Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Tech Tuesday = No Tech

Technology is terrific, when it works. I keep my genealogy, my generations of family photographs, my family book-in-progress and many other things on my laptop. I’ve had a Lenovo ThinkPad for about five years. Over those years I had a couple broken keys and my laptop was not very fast any more. I decided to treat myself to a new Lenovo. I passed the old one on to my daughter.

Unfortunately, before I could begin to enjoy my new laptop, the hard drive failed. It has been returned to Lenovo, quickly repaired and is on its way back to me.

Meanwhile I am learning how much my life has been centered around that machine. All my information is on an external hard drive but I can’t easily access it. I have the ancestry app on my iPad but the app does not give me a link to all my Family Tree Maker 2012 details. I cannot read my ‘Notes’ for individuals. I keep lots of details & sources there.

I have new information from my trip to Ireland that I cannot yet add to my records. New posts for my blog are also on hold for now.

My Tech Tuesday is, sadly, a No Tech Tuesday.


Wendy said...

How frustrating to have the information ready to enter and not have the means.

Jana Iverson Last said...

Oh no! Hard drive failure = no fun!

Colleen G. Brown Pasquale said...

New laptop is working at last!

Stephanie Nichols Bateman said...

I feel your pain, my 3yr old Acer has the same issue. I am waiting for it to be returned to me this week after getting the hard drive replaced. Yes external hard drives are good, but not fun to try and work from.