A Picture I Took By My Bus Stop (I will have to look up the name)

A Picture I Took By My Bus Stop (I will have to look up the name)
I think these are Clematis (but don't quote me!) - This picture was taken by my bus stop

Monday, May 9, 2011

Why Can't They Leave Things Well Enough Alone?

Just when I thought I knew everything I needed to know about my Blackberry along comes an upgrade that turns my life upside down!   I feel like Rick in Casablanca "Of all the gin joints, in all the towns, in all the world, ...." they have to change my Blackberry????

ANYWAY....I thought it would be a harmless little update.  Okay so I learned from the last update to save the drafts I wished to keep.  Last time all of the story and article ideas I had carefully typed on my Blackberry on my way to work while the Express bus hit every pothole on the boulevard, were wiped out.  My poor thumbs!  So along comes this upgrade.  This time though, I did save my drafts.  The first thing I noticed is that the home screen is entirely different. I quickly tested a couple of my favorite webpages to make sure that my beloved "column view" which facilitates the reading of the 1pt type by enlarging the font, is still there - but no - it's no longer available.  Oh woe is me.  In it's place there's a magnifying glass that makes the 1pt type humongous but the text doesn't fit on the screen so that I now  have to pan from side to side.  Do you feel my anxiety and frustration...this isn't fun!  And then trying to post!  OMG trying to type into those little text boxes is a trip.  I feel like I'm on an ocean liner in the middle of a stormy sea with my stomach doing flip-flops not knowing which way to go.  Where did my cursor go?  How I despaired!  But all is not lost.  Later in the day there's good news - great news actually - somehow the Zoom key regulated itself and now enlarges the text AND the text fills the the screen.  I don't have to pan from side to side.  The bad news is that now the Zoom key doesn't know when to stop and turn itself off.  I can't see when I post a comment so I need to zoom but when I do so, I'm stuck unable to extricate myself from the Zoom key:  I keep Zooming In and Zooming Out -  In and Out  even when I say "End ZOOM!"  Help!!  I haven't found a solution - yet -   and my choices are to either lose all that I've typed or close my eyes and hit the send button and hope that all is well, that in my predicament I somehow wrote a coherent sentence.

I know...I just have to get used to it.  But why can't they leave well enough alone????

(Note:  No you are not seeing things.  I re-edited the piece to make it flow better.)  


  1. Darlin Youre doing GR8.
    I can only imagine the frustration mastering typing in tiny text box.
    I'm proud of you for learning to naviagate using Blackberry in the first place.

  2. I hate updates that are massive changes in disguise. I'm dreading having to upgrade to firefox 4 cause I've seen it and I don't like the look of it...

  3. I despise update changes. I'm a creature of habit and it just messes me up.

  4. Mmmm - I see I've stuck a chord. Technology will do that to us. Thanks for commiserating with me. Our life is spent chasing technology today. You blink and things change. Evening is the wrong time for me to write...I'm so tired. I feel like I'm not making any sense.

    My nightmare is not over though. I used to be able to post a comment on this website from my Blackberry but Not Anymore. Now when I try to click on the text box, the cursor brings me to the top of the page!! If someone knows the answer please let me know. The strange thing is that I am able to post on the Writer's Digest website. :( So please note that I will not be able to respond as fast as I used to, not until I figure this out.


  5. Sorry forgot to thank my new and old friends (best friend forever Doll!) for following me.

    To continue my Casablanca motif..."I think this is a beginning of a beautiful friendship"

    Good night all. Don't think I have it in me to post tonight!