My computer is too old and too slow to open up Shotcut – my video editing software of choice. (after exhaustive researchings across the eleventy-gazillion dimensions of the interwebz) This I discovered after installing and uninstalling the software, successfully I might add, eleventy-gazillion times in a futile effort to get the damn thing to open.

Apparently my computer doesn’t ‘do’ 64 bits.(I have no idea what 64 bits is except that its double the humble 34 bits that are currently residing somewhere inside its hard-drive)

Mrs Widds computer, which is eleventy-gazillion generations younger than mine, was successful in both installing and opening the software!

“Eureka!” I hear you cheer … “No,” I riposte.

Mrs Widds computer, heretofore refuseth-ed to commune with my iPhone, (generation 5s – I know, I know, there’s a theme going on here) upon which I have extensively trained myself to take videos with. (Not having an actual dedicated video camera to do the deed with, I foolishly believed that because my phone successfully uploaded videos to my computer, it would be able to do unto Mrs Widds computer the same thing too)

I herewith tender my resignation to the Wednesday the 26th’s Center of Operations for the night!!!

So there …

Pouty McPout-face

Pouty McPout-face

… andΒ I’m going to sleep until it’s tomorrow, and start all over again.

(I’m nowhere as cute as this little baby fox … which if memory serves me right, is one of Chuck Wendig’s family of foxes from last year, who raised their kits near his house, and he took many, many, way-too-cyoot photos of the younglings)

30 comments on “ARRRGGGHHHH!!!!!

  1. MaeTemson says:

    Tech is sooo frustrating…the lovely wife does not do tech at all, like not AT ALL. So its down to me so sort glitches. Of which she had one last eve…I was on a late shift….today I am on an early…the intervening sleep window was mighty brief and now I feel like a zombie…is it bedtime yet??

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  2. cagedunn says:

    Now that’s an excellent pout!

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  3. Ian Hutson says:

    I used to enjoy “the technology”. Now I am a minimum-botherer, it does what it sometimes do and I don’t care how, just that it does. Interfaces are all unfathomable these days, being written by and for spotty thirteen-year olds, whose outside world begins and ends at their bedroom doors…

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  4. I stick with Apple products, and they seem to work for me.

    BUT: I cannot leave High Sierra on the Macbook pro because two of my main software programs for writing – Dramatica and Office 2011 for Mac – will go no higher.

    I’m fine with that – as long as they keep working.

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  5. Your title says it all.

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  6. quiall says:

    Technology is WAAAAY too smart for me. I use it, applaud it (when it works), and I hate it! Mini rant.

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    • Widdershins says:

      Rant away all you like. I completely understand!!! πŸ˜€ … I don’t think technology is too smart, but it’s designed by humans with all their ‘quirks’ pre-loaded, and us poor buggers on the receiving end of their ‘quirks’ have to decode them before we can get anywhere.

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  7. A.S. Akkalon says:

    Technology is the devil. Kill it with volcano juice.

    I had similar problems trying to get an audiobook I bought on Amazon to play on my ancient mp3 player. It nearly killed me.

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  8. Jay says:

    Nothing makes me as old as the learning curve a new piece of tech brings. I’m a fairly quick learner for basic things but I have zero patience for machines so if I don’t pick something up immediately, I’ll abandon it, or break it (in anger).

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    • Widdershins says:

      Yep, that’s just about where I was last night … wrote a blog post instead. πŸ˜€
      I’m a pretty common-sense kinda woman and I think that’s what my downfall with learning new tech is, it’s seldom based on ‘common sense’. πŸ™‚


  9. selizabryangmailcom says:

    Can’t stand learning new tech stuff–and I’ve TRIED to keep an open mind. We’ve been going through this at work this week with something new.
    You have more reason to make the froggy pouty face above, though, because you’re trying to do it alone, just you and Mrs. Widds. At work we can ask a thousand questions and eventually get an answer.

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    • Widdershins says:

      It’s really just me at this end of things … but I finally was able to get a video downloaded onto Mrs Widds computer so, I can start into the vertical learning curve that is video editing! reminds me of when I worked through the ‘meatgrinder’ to format my book for Smashwords … why do I do this to myself!!! πŸ˜€
      And many good wishes getting your end of things sorted too! πŸ™‚

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  10. acflory says:

    Commiserations :/ I wish I could offer some help but I know doodley squat about Apple devices. The best I can suggest is that you upload the photos to your old computer and then copy them to a USB stick and then copy from the USB stick to Mrs Widds computer. Best of luck!

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    • Widdershins says:

      Thankfully I was able to download the raw video onto Mrs Widds computer. I should be able to edit them there and then export to YouTube. It just means that we’ll be sharing her computer (for the editing – mine still works OK for everything else) until we can afford to upgrade mine.
      Thank goodness it’s still the early stages in this whole process. The best place to make mistakes. πŸ™‚


      • acflory says:

        That’s excellent news! And yes, better to get the teething problems over before you start. At least now you know that you have other options if one of the computers breaks down in the future.
        Do you have an external harddrive for backups or do you intend to save your episodes to USB sticks or something?

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  11. Arrrrrrrrrghhhh is right! I have a 2009 iMac so using outdated browsers because the companies won’t update them for my old guy. That’s completely silly.

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  12. Technology – the ultimate in having to live with change and upgrades and letting go of old systems and learning new ways of being…the metaphors abound but in the end it comes down to the deep annoyance of having to deal with dancing on a shifting carpet – sometimes you just want to roll the whole shifting changing mess up and chuck it in the bin and go back to pen and paper. But it isn’t as much fun nor nowhere near as entertaining. Persevere Widds.

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