Wednesday, February 8, 2012
Love Hate Relationship with Technology
Yep, some days I feel like smashing the computer to bits...After posting last week, about being recommitted to blogging, what happens but my darn internet starts acting wonky. Now it does go out occasionally and is out for days, but this was intermittent connection issues. And while I know that the computer isn't really at fault, but that Verizon is, the frustration level at times put the image of smashing the computer to bits in my head.
The only thing that saved my sanity was my new techy gadget...well it's not brand spanking new, I've had it for a few months but it's still has that new car smell to me! We bought it late in the fall to use at our big craft show to process credit card transactions. I've gotta say with it's little plug in device and downloaded app, you just swipe the card and all the data is collected. All you do is have the customer sign the ipad and enter their email address. The credit card information is transmitted to my processor and the customer gets their transaction record in an email....easy peasy.
And I gotta say, that not only did my customers love the high techyness (is that even a word?) but they loved not having to keep track of where their receipt was. Oh and that pretty pink cover you see...it's magnetic and when you open it up, the ipad turns on automatically. Gotta love Apple for coming up with a great tech gadget. The best thing I absolutely love to do with my ipad is to go pinning of course!
And since I have been drooling over Photo Shop CS5 for awhile, we bought it so I can use for my photos and hopefully to learn how to do some graphics. From what I've read there is a huge learning curve to Photo Shop but I'm looking forward to the challenge. So far I've mastered cropping pictures, adding text and fade elements to my pictures...yep I know, not even a thimbleful of what the software can do.
Anyway, the hubby has looked for a new internet service provider and all that's left to do now is to make the switch. Hopefully, we can stay connected more than not til we make the switch.
Until next time....