Thursday, April 06, 2006

Thursday Thirteen

Despite Tanya's best efforts to teach me how to do 'Thursday Thirteen' using all the codes, etc. I still haven't succeeded. Tanya hoped that her instructions weren't all 'Greek' to me, but they might as well have been. Hence my subject this week is

"What I Hate about being Computer Illiterate -
because I don't know how to do these things, or understand the instructions!"
1. Change my blog page to something more interesting.
2. Buy on the Internet. (That could be dangerous anyway.)
3. Sell on the Internet.
4. Set up an Internet business.
5. Decorate emails with natty pictures.
6. Know how to stop iTunes being such a crappy program.
7. Add music to my blog.
8. Know how to fix a program if isn't working properly.
9. Or even KNOW if it isn't working properly!!
The rest are just character, not mental, defects.
10. How to wean myself off the computer and my need to check it several times a day just in case .......
11. How to stop storing hundreds (thousands ?) of comments and other emails on the computer.
12. How to delete photos that I will never look at again.
13. How to stop thinking the computer and I are in a battle that I am going to lose!
Links to other Thursday Thirteens!

1. Tanya

4. elle

5. chi
7. mary
10. mar
11. norma
12. jen
13. stacey
16. karin
17. susan
The purpose of the meme is to get to know everyone who participates a little bit better every Thursday. Visiting fellow Thirteeners is encouraged! If you participate, leave the link to your Thirteen in others comments. It’s easy, and fun! Be sure to update your Thirteen with links that are left for you, as well! I will link to everyone who participates and leaves a link to their 13 things. Trackbacks, pings, comment links accepted!


Kerri said...

Right on time with your '13' today! Actually, for us, you're early. It's still Wednesday night here :) I think you're going to gets lots of advise pouring in on how to do some of these things :) I absolutely can't help you with 10, 11 and 12! You do nicely decorating emails with pictures.
Don't be too hard on yourself can do LOTS of things well!

Calidore said...

Love it. When you work out the answers to all of them, please let us all

ms*robyn said...

I know how to delete stuff from my computer without even trying. When I look back on my computer years (6 years now) I am amazed at how far I have come and how much I have learnt. I am not even scared of right clicking anymore! and you are one up on me - I have no idea how to get itunes - I don't even own an ipod and when I ask ms*sophie to let me borrow hers - hmmm not happening.
what I came to say today is it sure must be cold in your part of the world, 'cause its freezing here. I have just lit a fire!

Tanya said...

Excellent!! Who put all that extra stuff down the bottom, I wonder? Now you have to visit some other Thirteener's sites and leave a comment with them. Then they'll come and leave a comment with you. Then you edit your post, and add their name to your list (in the green section).

Check out the Thursday 13 list on my sidebar for sites to visit. Visit as few or as many as you like, but be sure to leave a comment on their post.

Have fun.

greenr said...

I havent sold stuff on the internet in forever, but it was so worth it to get rid of a ton of stuff I never used.

My TT is up at greenr, which focuses on making energy, community, and personal life greener and better for both us and the planet we all share.

Scouser said...

Hi, I just read Tanya's 13 (as she has just visited mine) and thought I'd call in and say welcome.

Elle said...

I love buying on the internet. And you're right - it is dangerous!

Came by via Tanya's TT
My TT is up
Elle x

Chi said...

I can really relate to your TT! LOL

Carmen said...

Your daughter sent me over today from her site!

I'm addicited to my computer as well. I'm almost compulsive about it. When did I become a nerd? :)

My list is here

Val said...

Some comments:

1. Change my blog page to something more interesting.
Don't change anything, it's great as is!
5. Decorate emails with natty pictures.
I can show you how to do that, Alice

10. How to wean myself off the computer and my need to check it several times a day just in case .......
I know the feeling!
11. How to stop storing hundreds (thousands ?) of comments and other emails on the computer.
But it's so nice to reread the ones from special people
12. How to delete photos that I will never look at again.
See No. 10
13. How to stop thinking the computer and I are in a battle that I am going to lose!
Nah, computers are your friends, you just have to know when to say the party's over for the night

Mary said...

