…and I didn’t even use a hammer. It was definitely touch and go for a while, but thanks to some advice from various friends around the interwebs, new software from the scanner maunfacturer, I was able to finally, (FINALLY!!!!!) quit farting around plugging, unplugging, rebooting, ad infinitum and finally, at the end, it was a case of using one cable rather than another. (not that I didn’t need the updated software, but maybe if they had had the link on their website in the first place, AND suggested trying both the USB cable as well as the firewire cable, it might have only taken me three days instead of 6.) Special pandy thanks goes out to Aaron Shepard’s blog, My Mac Fixes for the solution to my woes, as well as Frances and Ann, who suggested looking on Goggle and the support forums rather than running out to someone who would charge me $75 to say, “did you try this other cable?”
Is it any wonder that people are fed up with technology and the people who supply it as well as use it it? Oh, wait…they want me to buy a new scanner! uh huh…
The following cartoon addresses a very tragic incident that happened last week. Yes, I know, it’s not a funny situation, but my experience of the last week leads me to realize more than ever, that people’s nerves are stretched pretty thin, and it doesn’t take much to push someone over the edge.
Be the Bear!
Bob T. Panda