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Tuesday, July 19, 2016

Tech Support



Sometimes a man has got to know his limitations.

As part of a little business venture, I'm putting together a new website. It has some tweaks that are a bit different that most sites. A buddy gave me a quick lesson on how to set it up.

Maybe too quick . . . should have taken better notes . . . and learned how programing is done in the 21st century. Back in my day it was all ones and zeros, and sometimes we didn't have ones. Plus, I wasn't very good at it back in the day either.

Please, don't give me a bunch of advice on which programs to use or youtubes to watch. I broke down and got my buddy to help me remotely. Since tech support is kinda his day job, he's really really good at it.

I also got to realize how poky my computer is. For now it's going to have to do until the new business brings in some money. Eventually everything will come together.

Good thing I've some smart and helpful friends. One of the big lessons I've had to learn in this life is to ask for help. For someone who's as independent as I am it was a really tough lesson to learn. Over the years I've sometime struggled alone or did without. At my age I don't have time for that anymore. Too much left to do in the years left to me.

Someone once put it perspective for me. He said, “Remember how good it feels to be able to help someone?”

“Yes,” I said.

“Why don't you let someone help you once in a while so they can have that good feeling too.”

-Sixbears

12 comments:

  1. Ok the first thing you have to do to get your programing right is add aluminum foil to the rabbit ears. Then adjust as needed!

    When your done are you going to give us the link?

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  2. I used that same logic on my independent and STUBBORN grandfather.

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    1. Well, it worked on me, but it wasn't easy. Hard lesson for me to learn.

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  3. Good luck in your new and exciting endeavor, Sixbears! We all wish you lots of success!

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  4. Hope your new endeavor doesn't take too much time away from sailing.

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    1. Hope to be able to one day run it from a sailboat.

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  5. LOL... my only advice on which programs to use are to make sure they work FOR YOU. I certainly am in no position to guess what those would be just from reading a daily blog. But there are a lot of choices out there, you don't have to stick with one that you don't mesh with. On the other hand, sometimes stuff just needs a few tweaks to get set up right and then works beautifully after that.

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    1. I'm glad I have some good help. Enough help with the technical hurtles, but he doesn't want to tell me what to do.

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  6. Never fear. I might be gregarious and offer advice about other things, but you never have to worry about me in regards to computers. I know virtually nothing about them, and depend on my 29 year old son to keep me up and running.

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    1. I find myself in a position where I have to learn more than I really want to know about it. By the time I come to do something like it in the future, everything will have changed again.

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