Friday, January 13, 2017


I have had a number of computers the last few years.
But all of them have been used.  You know, cheap.
But Window's "Vista" drove me to "Mac".  And this 
little guy in the photo was my  [My, not my wife's.]
first new computer.

But, that was back in "09".  So, like myself, it was
beginning to show it's age.  It was slowing down 
and a lot of things were out of date.

It came new with "Mac OS X Snow Leopard 
installed.  Big stuff back in it's day.    So, I took
advantage of the free offer of Apple or Mac or who
ever they are, to upgrade [Ha, ha, ha.] to the newer
OS X El Capitan.

Was that ever a mistake.  That may have been about
six months ago and I have been paying the price 
ever since.  It gave it "computer dementia", or 

True, it did have 2 (Only 2) features I liked that were
a real improvement.  The rest of it was, well, just 
crazy. So I had made up my mind to take it into the 
computer shop and have them put in another OS, new, 
old or even windows.  Just make it work better.

But, before taking it into the experts I decided to give 
it one more chance by installing all the "updates",
Wow!  That was even a worse mistake than going to 
El Capitan.  It would barely work.  About all you 
could do was turn it on.

In all fairness.  I read on line and was also told by the 
computer shop that El Capitan was just too much 
program for my poor little laptop.

After being in the shop for about a week they called 
me and talked to me in "Geek" for a while then told 
me I could come pick it up.   It still had the El Capitan 
in it.  It would  be slow but would work.

Wow and double wow.  If there was any improvement 
at all, I could not tell it.  All that money out, and it 
would just barely work.

I could (For example) check my e-mail.  Then dementia 
or Alzheimer's would set in and I would have to force it 
to stop.  Let it rest a while, then reboot.  Then I could 
check the weather, and then go through the same
 process again.  Then, Facebook - or what ever, and 
stop, rest reboot, etc.

I am in the habit of talking to God about most of my 
problems.  Some people call it prayer.  And I became
more serious in my "praying".  A few days latter I 
noticed that it was working better.  And now, it is working
almost as good as new.  Why?  I don't know.  Whether
 the Lord reach down and tuned it some, or had me 
make a mistake that change it, or what.  I do not

But I do know that God himself is better at repairing 
computers than the computer shop.  AND, a whole lot


1 comment:

  1. Ha! I reckon why this is why I stick with Ubuntu and the Ubuntu community forum.