Ways to Overcome System Errors When Writing

Dear Me, this is not good. I see this as a hiccup in my journey to the Cloud.- PhWriter11

 

 

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It is very important to always check your software and app updates. Maybe someone out there also experienced or struggled the same way we did. Maybe yes, maybe not. I don’t know.  How many times did you attempt to be in TheWriters realm to buffer the frustration of writing? Have you ever struggled to reach for the invisible RelaxButton when things don’t seem to work as they should? Or maybe blamed the User-Infront-of the-Laptop who’s not working as they should have.

Did you know TheWriter always had bouts of writer’s block? We all have drafts and storyboards stored out in old laptops, computers or external drives. Some may even have hard copies of their scribbles and later do edits on their work.  That happens. That’s normal for writers.

There are times TheWriter will even park her pen, rest her mind,  look somewhere,  go someplace to recharge her thoughts. It may take a day or a week or years before the next pages of her writing come about. That happens. That’s normal for writers.

Do you think customer service or the technical support can calm down TheWriter with apologies when in the middle of  work comes power outage, system crash, software update or corrupted user login? It breaks the flow of thoughts. It’s like coming to the end of a beautiful river and you see mud. It’s like sniffing lavander flowers and then a pesky beetle bit your nose.

Maybe all these is wrong. Is there a reboot mode for this? Do you think TheWriter needs to do a raindance so the RainClouds will clear these technical issues? Why fix what’s not broken?

Clouds used to be nice, fluffy and like cotton candy. Now they have become harsh and unforgiving companions waiting in the shadow to snap at TheWriter when she’s writing. It’s like a dark voice of the unknown “An upgrade is pending, please grab a pen and paper to continue or go bake a cookie.”

But like any other day, just like TheWriter’s habit  and regular routine, you should  continue to write and ignore the challenges. At the end of the day after long hours of editing your work even with glitches and system errors, the reward is in the written words you have on your pages.

Always remember , words are mightier than the BogeyMan in the Cloud. Your best cheatsheet is your confidence to grasp inspiration and to write and express emotions.

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Pen and Paper Mode in 2018

 

“The handwritten journal has more character than digital. No hacks, no bashers, no trolls.” – phwriter11 20Jan2018

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my cluttered writings are across all my platforms

 

in Evernote
in OfficeWord
with Adobe
in WordPress
in Dropbox
on Notepad
to my gallery and files..   This Writer’s page has been dormant for too long

 

 

 

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I noticed time ticking away

and this is how this Writer works..

My little warrior dog

My little warrior dog

Your untiring playfulness

Interrupted

By untimely silence

Has come.

Your little wagging tail

Bright attentive eyes

Fluffy golden coat

Soft ticklish paws

Cold wet nose

Is forever a masterpiece

Of K9 life and happiness.

You are brave when you came

Be a lot braver when you leave

Give me a last pawshake before you go

Blast me with your last smile

Let me know you enjoyed your life

I could have given you more

I could have hugged you more

Had I known time will be brief

To be with you

My little warrior dog.

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A Day with The Jonssons

One day on the gamezone..

“Arrrgh! I did it again. I’m playing so bad with this team. They shoot when they shouldn’t be shooting.”

“Which team are you with? ”

“Oh for heaven’s sake! No wonder I’m playing so bad. I’m playing against the computer.”

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This thing about computers and passwords is annoying me!  Why do they always prompt for updates, upgrades and all these techy prompts?

It’s to secure your account from unauthorized use and hackers.

From whom?  Who would want to bother with an old woman’s cooking recipe anyways?  It’s not a secret like Tutankhamen’s mummy recipe.

Even that is not a secret nowadays.

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Grandma Glasses : “Oops! I accidentally deleted files on my phone.” (sigh)

I.T. Consultant : Sign up for an upgrade, get  1TB DropBox to use for backup.

Grandma Glasses : “But I don’t want an upgrade.”

