Sunday, January 24, 2010


Just a quick note--am on the old laptop. Desk computer says I have a virus or might have a virus? So I'll wait to use it until Dagan and Leah come over on Monday night after work to have them check it out. Might be just time to renew the antivirus program or something? They want me to buy something, of course.

Anyways, I decided on the laptop I want (MacBookPro) and Dagan and Leah are going to go and pick it up tomorrow night at Best Buy and bring it over. Dagan will have to figure out how to hook a Mac up to the Internet for the first time--hehe! Exciting! I decided on the better 13 inch one. Tomorrow!!!

Oh--and I decided on a new one and not a refurbished one since you aren't really sure which version you'd be getting with a refurbished one--how old, you know? And the newest ones can handle Windows and aren't supposed to run as hot.

I figure I am going to just try to learn how to use the OSX program before I buy Windows software for it. See if I can adapt this old brain of mine--hehe! I can always buy Windows later and install it--and I have this old laptop and my desk computer to fall back on if (when!!) I get too frustrated--hehe! I'll probably need my PCs to look up instructions on how to run the Mac! ROFL!

One step at a time, right?

Once I learn how to run the Mac with my regular mouse (I am thinking positive) then I can see if I can figure out the touch pad. And if I can learn how to use the newfangled touch pad (I am thinking positive--I have never learned how to use any touch pad--hehe!) then I can buy a new Mac-mouse that works similarly to their newfangled touch pad. And I can see how the laptop is working over the first year and decide whether I want the additional warranty from Apple, too.

Oh--I got the ScorPal video up yesterday--finally! Almost forgot again--sheesh! :)

Spent most of my time the last few days researching online about laptops--and then laptop tables last night. (Could be how I may have picked up a virus?) Found a laptop table that I think would work really well for me! I think it can sit right up next to my chair in between the chair and the end table and then I can swing the laptop out of the way when I don't need it. Awesome! That will probably be the next purchase so that I can sit comfortably and be on the laptop for longer periods of time in my comfy chair. That's the goal--to get around the pain--tada!

I forgot about Netflix. They put my account on hold because Netflix was using my debit card--hehe! So, I won't have any new movies until I get my new card in the mail and can give them my new number. But I watched the end of Big Love from season three last night. Wow! Big changes on Big Love--hehe! :)

Anyways, don't be surprised if I don't blog tomorrow. I have a terrible time typing on this Gateway laptop keyboard. It's what you get used to, I guess. I have never been able to adjust to the keys that are jammed right up next to each other. Takes me twice as long to type anything because I have to go back and fix a zillion mistakes. Fine for occasional back-up like today, but nothing I can manage to use easily every day. So I will be basically offline for a little while here. Bye for now! :):)


akartisan said...

don't be afraid of learning something new - the mac is awesome and very user friendly. You mighttr not even want the windows once you get used to the mac. Also, it should have a built in camera, depending on which one you got. Learning new things makes you smarter and stretches your brain, so it's good for you.

Intense Guy said...

I hope you enjoy the new Mac lappy!!

Good luck Dagan! (I'm sure its not "hard" its just a matter of "what do they call the network connection maker thingy?"

...and I hope you didn't catch a virus! I don't understand why people even write the things. Sigh... some people!


Leah said...

We'll get to your computers as soon as we can, and get you back up and running. Secondly, I think that you should just jump right into the Mac and use the touchpad instead of a mouse, it's new a weird anyway... Thirdly, I'll have to watch you're ScorePal video when I get home since I can't watch videos here at work... ;)

Sue - Her new Mac will have a camera, a web cam, built right in... ;)

Karl - I'm sure Dagan will do fine, it will just be a little annoying because everything is arranged and named differently on Mac's vs. Windows. Also, I bet she doesn't have a virus, it's probably just the virus software that Dagan put on her computers running out and time to renew. :)

Anyway, we'll get her back up and running as soon as the weather allows, it's really nasty out there today. I didn't even want to go to work and that's like 5mins away from home. ;)

Thank you kindly,

AliceKay said...

Good luck with your new laptop. I have a Gateway computer but didn't like the keyboard that came with it...they were too flat and too close together. I went out and bought a Labtec cheapie keyboard. It works...that's all that matters. :)

Rita said...

Sue--Oh, I'm not that afraid or I would have stuck with a PC--hehe! That's what I have heard--that once you get used to the Apple system you don't want to go back to Windows.?? I assume that will happen naturally as I learn how to navigate on the MacBook. And--as Leah added here--I have a built-in camera, I guess. Wow! Yes--I think it will be good for me to challenge this old brain again. ;)

Rita said...

Iggy--MacLappy!! hehe!

Dagan--it was a snap getting me set up to the Internet on the Mac! Took a long time to get rid of the virus, tho, n the desk computer. I totally agree with wondering "why" do people waste their time and talent writing viruses? I'm glad that the Macs are less prone to viruses, too! :):)

Such excitement in this quiet life, eh? ROFL!

Rita said...

Hey Leah!
That was so simple! Type in the password and voila! Done! Online!

The virus was another matter. But Dagan fixed it. Whew!

You might laugh--but I am using the Mac right now to answer my blog comments and using the touch pad!!! No mouse! :):)

Rita said...

AliceKay--I never could get used to typing on those cramped keyboards, either. Now there are quite a few of them coming out with these kind that have spaces again. Much better for me!! And--when I am typing my comments--mistakes in spelling show up with a red line under them like on MSWord! I love that. Spellcheck wherever I am typing--automatically!! Awesome! :)