Thursday, June 4, 2009

Updated technology?

About 5 years ago when I bought a new laptop I was excited for all the new things I could do. Then when I got my video camera I was excited to be able to post videos. Until I discovered that the cord that goes from camera to computer has one end that is not USB but Firewire. And the computer did not have a firewire port. So I bought an adapter and happily posted videos.

Then last month the motherboard on my computer died. After much considering and pondering and that sort of stuff, I bought a new computer from PCLaptops where they build it for you. And I forgot to mention the firewire problem. I forgot all about it until I wanted to post Jacob's and Brandi's piano recital, Jacob's drum solo, Brandi's.... and I still don't have a firewire port. And the new adapter port? A different shape and size than the adapter I have.

So I mosied on over to the electronics store to purchase a new adapter. They were out of stock. Their sister stores were out of stock. The warehouse was out of stock. They said my best bet would be to order it online and if I ordered at the store, I wouldn't have to pay shipping. So I did.

When I got home I had an e-mail informing me that my item would be shipped the next business day- which would be Tues. since this was the Friday before Memorial day. No problem.

Tuesday I get an e-mail stating that the item is back ordered and will be shipped in 2 weeks. Still not a problem.

Thursday an e-mail stating that item is completely out of stock and they have no idea when they will receive more. I was informed that it might be best if I cancel my order and try to find the adapter somewhere else. I was so busy that I did not deal with that.

Monday- e-mail stating that my order had been shipped.

Thursday (today) Adapter has arrived!!

Prepare for an onslaught of kid videos and be prepared for Jacob to impress. Really.

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L.Jo said...

What the crap is a firewire port? Perhaps I'm only a little more technologically savvy than my mother, but I've never heard of that one . . .

Sandra said...

Ha, see? Now you know what I know about it. It looks like a USB connection but it is different. Don't ask me how because we now know the exact same thing.

And you are a LOT more technologically savvy than your mother- you can send e-mail with attachments, use facebook, blog, log on and read someone else's blog...