After all of this hullabaloo, I figured I should go through my computer files, pictures and other crap. I've now put all my pictures all labeled and categorized into iphoto! I'm in love! I can now see all my images as big pictures right there in one scroll down and it's so much easier for me to find my shit!
The final phase was this morning. Before I left for Utica a week ago, I deleted my hotmail account to rid my life from all the spam, junk mail bullshit plaguing my life. This morning I combined my gmail account with my email for school into the mac Mail program! I've never been able to do this crazy computer crap before. So praise for the glorious How To.com!
I finally feel like I've joined the 21'st century. Unfortunately the things I get all excited about are very similar to reactions of 40+ year old's in dealing with computers. I think I can still say I'm a bit of a Luddite, but as much as one can in this day and age. Needless to say I won't be getting rid of my typewriter anytime soon. The other thing is, all the things on my compy that I can choose how it looks is very steampunky. My wallpaper is black brocade for fuck sake.
The other thing is, after all of this I felt like shit after watching Frontline: Digital Nation. It's absolutely terrifying! I didn't realize that most college and high school teachers cannot assign a book over 200 pages because their kids can't read them! Or that they write in paragraphs not full essays. But I digress. It's worth a watch and think about yourself when you do.