Tuesday, November 22, 2005

Techno Butterfingers

Dear Mary,

Thank you for your kind words in my last entry. I'd like to visit your journal and make a comment. In fact I'd love to visit many entries, numerous journals, whip out brilliant thoughts and perhaps engender world peace.

But the problem is, among other things, I am a techno butterfingers. Just moving to blogspot has created a bit of a boondoggle for me. Taking time to create links, search, upload pictures, and (yikes!) think about what bloggers are saying has me downright frazzled. Plus, I have a tendency to break mechanical things when I touch them. Truth is, I can't be trusted with a toaster.

Which leads me to my thought process. I hope it's not a butterfingers, too, but it may be. It's way slow, with good thoughts coming after I've put them on the stove to mull and stew for a day. Now, why is that so? Can I hasten things up a bit? Is there a thought enhancer, a mind speeder-upper? (I'm not talking illegal substances, mind you.) Could it be the irony of slowing one's thoughts, meditating, in fact increases thinking ability? And then are the thoughts themselves sloppy and slippery, based on hidden and perhaps inaccurate assumptions? Or are they pithy and original?

Well, as you can probably see, I like to ask questions a lot more than I like to fiddle with sites and keys and scanning and downloading and figuring out techno stuff, so please just know that until I figure everything out, which may be a few weeks, your comment, as are the comments of others, affirming to me. I truly appreciate them.


ps haven't seen jarhead yet. Of course, also haven't cleaned house or shopped for company yet, either. ***sigh***


Theresa Williams said...

Beth, I'm a techno butterfingers, too. I spent all last night messing around with trying to post pictures on my latest entry. I posted them once, then didn't like the quality of them. I scanned the images and tried again, and then the trouble started. The pictures would upload but wouldn't save on the entry. I even tried several times here at work in between grading and talking to students. Finally, it worked. I have no idea why it worked or why it didn't. But I have the images now. Please don't sweat it. These things will come with time. Judi Heartsong just posted a link to HTML shortcuts; I'll check that out soon. We'll get there--just hang on! Love to you for the holiday.

Tammy said...

Hi Beth, I am new and feel your teckno pain. I thought I'd just sit a spell on your porch and say welcome! Tammy

Celeste said...

BETH! HERE you are! I finally have a good working list of where so many of you have moved. Miss your porch hon'... ;) C.

V said...

Beth, Welcome!!

Celeste said...

Hi Beth! I've found your new front porch through the "Exodus" list. Glad to see you again. ;) C.

Ayn said...

Morning Beth! Please allow this slight commercialism. As fellow exodus journalists/bloggers, we are letting people know of our new blog called, Directory Assistance. We are hosting to the community a list of names and locations of bloggers who had once been AOL journalists, or are still AOL journalists, but who have opened in exchange, or addition an Internet Blog.

Directory Assistance is published by an advocate team of Vivian, Judith, Patrick, Gabreael, Virginia, Vince and me (Ayn). We are offering an open community blog that serves as a form of connection between you and community members like us.

You are invited to stop by Directory Assistance blog and leave questions, comments, concerns, or make additions, changes, or deletions of your blog listing. At the bottom and top of the sidebar Directory list, there will always be the most recent html update of people and journals listed at Directory Assistance, changes will be updated daily.

You are invited to copy these codes freely to your sidebar or blog body and update as often as you would like. Again it is a list of your fellow Journalists/Bloggers (who wish to be included). If you like the service, please let others know. At its starting point, there are approximately 170 of us represented on the list. Thanks for being here and letting us stop by. Let us also know your thoughts!

With all our heart,
Your Directory Assistance

Anonymous said...

(Come on now--it's been much too long since you wrote a new entry!)