Monday, August 12, 2013

Mischief Flowing

Happy Monday!  Boy is the mischief is flowing around here! 

For starters, today was my first class on the new laptop.  The one that came with nothing, except that thing called Windows 8 (don't get me started on how I ordered a laptop, not a tablet... and how I like running programs, not apps on my computer).  After a call to Dell, I received my system discs in the mail (those lovely little things that help tell you your hard drive fried when you get the blue screen of death, as I learned last week).  And after a Staples order, I thought I had the cable needed to plug in my second monitor for classes.  In theory, it should work... USB to VGA.  Nope, nothing... messages read "no signal" on the second monitor and "unrecognized USB" on the laptop.  Fantastic.  After a chat with Dell, it turns out my laptop isn't "equipped" to output video via USB (now you tell me? Gee, if there was a manual maybe I might have known that?).  Double fantastic. A (more expensive) cable has been ordered with next day delivery in hopes that at least half of tomorrow's class will be with 2 monitors.  Fingers crossed...

Of course, the dogs always cause much mischief when Mommy is trying to sit at the kitchen table taking classes.  Today, it was Zeus refusing to come back inside...

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Nope Mommy, I can't hear you... and if I don't look your way, you can't see me...

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Still not looking...

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Can you hear me now??!!

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I had to bribe him with treats on the back porch and now all 4 dogs are outside lounging (and I'm typing this post while on lunch break)... enjoy the rest of your Monday!

8 comments:

Molly The Wally said...

Ha ha the art of selective hearing. Have a marvellous Monday.
Best wishes Molly

Flea said...

Oh, don't get me started on how horrid Windows 8 is ... GRRR

Team Beaglebratz said...

Hey there - it'z us Beaglebratz here. Our mom still haz the old desktop'puter thingy - she really can't wait (next spring hope hope) tue git a laptop so she can sit with us while typin'away.

Zeus haz mastered the fine art of selective hearin'quite well - our mom hazta bribe us quite often (u know us Beagles, even in our bakyard on a scent).

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Sue said...

I'm so glad I have a Mac. Windows drives me crazy.

If I sit at the table to work my dogs all think I need their help. Good luck.

Marjie said...

Brutus has that act down pat. When did Zeus sneak down here to give him lessons?

I'm reorganizing my office, so my computer can be moved next to my phones, adding machine and filing area. Oh, and I have a new printer. The cleaning is taking forever. I'm ready to pull my hair out.

jen said...

Doesn't selective hearing always come at the best times?

Kathy R said...

Mac girl here. Of course work is a PC world but there's an IT department for issues that arise. What kind of class requires 2 monitors?

Life with Wrigs said...

I hope you got your cable and have your monitors working now! Zeus knows where he wants to be. :-) Wrigs goes deaf when he knows I'm trying to get him into the car for a vet visit. He can always tell the difference between fun car rides and evil car rides.

Susan and Wrigs

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