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i've got a Header at last!!

Can't believe it took so long to work out how to put it up - longest bit was working out which 'bits' i left out or left in...  after finding the best place to upload from.   i thought i could do it from my Scrapbook and i'm still not certain i can't but i'm not game to mess with it now!    Isn't it pretty??
The super Avi is Bendy1, lots of lovely stuff from her... 
Maybe one day i will learn how to truly make my own from scratch.   Oh i can upload my pics and have the Journal cut them down for me but i can't put words on them.   i'd like to get more teaching on computers, but not a lot of 'in person' instruction around, not free anyway [i am financially challenged!!].  You can get stuff/instructions you read but it sometimes assumes you know what they are talking about.  If you haven't come through a school system where computers are taught and you actually do lessons on them [amazing], this can be a big stumbling block - as the person who writes the instructions has the same assumption, not knowing what you know about computers, has come from what you have learned on your own, by trial & error.   Computers for personal use were a pipe dream when i was at school - electric typewriters were still in the future!  
i taught myself how to use a word processor in Australia in the mid 80's, like it very much and went on from there.   i learned on the job for various companies, doing accounts on computers, progressing to Excel eventually and finding i could type letters on it too.   Which i used to do!  before i got to learn Word enough to use.   i did get instruction on Excell and Outlook Express - then some instruction on Internet Explorer as companies started to bring them into the workplace.
i got a computer for my personal use, when my cousin threw out his old one and i fumbled my way around learning by trial & error, with a dial-up to internet.   When i decided to get a new computer with XP, i finally got Broadband and never looked back.    i am still learning and i guess i always will, just like life!   Being nearly 60 doesn't mean you know it all...  Btw, doesn't the Queen look great at 81??   She's a lot more mobile than i'm going to be!
On that topic incidentally,  i wonder just what can be done for my left knee...  i'll have to wait and find out.  If it's nothing, i'm gonna need a 'bigger boat' for painkillers!  My Doctor says probably switch to a different kind, so i'm not swallowing a handful of pills every 6 hours...   *crosses fingers*


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Nov. 11th, 2007 09:39 am (UTC)
That is totally gorgeous. *swoons*

I'm like you...but I never even used a word processor! I was a full-time Mum, just wanted to stay at home while they were growing up so by the time I got back into the work place it was all completely changed. I went on a course (free to get peeps back to work) and learnt my way around a computer from tapes. DisplayWrite4 lol, we thought WordPerfect 5 was the future!
Nov. 11th, 2007 01:29 pm (UTC)
Isn't it though?? Clever lady and Bendy1...
i think it is difficult for the generations who have grown up with computers to envisage just how different the world was without them.
The way they have affected the speed of the world the most, i think. Take simply sending a letter to someone. If you had a typewriter and were reasonably proficient, you could knock it out fairly quickly, taking care over any mistakes which had to be rubbed out or 'white-ed' out [Goddess bless Mrs Nesmith!] - then post it etc. Manual typewriters were still pretty clunky and used to make my hands ache. Today, what a difference!
i found i could type twice as fast on an electric keyboard, without having to pound the keys and the computer keyboards actually made me faster again - i can get up to 60 wpm on a good day.
The Internet has made the world so much more accessible and reduced it to a global village through electronics. Photograph James in the morning with a digital camera and they will be worldwide within a few hours, astonishing...
This is the true miracle of the modern era, the speed of communication worldwide - such power!
See you soon, petal!
Nov. 11th, 2007 08:02 pm (UTC)
Pretty ;-)

There are several pain meds that come in long acting versions (at least in the US). Those you only have to take every 8 or every 12 hours. Pain management is a bitch. Hopefully, they can do something to help your mobility. *fingers crossed*
Nov. 11th, 2007 08:35 pm (UTC)
Yes, that's what the Doctor said, maybe a change of type. He's a specialist, so i will be interested to hear what he says.
*blows kiss*
See you on Saturday!
Nov. 13th, 2007 12:05 am (UTC)
I can't wait to see you!!!!
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Nov. 11th, 2007 08:46 pm (UTC)
Kazzy Cee does good work for sure and i'm glad you have updated yours. i must see about doing an avi from scratch one day...

i'm glad Jude is giving you a lift home from Manchester, as it would be impossible any other way. Is anyone else going with you guys to Manchester?
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