I met with two of my professors yesterday and all is well. This fall I will be working on and presenting my photo journal/photo workshop/public presentation which is due by October 1st as well as working on my degree planning class which doesn’t begin until November. So the only new class is a basic historiography class, which is held, for the most part, on-line, although it is not an on-line course. The instructor is way out in Niagara (Jamestown), so to actually meet up is quite an ordeal. This type of class teaches me how to think, research, and write like an historian. This manner of thinking is essential to my major and my future when I go for my Master’s Degree and can only help me now.
I have a new wrinkle on my PC…Microsoft Digital ImagePro 10 has ceased being able to upload my pictures. This is odd, because I was using it the other day with some of the new shots. Now the program is not responding. I have uninstalled and re-installed the software to no avail. This is a drag because I will need this program to work with and complete the above digital photography project.
I have also received word that my old Toshiba laptop is not worth fixing. The overheating problems cannot be repaired easily or cheaply since the CPU is part of the motherboard and to replace the whole unit would cost $500 to $600 dollars. So I have purchased a new tower from Dell with a new keyboard and mouse. I already have a kickin’ monitor and my friendly techy will make sure the new PC has XP and not Vista loaded. So, in a few weeks I will have a new PC, a desktop, and many of my worries should be over. That Toshiba is, after all, three years old and I have used it in ways that a laptop should not be used, I think. I’ll have it wiped and recycle it.
I have heard that the Picasa link below is not working for some folks, actually only one person, and so I sent him a disc instead. Let me know if there are any other problems, please.