewildered by the dull and faded – and just right with the soothing and friendly pastels of pink, lavender and blue.
Which color are you? What do you like to surround yourself with? What colors bring a soothing calm to your soul?
Have a great weekend –
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Yesterday my husband bought me my very first iMac as an early Christmas present. Everyone said I needed it – especially because I am a music teacher and have a lot of video and music on my computer – and because my PC is very tired and old. And since music is so much a part of my life it is the natural choice – especially because a Mac is said to be far superior to a PC for editing music and video.
So our friend John found us a great deal on a used iMac – about 2 years young and hardly used except for playing music in a home office. It’s in incredible shape and for all practical purposes it is JUST LIKE BRAND NEW to me.
But I am not a patient person by nature. Oh I can eventually figure things out – and I have figured many things out with software programs and issues in regards to my PC – that go YEARS back. But initially I am a total wreck. And although the previous owner wiped the computer clean of his ownership – it still has some stubborn default items that will not allow me to install new software without a stupid administrative password – which he doesn’t even KNOW anymore. And I know that because he tried right in front of us and it would take NOTHING. So he rebooted and it disappeared – so we thought we were in the clear – Until…yeah – well you get the picture. It’s been a frustrating couple of days. I do not have Apple support for this computer and I can’t talk to anyone for free – and I REFUSE to pay $49 to talk about a ‘one-time’ issue – so…I’m trying my best to figure it out.
About a half hour ago – I finally just had to WALK AWAY. Greg is not here – but even if he was – he’s no help in this department (bless his sweet little heart) – so I’m on my own. (Oh he knows some things – but unlike me – he has NO INTEREST in computers AT ALL. Except for returning emails and seeing what everyone is up to on facebook – and looking at the weather and news online – he’s really not that active online. And that leaves him to prepare for weddings and funerals – using his laptop as a word-processor and type away – he does!)
At the suggestion of our friend, John – I also purchased an external drive and it should be here today – to store all 14 years of recitals – and even tons of pictures too. I’ve never had anything like this either – so it is another thing I must learn.
And I don’t have ANY idea how to transfer my music from iTunes onto my Mac either. I tried doing the old ‘reversal’ from my iPhone to my new Mac – but don’t know how to do that without TOTALLY erasing everything. Oh I’ve googled it – and even gone to iTunes and iMac support – but I just got a headache and nothing more. Things like this put me in a VERY BAD MOOD – and my husband does not like me very much when I can’t SOLVE SOMETHING.
Ahhh – such is life. Computers and technology. They are like people. And Life. And I don’t like it.
But I SHALL SURVIVE and even be a better, more knowledgeable and wiser person for it!
This morning I was greeted with a sweet and loving message in my inbox from someone who has never met me in person – but who has gained encouragement and strength from this blog. It was lovely to hear those words of support – and just when I needed them too. She said I look at problems as opportunities – and it was so nice to hear her say that. Especially today.
May every problem you encounter – either with people in your world – or computers and technology – bring you one step closer patience, grace and resignation. And may you FIGURE everything out!! I’m still looking for a bit of patience. Maybe that can be another early Christmas present 🙂