Thursday, April 16, 2009

Tums, anyone?

Some things are easy for me to learn. Other things are difficult, and it would be so much easier if I had a person sitting next to me telling me to do this, do this, and then do this rather than written instructions that I have to keep going over. This reminds me of starting out in grad school and learning how to submit my assignments online. It had to be in a certain format, and you had to cut and paste and other stuff I had never done before. Nobody helped me. I just had to keep trying different things until I got it right. And then I had to figure out how to do it again. Usually while gulping Tums to calm my upset stomach because my stomach is my "stress target".
Some of the people I help with computer questions at the library think I am a genius. I sure hate to disabuse them of that notion, but I know how it is to feel utterly stupid doing some computer tasks. I suppose trying to figure out a new task while getting constantly interrupted by reference questions is not the best idea, but I thought I'd at least read through the information on RSS feeds while on the desk in between questions. This is something completely new to me, so we'll see how it goes.


  1. Ooooh. RSS. It rules. I love RSS.

  2. Wasn't RSS the expensive,more powerful Camaro?