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Linda From Australia
05-26-2011, 05:16 AM
Ok, so life is so difficult when you have Lupus, then you are told that you are getting a new lap top.... YIPPEEEEEE ..... then the excitement seems to disappear rather quickly .... EEEEKKKKKKKKK ..... Apple ........ (insert any word you like here)

So I sneak out my old lap top and write up all my programmes. I also make sure that I have my new Apple lap top open on my desk,just for appearances, but just hidden in front of it is my old lap top so I can actually get some work done.

Sometimes my principal walks into my classroom and sees me working on my old lap top and "Why aren't you using your new Apple lap top" ... "umm" I say, very nervously "I have it over on the bench there so I can use it with the projector for my lesson". Just as well he can actually see that I am telling the truth because he can see it on the screen.

Yesterday my Principal came into my class before school and asked me to quickly take my lap top up stairs for a staff meeting and connect it up to the projector to show the other teachers some things. He said the other teacher is having problems connecting hers up. I ask him "do you want me to take up the lap top that I know how to use or the one I don't know how to use" "take your old one up" my principal says. So I suspect he knows that I am having trouble using my new Apple (rotten apple) lap top.

My principal has seen me use the old lap top a number of time ... and just gives me 'the look'. Ok so this week, I locked my old lap top in the filing cabinet, and look down at it very sadly every day. I think I might even tape some flowers on the drawer, like you put on a coffin (sniff sniff). It is Thursday night, and I am still grieving over the loss of my lap top, and have tried to embrace my new gift. But I am loosing the battle. I have tried so hard to bond to my (insert any word you like here) Apple. I even stroke it and tell it is is so pretty and clean. (insert some pathetic sounding words here to describe how pathetic I am sounding).

Well, I have something to ask you, (insert any word that relates to stealing, theft, aggressively smashing the Apple here) I am going to give up teaching before I admit to my principal that I really cannot get the hang of the new lovely (insert any word that is opposite to lovely here) Apple, so I really need to know if there is a web site that has a very comprehensive manual that I can print off so I can start using my new lovely (insert any words you like) Apple lap top and feel as though I have achieved something.

I really do appreciate the new lap top, it is a pretty white colour, and has a really cool Apple that lights up on the lid when you use it. But come on, I have to get on with my life. You know what is worse than having Lupus ???? Having an Apple laptop, and what is worse than having an Apple lap top, being caught using a real lap top .....

RIP my old lap top. . . . . .

steve.b
05-26-2011, 05:34 AM
[URL="http://training.apple.com"]

linda this might help.

steve.b
05-26-2011, 05:43 AM
linda, these are authorised apple training centres in perth.


Christ Church Grammar School

Queenslea Drive

6010Claremont, WA

Australia

Phone: 08 9442 1555




Dimension Data Learning Solutions


Level 7

553 Hay Street

6000Perth, WA

Australia

Phone: 1800 ULEARN (1800 853 276)




XciteLogic


Suite 4

134 Main street

6017Osborne Park, WA

Australia

Phone: 0894430650

Linda From Australia
05-26-2011, 05:48 AM
Thanks Steve for the links, but I think I would rather download a manual so I can refer to it when I need it. I don't think I can manage to attend a course because I am having heaps at the moment at school. I have checked out the Apple web site before, but I will check it again. Something must be lurking there waiting for me to find it

Linda From Australia
05-26-2011, 05:54 AM
YAY I found something ... Thanks Steve, you are a catalyst for my success .... My new love affair with my new Apple

You know what I like about my new lovely white Apple, it has a speech feature, so I no longer have to read things, I can just click "speech" and it talks to me.

http://manuals.info.apple.com/en_US/MacBook_13inch_Mid2010_UG.pdf

steve.b
05-26-2011, 05:56 AM
does it have a sexy male voice? to compete with robs female voice

he likes the computer speak aswell.

steve.b
05-26-2011, 05:58 AM
page 53 - Problems That Prevent You from Using Your MacBook

only would an apple list this as a subject.

