Reuben and Joshua were invited to a party taking place in Leven this morning. Our friend Helen offered to drive them there in her small bus; what her seven children teasingly refer to as ‘the loser cruiser’.
Remarkably I managed to get both boys dressed (with jumpers and shoes) in 25 minutes (could that be a record?), the birthday present was wrapped and the card was written. All we had to do now was wait.
I found myself thinking: if only there was a way that allowed me to see what was going on outside while still sitting comfortably at my study desk.
Wait a minute! I’ve got a webcam that might just… wait… it does! It stretches from my desk over to the window.
Perfect: an instant party transport early warning system.
Waited while everything installed – having to say YES to my ZoneAlarm firewall about every 20 seconds!
Online registration ran automatically upon restarting. So I filled it in and submitted it, like the good customer I am
Software updater ran, and found updates. I said YES to updates
It then proceeded to UNINSTALL almost all the software I’d just installed (see steps 1-4) and REINSTALL the latest updates of these applications and drivers
Now, would it not have been better if the installer had checked online first to see if there was a more recent version of the software and installed that? And if there wasn’t, or an internet connection could not be established, to fall back on the option of installing the version on the CD-ROM?