Technology: the good, the bad and the ugly
Last week, I had to take my computer in as it just wasn’t functioning like it should. That’s the bad. I had a virus that not only ate most of my document folders but corrupted my anti-virus program. I thought I had everything backed up online, but alas, I did not. I recovered a lot from a manual backup I had done last year. So that’s the ugly.
I have a new anti-virus program with online back-up. That’s the good. I also periodically back up my photos on disk.
I had the tech guy install Windows 10 for me. I installed this a couple months ago, didn’t like it, and uninstalled it. News flash: you will have to install Windows 10 by July of this year so bite the bullet and do it. I’m not thrilled with this because I had to ditch Internet Explorer (could not retrieve my email) and now use Microsoft Edge for my browser but more good news: WordPress is working better. The test will be to use a hyphenated word in my tags. The last couple of months, typing a hyphenated tag caused IE to stop working. Update: I typed in “anti-virus” and my browser did not quit working. Success!
As you know, I’ve been trying to lose weight and get in better shape. I bought a Fitbit Zip and it likes Windows 10 technology so I’m all set up. The Zip will track my steps, distance and calories burned. If you have a smart phone or pad, you can sync it to that; as I do not, I synced it to my computer. The online program also lets you track your water consumption, food if you want and other things to help you stay motivated. Yesterday, I wasn’t very active but I’m going to hang up here and go for a walk. Watch for some news photos next post.