This is the Plinky prompt for today. I don’t answer most of them, because most don’t pertain to my life, or me but this one definitely does. Let me count the ways that I wish I was more tech savvy. First of all let me say that I am very technically astute. I can pretty much repair any software problem on a PC or Mac, even if it means reformatting. I can also install a hard drive, optical drive, sound-card or RAM. These days most everyone I know has a laptop instead of a tower, so I haven’t been called upon to upgrade anything, but if I had to I could. I am my Mother’s personal IT department. In my apartment block there are friends computers that I tend to and maintain on a regular basis.
I can also pretty well figure out any menu on any digital camera, recorder, tablet or cellphone. When Olympus claimed to have a difficult menu to navigate, for me it was a piece of cake. This is how my brain works. Then on the other hand if I see a piece of IKEA furniture with a whole bunch of screws and nails, I draw a blank. If I only knew someone who was good at putting a bed-frame together, we could barter. I live in a building full of men, and not one of them even knows how to use a hammer or screwdriver. The only person I know that is extremely good at putting anything together is my Mother; she is always up for the challenge. Perhaps, if I take her to lunch at the Windjammer she will help me out.
Now for the areas that I wish I could improve on. I would love to be able to write HTML and design my own website or learn to code and build an iPhone app or computer game. Perhaps, this should be one of my goals for the rest of the year.
I may be tech savvy, but don’t forget everyone is good at something; you just have to find out what it is. As Curly said in “City Slickers”, “when you find that one thing, then nothing else will matter”.