Where there is a will, there is a way…

Back in the day, posting a blog entry every day could sometimes be a challenge.. In those days it was usually because an Internet connection could not be found. And I am including even dial up Internet connections. I can’t remember the last time I had to use a dial up modem. Nowadays even up in that you were late and The Yooperland we have Wi-Fi and this summer we can even find some little pockets of 4G on the beach.

Posting a blog entry today is a challenge of a different sort. My love early loverly late-model Macbook Pro laptop is acting up again. The trackpad isn’t working and I don’t seem to be able to beat it into submission this time. So I have given up and made an appointment at the Apple genius bar.

After I got over having a temper tantrum (which thankfully no one was here to witness (I can’t print this ferry ticket and I don’t wanna load fricking Powerpoint!!!)), I got creative. Like I used to do in the old days when there wasn’t an internet connection readily available or there was just dial-up or whatever. How can I post a blog entry (with a photoooo) easily without the keyboard? I mean, I’ve posted from my phone before but it is a pain in the you-know-what.

Okay… I have an iPhone for S iPhone 4S and it’s pretty good at translating my words into text — not perfect but pretty good. And I have an iPad too. It’s an old iPad but it’s pretty good for typing. Saul So, I did my post via voice into my iPhone and then I went back in with the iPad and edited. Added some punctuation and struck out some of the funniest mistakes (and replaced them).

This method of posting is not all that easy but I think it is easier than the days when I either had to use a dial-up modem or call next stumbling go out MacStumbling for an unlocked Wi-Fi connection.

And, in the end… I made myself jump back onto my MacBook because I couldn’t manage the photoooo from my iPhone/iPad the way I wanted to and… Wouldn’tchya know, it is acting like the high-end beastie that it is supposed to be. (And I paid for…) Sigh…

Now trying to decide whether or not to keep that “Genius” Bar appointment….

One Response to “Where there is a will, there is a way…”

  1. Margaret Says:

    You KNOW the track pad will start acting up as soon as you cancel the appt! I have great trouble posting with my tablet. I can type a post, but can’t put photos in it very easily(or at all)–not too sure how to do links either. 🙂