entry-level tech frustration

Posted by anya on May 8th, 2008 filed in Uncategorized

seriously. this stuff takes time. I just got this Mac (okay okay, it’s not entirely mine, but for the next 4 months I will act like it is.) and gaaaah, i’m still so very retarded when it comes to figuring almost everything out. Thanks to Alex for coming along yesterday, keeping me company when I felt like procrastinating, and showing me the ropes. 

I have a project… thing due next week. I haven’t even been sent the images I’m supposed to work on. I can’t figure out what to do with Adobe InDesign. I can’t even re-size a photo properly. 

but… I’ve decided that I’m not going to give up! my goals for this summer are to blog more (both here and on Beyond Robson), check out more art/design stuff going on in the city, figure out how to use Creative Suite (at least on a basic level), hit up Tofino at least a couple of times, keep up my French, improve my Chinese, and read lots. (…okay, there are a few more to add to that list.) But anyways: as long as I’m here in Vancouver… I’m going to make peace with circumstance and try to squeeze whatever I can out of this place.

next step: re-working my RSS readers so that they sync up on this computer and the other. baby steps.


8 Responses to “entry-level tech frustration”

  1. Keenan Says:

    Google Reader is a surprisingly good RSS reader that doesn’t suffer from that issue… ;)

    I actually prefer it to every standalone one I’ve tried.

  2. sara Says:

    I’m decently savvy when it comes to InDesign… have CS3… anything in particular you’re needing help with??

    sara’s last blog post: I’m moving!!!

  3. sara Says:

    I’m decently savvy when it comes to InDesign… have CS3… anything in particular you’re needing help with??

    sara’s last blog post: I’m moving!!!

  4. inaequitas Says:

    @keenan I do know for a fact that Anya much prefers an application-based reader. I can understand why people are attracted to web aggregators, but for me a lot of the joy of RSS is to read things when I’m offline. I don’t even want to think about the good times I will have come June and the sure-to-be-made RSS client for the iPhone.

    @anya I shall set some time aside next week to show you more ropes? Maybe… a puppet-show in the making? You tell me when you can meet (you are the one with the more diverse social agenda, as it were.)

    inaequitas’s last blog post: axis of interaction

  5. Daniel Says:

    GoogleReader fan here, too, but I don’t often find myself on the computer without a connection. That’ll probably change in the next few weeks. So what standalone readers do you recommend?

    @anya I didn’t know that you spoke French as well as Chinese (Mandarin or Cantonese?). I have a friend who you should probably meet—he’s also trying to keep those two languages practiced.

    Daniel’s last blog post: Using SMS While Roaming is Going to Cost You

  6. inaequitas Says:

    @daniel You have insulted Anya terribly, terribly: she knows French far better than she knows Mandarin =) She’ll say more if she wants too.

    I recommend Feed Demon, knowing you are on Windows. You can enable online sync as well, in case you have a mobile or other computers you want to use — so you do not have to re-read the same things again. Great application, free as of late.

  7. Daniel Says:

    @anya Je suis désolé… thanks for the recommendation, though. Checking it out now.

    Daniel’s last blog post: Getting Flickr Photos into Drupal Blog Posts… Quick!

  8. furry animal Says:

    You’ve already got a lot accomplished this weekend that you can cross off your list (ok maybe it was my list, but whatever). Don’t forget to add the convertible ride to kelowna on it as well!!!

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