Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Technological Challenges

A couple of months ago, I scheduled all the little poemy things I had been writing and scheduled them as weekly blog posts. And I’m so glad I did, because I haven’t been blogging here otherwise, have I? So here’s a quick bunch of reasons.

We’ve settled very well into our new home and the new city, but we can’t seem to get our handle on having our online communication stuff figured out. We couldn’t get broadband at home – none of the standard providers agreed to come to our building, and we don’t want to go with the local cable provider (especially since we don’t use cable TV).
We do have Tata Photon and the Guy’s phone that can dole out wireless internet, but it’s not quite the same thing. We keep having to recharge them and it’s not quite the effortless seamless wireless connectivity we used to have (well, it wasn’t quite effortless or seamless, but at least we had it).

On top of that, our devices seem to be giving up on us. The Guy got himself a new phone, which is good. But my phone keeps running out of battery. And I dropped this same old heavy phone on the Guy’s iPad and broke it. It’s still usable, but it definitely needs fixing, and neither of us have had the energy to go get it done.

But worst of it all – my laptop’s spacebar has stopped working. My laptop’s old and gets so hot I can’t really use it as a laptop unless I keep a pillow or something under it. But I’m used to it, the display is fantastic, and it has a nice wide screen (and it’s got Windows 8, which I love). But what can you do without a spacebar? Again, I need to get it repaired, and I have started getting used to borrowing the Guy’s laptop (and complaining bitterly because I find it difficult to get used to). I would actually like a nice new phone on which I could do some of my surfing and blogging, but I’m resisting the temptation for now.
Oh, and I need to get a Bombay number so I can use the internet on my phone – I check email now, but it gets really expensive, as I didn’t have a data plan anyway, since I always used my home wifi. Oh well.

Anyway. Take care, you guys, and I’ll try and write here more often. I miss this space.

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