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Thursday, December 6, 2012

I Am Trying, But, I Guess....I Am Old.

Do you remember when VCRs first came out. They were so exciting and confused your parents so much?

Do you remember when renting VCRs and movies from the movie store?

It was so exciting when you finally got to buy your own VCR and leave it hooked up all the time.

But, your poor parents, they were confused.  They just handed you the movie and the remote (if you had one) and told you to get it all set up for movie night. 

They couldn't even program the little "12:00" to stop flashing.

You would roll your eyes, and in your snotty, teen way, sort of splutter out how to do it, which channel to turn the T.V. to, and then, which buttons to push on the shiny new remote?

Yeah, me too.

Well, the tables have turned and, I have officially become my parents. 

I am confused by technology.

I thought I had been doing pretty well.  Waaaaay better than Rainman.  So, even though we don't have a lot of recent technology devices around here, I still thought I was keeping up pretty well with things....or that I could dig around and figure stuff out.

I was wrong.

I don't get it.

It is my picture issue.

Remember?  I told you that miraculously thousands of bloggers had used up all their picture memory via Picasa during Thanksgiving week.  Then, I told you I had researched and found a way that I could still add photos through either Photobucket or Flickr?

So, I got up early this morning with the intent of learning both of those programs and uploading my pictures and being back to normal around here.

But, here is the problem that is stumping me.... (and, yes, I am asking for help....I will take a middle aged eye roll and snotty tone if necessary, but my psyche is sort of feeling bruised and fragile right now)....The only pictures that will show up in my Pictures file folder on my computer are the ones I uploaded from my camera, on or before 11/15/12.

I have uploaded since that date and they show up in the Windows Photo Gallery....but not in my Pictures files.  So, I can't seem to figure out how to upload them to any program.

Am I making sense?

My pictures are there on my computer....I can see them....sometimes....but, according to any program that wants me to browse and find photos to upload....nothing exists after 11/15/12.

Help me stop the flashing 12:00....please!  I am about to put a piece of electrical tape over it and call it quits!