I.T. Consultant : “ Enjoy the 1TB backup space. I’m paying the monthly fee.” (sigh)

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A repost from my blog archive Sunday, September 2, 2012

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I was working two hours on my new blog. I am almost done with content, layout and links when I noticed the edit button on my page. I worked around toolbars and still cannot get the edit button off my main blog page.
“Honey? How do I remove the edit button?” I asked my techy savvy husband. Being the math wizard in the family, I knew he can fix it for me. My husband came to check what I was doing. “That’s easy. Here let me help you.”
And after a few clicks on my keyboard he said casually, “I can even change the whole page,” my husband added.

With wide eyes, I gawked at the most complicated muddle of alphanumerics strings I have seen in my entire life. “What the .. ?!” Talk about wordpressed! Oh well, that’s why they put CLICK Support button on the dashboard.

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A Tree and A Flashback

I should have given that familiar tree a hug when I had the chance. But I never knew where in our neighborhood it stands. And it was not on my property for me to call my own. Only when I look through my window to gaze and chase the sunset do I ever see its glorious green and its magnificent stature.

Yesterday I had witnessed how they had cut off its crown and branches. Were they pruning or cutting her? I really don’t know. I am still saddened by the thought that it will take years for its leaves to grow back, or maybe she will never recover from those cuts.

I had spent four years chasing the sunset through my window. And she has always been a part of the view, adding color and character to my subject. Through my lens I see her smiling with the sunset’s rays. Through the years I have watched how her leaves changed color and form to follow the season.  She has withstood strong winds and rains when all the others around her have not. I know her long branches have welcomed breeding birds and provided refuge to them that are migrating.

I still feel the notch in my stomach whenever I recall the image of her struggling against the man’s striking and sawing. This disturbing human activity I had seen will remain a puzzle. Will I see the tree grow back its leaves again?  Will she be around when I come home after years overseas? Will I ever find another tree as stately as she while I chase and capture the sunset?

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And then I noticed the young tree beside her.  With the sunset as her last audience and her leaves reaching out to touch the branches of the smaller tree, she whispered her wisdom.  “As small and as frail as you are, stand tall even when storms and strong winds beat you.  The years will prove how strong a tree you will be when you have gained branches to withstand nature’s path of arrogance. I leave behind a shadow for you to follow even when my leaves are not there to behold. Remember my dear, I too was once a sapling like you. “

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Alice and the Caterpillar

“In this garden we call Life, not  every caterpillar will tell you which side of the mushroom is better.”- phwriter11

Reading through Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland, I came to the part where Alice met the Caterpillar, and a little lesson in life came to my mind.  Not that it’s a fable, but I like to connect the story with real life situations.

Alice was so  worried  that she has changed into so many sizes. The Caterpillar reminded her  to keep her temper, and advised Alice that if she takes a bite from the mushroom she will grow taller or shorter.  The Caterpillar didn’t say which side though, so that leaves Alice to decide.

How we accept change makes the difference in our life. Sometimes you are taller than everyone else, sometimes shorter.  Sometimes you  may feel as small as three inches because of these changes, do not fret. Others may be in the same situation and they are not bothered  about it. Others find this size still very acceptable because that’s how they appreciate their being.

And how you handle these changes all depends on which side of the mushroom you will bite from. That is for you to find out, and to decide upon. Take the side which makes you grow taller, then live with it. Or take the side which makes you shorter, then live with it. Keep your temper as you go along. A clear mind works better than a bad temper.

And remember… “In this garden we call Life, not  every caterpillar will tell you which side of the mushroom is better.”

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Alice and the Caterpillar

Grandma Glasses’ Garden

“I am back.”  I called out loud.

“From where? I didn’t notice you were gone,” she answered.  

“Oh well, at least she heard me today,”  I said to myself,  as I stepped  into the kitchen.

Have I finally explored the boundaries of my mind? Not really.

Have I found enough courage to talk about the downside of being a housewife? Not today.

Will it be more fun to talk about being a writer? Sounds like it.

Should I stick with a topic that has been bothering me? Not a good idea. 

I think I should start breathing life to my storybook characters.  And Grandma Glasses  is top on my list today.

“Oh look Grandma! There are butterflies in your garden,” said Eunice.

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Grandma Glasses Garden