Linda From Australia
05-26-2011, 06:06 AM
I want to change the voice, but I don't know how to, but give me time, I am stubborn, I will find out how

tgal
05-26-2011, 08:13 AM
Great job you two! I am a windows girl not because I used to do computer support for a living but because I can't afford an Apple! I am lost looking at one however if I could afford one I would get it in a heartbeat. Almost completely virus free, easy connection to anything and just a better machine. You are going to love it! I just made the switch to an Iphone this week and I don't know why I didn't do it sooner!

steve.b
05-26-2011, 11:34 PM
i am really old school.
i use windows because it is user friendly.
i do not want to have to remember secret codes to be able to use my computer.
i use a basic mobile also, it has internet and camera etc. but i dont use them.


if it is not user friendly, why bother,
my mind is messed up enough without trying to remember allthat stuff as well.

tgal
05-27-2011, 07:05 AM
i am really old school.
i use windows because it is user friendly.
i do not want to have to remember secret codes to be able to use my computer.
i use a basic mobile also, it has internet and camera etc. but i dont use them.


if it is not user friendly, why bother,
my mind is messed up enough without trying to remember allthat stuff as well.


LOL I guess that means you can't play "words with friends" with me on the phone! (I just got my new Iphone and it is keeping my mind off the fact that I have to stay inside due to the heat)

magistramarla
05-29-2011, 10:03 PM
I'm married to a computer science PHD student, and he refuses to have anything to do with anything made by Apple.
I tried to deal with one once at a conference that was attached to the projector that I was supposed to use. I gave up and connected my trusty PC for my presentation.
Steve, I know what you mean about the secret codes. My DH is a cyber security specialist, and he's paranoid. He forced me to have passwords on my laptop, but I made them fairly easy for me, against his wishes. He's got his laptop, notebook and desktop all so secure that I can't even begin to use them.
Good luck, Linda. I was lucky that my school district had an exclusive deal with Dell PC computers - my hubby's favorite brand!
Hugs,
Marla

steve.b
05-30-2011, 12:22 AM
linda, how was your first day back at school.
get to use your new friend.

Linda From Australia
05-30-2011, 03:40 AM
I had the IT guy check out my Apple, and some how the printers disappeared. Anyway he has them back again, but when I went to print some documents, the siren went and I had to rush out to go to an appointment. So who knows if the printers are there tomorrow... Oh, and I do love the fact that I can listen to the posts that I write, except for when everything that I wrote just disappeared. I have no idea how that happened, I think I accidentally touched something. So I love one thing, and hate another thing.

I don't usually take my lap top home during the week unless I need to do some work, but I have decided to take it home every night until I get used to this piece of fruit!!! Goodness, improved technology is such a pain. I didn't even take my old lap top out of the filing cabinet today. I just have to grit my teeth and get on with life, a bit like Lupus I suppose, never knowing what will happened next, never knowing when things will go wrong, never really wanting this thing, but I have no choice. I can learn to live with it, or fight with it. I think I would rather learn to live with this Apple.

steve.b
05-30-2011, 03:49 AM
quite a few of us misplace our threads.
no it is not the apple playing up.

Nonna
05-30-2011, 03:54 AM
We have both, I like the mac/apple except for using excel. Very complicated on the mac. iPhoto and the other mac programs are great. But since my work stuff is mainly in excel I use a PC.

Glad to see you're tuffing it out with the mac, it's the only way to learn

hugs and good thoughts

Glibby
05-30-2011, 03:58 AM
I am so anti-apple it's become quite funny to people I know. I don't think it is; I refuse to jump on products that are pretentious, overpriced, overblown, etc. Apple can keep their computers, silly pads, their ridiculous mp3 players, horrid phones and whatever else they got. But hey...if the school is paying for it; have fun with it. They are quite different from windows OS and sometimes offer more depending on what you use them for. They are probably good for teachers and other people who deal with multimedia type things and presentations...or so I've heard.

Yep, I'm a rebel. lol

Linda From Australia
05-30-2011, 04:11 AM
You know what I really miss, the mind numbing games that I don't need to think about. Like Free cell. All they have here is stupid chess ... how on earth can anyone work out that game is beyond me.

Glibby
05-30-2011, 04:31 AM
mmmm, free cell and solitaire. mind numbing, indeed but I love them both.

steve.b
05-30-2011, 04:31 AM
google them. a lot of these "mind numbing" games have been converted to mac as well.

Linda From Australia
05-30-2011, 04:36 AM
You forgot something important Steve, in order to download, you need to know what you are doing, a numb brain, well, who knows what I will end up downloading, and being in Education, imagine if I downloaded something that is not quite appropriate. I don't think I will risk it as I have somehow downloaded some things in the past and thought OH MY GOSH how did that happen.

steve.b
05-30-2011, 05:00 AM
life is a risk......................

dont let the headmaster find out lol