You're doing great! Cool list! I'm visiting via your daughter's blog! ;p

My TT is up too!

*Skittles* said...

#7 is scarey! I can never figure out how to find the little area and turn it off. I hate music on blogs. LOL The rest is easy to figure out. Good Luck! Great list!

MY TT is up @

Wystful1 said...

Hey....don't worry to much about it all!!! I've been at this computer stuff for several years and still learning!!! And 'we seniors' can always blame it on just that....senior moments. hehehehehe

My T T is up. Drop by when you can...this week for my 13-- all for the fun of it!!

mar said...

I can relate to your list! I am one of the few persons in the world who hasn't bought/sold a single item throug ebay, lol! But I'd rather not add music to my blog, it is often annoying to most people! My TT from sunny Spain is up! here via your daughter :)

Norma said...

Sister, you do need a little help, but it's probably to your advantage if you don't learn how to order on-line!

Your template looks fine to me.

Thanks for visiting my TT.

Peggy said...

I can show you how to add music. As for your blog I can show you how to change the colors but I can't change my background to a design no matter how hard I try!

Jen said...

You crack me up!

I use my computer a lot, and I've gotten more savvy over time, but I still can't figure out how to add music or video to my blog... I think it may be hopeless for me.

My 13 is up!

stacey said...

The only thing I know how to do is add music to a blog. I'm just as lost as you are on the rest of it.
My TT is up, welcome aboard!

Better Safe Than Sorry said...

i've had such issues trying to learn how to use this computer, but honestly, i have learned so much just by doing the tt. the things you see when you visit other blogs and the comments everyone will leave you to try and help you out, it's amazing!
welcome to the tt, i'm playing the week too.

Lazy Daisy said...

Way to go Mum! Do what I do, call your daughter and let her fix it for you. My daughter started me on this journey so I tell her she has to fix my addiction! Welcome to your second TT (are you sure you still like Tanya? just kidding!)

Karin said...

Well that is what daughters are for right? :) I'm here via your daughter's blog btw.

Shez said...

Well, this looks like fun.....maybe I'll give it a try next week. I'm like you Alice, will have to see if I can set it up first!!!
With #5 Alice, not sure what natty means....but I use Email stationary, that I get on the web for free that's easy to use. When I email you I will use one, and it's a safe site, so you can go there and have a look. They give easy instructions how to download. If you mean animated sayings or pics, those are GIF's and if you Google for them, you will find loads. Animated Factory comes to mind. They have some free ones. Ask your daughter for help on how to use them, or I'll explain in an email if you want.

Susan said...

This is a GREAT list. I totally understand feeling behind on the computer...I just find someone who's half my age (or younger) to help out. They know SO MUCH more than I at this point. The good thing CAN keep learning, though, right???

Killired said...

welcome to t13 world! you will love it and be addicted in no time!

Tanya said...

Another worm has just snuck in and updated all your TT links. Now all YOU have to do is click on the link and say hi to the people in your list.

Next week - a lesson in autolink :)

Alice said...

Tanya - your type of worm I welcome any time. In fact, I think I love you more than I love my compost worms.

Thank you, thank you, so much. I started adding the links but found it so time-consuming. I think I would prefer to use the auto-link, and just hope that people will still leave a comment or two.

Thank you my darling. You are a gem of a worm!

abe/happy said...

I know how infuriating it is to try and master the computer :-)I am notorious for playng around with everything in it just to see what it does - then finding I shouldnt have touched something *woops*

Sharon K said...

Alice, Remember when you helped me with the links thing, I have worked on it and I can not get it to work. Now that I am in Ohio I will get help from people who know what they are to do on the lilttle machine they call a computer. I think you know more then most and I will join your Thursday 13 as soon as I can know what I am to do...........

Rachel said...

I love your topic! I feel so computer illiterate, especially when I look at the different things that some people have been able to do on their blogs.

Even though I don't know how to do the cool codes either, my codeless Thursday Thirteen is up.

Mary Jane said...

I'm new to this blog world and if it weren't for my daughter's help I would have stopped trying to understand how this all works..because it all is a mystery to me...