Friday, November 7, 2008

The road less travelled

The road wasn't travelled at all today, and I'm writing from a remote computer since my own had a complete melt down.

No worries it gave me the opportunity to learn a bit more about how a computer works since I decided to become a computer geek for the day and after formatting my hard drive I reinstalled all the necessary components...operating system, extra's like virus and malware software, Orbit downloader software, Adobe reader etc.

When I really came good was when I realised that I had lost the code for my Microsoft Office package and I had to make a decision. Pay a whole bundle for off the shelf or scout around for an alternative. I found one...called OpenOffice...it's free, downloadable and it does a really great job...easy to use and so it's all done, and I now know a lot more about these machines than I did before.

Good can come out of any bad situation, you just have to l o o k for it. Don't ever get stressed out about stuff you cannot control that's futile...and if you can control it, do something about it.
Those are really the only two options.

Either way what's the point of freaking out, the computer could care less if I blow my stack.

Nah...at the end of the day it's all good, have a fabulous weekend, see ya monday.

3 comments:

Marbella said...

Glad you got some PC practice in. I always resort to a swift kick in those moments. Sometimes it works too.
Hope you have a good weekend too. Do something you especially like to do and enjoy the special moments.
Am thinking hard about that *great* comment you said to me. Am wondering if I can do it..can manage. Would really like to...That comment tho did affect me a lot, so am giving it some thought....
Lynda

Shari Kraft said...

I've actually used OpenOffice. I didn't want to have to go out and buy Excel, so I downloaded it. I don't know WHAT we'd do without our computers...I would feel so lonely without mine. :)

My 1-2-3 Fat Loss Solution said...

so true Dougal "why sweat the small or big stuff" when the sweating won't change the present state. Rather prayer, and a positive outlook will change us and the circumstances