Four Days of Angst

Well, this has been a week I wouldn’t want to repeat.

C O M P U T E R problems.

It’s now Friday and September and I feel I’ve been out of the loop for months not just a week. The problems started with my computer after I did the system ’emergency’ update. You might even have heard about it in the news. Apple issued a warning that required people to update their computers and their phones.

My updates went fine until I switched on the computer the next day and my security software starting informing me my computer was vulnerable and now unprotected. Oh the stress. And, it was particularly irritating as each time I thought I had followed the instructions to solve the problem and it had succeeded, 10-15 minutes later, it all kicked off again. To cut a long saga short, and with fingers crossed, I think it’s finally working properly again.

Now I know you’re all thinking these days we can post to our blogs from our phones and folks like me can also similarly access our online businesses too, BUT last weekend I dropped my phone. Now it isn’t working properly, and that’s an understatement! Along with a damaged screen half the functions have disappeared and you need the patience of a saint coaxing it into life.

Rather annoyingly it is going to mean buying a replacement, but the good news is I’ve written this post on my computer and all is operating normally. I am relieved as I have also been able to check the status of my online shop – looks okay, hooray.

In the end, all I can say is that the current hot orange of my shop’s homepage somewhat reflects how I have felt about modern technology this past week. Of course, I’ve been more hot and bothered than hot and orange although the security warnings did light up my screen with orange text.

Author: agnesashe

Artisan, blogger and passionate East Anglian working from home.

14 thoughts on “Four Days of Angst”

  1. Poor, poor you how awful! Technology that doesn’t work is the curse of our age in my opinion. Luckily I only have an iPad which updated itself with no problems. I do hope all will continue to work smoothly for you, lots of sympathy!

    1. Yes, I think the iPad is an excellent solution and if I didn’t have to photoshop photos for my shop I think I might ditch the computer entirely. Your sympathy is much appreciated not least as it appears the wretched issue has just reappeared after 3 days of being normal. I feel a headache coming on.

  2. Nooooo. How awful, with your business depending on connectivity. You might have seen that WP users, me included, have had many problems lately (now resolved – I hope). We’re just so dependent, aren’t we?

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