Fall-out from My Computer’s Rebirth
I know. You are tired of this topic. I am too! But things are getting better. I
just have some more learning curves to deal with.
Maybe I should just list them, and not go into a play-by-play drama about each issue. Would you prefer that? Okay. Me too. I hope by next week I have other good things to chatter about.
- I did get my emails set up in Kmail and Thunderbird. However these programs had upgraded to the point where the old method was not working for me. I had to learn to set up each email with IMAP settings. I think I may learn to like that, but I still have to re-do some as I discover that they don’t SEND out emails. Picky-picky!!
- Quanta+ the program I use to create web pages has always been tricky about installing. I got it to do so the other night, but then it doesn’t show up in the launch menu or in the filesystem. This has happened before. I know I will get it eventually, but it takes various tries.
- Scribus installed just fine, only it is very much upgraded too, and like an
ermine, it will not allow an old document started in another version of
Scribus. I had nearly finished the editorial/layout work on the Historian for my MHSS client. Now I have to look at the PDF of that file and rebuild each page from scratch. I can only rejoice that I was several weeks ahead of schedule, and as I fuss with this newer system, I’m learning BETTER layout skills.
- Same thing with GIMP. I could manipulate photos and images with such ease in the older version. Now the program screen looks so black and foreboding. I have to keep looking up Help to see how to complete the simplest of tasks. I spent hours last night, trying to make one little logo with just one word on it. Whew!
However… once I have learned the new 2.10.22 version of GIMP, I should be an amazing wonder with graphics!
There are some new programs in the Launcher that I have no idea what they do. I’ll get to them eventually.
- My older LEAP and browsers had memorized a lot of my login details. So I could swish in and out of them in a jiffy. Now I have to start over with many of them. I know it will get easier with time, but now I get blocked out because of typos in my password. Then I have to go through extra steps to get a new one.
Good thing I only have to go through this every two or three years. (I think
there have been times in the past where I waited four years – because I dreaded all these getting started steps. But it is for our good – if we do like my pink petunias – and NOT GIVE UP – keep blooming and learning and growing in your skills!