Those that pay attention to, and read, the ramblings on, what hopefully passes as intelligent rubbish, might well recall a recent post entitled;
CRASH! BANG! WALLOP!
wherein I described the horrors of a crash, not once, not twice, but thrice on this not so trusty Hewlett Packard heap of garbage masquerading as a computer.
For those just tuning in, that didn’t read that post, perhaps your time would be better spent watching a round of golf on the tele! 🏌️♂️ ⛳️ 🏌️♂️ ⛳️ 🏌️♂️ ⛳️
Once I had this thing up and running, after a fashion, I noticed that Microsoft, or some evil creature in their employ, had infiltrated and made changes to the operating Windows 10 that was pre-loaded,
I assume it was an improved updated system – does that constitute an oxymoron or am I the moron? – because there were several changes which I did/do not like, and I’m not going to bore you with that now; I’ll save that for later!
One thing that’s particularly annoying is the programs that it planted on MY machine without MY approval, and that I can’t get rid of no matter how I try.
Not being the sharpest knife in the block, when it comes to photography, and fiddling around with the pictures. I’ve been lucky to have had the use of Picasa, a simple system for people like me.
I’d purchased a program which does everything except play ‘God Save The Queen’; but it’s way over my head, so I don’t bother with it. Picasa suits me fine.
Well it did;; until Google in their arrogance took it down; and I can’t get it back! It had a few thousand pictures which I could fiddle around with, and use sometimes ,to enhance one of my posts – says he modestly-
But not to worry, They’d all been saved in Google, well that’s what I’d been led to believe, all I had to do was go there and there they are; waiting! Guess what!
They ain’t there!!!
The photos are not really lost as I have them all on disks and most are backed up on the things that stuff gets backed up on, but it was very handy having Picasa; like me it was simple and easy to use, not that I’m easy to use mind you, I can be quite cussed at times I’ve been told.
But, since being blessed with this latest Windows 10, other changes have been made too. And not to my liking either.
How’s this for gall; I would from time to time receive, emails from my daughter Emma with pictures attached, and like a lot of people these days the email closes with the words ‘sent from my iPhone’ or some such nonsense along those lines.
Naturally the first thing I’m going to do is open them, they’re going to be pictures of Ruby and Poppy May.
So I click on the download bit in the email, and what next? No picture just a message from Microsoft, to inform me, that these type of pictures cannot be downloaded, and I need to get an ap from the Microsoft store.
Off I trot to the Microsoft Store, and there is the ap that I need to open the pictures, click here and PAY!
Yes, if I want to download these pictures, I have to buy an ap from Microsoft for $1;88; or some such amount. I kid you not.
I assume that Mr gates is down to his last $50 billion, and as he must have been careless with what little he had, I decided not to help him out. Instead I downloaded the pictures from the War Office’s iPhone thingy,
For some reason I can’t do it with my Samsung Galaxy thingy, I’d switched so much stuff off that it barely works, except for operating as a mobile telephone.
As usual I’ve strayed way off course, and am probably now drifting by the New Hebrides, which is somewhere in the South Pacific as against the Sandwich Isles which are in the North Pacific; sort of; I had intended to keep this brief and explain what’s ‘got me tossed!’
Back to ‘ Once I had this thing up and running; I’d discovered that my Picasa was no more, and of course the bit in the start thing that says ‘Pictures’ was; and still is, quite empty; then I espied a little black box, with a couple of white mountain peaks inside, that says ‘Photos’.
‘ello, ‘ello thinks me, photos? What photos? A new one on me. So I clicks on the thing!
I’ve got pictures, hundreds of pictures, and they’re not all mine, many were taken by my daughters, when we were in America in 2008, that I have never seen, and many more taken here in Oz that I hadn’t seen either.
And I’ve no idea how they got here on my computer after it had crashed 3 times and I’m the only one who sits at this excuse …….
I set up a screen saver with photos and let it run see what was there, lazy mans way, and watched, and there are that many photos that I’ve never seen before so is it any wonder ……
That it’s got me tossed !/?