Wednesday, July 8, 2015

Passwords, Programs and Progress

Well it's time to UPDATE my desktop computer again. It's a mac mini 2007 so that shows you how long I've had it. The problem is operating systems are always being improved, so you have to keep up with the latest ones. Wonder if that relates to human brains also? Seems that my Wells Fargo bank will no longer let me update my checking account with my old Quicken program.

So, I updated to Quicken 2015, but it won't work with my old Mac operating System 10.6 Snow Leopard. Seems I haven't kept up with my updates 10.7 Lion, 10.8 Mtn. Lion, 10.9 Maverick or the latest 11 Yosemite.

Well, my computer is too old for Maverick OS or Yosemite, Lion isn't available, so it's Mtn. Lion for me. Only cost $20 from the apple store, but then I can't remember my username and password for the store. So––two hours later, I make it through the MAZE of resetting my password via email––tried to avoid that by answering security questions. But when they asked for my birthdate and I gave it to them, the computer said that wasn't accurate...lol! At least I know when I was born, although I'm getting older than the hills. TECHNOLOGY!!

4 comments:

Linda Kay said...

When the TV guy was here to install my connections, I had all these wires to show him, none of which really are used with all the Wi-Fi stuff now. So I need to get rid of them, I guess to recycle at the Best Buy store.

Rambling Woods said...

I hate having to upgrade... Stressful....

gremhog susan.hatch@gmail.com said...

and just how old are the hille? Sunday a group of youth grabbed me and asked me a question that their teacher asked them. One boy who grabbed me first said, Sister Hatch..wait. You're smart. We need an answer. I said OK what's the question? 2 girls said, Do you know how old we were when we came to earth? I said sure I do. They asked will you tell us? I said you were MATURE. The boy said, you mean I was 100. I said, oh Gideon..so much older than that. As RS was starting one of the girls came in and asked the teacher if I had given them the right answer. Her answer was, If Sister Hatch answered you it had to be correct. But she heard my answer, laughed, turned to me at the piano and agreed with the answer.

so just how old are them thar hill?

Jean said...

To say "I feel your pain" is an understatement!