cur-mud-geon: anyone who hates hypocrisy and pretense and has the temerity to say so; anyone with the habit of pointing out unpleasant facts in an engaging and humorous manner
I have been AWOL as a Blogger for the past few days. I have been working to get a new laptop set up and to be able to operate within the server system I maintain for my employment at an offsite location.
I am sufficiently aware of computers and software so as to be dangerous to myself. For that reason, I have obviously decided to upgrade to Office 2010 software having mucked along with 2003 forever. I have walked through the several applications; I see the similarities; but, I see many more differences than similarities.
So, that required a journey to Barnes & Noble for a user’s guide to Office 2010, and I am working my way through that book now.
This is being created on Word 2010 using the most rudimentary tools that software package provides.
I must confess that I am really impressed with everything that I supposedly can do now with the suite of 2010 items that includes Excel 2010, PowerPoint 2010, Outlook 2010, and something called One Note 2010 in addition to Word 2010.
If I operate as I always have in the past, I’ll manage to get acquainted enough to be able to use the basic functionality; just enough functionality so that I can Blog and send e-mails and build spreadsheets and make up the occasional slide show.
I’ve mentioned grandsons; my oldest (at 11) is already able to make more sophisticated PowerPoint slide shows than am I, and he actually enjoyed his presentation to his peers.
So, I am now equipped with the latest that Microsoft has dreamed up and I’ll still roll down the highway at about 45 or 50 miles per hour with my left blinker flashing.
Don’t be too hard on me if you happen to get stuck behind me when you’re in a hurry to get somewhere. And be careful; I may actually be planning to turn left.