Graduation Mobile Moment 1

April 20, 2009

I would like to take you on a special edition of Mobile Moment: the Graduation edition. In these final two weeks, as mobile moments dealing with graduation arrive, I will place this special “tag” on it. Enjoy.

Its 227 and I’m currently standing in line for my cap and gown. It seems like there is no end to this line

Are we there yet?

231 and the line is moving along better than I thought

It’s 2: 37 , and Just like that, I know have my Cap & Gown, well on my way to graduation which is 2 weeks away.

the Gown is black, it just looks blue, and I'm happy the tassel isn't pink !!!

Now, all I have to do is figure out who gets my 9 Graduation tickets…  =/

Dear YouTube

April 14, 2009

Dear YouTube,

I understand that you have a lot of users. I also understand that you guys are really busy, but there has GOT to be a way to upload files to your site faster. I’ve been trying to upload 7 videos for over 12 hours now. I have a blog that cannot be posted without these 7 videos.

Please, Stop Tripping

D. Blogmaster

p.s. Thank you for all the funny stuff, and the cute animals, and the technology tips.

Mommy Dearest 2

January 23, 2009

Today, I made an interesting discovery: I really take computers for granted.

and it’s not just me.  It’s everyone who’s “Computer Savvy”. We truly take it for granted.

Take my mother for instance.

she’s gone back to school and she’s in a computer class, and she’s trying to learn how things work. For the past couple of days (Last Saturday) she’s been having problems figuring out how things work. 

She needed to downloaded a file from her teachers website, and the first link didn’t work, so she assumed her Internet was broken, and the 2nd file wasn’t opening correctly.

She was calling me, and a host of other people including sister #1, and a bunch of I.T. techs, and for some reason, no one knew what was going on. me personally, I had lost my patience and just told her to get a new browser.

So she called me today (btw, I was getting ready for a nap… I REALLY was) and she really needed my help. 

So, like a good son, I tried to help, I really did. 

Frustration set in…

My mom sounded very discouraged.

So, I had to stop and take a step back. something was wrong, I was missing something. 

So I walked her through it. slowly. step by step.

We made it to downloading the excel file. I saw it with no problem, but for some reason, Momma Blogmaster wasn’t catching it. 

I walked her all around the program.

Breakthrough !!!

The window for excel wasn’t maximized. 

the window for that spreadsheet was, but the program was not which prevented her from seeing the bottom of the file where the “tabs” were hiding.

She let out a scream. (NSFW) 

She was excited because that was the problem. This whole time.

Through all these “technical” people, through all the frustration.

She just didn’t hit the “Maximize” video.

Have you ever had to help someone with something that you thought was simple? what was it like?