Tuesday, July 29, 2014

That Damn ipad

     That damn ipad doesn't like me!

      That damn ipad is smarter than I am!

     You knew there'd be a post like this.

     When you connect an ipad to your computer, the two have to have many chats with each other. They have to line many things up so that they agree and can work with each other. Most of this goes very smoothly. In fact, all you have to do is tell the computers to do things and  it gets done. You just have to sit there and read what happens.

      I had been told that all I had to do at home is connect the ipad to my computer and I would gain access to the Internet. So the ipad was plugged in and I went merrily on my way to email. Write an email, press send and it's gone. My daughter usually replies right away. Nothing. Then I tried Safari and I got a message saying the ipad was not on the Internet! 

    After bumbling around a message came up to load some updated software. It would take three hours! When it was finished there was a message that an error had occurred. Also my shiny new ipad was seized up! There was a message telling me six things to try to get the ipad back. I wasn't going to try any of them. I would call for my friend. My friend is away.

     A few days later I thought I'll look at this again. A message appeared that said restore. I said aha. I can do this. So 10 minutes later my ipad was back. I learned a few things with that experience.

    Now back to the Internet. I guess some of the things I listened to got mangled. Some things people were telling me were wrong. 

   I'm not on the Internet with my ipad, but I'm still working on it.

   The damn thing is so smart I'm sure it will get me there.