Speaker-to-Customers (speakr2customrs) wrote,

Still struggling with the new computer

I must apologise to my readers; I have done zero writing in these five nights off work. CW has been nagging me to turn in my contribution to the next chapter of 'Access All Areas', and I'm eager to get on with the next 'Tabula Avatar' chapter (full of Pirates, aargh, me hearties!) but the task of setting up the new computer has been eating up my time. I didn't have too much trouble getting it onto the Internet but I have failed to connect it to our Local Network - no access to the shared 'Access All Areas' folder, which is a bit of a hindrance. She'll have to e-mail it to me or stick in on a pen-drive.

I can't import my e-mails from the old computer to the new; the Thunderbird support tutorial tells lies. Or else it refers only to the original version of Thunderbird and forgets that Thunderbird 2 is different. Either way, it tells me to copy the contents of the Mail folder from Thunderbird on the old computer (no problem, easily found) to the Mail folder in Thunderbird on the new computer. Except that there is no such folder. The few e-mails on the new computer appear to be stored in a different format and there is no Inbox file of the type the tutorial told me would exist. And Windows Search agrees with me, it's not that I'm just not seeing it.

There are all sorts of procedures on Thunderbird for importing things from other programs - but none for importing from itself. Don't they expect people to re-install Thunderbird when they get a new computer? I've heard rumours that Mozilla are winding down Thunderbird and I'm beginning not to care. Windows Mail on Vista, replacement for Outlook Express, can do everything that Thunderbird can and faster. I now have that as my default mail program and I'll keep it that way.

However I have a couple of e-mails on the old computer that I haven't replied to. I'm going to have to set it up again just to do that. I'll do it in D-d's room, taking advantage of her being away, so that I don't have to disconnect this one. More time taken away from writing.

Although I have to admit that it hasn't all been computer struggles that have kept me from writing. I bought the 'Neverwinter Nights 2' expansion 'Mask of the Betrayer' while we were in York and as soon as the new computer was operational I installed it. And it's very addictive. The graphics are stunning (especially on this new machine and my new 22" widescreen monitor) and the storyline is intriguing. And it's set in Rashemen!
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