Iphone triumphs and models


” Troubles will never leave you alone, Gerard,” “wait till you are married and have children too”, she added with gusto and succinct foresight. Mothers know best, don’t they? Nothing prepared me for IPhone and computer connectivity though. You read more and more about road rage attacks. The latest in Australia where a man with a revolver pursuing another driver up to speeds of 200km an hour. The man being pursued screaming for help as he drove on till out of petrol. I wonder if there has been IPhone rage around?

Boy did I get close to hurling my computer out of the window.All out of the blue I could receive but not send e-mails with strange messages of protocol and socket errors 10060. My outgoing POP was not right. I was advised to contact my service administrator. First I got a lady with an incomprehensible English who kept rattling on about my identity and password. I hung up and had a little rage and strangled a tulip. I tried again and this time a man with an accent I could manage to hear most of it. I was on the phone for about 45 minutes and went to my ‘account’ and changed pop and outgoing and ingoing mail while Milo was lustily farting away underneath my chair. However, that is nothing compared with the inability to get my IPhone and computer synchronised.

The sad thing was, that it was working before but I suspect Microsoft Live Mail is a very unstable entity. I gave up and made my outgoing mail to an outdoor eating place and with H had a nice Fish and Chips.

As we were eating I glanced through a Vogue magazine and noticed that the models all seem to be scowling so unhappily. Do they have IPhone troubles too? Who would want to open the door to those model sourpusses. I would phone the police or at least an ambulance. Look at the photo of the couple. She has her back to him and he looks as if he needs a bit of a Charley Chaplin or perhaps some counselling.

After lunch I went back to the computer. H had calmed me down and the fish and chips worked their magic as well. (Barramundi fillets) Amazingly, the IPhone and computer are back working as normal and as before. A triumph of a fickle and unstable world. And I did nothing except skirt with a coronary.

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21 Responses to “Iphone triumphs and models”

  1. M-R Says:

    Nothing ? – you call strangling a tulip “nothing”??? I’m going to report you … the moment I can think of to whom to do it. 😀


  2. pethan35 Says:

    I did not know eating Burramundi changes the world and restores computer connectivity. You might be on to something and should patent this great idea.


  3. Lottie Nevin Says:

    I hate to remind you of this, but do you remember my comment last week about ‘selling your soul to the devil’? Now look what’s happened. You’ll be buying a Mac laptop next. Mark my words 😉


  4. Andrew Says:

    Tulip strangling is an offence in China for sure. I think you can also be charged with being drunk in charge of a tulip. Or is it a motor vehicle? Or a firearm? I forget.


    • gerard oosterman Says:

      I noticed a man sitting in a park who was sobbing. As I approached him wanting to comfort him he said he had lost his tulip during a brief moment of inattention. I offered him a substitute flower of a lovely dandelion growing next to where he was seated on a park bench.
      He accepted it and smiled.


  5. petspeopleandlife Says:

    Yes, sir the computer issues never cease. We are captives of modern technology. <Marvelous how a meal can fix just about anything.

    My "mouse " quit working and frankly I think it was killed by one of my cats. So Saturday I was off to Office Depot which is a rather vast store filled with all things one would and would not need for business or home. There were so many "mice" I had a hard time deciding which "mouse" could elude capture by a cat.

    I finally picked a Logtech and what the heck, it's a far better one than the old Microsoft "mouse." It's very fast and has scrolling capibilities. Clearly it can escape capture for a long time. 🙂



    • gerard oosterman Says:

      My mouse died some time ago. It wasn’t really dead because it still had a little red light coming from between some cracks. It needed new batteries. It is now working again and has a green light.
      As you can see I managed to ‘import ‘ photos from my IPhone to the computer. A marvellous step forward. I simply e-mailed the photos to myself.
      I heard that now-a-days one can buy ‘likes’ on line. Can you believe it? Fancy being so vain and desperate to go and spend money on ‘likes’.
      It can be such a lonely world out there!


      • berlioz1935 Says:

        If you have an iCloud account you don”t even have to have to email them. If your phone is on the net it will simply transfer the picture and synchronise them with your computer. When you get home from your photo shoot expedition the photos waiting for you on your PC.


      • petspeopleandlife Says:

        That takes the cake to buy likes for yourself. Some folks are hopeless and helpless individuals.

        My mouse did not use batteries and so far the Logtech is superior to the Microsoft.

        Yoi are snarter than I ever was or could be. I don’t know if I am willing to learn how to use an iphone. 🙂


      • gerard oosterman Says:

        Yes, I have heard about that. Do you need to set up an account with password etc?


    • berlioz1935 Says:

      Don’t speak bad about those large Office Supply stores. They are Nirvana for a junky.


  6. hilarycustancegreen Says:

    I must remember the tulip-strangling cure for IT rage, sounds , at the very least, messy and distracting.


  7. kaytisweetlandrasmussen83 Says:

    Glad you are up and running Gerard and skirted the heart attack. We learn from people like you struggling with your iPhone. I won’t n need to get one and go through it all. However, I downloaded something bad the other day which absolutely screwed my computer up. Nothing was available. But after a day’s work and a partial restore, all is well again.


    • gerard oosterman Says:

      Yes, I know, I know. Is it Window 8.1 ?

      I was temperarely looked after by two burly male nurses when going through all that as well as being put on strong medication. It is all a blurr now though, and things are looking up.
      Restoring to a previous date? Ah, I know it well. Glad things are working for you again Kaytisweet.


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