Sunday, October 21, 2012

NO....... REALLY?

It's got to be easier and quicker to load things on to the phone while it's plugged in, hasn't it? 

Not so as you would notice.  The time line bar started out at five hours!   There's only one thing to do when you are left gawping at that sort of time span, apart from wishing the bandwidth of the local broadband was a bit broader and niftier; (the polite version of my thoughts.)  A few moments on and the time line bar was reducing by an hour, two hours, then, yay! three hours.  "Come on you can go just a bit more"  It stuck at offering me two hours for the downloads.  It said two hours and it did just exactly what it said it would do. No further willing, wishing, silent cajoling, was going anywhere.  

I checked the progress bar a few times between preparing and cooking the veggies and it seemed to be enjoying itself, stuck on one spot.....two ***@@@*** hours! So I got busy with other things, settled down to relax for the evening and forgot all about it.

Darn it - just getting ready for bed and remembered I had the whole kit and caboodle wired up and the computer  still switched on and busy. At least the time line bar had disappeared, and various things had put themselves in position all by themselves.  Isn't technology magic. 
 Now some of my favourite apps have to be updated, more time... 

8 comments:

Jennyta said...

Here, it's the phone signal that's the problem. Hanging out of the upstairs window with one foot on the porch roof would seem to be the answer... ;)

Flighty said...

I'm glad that I don't have to go through all that palaver! Flighty xx

godschool said...

Good gracious, what a marathon. I would have done the same as you - gone off and left it to its own devices. Glad it made it in the end!

snowbird said...

I would have torn large sections of my hair out and worried that it would crash about two minutes before it loaded. It as rather magical though.....xxxxx

ZACL said...

Jennyta,

You need a harness to use your phone by the sounds of things..acrobatic communication sounds novel. ;)

It's a shame though, that it is proving so complicated to get a good and stable service everywhere.

ZACL said...

I would have been glad not to have gone through the palaver, as well Mr F. There was all the finalisation stuff to do today. xx

ZACL said...

Hi Snowbird,

If I had not distracted myself and forgotten the darn download, I would have been doing what you suggested. I nearly did today...patience does wear thin sometimes.....and yes, I have to remember that it can seem delightfully magical, sometimes.

ZACL said...

Hello GS

Nearly done last night, all bar the antics required today! Now, I think it is up and running as it should be.

:)