SOME DAYS JUST SUCK
Heaven deliver me from technology. Why is something that should be so simple is bound and determined to thwart me every single solitary step of the way???
My much-loved Canon printer/scanner/copier decided, after much service, that perhaps it was tired and deserved to die a natural death. After appropriate funeral-like sympathy, your blogger got a brand shiny new Epson (which seems to be one of the few printers these days that simply prints, scans and copies without all sorts of other bells, whistles and farts that aren't necessary to my existence).
It arrived yesterday and after much nail-biting and mustering of courage, your writer undertook to set it up. Hmmm.....plug this into that....and that into this. So far, so good.
Oh....and it comes with a CD.....wow, that's easy. Right? Wrong!! Inserted CD and watched while things whirled, and spun and said click this....click that....wait.....and finally, finish! Woo hoo!!!
Well, not so fast. It didn't want to play nice with my computer. Hmmm......much reading of manual....that first had to be located on the internet because, after all, such things no longer come with it. After much swearing and trying this and that....oh, and maybe this other thing too.....they decided that talking to each other might be good. Yay - it even printed a whole entire photo!!!
Much celebration here at Chez Magpie.
Someone (moi) jumped the gun and celebrated much too soon. Maybe she believed it would scan because after all, it said it did. Hah....not.
So....much more reading of on line manual and googling ensued and lo - another 'thing' had to be downloaded and installed. More whirling and spinning and clicking ensued. And we had a scanner that worked. Maybe.
(we're now on Day 2 of this process)
Now why do you suppose your writer would ever want to do something so stupid as to want to RESIZE a scanned image for insertion in such places as Ancestry....or.....gasp.....this blog??? Yes, why......
Well, much more reading of online manual where, it appears, resizing images is not 'a thing'. Hmmm. Your writer then consulted with the experts at Google who seemed very sure that another 'thing' had to be installed. So more whirling, spinning and clicking....
AND IT STILL WON'T WORK
Two days....lost. Your writer's temper.....lost.
And the saga continues...........
The quote - "There was a piece of ornamental water immediately below the parapet, on the other side, into which Mrs. James Harthouse had a very strong inclination to pitch Mr. Thomas Gradgrind Junior" ( from Charles Dickens, Hard Times)
A very good quote, but I think it should read - "There was the Scugog River immediately below the balcony, into which Magpie had a very strong inclination to pitch a certain Epson XP-5100 printer" (so there)