I’m not a carrier for disease. I haven’t had the plague. I stay healthy year round. But, I can make a computer sick in minutes. Seriously.
I know just enough about computers to do the following:
- send an e-mail
- post to Facebook
- write a blog post
- find my stats
- research a topic
- work in google docs
- manage multiple e-mail, twitter, and Facebook accounts — not a computer skill exactly, but I handle it.
but I also know enough to
- get the “Not Responding” button daily
- get the dreaded blue screen of death
- be unable to turn a computer on when other family members have no problem
- lose data or an e-mail or a blogpost for no reason whatsoever
- forget my password or screenname or security question
That’s the problem my skills are limited. I can’t change the design of my blog for instance. If you take a decade off from reading this blog, my blog’s header will be the same. Comforting, really!
I have sparks now and again when I do something so techie that I am shocked. To the core. I created a code. Several codes in fact. Codes that work on my blog. Two ads and a button, to be precise.
After I wrote the code in a somewhat trial-and-error, blind leading the blind fashion and installed the code on my blog, I clicked the button. I. Was. Astounded. Absolutely astounded when I saw the landing page. The buttons actually click through to where I wanted them to click through to. Shocker.
So, are you #techie or #notatechie?
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