Sunday, October 8, 2017

The Learning Curve is Steep

        Some of my readers may remember that my desk top is on it's last legs so I'm using it for only the important stuff.
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         I'm limping along with an iPad. I'm getting blogs read and have posted a few short posts.

          Now I've received a small comment which I understand well. Somebody said my posts were hard to read.as the type is small. I knew that and was hoping no one would notice. Since this is my first time using Apple things have been a challenge. I could not discover how to highlight the text and enlarge it. I always enlarge the text as I know it.'s easier to read.


      Well, this afternoon I just got mad and said I won't quit until I have 

Learned to cut and paste. So I decided to ask Google. After asking three times I finally got the answer and followed instructions. 

       So I have gone back and enlarged the print size on my last three posts.


        So it feels good to have discovered how to do something.


         If I keep on using Google, who knows what else I'll learn.

32 comments:

  1. Terrific! It can be frustrating fiddling with technology when it doesn't work for us at the time. But once you learn something new it is a good feeling. Well done!

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    1. Thanks. It sounds like you know the feeling.

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  2. Every post of yours that I have ever read had very large type, I'm wondering why it appears different to me.
    The learning curve is a horrible place to be when you are in the middle of it and then everything suddenly seems easy and you wonder what the problem was!

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    1. Recently I've had to use my iPad and did not know how to make the large print.

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  3. It's wonderful! And so are you, Red, to not give up, and to help us read more easily :)

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    1. Giving up would mean embarrassing myself.

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  4. You could share what your secret was to get it that way! I don't use my Ipad for blogging very much...but someday I may be in your same boat:)

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    1. There's the miserable little thing that comes up when you're. Typing and make a mistake. That allows you to highlight things. You follow what says and you can paste. I hope this makes sense.h

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  5. Hi Red! I tried to learn how to use my Macbook Air but it drove me crazy since I'm so used to a PC. My son-in-law finally said I should give up and he installed Windows onto my MacBook which my son thought was crazy. But ah well. It's made my life easier so I wouldn't have to learn two systems. I'm in a lull between several hectic times in our lives right now. It feels good to catch up with people. I'm glad you were able to figure out what to do.

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    1. It'surprising what. You can do when you know how..

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  6. the Apple products certainly have more of a learning curve, as the company insists "ease of use" trumps being able to do advanced things.

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    1. I'm not so sure I catch on to their ease of use!

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  7. Learning something new makes our brains stay young! At least that's what I have been telling myself about my recent frustration with the app I use on my iPad. I feel for ya!

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    1. I'm not sure all the using my brain is keeping me young.

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  8. Good for you, Red. I noticed the type was smaller, but I can enlarge it with a quick tap of my keys, so I wasn't going to miss your posts in any event! I enjoy them very much. Happy Thanksgiving, BTW. :-)

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    1. So I guess having to use the iPad is a good thing in a away. With computers there's no end of what you can learn.

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    1. It might take a while but I'll get there.

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  10. Well done!

    My computer issues these days relates to a certain social network locking my account entirely and deleting my writer's page.

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    1. Those issues are frustrating. I lost a post recently. It's the first one I ever lost.

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  11. The Internet can solve many, many problems! Of course, it causes a lot of problems too...

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    1. So you win some and lose some!

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  12. With so much technology these days, there is always something we need to learn. At least we can Google about it and get some help.

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    1. But, you young people seem to be much ahead of the curve. I know my kids who are 46 and 48 blow my mind in what they show me.

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  13. Well done Red. When I have a computer issue that I can't figure out, I just type my problem in google and I eventually find my answer. I has worked for me so many times, that it is the first thing I do when I run in to a roadblock. Eventually the iPad will become easier for you.

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    1. I have only recently discovered that Google can help me with my computer.

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  14. The print size is great Red. I don't have the greatest eyesight these days, so often enlarge print on blogs I visit by pressing down control and the plus sign at the same time on my laptop keyboard. Congrats on learning something new. I always enjoy it when I do.

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    1. Control plus? I'll have to Remember that one.

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  15. Thank you! And thank you for going to all that Trouble. Learning new things is good.

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  16. Hi Red, I have not had any trouble with reading your posts. I use a Chrome browser on a Windows desktop. All Hiawatha House posts look just fine here. By the way, I do like that comment by Kay who was trying to use a Macbook Air. I have to agree with her ... going from one OS to another can be a challenge.

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  17. In 2009 when my eldest son made me blog and asked to use it i was not familiar with computer access much but by the grace of God and help of my son i learnt to operate my blogger dashboard .

    He taught me how to learn "learning" though i am still a beginner but glad that can do little bit by myself .

    I never found your blog post hard to read but large size is my favorite as it takes less eyes squeezing and headache to comprehend .



    I just read your kind comment on my latest post in which you mentioned about when you loose the direction and got lost in barren island! it made me very curious and concerned that how did it happen ?
    what was your age then ?
    and how did you survived (by the grace of God )?

    If there is any post you have written about it i would love to read it!

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  18. The font size for this blogpost is far too big. It hurts my eyes.

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