Sunday, January 21, 2007

My Inner Geek

Today I was as geeky as I have ever been. I was using both a desktop and a laptop, transferring files between the two via email, and having an IM conversation with my husband....all at the same time. Say it together now....NERD!!

I admit to having difficulty keeping the two computers straight though. I had Photoshop open on the laptop and Word on the desktop, and the mouses (mice?) for each of them sitting next to each other. So many times I grabbed the wrong mouse or started typing on the wrong keyboard, causing all kinds of mayhem in my Photoshop file as I unwittingly typed in several keyboard commands. My brain is now swirling in confusion!

So I may be a geek, but I'm not a very good one, LOL!

All this to finally complete the manuscript and screenshots for my art journal instructions that will appear in Creative Techniques magazine next summer. A cool magazine with a very cool editor! She has very patiently worked with me through dozens of rewrites (okay, four, but it felt like dozens!), until we finally figured out that my older version of Photoshop was not at all compatible with her's. Today I downloaded a trial copy of the newest version, and rewrote all my instructions with the proper terminology. If that doesn't solve the problem, I may have to pull the plug. On the computer, that is, I'm sick of looking at it.

How amazing this world is though. To have not one, but two computers sitting in front of me, to be able to access new software within minutes, and talk to someone in another time zone at the same time. Unreal.

No real purpose to this post, I suppose. I'm just a bit loony from overexposure to computer radiation and had to share. I'll have my Blog Pals share their nerdy stories tomorrow, be sure to check them out!

Geeks unite!


Karen said...

Oh no, a failed geek.
Hey congratulations on the gig with Creative Techniques. That sounds pretty exciting. Worth getting tied in virtual knots for.

loonyhiker said...

(I appreciate you using my name in your post! lol) I have had a few electronic geeky moments like that and love it! I have had wires all around me like some mad scientist (laptop, external hard drive, printer, Ipod) and hubby was afraid to get near me!

Tink said...

And more congratulations.... But I know the nerdy feeling with 2 computers and a laptop, all within 5 feet of one another.

glynis said...

How awesome that you get to write for a magazine! Congratulations!